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Max Euwe vs Efim Bogoljubov
Bogoljubov - Euwe: Second FIDE Championship (1928), Utrecht NED, rd 6, Dec-29
Queen's Gambit Declined: Orthodox Defense. Main Line (D63)  ·  1-0


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Mar-09-12  LoveThatJoker: GUESS-THE-MOVE:

Euwe vs Bogoljubov, 1928.
Your score: 62 (par = 43)


PS. "33. ?" Would make an excellent Tuesday puzzle.

Mar-09-12  thomastonk: <LoveThatJoker: "33. ?" Would make an excellent Tuesday puzzle.> The text move is indeed very nice, but White has also a less prosaic win: 33.Rc7 Bc8 (33.. Ba8 34.Rd7 with the idea Rd8) 34.Rc6 with the idea Rd6 and Rd8.
Mar-09-12  LoveThatJoker: <thomastonk> I'm sure you mean a *more* prosaic win! :D

33. Rc7 Bc8 34. Rc6 with the idea of Rd6 and Rd8 is an excellent maneouvre!

Good on you for posting such an excellent remark and idea on this game!


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  mifralu: According to

this game was played in Utrecht, and one day earlier, on 29 December 1928.

Mar-02-18  Boomie: 30. e6 is a nice finish. If 30...fxe6 31. Nxe6 Rf7 32. Nd8 and the rook is stuck on f7. If it leaves, white will play f7+ and Ne6 to queen the pawn.

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So black has to give up the exchange. With the c-file primed for invasion, white should have little trouble converting.

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