Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing
Max Euwe vs Efim Bogoljubov
Zurich (1934), Zurich SUI, rd 12, Jul-25
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Saemisch Variation. Accelerated (E24)  ·  1-0



Click Here to play Guess-the-Move
Given 3 times; par: 136 [what's this?]

explore this opening
find similar games 42 more Euwe/Bogoljubov games
PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: As you play through the game, you can get the FEN code for any position by right-clicking on the board and choosing "Copy Position (EPD)". Copy and paste the FEN into a post to display a diagram.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.


Kibitzer's Corner
Sep-03-07  Maynard5: In this game, Euwe achieves a favorable opening, and then gradually accumulates a series of small advantages. Initially, White gains more space in the center. Then, White's bishop on g3 supports the advance of the d-pawn to d6, where it drives a wedge into Black's position. Black's knight is misplaced on the kingside, so that White is able to win the vulnerable pawn on c5. Bogolyubov is still able to resist for a long time in the resulting rook endgame, but in the end, Euwe's material advantage forces the win.
Premium Chessgames Member
  Jonathan Sarfati: If 63... g1=♕, then there is the standard mating sequence with ♕+♖: 64. ♕f6+ ♔e4 (64... ♔g4 65. ♕g6+ winning the ♕g1) 65. ♖b4+ ♔d5. 66. ♖d4+ ♔c5 67. ♕d6+ ♔b5 68. ♖b4+ ♔a5 69. ♕b6#.
Premium Chessgames Member
  nizmo11: Timman shows that Euwe could have won with 38.Rc7! Ke6 39.Rxd7 Kxd7 40.Kd4 and if 40...Kxd6 not 41.Bxe5+?, but 41. a4 or Bf4, followed by tempo moves with the bishop on the diagonal. After Black plays Ke6, White wins with Bxe5 and Kc5.

At the early stages of the rook ending Black could have drawn rather easily with 40...Rxd6 41.Rxa7 Rd6, or 43...Rb2: if now 44. a5 then Rxg2 45. a6 Ra2 46. Ra8 Kf6 47. Kc4 g5 48. a7 Kg7!
Later, at move 46, there was a more difficult draw: 46... Rb4! 47. Ra8 Rxe4 48. a6 Rf4!+ 49. Ke3 Rf7! 50. a7 Kf5 (Timman).
The later phase of the rook ending leads to the very complex variations; Timman shows that after Euwe's slip on move 50 (correct was 50.Ra8), Black could have drawn with 52...Ra2+

NOTE: Create an account today to post replies and access other powerful features which are available only to registered users. Becoming a member is free, anonymous, and takes less than 1 minute! If you already have a username, then simply login login under your username now to join the discussion.

Please observe our posting guidelines:

  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate, or gibberish posts.
  3. No vitriolic or systematic personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No cyberstalking or malicious posting of negative or private information (doxing/doxxing) of members.
  6. No trolling.
  7. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by moderators, create a false impression of consensus or support, or stage conversations, is prohibited.
  8. Do not degrade Chessgames or any of it's staff/volunteers.

Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.

Blow the Whistle

See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a moderator.

NOTE: Please keep all discussion on-topic. This forum is for this specific game only. To discuss chess or this site in general, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of, its employees, or sponsors.
All moderator actions taken are ultimately at the sole discretion of the administration.

This game is type: CLASSICAL. Please report incorrect or missing information by submitting a correction slip to help us improve the quality of our content.

Featured in the Following Game Collections[what is this?]
Rook vs Rook
from Endgames World champions - part one by Alenrama
Rook Endings
by Knight Pawn
Zurich 1934
by suenteus po 147
unusual 3:3||
from 05a_extra passed a-pawn in R+4:3|| by whiteshark
From My Games 1920 - 1937
by Benzol
Strategic win by Euwe based on strong central control
from 01 - Nimzoindian, Samisch by Penangite
Rook vs Rook
from Endgames World champions - part one by brucemubayiwa
yv 1 MAXimum Teacher EvRob Dave
by fredthebear
Game 39
from My Games (Euwe) by Qindarka
Rook Endings
by Nimzophile
from Veliki majstori saha 18 EUWE (Marovic) by Chessdreamer
unusual 3:3||
from Endgame passed a-pawn in R+4:R+3 by Baby Hawk
Rook Endings
by igiene
0ZeR0's Favorite Games Volume 37
by 0ZeR0
game 26
from Max Euwe's Best Games by nizmo11

Home | About | Login | Logout | F.A.Q. | Profile | Preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | New Kibitzing | Chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | Privacy Notice | Contact Us

Copyright 2001-2023, Chessgames Services LLC