1922:Bogoljubov vs Alekhine

aristeidis9

A remarkable game, in which Black gradually takes control of the whole board. A recurring combinative theme is the strength of an advanced passed pawn, which may create mating threats or sneak through to its Queening square.

Daniel3

Nice technique by Alekhine. Shows that you can build up an attack from pretty much anywhere, and also the power of a single passed pawn. Thanks to aristeidis9!

BillyIdle

  For those who never heard this before,

 Bogolubov said, "When I win with White, I win because I have White.  When I have Black I win because I am Bogolubov".

jpd303
BillyIdle wrote:

  For those who never heard this before,

 Bogolubov said, "When I win with White, I win because I have White.  When I have Black I win because I am Bogolubov".

for a little clarification Bogolubov means "blessed by god"


Ziryab

I included this game when I quickly assembled a list of ten candidates for the best game of chess ever played. It seems to me that White muffed the opening in several ways, and that Black went out of his way to be clever. It is a great game with many tactical and positional lessons to offer. Alekhine's strategic conceptions that Bogoljubow failed to comprehend until it was too late could be the subject of a great many productive chess lectures for those equipped to unpack the ideas. Nonetheless, due the the defects that I mention above, it may always remain a candidate for best game, but it cannot rise to the top. There are many other games that were better contested by both players, and won by efficient means once a clear advantage was achieved.