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Efim Bogoljubov vs Alexander Alekhine
Alekhine - Bogoljubov World Championship Match (1929), Rotterdam NED, rd 20, Oct-30
Spanish Game: Morphy Defense. Modern Steinitz Defense (C74)  ·  1/2-1/2


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  Honza Cervenka: Well, games like this one could have hardly occurred in eventual JRC vs AA rematch....:-D
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  Honza Cervenka: It seems to be that Bogo missed a beautiful win here. Quiet 35.Bb3!! (or 37.Bb3) would be a serious problem for black. 35...d5 with idea 36.Bxd5(?) Qf6! doesn't help for 36.Nxd5! Bf3 37.Rf1! Qg5 38.Qh8+ Kf7 (38...Qg8 39.Qf6+ and 40.Qxh4 ) 39.Nf6+ Ke7 40.Qh7+ Kxf6 41.Qf7# or 40...Kd6 41.Qd7#. Unfortunately, also 35...Nf3+ 36.Kxg2 Qg5+ doesn't work for 37.Kh3!! (37.Kxf3 Qf4+ =) 37...Ke8 38.Nd5!! Bf2 39.Nc7+ Kd8 40.Ne6+ Ke8 41.Qf7+!! (Absolutely fantastic move!) 41...Kxf7 42.Nxg5+ and 43.Nxf3 winning a piece. Also 35...Qf6 is bad for 36.Qg8+ Ke7 37.Nd5+ and 35...Qe8 36.Qh8+ Ke7 37.Qxh4+ Kd7 38.Qg4+ and 39.Kxg2 is hopeless for black too.
Mar-05-08  Knight13: Surprised to see 1. e4 after 19 rounds of 1. d4!
Oct-06-10  soothsayer8: what a draw! two simultaneous kingside attacks, very exciting.
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