Originally posted by SwissGambit
I remember reading a story about Alekhine getting caught in a scam - he was giving a simul against two players, and they pulled the scam of giving him different colors and waiting until he moved and copying his moves, forcing them to play himself, in effect.
But then Alekhine escapes by steering the game into a position where they both think they can ...[text shortened]... Reinfeld books, but I can't seem to find it. Does anyone have a book/reference with this story?
Weinstein, "Combinaties en Valstrikken in de Opening" (which means "Combinations and Traps in the Opening"; it's a Dutch translation from the Russian, but the original title is not given).
Weinstein claims that he and a friend pulled this trick on Dus-Chotimirsky, and failed not so much because D-C got wise, but because Weinstein jumped the gun and his friend misunderstood the way in which Weinstein got beaten.
In that book, the games were:
Don't know if those ring a bell, but that's the only story I've read. Although I'm sure something similar has happened more than once.