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Georgy Lisitsin vs Mikhail Botvinnik
Russia (1933), Leningrad URS, rd 1, Mar-25
Zukertort Opening: Lisitsyn Gambit (A04)  ·  0-1



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Jul-17-02  refutor: does anybody have any opinions on the lisitsin gambit (1.Nf3 f5 2.e4?!) is it sound? is it rubbish?
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  Sneaky: Looks like rubbish to me... but with the White pieces you can get away with a lot!

In this game, I think White might have faired better if improved upon 7.Nc3. (I can only assume he didn't see 7...Bxf2 coming. I know I didn't.)

Nov-02-04  Bobak Zahmat: It is quite interesting opening. I never had seen this before. I think if Black had played 12. ... fxg5 instead of 12. ... Rf7 the game was soon over for white.
Nov-02-04  Poisonpawns: Lisitsin gambit is good against unprepared dutch player,but see game Orlov vs Glek 1987 for a real nice treatment of the lisitsin by a strong dutch player of moder times.
Nov-19-04  Poisonpawns: Compare this game with Carlsen vs Dolmatov!
Apr-19-05  Whitehat1963: Interesting and aggressive play by white fails nonetheless. (Opening of the Day)
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  Honza Cervenka: After 7.Qe2 white position looks okay.
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  offramp: Contrary to what I learned as a youth, I now believe that in the opening almost anything is playable.
Aug-13-09  mertangili: I couldnt figure out why black resigned. Any suggestions?
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  keypusher: <mertangili> It's possible White lost on time. But after 37....c5 he has no good defense against ...Rh8 and ...Rh5#, e.g. 37....c5 38. Kh4 Rh8+ 39. Kg3 Rh3+ winning the rook.
May-26-19  Knightcarver: The "Site" information is incorrect. This was not the USSR Championship, but a Masters event in Leningrad. The game was played on 25 March 1933. Reference ""Mikhail Botvinnik Games I, 1924 - 1948," edited by Sergei Soloviov, 2000.

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