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Alexander Alekhine vs Efim Bogoljubov
Nottingham (1936), Nottingham ENG, rd 13, Aug-25
Slav Defense: Soultanbeieff Variation (D16)  ·  1-0
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Dec-26-07  Karpova: <Page 14 of Chess World, 1 January 1947 quoted from an article by Botvinnik in Ogonyok which was subsequently published in Albrecht Buschke’s periodical Chess News from Russia. An extract is given below:

‘During the Nottingham tournament of 1936 I happened to watch a curious scene. Bogoljubow was sitting deeply bent over the board, and was thinking tensely. Alekhine was briskly wandering around the table, fixedly looking at his opponent. Willy-nilly, I became interested, drew near to the table and saw the position after Alekhine had made his 35th move P-N5 [g5].>


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After 35.g5

<What can Black do? He has an extra pawn, but the situation is tense and the material superiority does not tell. White threatens 36 PxP, after which his bishop would be very strong.

Bogoljubow played 35...PxP. He had not taken the pawn off the board when Alekhine hurriedly approached and, without sitting down, played 36 P-B5!!, noisily banging down the piece. This sacrifice was so unexpected that Bogoljubow literally jumped out of his chair, in spite of his solid constitution. Evidently he had figured only on 36 PxPch K-N1; and in view of the threat, ...P-K4, Black’s situation would be quite secure.’>

http://www.chesshistory.com/winter/...

Dec-26-07  paladin at large: <Karpova> Thanks - anecdotes like that really bring a game to life. Nottingham 1936 was tense and close.
Dec-26-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: Indeed! For the tournament cross-table:
http://www.rogerpaige.me.uk/tables7...

(scroll down to <N>...)

Dec-26-07  RookFile: Nice story.

Dec-26-07
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  Eyal: Yeah, nice story. 36.f5 certainly threw Bogoljubov off balance... Instead of 36...Qf4?? he could have been ok after 36...e5! e.g. 37.fxg6+ Kxg6 38.h4 Kg7 39.hxg5 Qd6 (or Qc4).
Dec-26-07
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  Pawn and Two: As <Eyal> has noted, Black is fine after 36...e5.

Fritz indicates the position would actually be slightly in Black's favor: (-.48) (21 ply) 36...e5 37.fxg6+ Kxg6 38.h4 Kg7 39.hxg5 Qc4 40.Qc6, and now Black can play 40...Qd3, 40...Qf7, or 40...Qe6, with each move giving Black a small advantage.

Alekhine stated, that if 36...e5, then 37.Qd5+ Kf8 38.Qc6 Qxc6 39.bxc6 exd4 40. Rxe7 Rxe7 41.Rxe7 Kxe7 42.c7 would win for White.

However, Black can improve on Alekhine's recommendation, 36...e5 37.Qd5+, now Black obtains the advantage by playing: (-.93) (22 ply) 37...Kg7 38.Qc6 Qc8 39.fxg6 hxg6.

In this line Black should not play 37...Kf8?. After 36...e5 37.Qd5+, (-.15) (21 ply) 37...Kf8? 38.fxg6 hxg6 39.Qc6 Qxc6 40.bxc6 Nc5, the position would then be close to equal after 41.Bxe5.

In Alekhine's line, after 36...e5 37.Qd5+ Kf8? 38.Qc6?, Black can then gain the advantage by playing: (-.76) (21 ply) 38...Rc8 39.fxg6 Qxc6 40.bxc6 Rxc6 41.gxh7 Kg7 42.Bxe5+ Kxh7.

Sep-09-14  ssitimefill: ... 5 e6 really does seem like a poor move, would any elite players of today play a move like that?

12 dxb4 d3 13 Bxd3 Qxd3 14 Ra3 appears to give white a clear advantage.

Sep-09-14
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  perfidious: Black's fifth move has actually become very common in recent years; it was a surprise to see games with it involving top players.
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