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calmrolfe 42 ( +1 | -1 )
Who am I ? I am a fairly inexperienced 24 year old player. I am delighted to have been accepted into a major Tournament. My excitement is slightly dulled when I look at who my first six opponents will be, I am to play Alekhine, Capablanca, Euwe, Botvinnik, Reshevsky and Flohr. This means I have to play the reigning World Champion, two former World Champions, one future World Champion and two Super Grandmasters.

I score 5.5 out of 6

Who am I ?

ccmcacollister 43 ( +1 | -1 )
Hmmm I wanted to say Let me be the first to bludnder into this. But then think i got it. Thinking something like this: Tal? Sounds like a Tal thing to do! Ah but no, too obvious. Who could do a Tal like result, hhhh Fischer! No wait, he didnt play those right? So maybe tthy both a bit young too ?! Ohhhhh! [This is fun :)]
So I'll wait and see. Maybe if you know and dont want to give it away you might post a couple "Nots?" . I hope its not TAL ! :)
john_wr 2 ( +1 | -1 )
is it.... Reuben Fine
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bucklehead 6 ( +1 | -1 )
I will venture Paul Keres, a noted CC player as well, if I'm not mistaken.
bucklehead 14 ( +1 | -1 )
I will also venture... If it IS Keres, we must be talking about the 1938 AVRO tournament in Holland. (Fine took second, ahead of the six mentioned above.)
ccmcacollister 15 ( +1 | -1 )
what ??? I thought it was the Bar-B-Que tournament at Bronsteins house !?:) With Kere, Fine and well, I guess it cant be Reshevshky, will someone give me a Kashdan ?
rhm_74 5 ( +1 | -1 )
My guess I'll take a stab at this and say Vassily Smyslov.
fmgaijin 29 ( +1 | -1 )
Reuben Fine Avro 1938, only player to win 5 in the event (actually 6, 'cause he won one in the second half, too). Keres (undefeated, but only 3 wins, while Fine had 3 losses to go with his 6 wins) and Fine tied for first with 8.5. The conditions at the event favored the younger, more resilient players.
calmrolfe 33 ( +1 | -1 )
Reuben Fine it is guys, crazy isn't it, he can smash all the leading players of his age and yet couldn't even become national champion of the US of A !!

It was indeed the 1938 AVRO tournament held in the Netherlands (Holland)

Capablanca was the one to escape with a lucky draw......

A big well done to john-wr and fmgaijin, they were good tries, the rest of you.
bucklehead 12 ( +1 | -1 )
Bah I would have gotten it (assuming of course I took the time to read the crosstable correctly). Good thread, BTW.