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Mikhail Botvinnik vs Andre Lilienthal
USSR Absolute Championship (1941), Leningrad- Moscow URS, rd 2, Mar-24
King's Indian Defense: Fianchetto Variation. Classical Fianchetto (E67)  ·  1-0



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Mar-10-08  suenteus po 147: I can see where Lilienthal gets into big trouble with 27...Kg8, but where is Botvinnik's overwhelming advantage if Andre were to play 27...Bxg5?
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  keypusher: <suenteus> Maybe 28. Rxe8 Rxe8 29. fxg5 Nf7 30. Nxf5 gxf5 31. Qf3? I wish I still had my copy of Botvinnik's 100 Selected Games.
Mar-10-08  suenteus po 147: <keypusher> That line looks as if it serves, though I was expecting something a position a little more conspicuously winning :)

I have a Botvinnik book, but unfortunately it only covers 1947-1970.

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  Benzol: After 27...♗xg5 28.fxg5 ♘f7 29.♘xf5 White wins a pawn and launches a very strong attack - Botvinnik in "One Hundred Selected Games".

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