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Bozidar Ivanovic vs Vladimir Kovacevic
22. It Bosna '83 (1983), Sarajevo BIH, rd 7, Mar-??
Alekhine Defense: General (B02)  ·  1-0



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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Perhaps the strangest game in the history of our very strange Opening of the Day. Well worth a look if you can manage a willing suspension of disbelief.
Jul-12-05  jamesmaskell: That is quite a game. The term swashbuckling comes to mind.
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  Honza Cervenka: 2.Bc4!? was played with idea 2...Nxe4 3.Bxf7+ Kxf7 4.Qh5+ Kg8 5.Qd5+ and 6.Qxe4 but I would not be afraid of it as black. Black's surprising answer 2...b5!? was a proposal of trading of b-Pawn for e-Pawn but 3.Bxb5 Nxe4 4.Nf3 looks fine for white and I think that 2...Nxe4 would have been better. White did not accept this trade and played 3.Bb3!?. Anyway, this very uncommon opening produced very entertaining game.:-)
Mar-08-09  Travis Bickle: Here's a game you dont see everyday.
Mar-08-09  1. h4: Yeah... what a crazy game. Fun to play through, though.
Apr-10-11  Akavall: I enjoyed playing through this game. There are so many strange looking at first, but perfectly logical moves.
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  FSR: Wild stuff! A very entertaining game. This is the only game in the database with the bizarre 2...b5!? rather than the natural and strong 2...Nxe4!
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  whiteshark: Lost since 29... Rg5
Sep-08-15  Poisonpawns: 2..Nxe4 can lead to attacking positions for white. Bc4 is a mental challenge to the Alekhine player. If you play 2..Nxe4; you will not have your typical Alekhine positions hat you may have studied for.For example 2..Nxe4 3.Bxf7+ Kxh7 4.Qh5+

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Kg8 5.Qd5+ e6 6.Qxe4

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Yeah,black is fine.However, this is not what he signed up for! therefore after 2.Bc4 d5 is probably best for keeping things normal looking.

Jun-27-16  apexin: Whats strange about it except the unusual opening?
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