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Yehuda Gruenfeld vs Ljubomir Ljubojevic
Riga Interzonal (1979), Riga URS, rd 2, Sep-06
Alekhine Defense: Four Pawns Attack (B03)  ·  0-1



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Jul-21-05  PivotalAnorak: Gruenfeld tried to follow Bronstein's steps (Bronstein vs Ljubojevic, 1973), but Ljubo was better prepared.
Aug-30-05  Rowson: yes i was worried about the c5 line in the alekhine four pawns attack after seeing the bronstein vs Ljubojevic game. this has given me renewed faith.
Aug-30-05  Rowson: Ljubojevic must have been plenty mad about losing that game vs bronstien i mean he remebered his improvment after 6 years.
Jul-09-07  sanyas: <Fisheremon: <csmath: Critical, missing from analyses is the following (given just briefly by Bronstein): 18...Qc5 19. Ne4 Qd4 (anything else loses too) 20. Rd1 Qxb2 21. Nf6!! Kh8 22. Rd2 Qc1 (see further for 22. Qa1) 23. Kg2! Bc5 24. Ne4!! Nbd7 25. Bf6 Nxf6 26. Qxf6 Nc4 27. Bxc4 Qxc4 28. Bb4 Qe5! 29. f5 exf8Q+ 30. Rxf8 Nf6 31. Rxf6 d7! and black does not have much to hope for. Or black has probably a better option in 22...Qa1 23. Bd1!! (covering a-rank) ... Be3 (this is sorry choice but there is nothing better) 24. Qxe3 Nc4 25. Ng4 Nd7 26. Qd4 Qxd4 27. Rxd4> In your lines some typos and missing moves. In the line with 22...Qc1+ 23. Ke2 Bc5 White could finish with a mate attack 24. Qh4, so a better choice for Black is 23...Qc5, then 24. Kf1 leads to a fierce attack. In the line with 22...Qa1! (marked by Bronstein), he noted 23...Be3!! forces Queens exchange, and a further analysis shows White loses. So Bronstein proposed 20. Kf1 with compensation, but in most of lines I realized White could have just a draw.>
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  whiteshark: After <25.a4 a5 26.Bd2 Ra8 27.Ke2> the game seems to be in balance.

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  whiteshark: Y Gruenfeld vs Ljubojevic, 1979 After <25.a4 a5 26.Bd2 Ra8 27.Ke2> the game seems to be in balance.

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Aug-30-09  Keith Dow: Dear Sanyas,

"(given just briefly by Bronstein): 18...Qc5 19. Ne4 Qd4 (anything else loses too) "

The silicon monster prefers

19 ... Qb4+
20 Kf1 Bd4
21 Nf6+ Kh8
22 Nxh7 Qb5+
23 Ke1 Qxe5+
24 Qxe5+ Bxe5
25 Nxf8 Nc6
26 Nxg6+ fxg6

Black has a slight advantage.

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