Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing
Alexander Alekhine vs Efim Bogoljubov
Match (1943), Warsaw POL, rd 2, Mar-28
Queen's Gambit Declined: General (D30)  ·  1-0



Annotations by Stockfish (Computer).      [21728 more games annotated by Stockfish]

Get this game explained with Decode Chess
explore this opening
find similar games 93 more Alekhine/Bogoljubov games
PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: You can change the color of the light and dark squares by registering a free account then visiting your preferences page. Or, you can change it with the "SETTINGS" link in the lower right.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.


Kibitzer's Corner
Feb-06-05  who: In the notes to the move 18 Alekhine doesn't consider 19...b5 and 23...a6
Premium Chessgames Member
  beatgiant: <who>
<Alekhine doesn't consider 19...b5> On 18...Nxc4 19. bxc6 b5, White can reply with the simple 20. Ne5 Nxe5 21. dxe5, and White's queenside attack will probably win a pawn.

After this, a sample continuation is 21...Rxd1 22. Rxd1 f6 23. exf6 gxf6 24. Rb1 a6 25. a4 bxa4 26. Rb4, etc. winning both a-pawns, although I'm not sure if it's enough to win the game, since White's c-pawn is exposed.

Premium Chessgames Member
  beatgiant: <who>
<and 23...a6>
This case is more straightforward.

After 18...Nxc4 19. bxc6 Nxa3 20. cxb7+ Kxb7 21. Ne5+ Kc8 22. Nc6 Bxc6 23. Bxc6 a6, then White has 24. Ra1 Rd6 25. Rdc1 Nb5 25. Rxa6 Rxc6 26. R1xc6 Nxd4 27. Rc4, and Black gets only one pawn for the exchange (for 27...Nxe2+? 28. Kf1 traps the knight). That ending looks like a probable win for White.

May-27-05  Chess Addict: Good game by Alekhine
Sep-04-09  WhiteRook48: Alekhine decided to copy Capa
May-21-10  xombie: One of Alekhine's very best. Quite a game!
Premium Chessgames Member
  Calli: 13...e5 might free Black's game If 14.dxe5 Ng4
Sep-02-10  AVRO38: This is a Catalan not a Queen's Gambit Declined.
Premium Chessgames Member
  beatgiant: <Calli>
After 13...e5 14. dxe5 Ng4, White can try 15. Ne4 (preventing 15...Ngxe5? 16. Nxe5 Nxe5 17. Nd6+ and 18. Nxb7). Black might prepare with 15...b6 but then 16. e6 fxe6, and Black's left with an isolated e-pawn. Still, that might be better than the actual game.
Sep-16-10  morphy2010: didnt they play for the world champioship?
Premium Chessgames Member
  Sastre: Yes, they did.
Premium Chessgames Member
  TheFocus: Match Game 2 played in Warsaw, Poland on March 28, 1943.

Each player won one game to draw the match.

Jan-30-16  cocker: Can anyone imagine playing chess in Warsaw in 1943?
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: <morphy2010: didnt they play for the world champioship?>

Twice; Alekhine won both by a good margin.

NOTE: Create an account today to post replies and access other powerful features which are available only to registered users. Becoming a member is free, anonymous, and takes less than 1 minute! If you already have a username, then simply login login under your username now to join the discussion.

Please observe our posting guidelines:

  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate, or gibberish posts.
  3. No vitriolic or systematic personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No cyberstalking or malicious posting of negative or private information (doxing/doxxing) of members.
  6. No trolling.
  7. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by moderators, create a false impression of consensus or support, or stage conversations, is prohibited.

Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.

Blow the Whistle

See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a moderator.

NOTE: Please keep all discussion on-topic. This forum is for this specific game only. To discuss chess or this site in general, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of, its employees, or sponsors.
All moderator actions taken are ultimately at the sole discretion of the administration.

This game is type: CLASSICAL. Please report incorrect or missing information by submitting a correction slip to help us improve the quality of our content.

Featured in the Following Game Collections[what is this?]
Alekhine Favorites
by chocobonbon
fav Botvinnik & Alekhine games
by guoduke
Littlewood: How to Play the Middle Game in Chess
by setuhanu01
from Alekhine's Best Games of Chess 1938-1945 by shankartr2018
+1 -1 =0 vs. Bogoljubow (Warsaw, 1943) - unordered
from Match Alekhine! by amadeus
Antonio Garcia Jr's favorite games
by Antonio Garcia Jr
All annotated games by great GMs
by BeerCanChicken
Alekhine's Best Games 1938-1945
by samsloan
22++: (5) (1,2) (-) (-)
from AAA tactics by Gypsy
+1 -1 =0 vs. Bogoljubow (Warsaw, 1943) - unordered
from Match Alekhine! by chessgain
Game 107
from 107 Great Chess Battles: 1939-45 Alekhine by nakul1964
Game 98
from Schachgenie Aljechin (Müller - Pawelczak) by Chessdreamer
Power Chess - Alekhine
by Anatoly21
All annotated games by great GMs
by ahmadov
Game 94
from Master Games - Modern Chess (Tartakower/du Mont) by Qindarka
Alexander Alekhine's Best Games
by KingG
Game 107
from 107 Great Chess Battles: 1939-45 - Alekhine by vantheanh
alekhine 2
from great attack games, 2 by emilio martinez
quenn's gambit declined
from benjobench's game collection by benjobench
Game 107
from Great Chess Battles (Alekhine) by Qindarka
plus 15 more collections (not shown)

Home | About | Login | Logout | F.A.Q. | Profile | Preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | New Kibitzing | Chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | Privacy Notice | Contact Us

Copyright 2001-2020, Chessgames Services LLC