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Efim Bogoljubov vs Alexander Alekhine
Margate (1923), Margate ENG, rd 4, Apr-04
French Defense: Classical. Burn Variation (C11)  ·  1-0
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Sep-14-05  Koster: Alekhine goes into the pawn ending with the worse K position and loses. The rook ending looks like a draw. Maybe the pawn ending is too, but it's much harder.
Sep-14-05  RookFile: Rule of thumb is: if you want a draw, keep the rooks on the board. You've got a greater margin of error.
Sometimes you can even lose a pawn and still draw.
Sep-14-05  Koster: I played both sides of this ending vs junior and it is hard for black. After 31..a5 I think he is lost, too many weaknesses and not enough pawn tempi left. Whether he can hold with some other move I'm not sure, haven't analysed that deep but white has great practical chances at the least.
Jan-25-09  WhiteRook48: nice game. Alekhine losing is just weird.
Jan-13-12
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  jessicafischerqueen: "Flogging a Dead Horse"

This game is from <Margate 1923>, where <Alekhine> finished shared 2d through 5th behind <Gruenfeld>.

TWENTY more moves were played from the last move (54.Qf5+) in the published game score, moves that are now lost.

Here is the humorous account by <Skinner and Verhoeven>:

"Alekhine had a lost position shortly after resuming play from the adjournment, but he continued to play on, much to Bogoljubow's annoyance. The last twenty moves of the game have not been found, but a report on an incident that occurred right at the end of the game was published in <The Times Literary Supplement, 12 April 1923, p252>. This said...

"<Probably the most amusing incident of the tournament happened between Alekhine and Bogoljubow soon after each had gained a second queen, the others having previously been exchanged. Alekhine had no pawns left, while Bogoljubow was pressing one of his two home to the eighth square. Just when it reached the seventh rank, he left his seat, marched to the nearest vacant board, carefully selected a queen for promotion and solemnly marched back with it to his own board. Even Alekhine had to <<<smile>>>, but he took the hint and resigned a hopeless game on the next move.>"

Nov-18-17  andrea volponi: 32...h6! -gxh6 f5+ -Kf4 gxh6 =
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