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Mikhail Botvinnik vs V Breitman
Leningrad tt (1931)
King's Indian Defense: Normal Variation. Deferred Fianchetto (E72)  ·  1-0



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Jul-01-06  Helios727: What happens after 23... gxf5 ?
Jul-01-06  LuckyBlunder: 24 Qg5, pinning the bishop, and since Nh5 or Ne8 is the only way to prevent mate, white wins black's queen
May-29-11  dull2vivid: Black’s Bg4 move helped white. Black should have tried a knight move. Some plan more consequentially concerning the center. Like instead of Nc6, nd7 with a e5 thrust and the other knight moves and then f5, and black is in business. By the text white dominate blacks kingside while keeping the queenside at bay. Black was too wishy-washy with Bg4, a losing plan.

Though, Nc6 might be the losing inaccuracy, as it can be chased to white’s advantage. In response to white’s flexible system, put your knight on d7 and use e5 to affirm center capacities or get wrecked by the flexibility.

May-29-11  parisattack: <dull2vivid:>

Although I have seen all these games - Botvinnik was my early chess hero - I have very much enjoyed playing over the games with your succinct but quite useful notes today.

One can already in these games see Botvinnik's ability to define a strategic target early in the game and drill.

Thank you!

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