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Alexander Alekhine vs Efim Bogoljubov
Alekhine - Bogoljubov World Championship Match (1929), Amsterdam NED, rd 21, Nov-01
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Spielmann Variation (E22)  ·  1-0



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  Honza Cervenka: 6...d5 was not good idea. 6...Nc6 or even 6...b6 deserved attention. By energetic play Alekhine quickly got strategically won position already in the opening. Passed Pawn on e6 was a headache for black for long 30 moves and white allowed its liquidation only in the end of game when it was conjoined with transition into an easily won endgame. Of course, 49...Rxe7 50.Bb3 forces trading of rest of pieces with elementar win in Pawn ending.
Mar-05-08  Knight13: <Passed Pawn on e6 was a headache for black for long 30 moves and white allowed its liquidation only in the end of game when it was conjoined with transition into an easily won endgame.> And I thought that guy was too far behind enemy lines that he would get killed....
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  kingscrusher: Blimey!!

31.Rd5 is crushing

The funny thing about this, is that in Game 19, it was a very similar major issue for black - that of defending f6 with just the Queen. The same sort of tactic here is again missed by Alekhine - is this a blind spot idea?!

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  kingscrusher: Sorry it is more subtle than I imagined - Qe1+ but after the K moves, White's rook can swing to h5 with a decisive attack. Black can defend f6 with Rf8 but it was the right thing like the previous decisive game in this match to try and distract resources away from the defence of the f6 pawn.

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