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Efim Bogoljubov vs Alexander Alekhine
Salzburg (1943), Salzburg (AUT), rd 8, Jun-16
Trompowsky Attack: General (A45)  ·  0-1


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May-23-06  Runemaster: An unusual game with lots of queen manouvres, particularly backwards. Alekhine played the opening in a daring sort of way and was evidently determined to develop his dark-squared bishop as late as possible.
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  offramp: This was Alekhine's first win over Bogoljubov since 1934.

He received a small shock half-way through. He has just played 24...Qg6, ofering to swap off white's undefended queen on g4.

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EB plays the very clever 28.a5-a6

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A queen sacrifice! If black takes the queen with 27...Qxg4 then 28.a6-a7 guarantees promotion and a probable draw.

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The whole game is a good one.

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  offramp: <offramp: This was Alekhine's first win over Bogoljubov since 1934.> Sorry - first win as black.
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