Traps, Tricks & Mistakes: Strong Reputation
If a chess player does not make mistakes, for sure he/she will win many games. But how difficult is it!
It is not unusual that in the chess career of every successful chess player has been mistakes and even blunders. This is the way to mastery.
Learning from own mistakes is the way to progress. This is what Alekhine and his opponent Rosselli should have thought after their game in the Chess Olympiad which took place in Folkestone (UK) in 1933.
The following position arose after Black’s 27th move Qc6. Now White can win a pawn:
Possibly the reputation of Alekhine (World Champion at that moment) made a strong effect on Rosselli and was cautious in his moves.
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