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Efim Bogoljubov vs Max Euwe
Euwe - Bogoljubov (1941), Karlsbad CZE, rd 3, Jul-22
Italian Game: Two Knights Defense. Polerio Defense Bogoljubow Variation (C58)  ·  1-0

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Oct-09-03  refutor: Can Black just not play 8. ...Qd5 v. Bogoljubow's line here? yes with the queens off Black's queenside looks ragged to say the least, but is it playable?
Oct-09-03
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  Calli: He's a pawn down and probably doesn't want to exchange queens. Normal today is 8...Rb8. See Van der Wiel vs Timman, 1981 for an example of sharp play.
Oct-10-03  refutor: no i realize that, but exchanging queens releases a lot of the pressure off black, it's only a pawn ;)
Oct-10-03
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  Honza Cervenka: Other interesting possibilities are 8...h6 (see Van der Wiel vs Spassky, 1986 or B Gikas vs Balashov, 1988 ), 8...Bb7 (see for example Geller vs Zagorovsky, 1950 ), very old 8...Qb6 (see NN vs Paulsen, 1859 ) or 8...Be7 (see Burn vs Von Bardeleben, 1895 )
Oct-10-03
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  Calli: <refutor> 8...Qd5 then probably 9.Ba4 and the pawns are still split. If Black continues 9...Qxf3 10.Nxf3, it would be considered a lost endgame. So its not really playable.
Oct-05-04  fasting: But Dr. Euwe's 8... cxb5 doesn't seem that bad neither, if he the next move instead of playing 9... Bc5 played 9... h6!?

The main line from 9... h6 goes:
10.Ne4, Nd5 11.Qb8, Nc6 12.Qxb5, Ndb4 13.Na3, Ba6 14.Qa4, Qd4 15.Nc3, Bc5 (the bishop was to be placed there, but six moves later!)

Apr-22-07
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  gambitfan: GTM 14
Feb-03-08  2021: 8.Qf3?! Is a bad move. 8... cxb5? is not the best reply. Better was:

8... Rb8! 9.Bxc6+ Nxc6 10.Qxc6+ Nd7 11. d3 Be7 12.Nf3 0-0 13.Qe4 Rb4 14.Qe2 e4! 15.dxe4 Nc5 16.Nc3 Ba6 17.Qd1 Qa5 18.Nxd2 Nxe4 and Black won in Ziherl-Krzisnik, Yugoslavia 1956 (from Edmar Mednis' book, Better Opening Play).

Apr-27-08  parmetd: does anyone have a copy of the full game of Ziherl-Krzisnik, Yugoslavia 1956 ?
Jan-20-18
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  Retireborn: In one of his files van Reek recommends 14.Qe4 for White, but (according Houdini) this loses in an interesting, Q-trappy way: 14.Qe4 Bb7 15.Qxe5 Bd6 16.Qg5 f6 17.Qf5 g6 or 17.Qg4 h5 etc

Van Reek does correctly identify 15...Nxg2 as the losing move, and his suggestion of 15...Ne2+! 16.Kh1 Nxc3 17.Ba3 Re8 18.Rbe1 Nc4 seems good enough to keep Black in the game.

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