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Bogoljubow, Efim - Alekhine, Alexander [A84]
Hastings Six Masters, Hastings 1922

Notes by Boris Schipkov

1. d4 f5
The Dutch Defence.
2. c4 Nf6 3. g3 e6 4. Bg2 Bb4+ 5. Bd2 Bxd2+








   
6. Nxd2
The alternatives is 6. Qxd2.
6...Nc6 7. Ngf3 O-O 8. O-O d6








   
9. Qb3
Or 9. Re1 e5 10. dxe5 dxe5 11. e4 f4! 12. gxf4 Nh5 13. f5 g6 14. Nf1 Qf6 15. Ne3 gxf5, and Black has good counterplay on the kingside, Scerbo, A - Naumkin, I, Amantea 2009.
9...Kh8
9... a5! is somewhat better.
10. Qc3
Interesting is 10. d5!? Na5!? 11. Qc3 c5 12. dxc6 (12. Ng5!? e5 13. Rad1 Ne8 14. f4 exf4 15. gxf4 h6 16. Ne6 Bxe6 17. dxe6 Nc6 18. e4 Nd4 19. Qd3 Qf6) 12...Nxc6 13. Rad1 a5 (13...e5!) 14. Nb3 (14. Rfe1!?) 14...Ne4 (14...e5!) 15. Qe3 e5, with equality in Arduman, C - Fant, G, Copenhagen 1996.
10...e5!
A typcal thrust in the Dutch Defence.
11. e3 a5








   
12. b3
Black has nice play.
12...Qe8 13. a3 Qh5 14. h4!? Ng4
Also possible is 14...e4.
15. Ng5 Bd7
15...h6!? deserves attention.








   
16. f3?!
White weakens his kingside. 16. b4 is better, with counterplay on the queen's wing.
16...Nf6 17. f4?!
After 17. dxe5 dxe5 18. f4 e4 Black gets only a small advantage.
17...e4 18. Rfd1 h6 19. Nh3 d5 20. Nf1 Ne7 21. a4
Now White weakens his queenside, the b4 square.








   
21...Nc6!
A quick reaction. Alexander Alekhine intends the strong manoeuvre ...Nb4-Nd3.
22. Rd2 Nb4 23. Bh1 Qe8
Also playable is 23...Ra6!? 24. Rc1 Rc6, with the initiative.
24. Rg2 dxc4 25. bxc4 Bxa4 26. Nf2 Bd7 27. Nd2 b5 28. Nd1 Nd3








   
29. Rxa5
If 29. cxb5 then 29...Bxb5 30. Nb3 a4 31. Nc1 c6.
29...b4! 30. Rxa8 bxc3!
30...Qxa8 is good too, 31. Qb3 Qa1 32. Nf1 Ra8.
31. Rxe8








   
31...c2!!
An excellent, winning move! Black queens a pawn. Efim Bogolyubov probably hoped for 31...Rxe8 32. Nxc3.
32. Rxf8+ Kh7 33. Nf2 c1=Q+ 34. Nf1 Ne1! 35. Rh2 Qxc4 36. Rb8 Bb5 37. Rxb5 Qxb5 38. g4 Nf3+ 39. Bxf3 exf3 40. gxf5 Qe2!








   
41. d5
Or 41. Ng4 Nxg4 42. Rxe2 fxe2, queening.
41...Kg8
Also possible is 41...Nxd5 42. Ng4 h5! 43. Ne5 Nxe3 44. Rf2 Kg8 45. Nxf3 Qd1 46. Ne5 c5, winning.
42. h5 Kh7 43. e4 Nxe4 44. Nxe4 Qxe4 45. d6 cxd6 46. f6 gxf6 47. Rd2








   
47...Qe2!
Black queens a pawn in the second time!
48. Rxe2 fxe2 49. Kf2 exf1=Q+ 50. Kxf1 Kg7 51. Kf2








   
51...Kf7
The pawn endgame is winning for Black.
52. Ke3 Ke6 53. Ke4 d5+
White resigned. 0-1










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Bogoljubow, Efim - Alekhine, Alexander [A84]
Hastings Six Masters/Hastings 1922

1. d4 f5 2. c4 Nf6 3. g3 e6 4. Bg2 Bb4+ 5. Bd2 Bxd2+ 6. Nxd2 Nc6 7. Ngf3 O-O 8. O-O d6 9. Qb3 Kh8 10. Qc3 e5 11. e3 a5 12. b3 Qe8 13. a3 Qh5 14. h4 Ng4 15. Ng5 Bd7 16. f3 Nf6 17. f4 e4 18. Rfd1 h6 19. Nh3 d5 20. Nf1 Ne7 21. a4 Nc6 22. Rd2 Nb4 23. Bh1 Qe8 24. Rg2 dxc4 25. bxc4 Bxa4 26. Nf2 Bd7 27. Nd2 b5 28. Nd1 Nd3 29. Rxa5 b4 30. Rxa8 bxc3 31. Rxe8 c2 32. Rxf8+ Kh7 33. Nf2 c1=Q+ 34. Nf1 Ne1 35. Rh2 Qxc4 36. Rb8 Bb5 37. Rxb5 Qxb5 38. g4 Nf3+ 39. Bxf3 exf3 40. gxf5 Qe2 41. d5 Kg8 42. h5 Kh7 43. e4 Nxe4 44. Nxe4 Qxe4 45. d6 cxd6 46. f6 gxf6 47. Rd2 Qe2 48. Rxe2 fxe2 49. Kf2 exf1=Q+ 50. Kxf1 Kg7 51. Kf2 Kf7 52. Ke3 Ke6 53. Ke4 d5+ 0-1


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