chessgames.com
Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing
Mikhail Botvinnik vs Andrey Batuev
Leningrad-ch (1931), Leningrad URS
Queen's Gambit Declined: Orthodox Defense. Botvinnik Variation (D60)  ·  1-0

ANALYSIS [x]

FEN COPIED

Get this game explained with Decode Chess
explore this opening
find similar games 1,182 more games of Botvinnik
sac: 18.Nxf7 PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: Help with kibitzing features can be found on our Kibtizing Help Page.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.
PREMIUM MEMBERS CAN REQUEST COMPUTER ANALYSIS [more info]

Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-29-05  like a GM: I suppose Botvinnik hadn't seen till the end whaen he played 18♘xf7 so it was a positional sac. And then there is 25♕xe7! which is a tactical sac. Both kinds of sacs at one game!
Apr-16-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: nice positional sac. After 17 moves this could be a game between GMs or any duffers playing blitz on line. Very instructive, this should be a puzzle game for tactics here.
May-29-11  dull2vivid: 17… Bc5 or a like move and black has equality! and gone to support the ideas that white’s tempo loss of 7.Bd3 8.Bxd4 as only good for equality.

After Nxf7 white is tactically won. ...Rc8 was a pity.

NOTE: Create an account today to post replies and access other powerful features which are available only to registered users. Becoming a member is free, anonymous, and takes less than 1 minute! If you already have a username, then simply login login under your username now to join the discussion.

Please observe our posting guidelines:

  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate, or gibberish posts.
  3. No vitriolic or systematic personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No cyberstalking or malicious posting of negative or private information (doxing/doxxing) of members.
  6. No trolling.
  7. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by moderators, create a false impression of consensus or support, or stage conversations, is prohibited.

Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.

Blow the Whistle

See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a moderator.


NOTE: Please keep all discussion on-topic. This forum is for this specific game only. To discuss chess or this site in general, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of Chessgames.com, its employees, or sponsors.
All moderator actions taken are ultimately at the sole discretion of the administration.

This game is type: CLASSICAL. Please report incorrect or missing information by submitting a correction slip to help us improve the quality of our content.

<This page contains Editor Notes. Click here to read them.>

Featured in the Following Game Collections[what is this?]
Game 17
from Botvinnik: One Hundred Selected Games by Okavango
D60 1-0 25
from Bot_vin_nik Blinked at Fredthebear by fredthebear
BOTVINNIK"S BEST GAMES VOL 1: 1925-1941
by Malacha
Game 17
from book: Botvinnik: One Hundred Selected Games by Baby Hawk
QGD: Orthodox Def. Botvinnik Var (D60)1-0 Nxf7 sac arranges pin
from 1930s Depressed Fredthebear by fredthebear
Mikhail Botvinnik's Best Games
by Okavango
51a1_IQP on d4
by Jaredfchess
Game 17
from Botvinnik: One Hundred Selected Games by Trabischu
Game 11
from Botvinnik's Half a Century of Chess by dmvdc
51a1_IQP on d4
by whiteshark
Game 7
from Das Schachgenie Botwinnik (Suetin) by Chessdreamer
Game 62
from Soviet Chess Strategy (Suetin) by Qindarka
Queen's Pawn 2
by GiantPickle
Middlegame: IQP on d4
by Baby Hawk
Mikhail Botvinnik's Best Games
by dcruggeroli
Games from CT-ART 4
by drakkenboy
Game 11
from Half a Century of Chess (Botvinnik) by Qindarka
Botvinnik's Best
by Koolcat

Home | About | Login | Logout | F.A.Q. | Profile | Preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | New Kibitzing | Chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | Privacy Notice | Contact Us

Copyright 2001-2021, Chessgames Services LLC