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Alexander Alekhine vs Efim Bogoljubov
Alekhine - Bogoljubov World Championship Rematch (1934), Pforzheim GER, rd 10, Apr-27
Queen's Gambit Declined: Cambridge Springs Variation (D52)  ·  0-1



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  Honza Cervenka: 36.g5 was a mistake. After 36.Rb3 black cannot keep his extra Pawn.
Mar-14-08  Knight13: I don't know if 26. Kd3's bad but I just see that it gets the king too into the line of fire by those d-rooks. Maybe Kf3 is better?
Apr-08-08  Whitehat1963: Monday/Tuesday puzzle after 80. Ra2.
Jan-07-09  WhiteRook48: Alekhine loses. Hmm.
What's the point in 62. Rh4?
Nov-09-12  Derived: Nice to see a drawish middlegame turn into an exciting endgame after all.
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  Richard Taylor: This was a great game by Bogoljubov. I have a book of this match and up to game 10 it is B who is impressive, he missed wins in at least three games due to time pressure but as here he won some nice games, mostly outplaying Alekhine (first 10 games and winning also in games 23 and 24. ) But I have yet to finish playing all the games so my verdict is still to be pronounced in all its finality...
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  offramp: <Richard Taylor:...I have yet to finish playing all the games so my verdict is still to be pronounced in all its finality...>

When your verdict <is> pronounced in all its finality where will you publish it?

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  Richard Taylor: <offramp> I will publish it in The Eternal Book of Truth About Chess.
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  Richard Taylor: I played over another game and again Bogo had a better position and again his problem was time trouble. Alekhine won only by some relatively cheap tactics - they were clever but nothing Bogo couldn't have done.

But managing time in chess is also a skill so that is a part of what makes a World Champion.

In a way it is the pragmatic things that make say Carlsen better ( for now ) than most players. Or why Botvinnik was World Champion for so long and Tal only once (given the reality of Tal's frequent illnesses, he still was more interested overall in chess itself and combos etc than positional subtlety etc (although this is a simplification).

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  offramp: Game 10, played in the watch-making town of Pforzheim (southwest Germany) on Friday, 27th & Saturday 28th April 1934.

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34.e4? "Unbelievably frivolous! There was no sense at all in further attempts to win. Immediately drawn was 34.Rxb5 &c." - AAA. *****

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49...Rb8 "Black's following rook moves are really mysterious. He could have played ...g5-g4 much earlier!" - AAA.

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56...g4 "Finally!"

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Final position.
The sealed move was 42...hxg5.
Clock times
White: 4h:37m Black: 4h:58m
(Nine and a half hours!)

"A deserved defeat, but not exactly an impressive victory." - AAA.

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