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Florin Gheorghiu vs Ljubomir Ljubojevic
Manila (1973), Manila PHI, rd 3, Oct-19
Alekhine Defense: Four Pawns Attack (B03)  ·  0-1



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Feb-22-05  Rowson: im loving this game. the four pawns attack in the akehine defence often results in complex games such as this. Ljubojevic's handeling of this opening is very inpressive.
Mar-22-05  Mating Net: I'm with you <Rowson>, excellent play by Ljubojevic. As always, 6...c5 is an excellent move for Black in the 4 pawns. In this game 16...Bc5! was a killer move that leaves Black up a Rook and an exchange! I like it when White sends all those pawns at me when I play 1..Nf6, lots of targets and holes in White's position.
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  MoonlitKnight: White players shouldn't be too worried either. Just consult Bronstein vs Ljubojevic, 1973 for inspiration.
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  OBIT: Actually, this game was played a few months AFTER the Bronstein-Ljubojevic game. You'd think Gheorghiu would have been afraid to follow Bronstein-Ljubo for 17 moves, suspecting his opponent had prepared an improvement, but I guess not. The key innovation is 18...Qc5!, which Ljubo undoubtedly planned to play after 18. d6 (Bronstein's move) as well as Gheorghiu's 18. Ke2. So, instead of looking for inspiration from Bronstein, maybe first you better figure out how to save Gheorghiu in THIS game.
Aug-23-13  nescio: <OBIT: Actually, this game was played a few months AFTER the Bronstein-Ljubojevic game.>

And Gheorghiu, although also playing in Petropolis, couldn't remember Bronstein's move order exactly, and played Ke2 a move too early. He was curious to know what Ljubojevic had found as an improvement, but didn't succeed because his memory failed him.

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