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botvinnik on the endgame
Compiled by pepechuy
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1 decades in search of the truth
Botvinnik vs M Szebarszin, 1926 
(E91) King's Indian, 97 moves, 1-0

3 an exchange up, but a king down
Ragozin vs Botvinnik, 1930 
(C56) Two Knights, 63 moves, 0-1

4 pieces on a swing
Botvinnik vs G A Thomas, 1936 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 69 moves, 1-0

5 strength in simplicity
Botvinnik vs Alekhine, 1938 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 51 moves, 1-0

6 when the king is in the net
Tartakower vs Botvinnik, 1946 
(C01) French, Exchange, 54 moves, 0-1

7 two zugzwangs in a single ending
Botvinnik vs Bronstein, 1951 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 57 moves, 1-0

8 even piece-down endings may be saved
Botvinnik vs Keres, 1951 
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 58 moves, 1/2-1/2

9 a classic zugzwang position
O L Moiseev vs Botvinnik, 1952 
(D82) Grunfeld, 4.Bf4, 75 moves, 0-1

10 mate in midboard
Suetin vs Botvinnik, 1952 
(B63) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 76 moves, 0-1

11 no rule without exception
Taimanov vs Botvinnik, 1953 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 51 moves, 0-1

12 how endgame theory is made
Botvinnik vs N Minev, 1954 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 91 moves, 1-0

12 how endgame theory is made
Botvinnik vs G Ravinsky, 1944 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 126 moves, 1-0

13 caissa rewards effort
Unzicker vs Botvinnik, 1954 
(C18) French, Winawer, 72 moves, 1/2-1/2

14 what we call "trousers"
Kotov vs Botvinnik, 1955 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 65 moves, 0-1

15 sometimes even rook endings may be won
Botvinnik vs Najdorf, 1956 
(E42) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein), 73 moves, 1-0

16 queen and knight work miracles
Sliwa vs Botvinnik, 1956 
(C01) French, Exchange, 45 moves, 0-1

17 the birth of a plan
Botvinnik vs Smyslov, 1958 
(A16) English, 68 moves, 1-0

18 stalemate - the seed of salvation
Tal vs Botvinnik, 1961 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 121 moves, 1/2-1/2

19 the encircled king
Botvinnik vs Unzicker, 1961 
(A13) English, 59 moves, 1-0

20 riddles in the game and analysis
Botvinnik vs Fischer, 1962 
(D98) Grunfeld, Russian, 68 moves, 1/2-1/2

21 the subtetlies of a simple endgame
Kholmov vs Botvinnik, 1963 
(B07) Pirc, 69 moves, 0-1

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

23 paul keres' study
Portisch vs Botvinnik, 1969 
(D96) Grunfeld, Russian Variation, 88 moves, 1/2-1/2

24 a resourceful king
A Matanovic vs Botvinnik, 1969 
(B06) Robatsch, 64 moves, 0-1

25 final victory
Botvinnik vs Larsen, 1970 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 75 moves, 1-0

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