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Efim Bogoljubov vs Ernst Gruenfeld
Moscow (1925), Moscow URS, rd 1, Nov-10
Four Knights Game: Spanish Variation (C49)  ·  1-0



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Apr-08-08  Rama: I like 22. c4 ..., and 23. Bc3 .... They give white the 7th rank which is his all.
Feb-03-10  backrank: Very impressive and instructive how Bogo pulls a strong positional attack out of a symmetrical position. However, as he himself points out in his annotations to the game (in the tournament book), 15. ... f5?? is a positional blunder that weakens the dark squares (note that Black has no dark-squared bishop left!) while 21. ... c6? makes things even worse. From this on, White is able to strenghten the power of his pieces with each move. After Black's 25. move, the White position has become so strong that he can even give up his dark squared bishop for the black knight which had defended the e-file.
Feb-17-12  King Death: <backrank> What does Bogo give instead of 21...c6? It looks like Grunfeld could have played 21...Qb6+ when White's probably still a little better but Black should be able to hold after 22.d4.
Jun-24-12  backrank: <King Death> Bogo recommends exchanging the rooks on Black's 21th move.
Apr-02-13  bengalcat47: Since Gruenfeld was so well versed in his knowledge of opening play you'd think he would've preferred Rubinstein's move 4...Nd4.
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  Mateo: Very efficient play from Bogoljubov and a classical example of dark squares strategy.
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