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Bot_vin_nik Blinked at Fredthebear
Compiled by fredthebear
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When he loosens that tie, it's all but over.

* 1951 WC: Game Collection: 1951 World Chess Championship

* Against Bronstein: http://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches...

* Suetin's book: Game Collection: Das Schachgenie Botwinnik (Suetin)

* Rivals: search "Botvinnik vs Ragozin"

* His French: https://www.chessgames.com/perl/che...

Maximo wrote:

My Forking Knight's Mare
Gracefully over the squares, as a blonde or a brunette, she makes moves that not even a queen can imitate. Always active and taking the initiative,
she likes to fork.
She does it across the board,
taking with ease not only pawns, but also kings, and a bad bishop or two.
Sometimes she feels like making
quiet moves,
at other times, she adopts romantic moods,
and makes great sacrifices.
But, being hers a zero-sum game,
she often forks just out of spite.
An expert at prophylaxis, she can be a swindler, and utter threats,
skewering men to make some gains.
Playing with her risks a conundrum,
and also catching Kotov's syndrome.
Nonetheless, despite having been trampled
by her strutting ways
my trust in her remains,
unwavering,
until the endgame.

"When you're lonely, when you feel yourself an alien in the world, play Chess. This will raise your spirits and be your counselor in war" – Aristotle

"A bad plan is better than none at all." – Frank Marshal

The Dog That Dropped The Substance For The Shadow

This world is full of shadow-chasers,
Most easily deceived.
Should I enumerate these racers,
I should not be believed.
I send them all to Aesop's dog,
Which, crossing water on a log,
Espied the meat he bore, below;
To seize its image, let it go;
Plunged in; to reach the shore was glad,
With neither what he hoped, nor what he'd had.

Catalan Opening: Closed Variation (E07) 1-0 2 hanging units
Botvinnik vs Lasker, 1936 
(E07) Catalan, Closed, 21 moves, 1-0

Defend the Castled King - The Art of Attack by Vladimir Vukovic
Alekhine vs Botvinnik, 1936  
(B72) Sicilian, Dragon, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

QGD Semi-Tarrasch Def. Pillsbury (D41)1-0 N fork flips = ending
Botvinnik vs Alekhine, 1938 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 51 moves, 1-0

Maxim: A well-timed center thrust is antidote to a wing attack
Botvinnik vs Capablanca, 1938 
(E40) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 41 moves, 1-0

NINE passed pawns aboard after 59.Rxf6
Smyslov vs Botvinnik, 1941 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 60 moves, 0-1

French Winawer. Positional Var (C19) 0-1 22...0-0-0
Smyslov vs Botvinnik, 1941 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 42 moves, 0-1

Botvinnik considered the following to be his best game of the t
Botvinnik vs Euwe, 1948  
(D49) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 36 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Accepted (D44) Qk draw 1/2-1/2 Photo
Bronstein vs Botvinnik, 1951 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 22 moves, 1/2-1/2

Dutch Classical. Stonewall vs Ba3 (A94) 1-0 Ns EG, time trouble
Botvinnik vs Bronstein, 1951 
(A94) Dutch, Stonewall with Ba3, 66 moves, 1-0

NID Normal. Bronstein (Byrne) Var (E45) 0-1 The horse is hers!
Botvinnik vs Bronstein, 1951 
(E45) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Bronstein (Byrne) Variation, 35 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Normal. Bishop Attack (E47) 0-1 K cut off
Botvinnik vs Bronstein, 1951 
(E47) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3, 39 moves, 0-1

The W Bishop p. 27, Modern Chess Self-tutor by David Bronstein
Bronstein vs Botvinnik, 1951 
(A91) Dutch Defense, 38 moves, 1-0

Dutch Modern Stonewall Defense (A84) 0-1 Up the exchange
Bronstein vs Botvinnik, 1951 
(A84) Dutch, 40 moves, 0-1

"The World Chess Championships of 1957 & 1958" - Harry Golombek
Smyslov vs Botvinnik, 1958 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 55 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik - Smyslov World Championship Rematch (1958) 1-0
Smyslov vs Botvinnik, 1958 
(B11) Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4, 35 moves, 1-0

Reti Opening: Anglo-Slav Var. London/NY Def. System (A12) 1-0
Botvinnik vs Smyslov, 1958 
(A12) English with b3, 41 moves, 1-0

World Championship Game #11; Dbl Fio, Q v Q EG
Tal vs Botvinnik, 1960 
(A05) Reti Opening, 72 moves, 1-0

Game 17: Move by Move - Botvinnik (Lakdawala)
Tal vs Botvinnik, 1960 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 58 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Def. Classical (B18) 1-0 Dbl Sac exchange decoy N+
Tal vs Botvinnik, 1960 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 52 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Saemisch Accelerated (E24) 1-0 "No Trouble at Tal"
Botvinnik vs Tal, 1961 
(E24) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 33 moves, 1-0

King's English. Two Knights' Keres Var (A23) 1-0 Piece action
Botvinnik vs Tal, 1961 
(A23) English, Bremen System, Keres Variation, 73 moves, 1-0

C-K Advance. Botvinnik-Carls Def (C12) 1-0 Can U proove W wins?
Tal vs Botvinnik, 1961 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 29 moves, 1-0

12th game of 1961 WC Match; No castle varation rematch
Tal vs Botvinnik, 1961 
(C18) French, Winawer, 41 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Classical (B18) 1-0Prudent promotion tactics
Tal vs Botvinnik, 1961 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 45 moves, 1-0

KID Saemisch (E80) 0-1 Knight vs 2 Bishops ending
Botvinnik vs Tal, 1961 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 83 moves, 0-1

C-K Panov Attack. Fianchetto Def (B14) 1-0 5...g6 is questioned
Tal vs Botvinnik, 1966 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 45 moves, 1-0

QGD Charousek (Petrosian) Var (D31) 0-1 Black Ns penetrate
Botvinnik vs Petrosian, 1963 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 61 moves, 0-1

g1-Botvinnik draws first blood
Petrosian vs Botvinnik, 1963 
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 40 moves, 0-1

g5-Petrosian wins first in a real battle
Petrosian vs Botvinnik, 1963 
(D94) Grunfeld, 48 moves, 1-0

g7-Pertrosian takes lead in match
Petrosian vs Botvinnik, 1963 
(A21) English, 52 moves, 1-0

g14 - QGD Charousek (Petrosian) Variation (D31); tied at 2 each
Botvinnik vs Petrosian, 1963 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 57 moves, 1-0

g15-Petrosian takes lead for good!
Petrosian vs Botvinnik, 1963 
(D81) Grunfeld, Russian Variation, 58 moves, 1-0

g19 - Petrosian wins two in a row
Petrosian vs Botvinnik, 1963 
(E19) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3, 66 moves, 1-0

g22 - QGA Mannheim Variation (D23); Quick draw is a clincher
Botvinnik vs Petrosian, 1963 
(D23) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 10 moves, 1/2-1/2

Tal - Botvinnik World Championship Rematch (1961), Moscow URS,
Botvinnik vs Tal, 1961 
(E48) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 d5, 43 moves, 1-0

Three Knights Opening: General (C46) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
Botvinnik vs Smyslov, 1943 
(C46) Three Knights, 40 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def: Romih Var (D46) 1-0 KEG annotates!
Botvinnik vs Euwe, 1948 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 32 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld Def: Russian Var (D96) 1/2- Stockfish, KEG annotates!
Smyslov vs Botvinnik, 1948 
(D96) Grunfeld, Russian Variation, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 116 in 'Soviet Chess 1917-1991' by Andrew Soltis
Bronstein vs Botvinnik, 1951 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 50 moves, 0-1

Game 44 in 'Botvinnik: Move by Move' by Cyrus Lakdawala
Botvinnik vs Tal, 1961 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 63 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik - Smyslov World Championship Match (1954), Moscow URS
Botvinnik vs Smyslov, 1954 
(D18) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 38 moves, 1-0

QGD Modern. Knight Def (D51) 1-0 Some computer analysis
Botvinnik vs A Zilberman, 1924 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 48 moves, 1-0

Dutch Defense (A80) 0-1 Pin, Bf3 outpost, Q sac opens h-file
G Abramovic vs Botvinnik, 1924 
(A80) Dutch, 17 moves, 0-1

Botvinnik "100 Selected Games"
Botvinnik vs G Stoltz, 1926 
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 31 moves, 1-0

Rubinstein Opening: Bogoljubow Defense (D05) 0-1 Tempting...
A Model vs Botvinnik, 1926 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 0-1

Game 70: Chess Highlights of the 20th Century (Burgess)
I Rabinovich vs Botvinnik, 1927 
(A95) Dutch, Stonewall, 42 moves, 0-1

A strong argument for the (good old) Deferred Fianchetto vs KID
Botvinnik vs K Kholodkevich, 1927 
(E72) King's Indian, 36 moves, 1-0

Fedor Bohatirchuk beat M. Botvinnik 3 to 0, with 1 draw
F Bohatirchuk vs Botvinnik, 1927 
(C17) French, Winawer, Advance, 40 moves, 1-0

Amazon Attack: Siberian Attack (D00) 1-0 Avoid opening prep
Y Vilner vs Botvinnik, 1927 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 42 moves, 1-0

Benoni Def Classical Var (A70) 1-0 Exchange sac, Nxh6+
Botvinnik vs Y Rokhlin, 1927 
(A70) Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3, 28 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav, Quiet Var (D30) 1-0 This is a serious knight bully!
Botvinnik vs P Sharov, 1929 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 29 moves, 1-0

G52: The Most Instructive Games of Chess Ever Played by Chernev
Botvinnik vs I Kan, 1931 
(A96) Dutch, Classical Variation, 38 moves, 1-0

Textbook penetration; keen sacs connect passers - shock
A Yurgis vs Botvinnik, 1931 
(A15) English, 37 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Def. Classical Noa Var (E34) 0-1 BF was impressed
A Akshanov vs Botvinnik, 1931 
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 23 moves, 0-1

QGD Barmen Var (D37) 1-0 Penetration nets 2 pawns
Botvinnik vs Kasparian, 1931 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 35 moves, 1-0

G16 'Botvinnik: OneHundred Selected Games' by Mikhail Botvinnik
Botvinnik vs G Miasoedov, 1931 
(E23) Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

IQP space advantage gives White a 5(!)-piece mating attack
Botvinnik vs M Yudovich Sr., 1933 
(D96) Grunfeld, Russian Variation, 23 moves, 1-0

Dutch Classical. Stonewall Def (A95) 0-1 Q sac gains material
Flohr vs Botvinnik, 1933 
(A95) Dutch, Stonewall, 30 moves, 0-1

Botvinnik's "One hundred selected games", game # 33
Botvinnik vs Flohr, 1933 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 33 moves, 1-0

Standard Remove the Defender, then + & Fork LPDO
Botvinnik vs N Sorokin, 1933 
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 12 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Classical / Yugoslav (B72) 1-0 Lesser known nemesis
F Bohatirchuk vs Botvinnik, 1933 
(B58) Sicilian, 58 moves, 1-0

G28: The Mammoth Book of the World's Greatest Chess Games
Rauzer vs Botvinnik, 1933 
(B74) Sicilian, Dragon, Classical, 29 moves, 0-1

'Dynamic Pawn Play in Chess' (Gambit, 2001) by Marovic
M Yudovich Sr. vs Botvinnik, 1934 
(A95) Dutch, Stonewall, 47 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Def: Meran. Sozin Var I (D49) 1-0 Try to hold onto Ps
Botvinnik vs S Belavenets, 1934 
(D49) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 25 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Agincourt Def (A09)1-0Botvinnik's piece of art
Botvinnik vs Chekhover, 1935 
(A13) English, 43 moves, 1-0

Comprehensive Chess Course V2, Mating combination p. 58
V Goglidze vs Botvinnik, 1935 
(D90) Grunfeld, 29 moves, 0-1

Botvinnik found the improvement <8.Rc1>
Botvinnik vs Spielmann, 1935 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 12 moves, 1-0

First of many times Botvinnk played the ML Winawer with 6...Ne7
Milner-Barry vs Botvinnik, 1935 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 54 moves, 0-1

English Anglo-Indian Def. QID / Maroczy Bind (A15) 1-0 Prize
Botvinnik vs Lilienthal, 1936 
(A15) English, 44 moves, 1-0

QGD Orthodox Def. Botvinnik Var (D60) 1-0 IQP; Notes by AA
Botvinnik vs Vidmar, 1936  
(D60) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 24 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Capa Var (A47) 0-1A kNight on the rim gets trapped
Bogoljubov vs Botvinnik, 1936  
(A47) Queen's Indian, 25 moves, 0-1

English Opening vs Old Indian (A15) 1-0 Notes by AA
Botvinnik vs Tartakower, 1936  
(A15) English, 30 moves, 1-0

Game 86 in 'Think Like a Grandmaster' by Alexander Kotov
Sokolsky vs Botvinnik, 1938 
(D94) Grunfeld, 40 moves, 0-1

Four Knights, Spanish. Rubinstein Var (C48) 1/2-1/2 Stockfish
Botvinnik vs Fine, 1938 
(C48) Four Knights, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

IM Jeremy Silman: "How to Reassess Your Chess" pp. 60-68
Botvinnik vs I Kan, 1939 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 41 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Def. Classical. Zurich Var (E33) 0-1 Rob the pin
Kotov vs Botvinnik, 1939 
(E33) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 38 moves, 0-1

Game 61: Botvinnik "100 Selected Games"
I Rabinovich vs Botvinnik, 1939 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 67 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Closed. Pilnik Var (C90) 0-1 Notes by Stockfish
P Dubinin vs Botvinnik, 1939 
(C90) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 29 moves, 0-1

Dutch Defense: Classical. Stonewall (A93) 1-0 Down the middle!
V Makogonov vs Botvinnik, 1940 
(A93) Dutch, Stonewall, Botvinnik Variation, 44 moves, 1-0

QID Classical. Traditional, Main Line (E19) 1-0 Klunker Black R
Lilienthal vs Botvinnik, 1940 
(E19) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3, 43 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Scheveningen. Classical (B84) 1-0 R ending nurses Ps
Botvinnik vs A Konstantinopolsky, 1940 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 72 moves, 1-0

G71'Botvinnik: One Hundred Selected Games' by Mikhail Botvinnik
Panov vs Botvinnik, 1940 
(C00) French Defense, 41 moves, 0-1

Game 70 in Botvinnik's "100 Selected Games"
Botvinnik vs Levenfish, 1940 
(A28) English, 27 moves, 1-0

G114 in Chess Highlights of the 20th Century by G. Burgess
Keres vs Botvinnik, 1941 
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 22 moves, 0-1

French Def. Tarrasch. Open System ML (C09) 0-1 Pins & Battery
Ragozin vs Botvinnik, 1941 
(C09) French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line, 24 moves, 0-1

C02 0-1 29
Bondarevsky vs Botvinnik, 1941 
(C02) French, Advance, 29 moves, 0-1

English Anglo-Indian Def. K's Knight Var (A15) 1-0 Bishop pair
Botvinnik vs A Khachaturov, 1943 
(A15) English, 34 moves, 1-0

Judgment and Planning in Chess, Euwe pp.15-16 Qside P majority
Botvinnik vs A Konstantinopolsky, 1943 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 52 moves, 1-0

It's the Russian equivalent of "Hurrah!"
V Lyublinsky vs Botvinnik, 1943 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 53 moves, 0-1

French Winawer. Positional Var (C19) 0-1 Famous a4 blockade
Tolush vs Botvinnik, 1945 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 41 moves, 0-1

Black just riddles White's position and ends it with a fork
Denker vs Botvinnik, 1945 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 25 moves, 0-1

Game 56 'The Soviet School of Chess' by A. Kotov & M. Yudovich
P Romanovsky vs Botvinnik, 1945 
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 38 moves, 0-1

KID: Classical Fianchetto (E67) 1-0 Stockfish notes
Botvinnik vs Bondarevsky, 1945 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 40 moves, 1-0

French Exchange (C01) 0-1 White K cornered last 25 moves
Tartakower vs Botvinnik, 1946 
(C01) French, Exchange, 54 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Dutch. Alekhine Variation (A90) 0-1 Kside attack, add on
H Steiner vs Botvinnik, 1946 
(A90) Dutch, 28 moves, 0-1

Game 164: The World's Great Chess Games by Reuben Fine
C H Alexander vs Botvinnik, 1946 
(C18) French, Winawer, 41 moves, 1-0

NID Saemisch Accelerated (E24) 0-1 Sham Q sac, rob the pin
Botvinnik vs Kotov, 1946 
(E24) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 24 moves, 0-1

G54 inThe Most Instructive Games of Chess Ever Played byChernev
Botvinnik vs Vidmar, 1946 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 60 moves, 1-0

QGD: Cambridge Springs Variation (D52) 0-1 30...?
D Zaslavsky vs Botvinnik, 1926 
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 31 moves, 0-1

QGD: Semi-Tarrasch Def. Pillsbury Var (D41) 1-0 30.?
Botvinnik vs Szabo, 1946 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 31 moves, 1-0

Game 14: The Greatest Ever Chess Endgames by Steve Giddins
K Plater vs Botvinnik, 1947 
(B20) Sicilian, 62 moves, 0-1

Botvinnik finished 1st in this tournament. Ragozin was 2nd.
Botvinnik vs Ragozin, 1947 
(E40) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 33 moves, 1-0

The Hague/Moscow World Championship Game #12
Keres vs Botvinnik, 1948 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 72 moves, 0-1

Similar to Hort vs Petrosian, 1970
Reshevsky vs Botvinnik, 1948 
(C18) French, Winawer, 47 moves, 0-1

Q Pawn Game: Zukertort (D02) 1-0 Inflict doubled pawns
Botvinnik vs Keres, 1948 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 60 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Saemisch (E28) 1-0 Rxg7 Decoy
Botvinnik vs Keres, 1948 
(E28) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch Variation, 23 moves, 1-0

"Chess Life and Review" (April 1948), pp. 13-14
Botvinnik vs Reshevsky, 1948 
(E40) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 32 moves, 1-0

French Winawer. Fingerslip Var. Main Line (C15) 1-0 Suspicious
Keres vs Botvinnik, 1948 
(C15) French, Winawer, 39 moves, 1-0

Instead of Bronstein's 6...d6, maybe Botvinnik's 6...d5 is best
Botvinnik vs N Kopilov, 1951 
(A81) Dutch, 37 moves, 0-1

Dvoretsky/Yusupov: "Positional Play, Prophylactic thinking, The
Botvinnik vs Keres, 1952 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 37 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik's Creative Work in Chess, edited by Baturnsky.
Botvinnik vs Taimanov, 1953 
(E40) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 42 moves, 1-0

P-Q4 Zukertort vs Baltic Def (D02) 1/2-1/2 Open b-file
Botvinnik vs Smyslov, 1954 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 50 moves, 1/2-1/2

Semi-Slav Def. Meran. Lundin Var (D47) 1-0 Pick your ending
Botvinnik vs N Minev, 1954 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 91 moves, 1-0

G35: The Mammoth Book of the World's Greatest Chess Games
Botvinnik vs Smyslov, 1954 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 33 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Yugoslav Attack Panov Var (B76) 1-0 Flank Q trap
Botvinnik vs Averbakh, 1955 
(B76) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 19 moves, 1-0

Game 134: Guinness Book of Chess Grandmasters by W.R. Hartston
Kotov vs Botvinnik, 1955 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 65 moves, 0-1

Complete Book of Beginning Chess: King's Indian Attack
Smyslov vs Botvinnik, 1955 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 28 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Meran. Stahlberg Var (D49) 1-0 Photo of the big match
Reshevsky vs Botvinnik, 1955 
(D49) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 41 moves, 1-0

King's English Variation (A20) 1-0 Crossfire penetration
Botvinnik vs O Benkner, 1956 
(A20) English, 27 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Richter-Rauzer. Traditional (B56) 1-0 Last round
Keres vs Botvinnik, 1956 
(B63) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 34 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Symmetrical. 2 Knts (A37) 1-0Check-less K hunt
Botvinnik vs Gligoric, 1956 
(A37) English, Symmetrical, 30 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Great Snake Var (A10) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
Botvinnik vs Szabo, 1956 
(A10) English, 27 moves, 1-0

Modern Defense: Averbakh System. Kotov Var (A42) 1-0
Botvinnik vs C H Alexander, 1958 
(A42) Modern Defense, Averbakh System, 38 moves, 1-0

"Some sacrifices are sound; the rest are mine" - Tal
Botvinnik vs Tal, 1960 
(E69) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line, 47 moves, 0-1

Game 2 in Tal-Botvinnik 1960: Match for the World CC by Tal
Botvinnik vs Tal, 1960 
(A61) Benoni, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attk. Leonhardt Var (B88) 0-1Overloaded
O Neikirch vs Botvinnik, 1960 
(B88) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 26 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: Richter-Rauzer. General (B60) 1-0 Photo
D Drimer vs Botvinnik, 1960 
(B60) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

French Winawer. Classical (C18) 1-0 notes of Lubomir Kavalek
Unzicker vs Botvinnik, 1961 
(C18) French, Winawer, 31 moves, 1-0

KIA vs 3 Pawn Advance (A08) 1-0 B check removes the defender
Botvinnik vs A Pomar Salamanca, 1962 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 30 moves, 1-0

Pirc Def. Classical. Quiet System (B08) 0-1 Open center
Unzicker vs Botvinnik, 1962 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 40 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Dragon. Classical Tartakower Line (B74) 0-1 Tag team
H Kokkoris vs Botvinnik, 1962 
(B74) Sicilian, Dragon, Classical, 36 moves, 0-1

#42 Ray Keene's Good Move Guide byKeene & Andrew Whitely 20...?
Gipslis vs Botvinnik, 1963 
(B06) Robatsch, 32 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Def. Gurgenidze System (B15) 1/2-1/2 Simul blunder
Karpov vs Botvinnik, 1964 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

QGA Alekhine Def. Borisenko-Furman Var (D21) 1-0Remove defender
Botvinnik vs Schmid, 1965 
(D21) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 12 moves, 1-0

A17 1-0 53
Botvinnik vs J H Donner, 1965 
(A17) English, 53 moves, 1-0

G21 in Chess Secrets: Giants of Innovation by Craig Pritchett
Botvinnik vs Larsen, 1965 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 52 moves, 1-0

Michael Stean in "Simple Chess" thinks "Black dare not 13...a5"
Botvinnik vs G Szilagyi, 1966 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 37 moves, 1-0

Game 47 in Garry Kasparov on My Great Predecessors, Part 2
Botvinnik vs Keres, 1966 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 27 moves, 1-0

King's English. 2 Knights' Keres Var (A23) 1-0 b-pawn giveaway
Botvinnik vs A Alexeev, 1968 
(A23) English, Bremen System, Keres Variation, 45 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik gives both his rooks away and finishes w/a flurry
Botvinnik vs Portisch, 1968 
(A22) English, 26 moves, 1-0

Geller destroys Botvinnik in 24 moves with little combinations
Botvinnik vs Geller, 1969 
(E69) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line, 24 moves, 0-1

KID. Saemisch. Normal Def (E81) 1-0 Penetration eventually wins
Botvinnik vs Larsen, 1970 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 75 moves, 1-0

C15 0-1 28
Ragozin vs Botvinnik, 1936 
(C15) French, Winawer, 28 moves, 0-1

D51 0-1 32
Capablanca vs Botvinnik, 1925 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 32 moves, 0-1

E91 1-0 97
Botvinnik vs M Szebarszin, 1926 
(E91) King's Indian, 97 moves, 1-0

D30 0-1 52
Y Rokhlin vs Botvinnik, 1926 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 52 moves, 0-1

D48 0-1 50
Botvinnik vs I Rabinovich, 1926 
(D48) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 50 moves, 1/2-1/2

E16 1-0 32
Botvinnik vs N Grigoriev, 1927 
(E16) Queen's Indian, 32 moves, 1-0

D60 1-0 31
Botvinnik vs Vladimir Borisovich Yuriev, 1927 
(D60) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 31 moves, 1-0

C56 0-1 63
Ragozin vs Botvinnik, 1930 
(C56) Two Knights, 63 moves, 0-1

D60 1-0 25
Botvinnik vs A Batuev, 1931 
(D60) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 25 moves, 1-0

D60 1-0 55
Botvinnik vs N Sorokin, 1931 
(D60) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 55 moves, 1-0

D11 1-0 32
Botvinnik vs Riumin, 1931 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 32 moves, 1-0

King's English. Troger Def (A21) 1-0 Stockfish note
Botvinnik vs Sargon, 1983 
(A21) English, 37 moves, 1-0

E18 0-1 34
Chekhover vs Botvinnik, 1932 
(E18) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 7.Nc3, 34 moves, 0-1

E00 1-0 37
Botvinnik vs Alatortsev, 1932
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 1-0

A04 0-1 37
Lisitsin vs Botvinnik, 1933 
(A04) Reti Opening, 37 moves, 0-1

D46 1-0 77
Botvinnik vs I Rabinovich, 1934 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 77 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def. Richter-Rauzer. Traditional Var (B63) 0-1 Go fish
Suetin vs Botvinnik, 1952 
(B63) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 76 moves, 0-1

"How to Reassess Your Chess" by IM Jeremy Silman p. 98-99
Botvinnik vs Flohr, 1936 
(B05) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 57 moves, 1-0

Game 87 in Modern Chess Strategy by Ludek Pachman
Botvinnik vs Reshevsky, 1938 
(A25) English, 37 moves, 1-0

Game 97 in Think Like a Grandmaster by Alexander Kotov
M Stolberg vs Botvinnik, 1940 
(E48) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 d5, 41 moves, 0-1

Pirc Def. Classical. Two Knights System (B08) 0-1
A Medina Garcia vs Botvinnik, 1967 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 36 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Closed Bg2, Nf3 (B25) 0-1 Black gets the open files
A Medina Garcia vs Botvinnik, 1969 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 56 moves, 0-1

French Def Winawer. Classical Var (C18) 0-1 Notes by Botvinnik
Robatsch vs Botvinnik, 1962  
(C18) French, Winawer, 45 moves, 0-1

Game 56 in Botvinnik: Move by Move by Cyrus Lakdawala
Reshevsky vs Botvinnik, 1946 
(C18) French, Winawer, 59 moves, 0-1

QGD. Cambridge Springs Var (D52) 0-1 Tactics decide
K Barischev vs Botvinnik, 1926 
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 32 moves, 0-1

G7 in Botvinnik:One Hundred Selected Games by Mikhail Botvinnik
A Polyak vs Botvinnik, 1929 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 40 moves, 0-1

G12The Soviet Championships by Mark Taimanov & Bernard Cafferty
Botvinnik vs Alatortsev, 1931 
(E85) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox Variation, 27 moves, 1-0

The earliest former World Champion to play a chess computer
Botvinnik vs MK V S S, 1982 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 32 moves, 1-0

Game 33 in Botvinnik: Move by Move by Cyrus Lakdawala
Uhlmann vs Botvinnik, 1958 
(E43) Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 23 moves, 0-1

Game 69 in Think Like a Grandmaster by Alexander Kotov
Botvinnik vs Denker, 1945 
(D13) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation, 30 moves, 1-0

French Advance. Nimzowitsch Attack 4.Qg4 Qa5+ (C02) 0-1Not easy
I Rabinovich vs Botvinnik, 1937 
(C02) French, Advance, 55 moves, 0-1

NID. Huebner. Rubinstein Var (E42) 1-0 R trapped in spider web
Botvinnik vs Smyslov, 1952 
(E42) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein), 22 moves, 1-0

M Mukhitdinov vs Botvinnik, 1967 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 36 moves, 0-1

E Jimenez Zerquera vs Botvinnik, 1967 
(B07) Pirc, 35 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Defense: General (D43) 1-0 19.?
Botvinnik vs G Stepanov (Schneideman), 1931 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 34 moves, 1-0

Smyslov vs Botvinnik, 1944 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 40 moves, 0-1

Botvinnik vs Tal, 1961 
(E48) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 d5, 41 moves, 1-0

The King in Jeopardy by Alburt & Palatnik
Tolush vs Botvinnik, 1939 
(D83) Grunfeld, Grunfeld Gambit, 37 moves, 0-1

KID. Fianchetto. Classical Fianchetto (E67) 1-0 Stockfish notes
Botvinnik vs T Salo, 1954 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 30 moves, 1-0

Game 78 from Botvinnik: One Hundred Selected Games
Lilienthal vs Botvinnik, 1941 
(D49) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 55 moves, 0-1

Game 19 from Move by Move - Botvinnik (Lakdawala)
Botvinnik vs Fischer, 1962 
(D98) Grunfeld, Russian, 68 moves, 1/2-1/2

QGD. Exchange. Positional Var (D35) 1-0 Octopus & R on 7th!
Botvinnik vs Robatsch, 1966 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 24 moves, 1-0

World Championship Match (1954), KIA vs Sicilian (A07) 1-0
Smyslov vs Botvinnik, 1954 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 28 moves, 1-0

KIA vs Sicilian (A07) 0-1 Notes by Alekhine
C H Alexander vs Botvinnik, 1936  
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 35 moves, 0-1

KID. Saemisch. Double Fianchetto (E82) 0-1 Cramped
M Tamburini vs Botvinnik, 1960 
(E82) King's Indian, Samisch, double Fianchetto Variation, 25 moves, 0-1

Stonewall Attk vs Indian Be7, Bb7 (A45) 0-1 Pin gets worse
S A Mudrev vs Botvinnik, 1929 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 28 moves, 0-1

Game 105 from Think Like a Grandmaster (Kotov)
V Kirillov vs Botvinnik, 1931 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 32 moves, 0-1

English Opening: Symmetrical. Rubinstein Var (A34) 0-1Stockfish
G Goldberg vs Botvinnik, 1945 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 33 moves, 0-1

Botvinnik - Smyslov World CC Match (1954), Moscow URS, Rd. 2
Botvinnik vs Smyslov, 1954 
(E45) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Bronstein (Byrne) Variation, 30 moves, 1-0

QGD: Modern Variation. Normal Line (D55) 1-0 Rd1 Crusher!
Botvinnik vs Alatortsev, 1934 
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 20 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Morphy Def. Bayreuth Var (C77) 0-1 Losing streak
Botvinnik vs Stein, 1965 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 49 moves, 0-1

English Opening: Symmetrical. Three Knights (A34) 1-0 N Combo
Botvinnik vs Kasparian, 1938 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 14 moves, 1-0

KIA vs French Bb7/QGD Orthodox (A07) 1-0 Greek Gift!
Botvinnik vs J Letzelter, 1968 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 24 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld Def: Exchange. Spassky Var (D87) 0-1 Stockfish notes
B Ratner vs Botvinnik, 1945 
(D87) Grunfeld, Exchange, 38 moves, 0-1

Slav Defense: General (D10) 0-1 Notes by Stockfish
Botvinnik vs Levenfish, 1937 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 42 moves, 0-1

Game 49 'The Soviet School of Chess' by A. Kotov & M. Yudovich
Smyslov vs Botvinnik, 1954 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 41 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Def: Quiet Variation (D30) 1-0 Upside-down Gueridon #
Botvinnik vs M Muchin, 1926 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 29 moves, 1-0

the most famous Rook ending of the postwar era.
Unzicker vs Botvinnik, 1954 
(C18) French, Winawer, 72 moves, 1/2-1/2

Benoni Defense: Modern Var (A56) 0-1 Notes by Stockfish; 31...?
Yoel Aloni vs Botvinnik, 1964 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 36 moves, 0-1

QGA. Classical Def. Rubinstein Var (D27) 1/2-1/2Stockfish notes
Botvinnik vs Petrosian, 1963 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 55 moves, 1/2-1/2

QGD. Semi-Tarrasch Def. Pillsbury Var (D41) 1-0 Stockfish notes
Botvinnik vs G Ravinsky, 1944 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 126 moves, 1-0

Torre Attk vs Modern Def./Macho Spike (A40) 0-1
R Levit vs Botvinnik, 1967 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 40 moves, 0-1

English vs Anglo-Indian Def. Mikenas-Carls Var (A15) 1-0 photo
Botvinnik vs Stahlberg, 1956 
(A15) English, 55 moves, 1-0

G94"The 100 Best Games of the 20th Century" by GM Andrew Soltis
Szabo vs Botvinnik, 1952 
(A94) Dutch, Stonewall with Ba3, 78 moves, 1/2-1/2

English Opening: Agincourt Def. K's Knight (A13) 1-0 Stockfish
Botvinnik vs E Zagoryansky, 1943 
(A13) English, 42 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Scotch Gambit. Anderssen Attk (C56) 0-1 +, +, #
A Perfiliev vs Botvinnik, 1925 
(C56) Two Knights, 36 moves, 0-1

Game 64 from Das Schachgenie Botwinnik (Suetin)
Lilienthal vs Botvinnik, 1944 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 57 moves, 0-1

Game 110 from Das Schachgenie Botwinnik (Suetin)
Botvinnik vs A Dueckstein, 1958 
(A22) English, 43 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Closed Var (C84) 0-1 Q sacrifice for a vice
K Nadporoshky vs Botvinnik, 1925 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 36 moves, 0-1

Game 12 from On My Great Predecessors 3 (Kasparov)
Botvinnik vs Gligoric, 1964 
(D83) Grunfeld, Grunfeld Gambit, 78 moves, 0-1

Game 6 in "Simple Chess" by Michael Stean
Botvinnik vs J H Donner, 1963 
(A14) English, 31 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik - Tal World Champship Match (1960), Moscow URS, rd 12
Botvinnik vs Tal, 1960 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 72 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 76 in "Think Like a Grandmaster" by Alexander Kotov
Botvinnik vs Levenfish, 1935 
(D23) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 42 moves, 1-0

KIA vs Pachman's Def e5, d5-d4, Bg7 (A07) 1-0 Stockfish notes
Botvinnik vs Pachman, 1960 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 42 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Game: Spanish Var (C49) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
Botvinnik vs Panov, 1939 
(C49) Four Knights, 41 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Tarrasch. Open System (C07) 1/2-1/2
Botvinnik vs Bronstein, 1951 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 67 moves, 1/2-1/2

Smyslov - Botvinnik World Championship Rematch (1958), Moscow
Smyslov vs Botvinnik, 1958 
(B11) Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4, 62 moves, 0-1

Game 54 in 'Half a Century of Chess' by Mikhail Botvinnik
Keres vs Botvinnik, 1947 
(A95) Dutch, Stonewall, 80 moves, 0-1

An unusual game. Neither side moved its queen rook
Tal vs Botvinnik, 1961 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 42 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Open. Malkin Var (C83) 1/2-1/2 Stockfish
Botvinnik vs Euwe, 1934 
(C83) Ruy Lopez, Open, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2

Botvinnik vs A Kostjoerin, 1960 
(A22) English, 27 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik vs Kmoch, 1934 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 27 moves, 1-0

Game 40 from Soviet Chess (Soltis)
V Makogonov vs Botvinnik, 1927 
(E19) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3, 24 moves, 0-1

Torre Attack: Classical Defense (A46) 0-1 USSR Championship
Ragozin vs Botvinnik, 1929 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 14 moves, 0-1

QGD. Three Knights. General (D37) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
Botvinnik vs V Makogonov, 1938 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 1-0

Smyslov - Botvinnik World Championship Rematch (1958), Moscow U
Botvinnik vs Smyslov, 1958 
(A95) Dutch, Stonewall, 38 moves, 0-1

English Opening: Agincourt Defense (A13) 0-1 KEG annotates!
Keres vs Botvinnik, 1948 
(A13) English, 58 moves, 0-1

QGD. Semi-Tarrasch Defense. Pillsbury Var (D41) 1-0 Stockfish
Botvinnik vs Ragozin, 1947 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 39 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Tarrasch. Open System (C07) 1-0 Stockfish
Botvinnik vs Boleslavsky, 1941 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 49 moves, 1-0

Alekhine's Gun links
P Ostojic vs Botvinnik, 1969 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 61 moves, 0-1

King's English. Four Knights Variation (A28) · 1-0
Botvinnik vs Nenarokov, 1933 
(A28) English, 37 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik - Smyslov World Championship Match (1954), Moscow URS
Smyslov vs Botvinnik, 1954 
(C15) French, Winawer, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

French Defense: Winawer. Positional Var (C19) 0-1 tightrope
Tolush vs Botvinnik, 1943 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 42 moves, 0-1

Modern Defense 8...0-0-0? (B00) 1-0 Long is wrong
Botvinnik vs Kotov, 1967 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 19 moves, 1-0

Lisitsin vs Botvinnik, 1932 
(A04) Reti Opening, 44 moves, 0-1

Four Knights Game: Double Spanish (C49) 0-1 Uncastled Kings
Y Rokhlin vs Botvinnik, 1930 
(C49) Four Knights, 43 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Two Knights Def (C55) 1-0 Cornered
Botvinnik vs I Kalinin, 1924 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 29 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Capablanca Variation (A47) 0-1 promotion
Chekhover vs Botvinnik, 1931 
(A47) Queen's Indian, 49 moves, 0-1

NID. Spielmann Var. Romanovsky Gambit (E23) 1-0 tripled Ps
Botvinnik vs L Savitsky, 1932 
(E23) Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann, 19 moves, 1-0

Dbl Fianchetto Reti Gambit: Advance 2...d4 3.b4 (A09) 1-0
Botvinnik vs Ragozin, 1933 
(A09) Reti Opening, 34 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld Def: Russian. Smyslov Var (D98) 1/2-1/2 KEG annotates
Botvinnik vs Smyslov, 1948 
(D98) Grunfeld, Russian, 79 moves, 1/2-1/2

King's English. Two Knights' Smyslov System (A22) 1-0 Stockfish
Botvinnik vs Smyslov, 1964 
(A22) English, 44 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld Def: Brinckmann Attack. Grünfeld Gambit (D83) 1-0 Sto
Levenfish vs Botvinnik, 1937 
(D83) Grunfeld, Grunfeld Gambit, 41 moves, 1-0

Bad Queen vs Good Queen w/Knight Bookends
I Mazel vs Botvinnik, 1938 
(A19) English, Mikenas-Carls, Sicilian Variation, 11 moves, 0-1

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