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Friedrich Saemisch vs Efim Bogoljubov
Baden-Baden (1925), Baden-Baden GER, rd 2, Apr-17
Bogo-Indian Defense: Exchange Variation (E11)  ·  1-0



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Apr-13-07  Whitehat1963: 53...Qg7?? 54. Qf3+ and the rook is dead.

Or 53...Kh5 54. Qh8+ Qxh8 55. Rxh8+ Kg7 and 56. Rxh4 picks up a pawn.(Kg5?? 56. Ne4+ and again, the rook is dead.) Am I missing something better?

(Bogo loses with the Bogo -- Opening of the Day.)

Apr-13-07  solstys: <Whitehat1963> 55...Kg7 is impossible because the king will be on h5, but 55...Kg5 isn't that bad because black will have a knight and a pawn to white's rook (after 56. Ne4+ Kf5 57. Nxd2 Nxd2). That's still a tough fight for white and much better than the game line.
Apr-14-07  kapabl: <Whitehat1963>
The black knight is protecting the rook, so the queen can’t pick it off. So I think

If 53...♕g7 54.♘g4+ ♔h7 55.♖e7 or 54…♔ abandons ♕

Or, if 53...♔g5 54.f4+ ♕xf4 (Not 54...♔h5 55.♕h8+ ♕xh8 56.♖h8#) 55.♘e4+ ♔h5 56. ♕h8+ ♕h6 55.♕xh6+ seems similar to the line given by <solstys> for 53…♔h5

Apr-14-07  Whitehat1963: Thanks guys, I really screwed that up, huh?!
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  whiteshark: Bogo missed the beautiful winning combination after <41.Kf1>:

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forcing white to take his rook with check <42.Qxd2+ Nf4>

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and now to give up his queen for the knight <43.Qxf4+ Qxf4>

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Jul-05-12  Shams: <whiteshark> A lovely plum, nicely found!
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  keypusher: <Or, if 53...♔g5 54.f4+ ♕xf4 (Not 54...♔h5 55.♕h8+ ♕xh8 56.♖h8#) 55.♘e4+ ♔h5 56. ♕h8+ ♕h6 55.♕xh6+ seems similar to the line given by <solstys> for 53…♔h5>

If 53....Kg5 54.f4+ Qxf4 55.Ne4+ Kh5 (55....Qxf4 is forced) 56.Qh8+ Qh6 57.Re5+ g5 58.Rxg5#.

Apparently 55.Qe7+ also forces mate (SF).

Still amazing that Bogoljubov lost this game. Reminds me of Zukertort vs Steinitz, 1886 a little bit.

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