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Mikhail Botvinnik vs Laszlo Szabo
Groningen (1946), Groningen NED, rd 1, Aug-13
Queen's Gambit Declined: Semi-Tarrasch Defense. Pillsbury Variation (D41)  ·  1-0

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Mar-01-07  Rama: The position after 29. ... Rd5, is given as diagram 53 on pp146 of Averbach's Chess Tactics. He continues 30. Rxe6 Bxd4+, 31. Qxd4! Rxd4, 32. Rxg6+ hg, 33. Rxd4 ..., and white wins a piece.

The sequence was playable on the previous move but it didn't win anything, which makes the quiet seemingly defensive move 29 Rcd1 ..., particularly good psychologically.

Aug-11-07  wolfmaster: Szabo put up a tough fight, but was slowly outplayed.
Dec-20-10  laskereshevsky: This was the first round of the tournament.

Looks like the first encounter of GM Szabo against a Sovietic GM ( and what a one! ) was not so bad for him...

Laszlo just falled down in a Bot's trap...

Was enough to play 29... ♗h8 In place of the ♖d5 and the position is slighty better for the black ( I think...)

Mar-25-14  SeanAzarin: In "Modern Chess Strategy", Ludek Pachman pinpoints Black's 29th move as the game-losing blunder. Pachman's exact wording is: "After 29... B-KR1, or even 29... B-Q4, the position remains complicated, but in my opinion Black has the better prospects."
Jul-09-22
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  fearlessone: On move 29 the d4 pawn is being attacked so Rcd1 defending it again was logical move. 1) +0.19 (24 ply) 29...Bh8 30.Qc3 a5 31.Qe3 Rd5 32.Qxe6+ Qxe6 33.Rxe6 Bxd4+ 34.Rxd4 Rxd4 35.Re7 Rxg4 36.fxg4 Bd5 37.Rg7+ Kh8 38.Rxg5 Bxa2 39.Bg7+ Kg8 40.Bc3+ Kf7 41.Bxa5 Be6 42.Bc3 Ke8 43.Re5 Kd7 44.g5 Bb3 45.Ba5 Kc6 46.Kf2 Bc4

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