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Efim Bogoljubov vs Alexander Alekhine
Alekhine - Bogoljubov World Championship Match (1929), Wiesbaden GER, rd 2, Sep-07
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Spielmann Variation. Romanovsky Gambit (E23)  ·  1/2-1/2


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  Honza Cervenka: Interesting fight with some little tactical jokes like 23...Rxc2?? 24.Re8+ or 33.Qxd3?? Re1+ 34.Kh2 (34.Rxe1 Qxd3 ) 34...Rxd1
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  Calli: 40...Kh6?? must be a time pressure blunder Qa4 or Qc2 wins easily
Mar-04-08  Knight13: <Calli: 40...Kh6?? must be a time pressure blunder Qa4 or Qc2 wins easily> Yeah, that's a bit over-the-limit. But ...Qa4 or ...Qc2 wasn't that easy of a move to miss, though.
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  Honza Cervenka: 31.f3 was a mistake. White probably wanted to play for win here but he underestimated the danger presented by black d-Pawn. 31.Rxd3 Qxf2 32.Rg1 looks like dead draw.
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  offramp: Alekhine plays 26...d3.

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He uses different tactics to keep that d-pawn on the board.

Back-rank threats, 27...Re8

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Direct mate threats:
If 30.Rxd3 then

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30...Qxf2+ 31.Kh1 Qxg2#

A deflection: if 33.Qxd3

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Then 33...Re1+ 34.Rxe1 Qxd3

A fork, if 34.Rxd3

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34...Qf1+ 35.Kh2 Qxd3.

Bogoljubov makes a desperate lunge with his f-pawn and this succeeds in rattling Alekhine. He plays the clinker 40...Kh6 (time trouble, perhaps) and the game is drawn.

Mar-22-18  Whillz: I like 40...Kh6 because if either 40... Qa4/Qc2 then 41.f6 wins. If you take the pawn, check plus a rook, if you don't it creates a mating net.
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