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Efim Bogoljubov vs Alexander Alekhine
San Remo (1930), San Remo ITA, rd 11, Jan-30
Slav Defense: Czech. Carlsbad Variation (D17)  ·  1/2-1/2

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Oct-29-11  AVRO38: One of only 2 games Alekhine didn't win at San Remo!!
Aug-15-13  BlackFront: Seems to be an in-game picture: http://www.audiovis.nac.gov.pl/obra...
Aug-15-13
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  WCC Editing Project: <Black Front> what a fabulous set of high quality photos of San Remo (1930) you just posted there.

Not only of the game here, but if you click on the bottom array, you can see several other historic encounters from this legendary tournament.

Apr-22-15  ColdSong: Great photos indeed,a very nice surprise.
Jan-02-21  offramp: <AVRO38: One of only 2 games Alekhine didn't win at San Remo!!>

Alekhine could have come most tediously near to a win in this position.


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Material is level. White is going to lose his a-pawn, but he intends to win Black's c-pawn by moving his knight, playing ♙e2-e4, then (when Black moves his bishop on d5) playing Bxc6.

The best way to accomplish that was by
28. Bd6!=


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28...Bxd6
29.Nxd6 Nxa4
30.e4 Be6
31.Bxc6.


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*****

But White chose what looks like a very similar path. 28. Bd2?


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Black should have played the simple
28...Bxd2!


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29.Nxd2 Nxa4
30.e4 Be6
31.Bxc6.


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31...Nc3-+.
The a-pawn is going to walk down the board and Black controls all the squares it has to cross.

White draws with the two bishops, but loses with B+N.

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