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Efim Bogoljubov vs Rudolf Spielmann
Stockholm (1919), Stockholm SWE, rd 10
French Defense: Alekhine-Chatard Attack. Albin-Chatard Gambit (C13)  ·  0-1



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  Honza Cervenka: Very interesting game. White should have played 17.Nd6+ Kd8 18.Nh3 with intention Ng5 and Ngxf7 with strong attack against paralyzed position for black, where his extra piece doesn't matter. Instead of 23.Nf5(?) it was much better to play 23.Rh3! with idea 23...a5 24.Rf3 Ra6 25.e6 fxe6 26.Qxf8+ Nxf8 27.Nf6+ Kg7 28.Nfe8+ Kg8 (28...Kh6?? loses for 29.Nf7+ Kh5 30.Nf6+ Kh4 31.Rh3#) 29.Nf6+ with perpetual, or 23.Rh3 h6 24.Rg3 Rh7 25.e6 fxe6 26.Rxg6+ Kh8 27.Qd4+ e5 28.Qxd5 with powerful attack and full compensation. After black's slip 24...Kh7? (much better was 24....Rh7! with advantage of black) white missed nice 25.Qg5!! and black is forced to agree with draw after 25...Kg8 26.Ne7+ Kh7 27.Nf5 etc., as the Queen cannot be taken and white threatens to play 26.Nf6+ Nxf6 27.Rxh6+ Kg8 28.Rxg6! . 25....Nc5? (much better is 25...Nxe5 with decisive advantage of black) gave another chance white to save the game: 26.Rxh6+ Kg8 27.Rxh8+ Kxh8 28.Qh4+ Kg8 29.Nh5!! gxh5 (forced by threat Nf6+ with next Qh7#) 30.Qg5+ =
Jun-11-18  zanzibar: Some good notes to the game by <Honza>, though I think there's even more critical positions to sort through...

One adjunct comment to <Honza>, the 26.Rh6+! drawing line analyzed above isn't even mentioned in Bogo's notes to the game in TFS G3448.

Jun-29-18  Retireborn: 15.Be4! is a fine sacrifice, and it's a bit of a shame that Bogo wasn't able to follow it up correctly.

To <Honza>'s excellent notes I would add that Houdini rates 17.Nd6+ highly, but it prefers 17.Qc3 (a move given !! by Bogo in TfS.) The idea seems to be to follow with Rd6, Qc7 and absolute domination of the dark squares.

For example, 17.Qc3 a5 (looking for counterplay with ...a4-a3) 18.Rd6 Qe7 (to defend e6) 19.Qc7 & 20.Rhd1; it's striking how helpless the black pieces are.

Nov-25-19  damafe: the analysis of the game, Bogoljubov vs Spielmann, 1919
Nov-25-19  damafe: the game analyzed in the Swedish magacine, in 1920:

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