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Alexander Alekhine vs Willem Frederik Wertheim
Simul, 50b (1933), Jakarta, Mar-01
Sicilian Defense: Modern Variations (B50)  ·  0-1



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Mar-01-04  Benjamin Lau: Alekhine's early treatment of the Sicilian looks very patzer-ish.
Mar-01-04  badbadLeroyBrown: The correct term is "patzeresque". Hehe.

I think he may have had one of his legendary benders before he played this game.

Mar-01-04  Benjamin Lau: Not likely, since it was 1933 and Alekhine was still in good shape. My point earlier was that Alekhine and most of the previous generations had played mostly against the Ruy, and when confronted with as strange an opening as the Sicilian, often destroyed themselves attempting to gain an advantage (in the process looking like completely patzers). 3. c4 is already somewhat questionable. 5...a6 and Alekhine's poorly constructed center crumbles.
Aug-07-14  jerseybob: Benjamin Lau: This looks like a simul or some sort of offhand game, and AA lets his fantasy run free like he never would in a serious game. Believe me, in 1933 there was nothing strange about the Sicilian.
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  Willem Wallekers: It was a simul.
The black player by the way was a famous scholar. Click Willem Frederik Wertheim for some details.
May-05-15  DanielHoseano: Jakarta? That's my hometown
Oct-18-15  TheFocus: From a simultaneous exhibition in Batavia, Indonesia on March 1. 1933.

Alekhine scored +46=2-2.

See <Tijdschrift van den Nederlandsch-Indischen Schaakbond 1933>, pg. 77-78.

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  Messiah: What a terrible play by Alekhine.
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