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Viktor Kupreichik vs Lev Alburt
URS-ch First League (1974), Odessa, Oct-??
Alekhine Defense: Four Pawns Attack. Main Line (B03)  ·  0-1

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Feb-08-05  siggemannen: cool game, not sure if white's attack was sound or not...
Jul-18-06  Sleeping kitten: Compare with G Den Broeder vs De Veij, 1980 a correspondence game with the same queen sacrifice. The incredible king salvation in this game may have been too deep to be found on the board.
Sep-09-09
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  nasmichael: Above par on this one with Guess The Move; I enjoyed playing it, and I learned something about defending my territory. Also, in considering longer-term plans, I can appreciate prophylaxis a bit better, I think.
Feb-27-11  nofum: Why are all the notable games of Lev Alburt Nf6 on the first move for the black player? Someone on this site is poking fun at him.
Apr-10-18
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  fredthebear: After 19...QxBf1 the Black queen sacrifice appears to be sound. There would be exchanges with the rooks 20.RxQf1 RxRf1+ 21.Kd2 Nc4+ 22.Ke2 Raf8. White feels the pressure after his back rank has been raided, knights are overhead, and Black connects rooks upon the open the f-file. Black is threatening 23...R8f2# with the rook battery.

In the actual game, White declined to accept the queen sacrifice and played 20.e7 instead, leading to further complications. Nothing tame about this game!

Do see <Sleeping kitten>'s link above as the Q sacrifice is accepted in an incredible correspondence game.

Feb-16-21
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  Bishoprick: Nofum, the Modern Variation of the Alekhine Defense is fittingly named the Alburt Variation. He played and won many interesting games with it.

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