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Mikhail Botvinnik vs Ilia Kan
Match Moscow-Leningrad (1930), Leningrad URS, rd 1, Oct-07
Dutch Defense: Classical Variation (A84)  ·  1-0



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Dec-30-07  jamesmaskell: A beautiful win by Botvinnik. The knight's dance around the board with an eventual exchange for a defended passed pawn is truly a delight.
May-29-11  dull2vivid: 7…d6 is too slow/committal to a plan which is thwarted by whites d5 (with a white spatial advantage). Black needs leave the d pawn alone for now. Ba6 is better. 0-0 is better. Bb7 is better. All are less committal and more active.

I agree than B's exploiting of black's backwardness is wonderfully instructive. e4 and ng5 is a stylishly winning plan.

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