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Boris Vasilievich Lyubimov vs Alexander Alekhine
Moscow (1919), Moscow RUS
Philidor Defense: Nimzowitsch Variation (C41)  ·  0-1



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Kibitzer's Corner
Jan-21-05  lopium: What if : 25.Qc2 ? Alekhine is strong with the Philidor.
Jan-21-05  Saruman: <lopium> Because after 25.♕xc2 ♗xb2+! 26.♕xb2?? ♖c8+ 27.♔d2 ♕xb2+ picks up the ♕. Also note that after 25.-♗xb2+ 26.♔d2 some very hazardous ♘-check will come into play.
Jan-21-05  lopium: True. I didn't see the move with the rook on c8.
Aug-03-09  Gambit All: If 24 bxa3 then 24...♕xa3+ 25.♔b1 ♕xb3 and the pawn can't take the Queen as the Bishop pins it.

Vintage Alekhine!

Nov-07-10  Ychromosome: 11...hxg5 12.hxg5 is mating.
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  whiteshark: Incredible that Alekhine missed to win a piece with <14...bxc4!> as ♙f7 is unpinned now,

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e.g. <15.Bxd6 Qxd6 16.Nxf7 Rxf7 17.Nxc4 Qf4+>.

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Nov-20-10  Ychromosome: Great point by <whiteshark>!

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