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Efim Bogoljubov vs Ortvin Sarapu
"Beat 'em At Their Own Game" (game of the day Jul-30-2018)
Oldenburg (1949), Oldenburg GER, rd 10, Jun-26
Bogo-Indian Defense: Grünfeld Variation (E11)  ·  0-1


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Oct-28-03  hickchess99: why 35.h5? does white have nothing better than to lose his queen
Oct-28-03  JSYantiss: It's actually 36. h5, but he really does have something "better," hickchess99. However, it's almost like trying to choose between the lesser of two evils. 35...Re4 wins at least a piece for Black. 36. Qf3 would be met by 36...Re1+, winning the White Queen. Even if White continues to protect the knight by 36. Qg5 or Qg3, Black will still play 36...Rxg4 followed by 37...Rxf6. White has only one check available to him by 36. Qh6+, but that still loses a piece once the smoke clears.
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  Benzol: <hickchess99> Bogoljubov was in time trouble when he gave up his queen according to Sarapu.
May-22-04  iron maiden: According to the database, this is Bogo's only loss as White in the opening that carries his name.
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  Richard Taylor: Sarapu played a masterpiece of defence here - Bogoljubov couldn't break though here -at the finish Re5 wins.
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  FSR: This must have been a most frustrating loss for old man Bogolyubov.
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  Richard Taylor: <FSR: This must have been a most frustrating loss for old man Bogolyubov.>

Yes. He was about 60. Not too old but perhaps not as good as when he played (his matches) with Alekhine. I think it was match 2 where in most of the games he had much better positions but lose due to time trouble or some error that meant he often either missed a draw or a win. Alekhine's play itself, by contrast, was not as impressive as say in his match with Capablanca.

Jul-30-18  Honey Blend: The ♘ did have a way out: 35. ♖xe6 ♗xe6 before 36. ♘g4, instead of the text move, and it looks to be a drawn endgame.
Jul-30-18  morfishine: I lose with white because I blundered
Jul-30-18  7he5haman: I didn't like 22.f4.

I'd have gone 22.Nf7+ Kg7 23.Nd6 [Rook moves] and only then 24.f4.

Jul-30-18  Strelets: <morfishine> But you win with Black because you are Bogolyubov.
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  Honza Cervenka: 32.Qe5 keeps huge advantage for white.
Jul-30-18  dgbuckmeister: Does 35. Rf7 Re1+ 36. Kf2 Qxf7 37. Nxf7 win the black Queen or am I missing something?
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  Honza Cervenka: <dgbuckmeister: Does 35. Rf7 Re1+ 36. Kf2 Qxf7 37. Nxf7 win the black Queen or am I missing something?> 36...Bxf7
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  beatgiant: <dgbuckmeister> After 35. Rf7 Re1+ 36. Kf2, why not <36...Bxf7>?
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  ChessHigherCat: I was wondering about 35. Rf7, too, but SF says it's a draw (FWIW):

1) =0.00 (28 ply) 35.Rf7 Re1+ 36.Kf2 Bxf7 37.Kxe1 Qc3+ 38.Kf2 Qc2+ 39.Kg1 Bd5 40.Qg5 Qe2 41.a4 Qc2 42.Kh2 Qe4 43.b5 Be6 44.b6 axb6 45.cxb6 Qxa4 46.Nf5 gxf5 47.Qe7+ Kh8 48.Qf8+ Kh7 49.Qe7+

Jul-30-18  cormier:

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Analysis by Houdini 4: d 29 dpa done

1. = (-0.12): 8...a5 9.0-0 b6 10.c6 Nb8 11.Qc2 Ba6 12.Bxa6 Rxa6 13.a4 Ra8 14.b3 Na6 15.Ne5 Nb4 16.Qc3 Bd6 17.Ba3 Na6 18.Bc1 Qe7 19.Bb2 Rfd8 20.f3 Nb4 21.Rfd1 Ne8 22.f4 Nf6

2. = (-0.05): 8...e5 9.Nxe5 Nxe5 10.dxe5 Nd7 11.Qc2 g6 12.b4 Nxe5 13.Bb2 Bf6 14.0-0 Re8 15.Nb3 Bd7 16.Bd4 Ba4 17.Qc3 Bxb3 18.Qxb3 Nxd3 19.Qxd3 Bxd4 20.exd4 Qd7 21.Rae1 Kg7 22.f4 Rxe1 23.Rxe1 Re8 24.Rxe8 Qxe8 25.Kf2 h5 26.g3 c6 27.a4 Kf6 28.b5 Qe4 29.Qxe4 dxe4 30.Ke3

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