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Efim Bogoljubov vs Alexander Alekhine
Alekhine - Bogoljubov World Championship Rematch (1934), Karlsruhe GER, rd 21, May-30
Queen Pawn Game: Zukertort Variation (D02)  ·  0-1
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Aug-09-04  AdrianP: You can see Kasparov's analysis of this game via this preview of OMGP: http://www.chesschamps.com/pdf/p414...
Mar-14-08  Knight13: 33. Qxa6 Rxa6 34. Rb5.
Jun-05-10
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  Calli: Some of these blunders are impossible to explain. 34. Rb5?? is one of the worst in WC history considering that Bogo is winning with normal Bxb7. Alekhine errs twice subsequently 40...Bb6? and 51...Rg4?, but Bogo is determined to lose with 44.Ba6? and 52.Be5?.
Jun-05-10
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  Pawn and Two: <Calli> Lasker said it well regarding this game, <"Bogoljubov won this game, then drew it, and in the end lost it.">

Regarding 34.Rb5??, Lasker asked, <"What for?">, before he provided a winning variation beginning with 34.Bxb7.

Kasparov in OMGP, stated regarding 34.Rb5??, <"I really don't know what White was thinking of.">

Fine and Reinfeld said regarding 34.Rb5??, <"A blunder which cost him the game.">

Even Bogoljubov assigned two (??) marks to 34.Rb5, and he offered no real explanation for this move. In his notes, he said the move was a gross error which not only threw away the win, but put him at risk of losing. He stated regarding 34.Rb5??: <"Ein grober Fehler, der nicht nur den Gewinn verschenkt, sondern Weiss noch in verlustgefahr bringt.">

Alekhine won this match by a decisive score of 8 to 3, but this score does not show the many positions in this match where Bogoljubov either threw away a draw or a win.

Jun-05-10
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  Calli: <P+2> In Game Collection: Alekhine was sunk! , there are 9 blown wins for Bogo in the '29 and '34 matches. Quite a lot!
Mar-15-13  copablanco: Alekhine allows a passed pawn on the queen side
then spends a lot of energy getting it back. Nothing "breezy" about it for a "world champion". Lasker and Capablanca are the only two players to win the world championship without loosing a single game. When Alekhine won the title from Capa they had 25 draws. World champs these days would allow just 5 draws to retain the chess title.
Mar-15-13
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  perfidious: <copablanco> Lasker lost five games in his victory over Steinitz (Lasker-Steinitz World Championship (1894)), and Kramnik was undefeated (Kasparov-Kramnik World Championship Match (2000)).

'(J)ust 5 draws'? How about Karpov-Kasparov World Championship Match (1984), which featured 40?

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