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Efim Bogolyubov Dmitrievitsj (Юхи́м Дмитро́вич Боголю́бов,UkrainianRussian: Ефим Дмитриевич Боголюбов) (Stanislavtschyk1889 - april 14, Triberg im SchwarzwaldJune 18, 1952) was a Ukrainian-German chess Grandmaster.

Biography[Edit]Edit

Efim Bogolyubov was born in a small town near Kiev. He left to Germany at a young age, where he in 1914 at the outbreak of the first world war was interned . He returned to Russia In 1920 and in 1924 he became Dutch champion chess. In 1928 he defeated Euwe in a organized by the FIDE Championship. Afterwards, in 1929, he played for the World Championship against Aleksandr Alekhine. Alekhine was clearly better and won 9.5-15.5. Bogolyubov was relatively weak in the end game and would therefore never be world champion. In 1931 and 1933 he was champion of Germany. He died in 1952 to a heart attack.

The Bogo-Indian Defense[Edit]Edit

The Bogo-Indian Defense is analyzed by him and named after him. The moves are 1.2.C4 e6 3. Pf3 Lb4 (diagram), and the defense is subject to ECO-code E11.

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3 ... Bb4 +, the Bogo-Indian Defense

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