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Efim Bogoljubov vs Alexander Alekhine
Baden-Baden (1925), Baden-Baden GER, rd 18, May-10
French Defense: Classical. Burn Variation (C11)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Aug-20-15  Nerwal: More of Alekhine's special annotations (there is no middleground with them, it's either brilliant or rubbish). 13. g3 ('!') is supposed to be the only saving plan (but why would White even be worse in that position after any reasonable move), and Black to be still better after 14. ♗b5 a6 15. ♗xd7+ ♕xd7 16. ♖d4 ♕b5 17. ♕e3 ♔e7 because in an endgame (!) the ♗ would be more powerful than the ♘ (let's forget about the queens still on the board, the bad pawn structure and the weak king on e7). Then later the queen endgame is a dead draw but Alekhine tries to make us believe it was somewhat interesting (25... ♕h3 ('!')).

16. ♗a6! is a nice ressource anyway (16... ♘xf3 17. ♖c4 ).

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  plang: 8..b6 was new; 8..0-0 and 8..Qe7 had been played previously. 16..Qc6 17 Rhd1..Qxf3? 18 Qxf3..Nxf3 19 Rxd8+..Rxd8 20 Bxb7+ would have been winning for White. Alekhine indicated that 20..Qc4 would be an error due to 21 Qxf6 though, in fact, after 21..Qd5 22 Rg1..Qd2+ is a perpetual check.

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