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Viacheslav Ragozin vs Mikhail Botvinnik
Training (1941)
Semi-Slav Defense: Botvinnik System (D44)  ·  0-1



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Jun-10-02  refutor: obviously, the theory of the botvinnik system was in it's infancy but this shows some good typical attacking ideas from the black side of the botvinnik system...there's so many positions where you can come up the h-file. also this is a vote for the fianchetto as white instead of playing 12.Be2 :)
Nov-09-09  Plato: This was the first time Botvinnik played the system that now bears his name. He could not have known what an enormous impact it would have on top-level chess ever since (and even more so in the 21st century).

He was not very the first to play it but was the first to analyze it in depth, and his results with Black were incredible: 5 wins, 2 draws, and no losses against very strong opposition.

May-03-12  lost in space: Hi <Plato>, do you know that Klaus Junge played this system before Botwinnik? I think he is the inventor of this system. Also he played it on highest level.

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