In New York Alekhine held a blindfold simul on 26 board. It happened in 17 April, 1924. The final result: +16 –5 =5. In this game Alekhine presented the evening meal for his adversary in form „mate in 3” or „mate in 4”. His opponent could have selected only from this two-course dinner.
When the adversary ate up the first course he asked for the second. Alekhine announced for him the second course without looking of board.
White informed his adversary that mate is in 3: 23.Qh6 Qf8 24.Re8! and in the third move mate is on g7. – And if I would take the Bishop with my Queen? – asked the opponent. – Then mate is in 4 – responded Alekhine readily, still always wihout looking of board. And said the moves in this serie: 22… Qxf6 23.Re8+ Nf8 24.Nh6+! Qxh6 25.Rxf8+ Kxf8 and mate is in the fourth, 26.Qd8 #.
It was an instructive blindfold game. It was found in the „Hungarian Chessworld” magazine in the number of January of 1925 volume.