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Efim Bogoljubov vs Alexander Alekhine
Alekhine - Bogoljubov World Championship Rematch (1934), Mannheim GER, rd 23, Jun-03
Queen's Gambit Accepted: Mannheim Variation (D23)  ·  1-0
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Jul-22-05  who: 8...Bc2 doesn't make sense to me. That bishop will eventually get kicked out, and it can't cause any damage while there. According to chessgames.com this is the only instance of this move.
Jul-22-05  who: 35.Bxg7 Rxg7 36.Nxg7 Kxg7 37.f6+ Kf8 38.Qh6+ Ke8 39.f7+ Kd7 40.f8=Q with a queen up.
Mar-14-08  Knight13: <who: 8...Bc2 doesn't make sense to me. That bishop will eventually get kicked out, and it can't cause any damage while there. According to chessgames.com this is the only instance of this move.> To kick that bishop out White needs to make a backward move (or whatever you call it) so maybe the time is well spent. The other hypothesis is that Alekhine was messing around and saw that move as a cool move or something. It's not a bad move, though.
Aug-22-11  AVRO38: <8...Bc2 doesn't make sense to me. That bishop will eventually get kicked out, and it can't cause any damage while there. According to chessgames.com this is the only instance of this move.>

The point of 8...Bc2 was to trap the queen after 9...Nb6.

In the 1934 and 1935 matches Alekhine played bad moves like this expecting his opponent to fall for his tricks or to at least fail to find the best response.

The final score of the 1934 match should have been much closer than it actually was but Bogo failed to convert winning positions into full points. Euwe learned from this and made Alekhine pay the price in 1935. Alekhine in turn learned his lesson and played only solid chess in 1937. The result speaks for itself.

Jun-03-16  RookFile: Trying for a cheapo on move 8 in a world championship, lol. Well, Alekhine had a big lead at this point, he could afford to play games like this.
Jun-03-16
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  Sally Simpson: Here:


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Alekhine should have played 8...Be7 9.0-0 0-0


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And waited till White played 10.Rd1


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and THEN played 10..Bc2. That sets the same Queen winning trap with Nb6 and pockets the exchange.

(anticipates the reply)

"That's OK Sally Simpson but nobody is going to play 10.Rd1."

Wrong!

7 players here have played 10.Rd1 in the exact same position losing the majority of the games. (two Black player here missed playing 10...Bc2.)

One famous player playing 10.Rd1.

Chiburdanidze vs L Brunner, 1994

My Database has 30+ players playing 10.Rd1 in this position. The first being Peter Lees in the 1966 British Championship. Black was Milner-Barry and it was 0-1 in 18 moves.

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