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Jiri Pelikan vs Alexander Alekhine
Podebrady (1936), Podebrady CSR, rd 11, Jul-18
Bird Opening: Wagner-Zwitersch Gambit (A02)  ·  1/2-1/2



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  fredthebear: White looks in good shape after 45.b7 but Alekhine finds 45...Rc4 threatening the back rank defender and offering a sacrifice to promote his own pawn.

Perhaps White gave up his queen for rook a bit too easily thinking his connected passers were a sure thing.

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  PawnSac: <fredthebear: Perhaps White gave up his queen for rook a bit too easily.. >

I wondered for a moment too, but nope. Stockfish says its equal. Nothing better than Qxf4

63/68 0.00
43.Qxf4 Rxf4 44.b6 Rb4 45.b7 Bxb7 46.axb7 Rxb7 47.Kf2 Rb2 48.Re1 Kxh6 49.Rxe2 Rxe2+ 50.Kxe2

and from here on it's a textbook draw.

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