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Boris Rivlin vs Mikhail Botvinnik
Leningrad tt (1925), Leningrad URS
Spanish Game: Closed. Bogoljubow Variation (C91)  ·  0-1



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Dec-12-04  chess man: A beautiful game on Botvinnik's part.
Jun-10-05  Kangaroo: <<chess man>: A beautiful game on Botvinnik's part.> Nothing beauutiful at all. The very idea of 31. a4 c4 came out of the game Capablanca vs Bogoljubov, 1922

Efim Bogoljubov lost it, but the idea was found there, see the 24-th move.

Jul-19-05  EmperorAtahualpa: You're suggesting that only originality can be beautiful? That's pretty shallow dude.
Aug-04-05  Kangaroo: To <EmperorAtahualpa>: It is not a matter of <only originality>.

Botvinnik himself acknowledged that the very idea of his <combination> with <31. a4 c4!> came out of the game Capablanca vs Bogoljubov, 1922 that Bogoljubov lost - despite his brilliant <ORIGINAL> idea.

Hope this explanation will clarify my point.

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