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12/7/2012 - Alekhine-Bogoljubov, 4th game WCC 1934, Germany

  • #141
    elig5428 wrote:

    It would have been easy if at 5. f6+  Kxf6. Why was this not played, to take the pawn easy? Would it have been easier to be down a rook than face an advancing king?  Could Kxf6 have been a more correct move?  I don't have shredder or any computer engine to check on this. Could someone lend a hand plea? 

    After 5...Kxf6 6. Rxd7, white's material advantage would be greater than the puzzle variation, even though in the puzzle variation white has a queen.

  • #142

    Nice problem.

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