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As part of a chess program on television an extract from Kotov's book 'The White and the Black' was shown. The scene depicts Alekhin giving a simultaneous display against 30 German officers of the General staff in occupied Prague in 1943. The last game to finish is against Obersturbannfuhrer Spak. 'I resign', declares the German officer

[Event "Apocryphal"]
[Site "Prague"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Alekhin"]
[Black "Nazi General"]
[Result "1-0"]
[FEN "6k1/5pp1/5b2/5N1Q/3r4/1P6/P1Pq4/1K5R b - - 0 1"]
[Setup "1"]

{ As part of a chess program on television an extract from Kotov's book 'The White and the Black' was shown. The scene depicts Alekhin giving a simultaneous display against 30 German officers of the General staff in occupied Prague in 1943. The last game to finish is against Obersturbannfuhrer Spak. 'I resign', declares the German officer } 1... g6 2. Qh7+ Kf8 3. Qh8+ Bxh8 4. Rxh8# 1-0

Alekhin turns the board round, and takes the Black pieces himself, and says 'Play on!' Two moves follow and the German again declares that, believe it or not, he must resign as White's game is hopeless.

[Event "Apocryphal"]
[Site "Prague"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Alekhin"]
[Black "Nazi General"]
[Result "0-1"]
[FEN "6k1/5pp1/5b2/5N1Q/3r4/1P6/P1Pq4/1K5R b - - 0 1"]
[Setup "1"]

{ Alekhin turns the board round, and takes the Black pieces himself, and says 'Play on!' Two moves follow and the German again declares that, believe it or not, he must resign as White's game is hopeless. } 1... Rh4 2. Nxh4 Qc3 0-1

Alekhin again turns the board around and now announces mate in three on White's behalf.

[Event "Apocryphal"]
[Site "Prague"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Alekhin"]
[Black "Nazi General"]
[Result "1-0"]
[FEN "6k1/5pp1/5b2/5N1Q/3r4/1P6/P1Pq4/1K5R b - - 0 1"]
[Setup "1"]

{ Alekhin again turns the board around and now announces mate in three on White's behalf. } 1... Rh4 2. Nxh4 Qc3 3. Qh8+ Kxh8 4. Ng6+ Kg8 5. Rh8# 1-0

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The player on the other side is hidden from us.
"
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