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Boris Vasilievich Lyubimov vs Alexander Alekhine
Moscow tg (1908), Moscow RUE
Queen Pawn Game: Krause Variation (D02)  ·  0-1



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  Chessical: Alekhine imprisons then executes Lyubimov's King in a deadly fortess of pawns.
Aug-30-04  WMD: Alekhine, after 32...e5, has a suitably sadistic remark: "A quite curious position, the white king seems to be confined in a kind of moving cage, of which the bars, like in a Chinese torture, are gradually approaching. In order to escape being the martyr, he makes a last effort for freedom, but is exterminated without mercy during his flight."

In the final position, Black announced mate in 6 moves: 37...e2+ 38.Kf2 g3+ 39.Kf3 Re3+ 40.Kg4 Kf6 41.Rh1 Rxh1 42.Bxg3 Rxg3#

Alekhine criticised White's 28.Nc5 and 30.Be5, preferring 28.b5 and 30.a5 as retaining some drawing chances.

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  Calli: 29.Ke2 walks the king into trouble. 29.Kc2 followed by 30.Re1 seems to defend better.
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