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Mikhail Botvinnik vs Khrisogon Iustinovich Kholodkevich
USSR Championship (1927), Moscow URS, rd 14, Oct-14
King's Indian Defense: Normal Variation. Deferred Fianchetto (E72)  ·  1-0

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May-03-04  Tigran Petrosian: Botvinnik makes it all look so easy.
May-03-04  TrueFiendish: Though you did defeat him in that WC match...
May-04-04  Tigran Petrosian: Indeed...
May-04-04  fred lennox: Two GMs, one is Spassky, likened Botvinnik's play to a bulldozer. It even sounds easy.
Jul-18-07  Dr. Siggy: In my humble opinion, this crushing game by Botvinnik is a very strong argument in favour of the (good old) Deferred Fianchetto against the King's Indian Defense.

It is remarkable, that, after the (nowadays quite popular) move 7... c5, besides the safe and sound answer 8. 0-0 (played here by the former World Champion), White may even venture to go ahead with 8. d5!? Ne5 9. b3 Bg4 10. h3! Bf3 11. 0-0 Nfd7 12. Qc2 (according to R. Fine, "Practical Chess Openings", New York 1948, p. 272).

Aug-19-07  laskereshevsky: When in a 1970's television interview broadcasted by the sarajevo channel, the well-know Jugoslavian chess-journalist Dimitrij bielica asked BOBBY FISCHER for wich one BOTVINNIK's game shall he vote for, the former american citizen answered the above game, and another one...

<"I want show to the television viewers the game BOTVINNIK played versus Kholodkevich at only 16 years old....i chose it cause looks me a tipical BOTVINNIK's play example...">

For the statistic, the other mentioned game was this one:

A Akshanov vs Botvinnik, 1931

Oct-28-07  outsider: this is a game from ussr 1927 championship, where botvinnik finished 5th while kholodkevich was 21st and last. however, this guy was not hopeless, it seems on the last day he missed a mate in one against one3 of the leaders and later on still lost. his elo would have been somewhere around 2500?-2550?
Aug-17-11  waustad: The moves all look so obvious. If you look at my page here you'll see what can go wrong for a poor player trying something like this opening as white.
Jun-04-21  SymphonicKnight: This game from the 16 year old Botvinnik already shows his style and he picks apart the following mistakes, 18...Qd7? (18...a5! or 18...Bd7!)
19...f5? (19...a5!)
23...a6?! (Qd8)

Kholodkevich was probably around 2370, scoring 6.5/20 in the USSR Championship of 1927.

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