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Re: Olexandr Bortnyk and the Alekhine defence
Reply #3 - 12/08/15 at 15:02:59
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Here is another game by O. Bortnyk.
As pointed out in previous posts, he has played some games in the Exchange exd6 that "refute" the idea that this variation is "Petrofian".

Here is a game in the Alburt in the variation that Marin says it is boring. I would say the game is not boring at all.
Although Black lost, a quick glance at the computer says the game was even until about move 30 and then mistakes come from both sides. But nothing to do with the opening, neither the wildness played after the opening



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Re: Olexandr Bortnyk and the Alekhine defence
Reply #2 - 03/08/15 at 12:20:36
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Three more interesting Alekhine games by O. Bortnyk

The first is another definitely not boring Exchange with
exd6. The second is a 4PA with the rare move 9...Bg4
(Phil Adamas mentione dthis move somewhile ago here) but I liked the way he put the bishop in f5 in b7 to x-ray White's kingside.
In the third game he played the Alburt, 4...g6 5. Ng5 and
then 5...h6 which is "known to be ?" since the book Eales and Williams. But is it really bad? Of course, it is a rapid game.


Warakomski,Tomasz (2456) - Bortnyk,Olexandr (2533) [B03]
XXV Festival Cracovia 2014 Krakow (6), 31.12.2014
[Robot 4]


1.e4 Nf6 2.e5 Nd5 3.c4 Nb6 4.d4 d6 5.exd6 exd6 6.Nc3 Nc6 7.Be3 Be7 8.Nf3 Bg4 9.h3 Bh5 10.g4 Bg6 11.d5 Ne5 12.Nxe5 dxe5 13.h4 Bxh4 14.Qd2 Be7 15.c5 Nc8 16.Bb5+ Kf8 17.0-0-0 Kg8 18.d6 cxd6 19.Nd5 h6 20.Qb4 Bf8 21.c6 bxc6 22.Bxc6 Ne7 23.Bxa8 Qxa8 24.Qc4 Nxd5 25.Rxd5 Be7 26.Kd2 Kh7 27.Rc1 f5 28.Ra5 d5 29.Qb3 Rb8 30.Rxa7 Rxb3 31.Rxa8 Rxb2+ 32.Kc3 Rb7 33.gxf5 d4+ 34.Bxd4 exd4+ 35.Kxd4 Bxf5 36.a4 Bf6+ 37.Kd5 Rd7+ 38.Kc6 Rd2 39.f3 Be6 40.Rc5 Be7 41.Re5 Bd7+ 42.Kb7 Bd6 0-1

Obrusnik,Michal (2324) - Bortnyk,Olexandr (2533) [B03]
XXV Festival Cracovia 2014 Krakow (4), 29.12.2014
[Robot 4]

1.e4 Nf6 2.e5 Nd5 3.d4 d6 4.c4 Nb6 5.f4 dxe5 6.fxe5 Nc6 7.Be3 Bf5 8.Nc3 e6 9.Nf3 Bb4 10.Be2 Na5 11.c5 Nd5 12.Bd2 b6 13.a3 Bxc3 14.bxc3 0-0 15.c4 Ne7 16.cxb6 axb6 17.0-0 Be4 18.Be3 Nf5 19.Bf2 Qd7 20.Ng5 Bb7 21.g4 Ne7 22.Qd3 Ng6 23.Be3 Qc6 24.Nf3 Rad8 25.Qc3 Qe4 26.h3 Nf4 27.Bxf4 Qxf4 0-1



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Re: Olexandr Bortnyk and the Alekhine defence
Reply #1 - 10/02/14 at 21:37:10
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In the latter game he plays for a team from Voronezh region...is the Alekhine mandatory there?  Cheesy
  

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Olexandr Bortnyk and the Alekhine defence
10/02/14 at 18:31:19
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O. Bortnyk won the U18 Youth championship, consistently playing the Alekhine and winning 2 wins and one draw. Also he has played it consistently in the past.
Of course, one knows that when players grow up they start feelling that the Alekhine is only semi-correct (whatever this means) and stop playing (as far as i know this happened with Carlsen, Mamedyarov, etc).

Here are two games, one from this championship (with interesting tactics in the middle game around move 25) and an old game (few months ago) where the "boring"
Exchange with exd6 exd6 was played. Bortnyk won against a much heigher rated player and he twice, sacrificed the Exchange. Fantastic game and not boring at all. I wonder whether the sacrífice on e3 is common on this position ?







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