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Boris Vasilievich Lyubimov vs Alexander Alekhine
cr 1906-07 (1907)
Spanish Game: Morphy Defense. Tartakower Variation (C80)  ·  1/2-1/2


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Kibitzer's Corner
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  wwall: If 22.Ne2?? Qf3 wins. If 22.Ne6 Qf3 23.Kf1 c4 24.Qc3 Qxh3+ 25.Ke2 Bf3+ should win for Black.

Why not 22...cxd4 23.Qxf6 Rxf6 24.Rxd4 Re8?

If 23.Ne2, then 23...Rf6 24.Qe5 Rg6+ 25.Ng3 Qxh3, threatening 26...Qh1 mate. White needs to play 26.Rd5 Bxd5 27.Qxd5 Rxg3+ 28.fxg3 Qxg3 29.Kf1 Rf8+ 30.Ke2 Qg4+ 31.Kd2 and perhaps a draw.

If 23...Qf6?, then 24.Ne2 (not 24.Nb3 Bf3) and White saves his piece.

Feb-17-13  MissesManyMoves: This game is #3 in Fred Reinfeld's book "100 Instructive Games of Alekhine." (A 1959 Dover reissue of a 1949 Pitman book entitled "The Unknown Alekhine.)


A) According to Reinfeld the players agreed to a draw after 25...Rf7 (a move that was never played by Black in this ChessGames version.)

B) Reinfeld features a hypothetical line after White's 25th move: <25. Rxd4

Hoping for 25…Rad8? (to stop 26. Rd7); 26. Rxd8 Rxd8, 27. Bg5 Rc8, 28. Re7 and wins.


Note that Reinfeld's hypothetical line is listed as the actual text in this ChessGames version of the game, after which each player makes eleven more moves before the game is drawn. In total, ChessGames carries this game 14 moves beyond Renfeld's version.

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