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Ljubomir Ljubojevic vs Lev Alburt
New York Open (1985), New York, NY USA, rd 8, Apr-06
Alekhine Defense: Modern. Alburt Variation (B04)  ·  1-0



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Jan-06-04  Resignation Trap: I had the pleasure of watching this game in person. It was Ljubo at his best!
Aug-29-09  nezhmet: The queen and two knights attacking position is very confusing!

Ljubo missed a mate in 5 with 22. Ne8+!.
If 22. Ne8+! Kh6, 23. Qg5 is mate right away so 22. Ne8+ Kf8. Then 23. Qc5+! is the nice point. If 23...Kxe8 24. Nf6 is mate. So 23. Qc5+! Kg8 and then 24. Nef6+ Kh8 25. Qf8 mate. Ljubo's move, winning the queen (at least) by force, was of course good enough.

Sep-29-12  atragon: Ljubo missed a mate but before Alburt missed a draw: 18. ... Kg7 is a blunder. Kh8 leads to a draw.
Jun-14-20  wordfunph: from Chess Life 1985 July by David Gertler..

<The Yugoslav chose the Alekhine's by playing 1. e4. Lev, who has written a recently released book on this defense, knows its tortuous paths better than any other player. But Ljubo came prepared with a startling Rook sacrifice on the 16th move. On move 29, Ljubojevic played Knight to g3, delivering checkmate against a backdrop of loud, spontaneous applause.

Later, I asked the Yugoslav if the Rook sacrifice had been part of a prepared variation. No, he replied. Had he been confident of a win throughout the game? "No, but I had a good attack," he stated. It was said with the air of a man in whose hands a good attack is generally lethal.>

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