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Alexander Alekhine vs Efim Bogoljubov
Alekhine - Bogoljubov World Championship Rematch (1934), Berlin GER, rd 26, Jun-14
King's Indian Defense: Fianchetto Variation. Double Fianchetto Attack (E64)  ·  1/2-1/2

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Kibitzer's Corner
Mar-14-08  Knight13: 15...c6?! weakens the d6 pawn.

I still think White should've played on.

Aug-19-09  WhiteRook48: where's the draw?
Aug-21-09
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  Pawn and Two: The game score is incomplete. The match books by Bogoljubov, Lasker and Fine/Reinfeld, all give the final moves as: 24...Rad8 25.Rfd1 Rxd6 26.Rxd6.

A draw was all that Alekhine needed to win the match. After 26.Rxd6, Alekhine has the better position, but it is logical for him to offer a draw, which would conclude the match.

Bogojubov stated that after 26.Rxd6, Alekhine did offer the draw, which he accepted. His decision seems reasonable considering his position in the game, and in the match.

Alekhine used only 37 minutes for this game, while Bogojubov used 49 minutes. This was the least amount of time for any game from this match.

After a hard struggle Bogojubov had lost the 25th game, and with it any real hope for contesting this match.

Oct-21-10  soothsayer8: <WhiteRook48> This is the last game of the WC match, best of 30 games won the match, so all Alekhine needed to do was draw this one to retain the WC title, he worked up an advantage an offered the draw knowing that he could have won, but the draw offer was a safe move.
Mar-28-19  RookFile: In other words, if a draw wins you the match, it's a good move.

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