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B03 Bogo beats Alekhine's Defense

B03 Bogo beats Alekhine's Defense

NimzoRoy
Jan 6, 2012, 11:18 PM 2

"When I am White I win because I am White. When I am Black I win because I am Bogolyubov."

Efim Dmitriyevich Bogolyubov (Bogoljubov, Bogoljubow) (Ефи́м Дми́триевич Боголю́бов) (April 14, 1889 – June 18, 1952) was a Russo-Germanchess grandmaster who won numerous events and played two matches with Alexander Alekhine  for the world championship. (1929 and 1934, losing both decisively - NR) He was awarded the title International Grandmaster by the World Chess Federation (FIDE) in 1951.The Bogo-Indian Defence chess opening (1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 Bb4+) is named after Bogolyubov.  (He is also credited with "inventing" Bogoljubov's Defense 1.d4 Nc6 although nowadays many sources call it "The Knights Tango." - NR)

SOURCE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Efim_Bogoljubov


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