Talk:Alexander Alekhine

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August 22, 2007 WikiProject A-class review Not approved
May 28, 2008 Good article nominee Listed
Current status: Good article

Antisemitism?[edit]

The rather long and speculative bit on antisemitism is inappropriate for the Alekhine page. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 76.23.192.9 (talk) 08:24, 10 October 2013 (UTC)

The article section that you referenced is supported by multiple references, so it is definitely not "speculative". Which of its claims do you consider dubious, and why? Toccata quarta (talk) 08:52, 10 October 2013 (UTC)


On Jan 1,2017 we will know, maybe. I have always heard - for decades - that Alekhine was anti-Semitic - but I didn't know it was on such flimsy evidence. 2601:181:8000:D6D0:E019:7E58:DF3E:731 (talk) 23:44, 29 March 2016 (UTC)

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Loss of the World title (1935–37)[edit]

I find the first sentence of this section dubious: why would Alekhine, as the World Champion, challenge Euwe? It's much more natural that the reverse occurred, and Euwe challenged Alekhine. Can anyone verify or source the statement? If it's indeed the case that Alekhine challenged Euwe, an explanation for Alekhine's weird behaviour would be great. Banedon (talk) 09:43, 20 July 2016 (UTC)

A Chessbase article does say that it was Alekhine who challenged Euwe, having issued it in 1933. My understanding was that Alekhine was picking his challengers. Jkmaskell (talk) 10:32, 20 July 2016 (UTC)
Do you have a link to the article? Banedon (talk) 14:57, 20 July 2016 (UTC)
It was "Alekhine-Euwe 1935: powerful images" by Albert Silver, 2013. The problem is that I have seen a quote elsewhere saying it was the other way round (Google Books, cant remember which one). There was a mention that Purdy wrote tournament books for the two Euwe matches so they seem a very good place to look on this question, maybe even Fine, which is mentioned as a source in that bit of the Wiki. The timeline seems odd in that Euwe accepted the challenge in 1933 but didn't play the match until after Alekhine faced Bogoljubow. I have no answers, just thinking out loud. Jkmaskell (talk) 21:42, 20 July 2016 (UTC)

Date of Birth[edit]

Most sources, including his gravestone, give his birth as November 1 Thisdaytrivia (talk) 02:14, 10 March 2017 (UTC)

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