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Mikhail Botvinnik vs Salomon Flohr
Groningen (1946), Groningen NED, rd 12, Aug-28
Queen's Gambit Declined: Semi-Tarrasch Defense. Main Line (D42)  ·  1/2-1/2

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Aug-11-07  wolfmaster: Botvinnik was able to nullify the possible disadvantage of the isolated pawn and draws an extremely strong player here.
Sep-23-12  bystander: 27) ♖g3 does not look good to me, because of 27) ♖g3 ♖c3x 28) ♘f7x ♕d4x. Why not 27) cb4x ♗b4x 28) ♖d1?
Sep-23-12  bystander: 29) ♘e5. What about 29) ♖g5 attacking the black queen and still protecting g2?
Sep-23-12  bystander: I do not understand 32) .. ♘h5? Some alternatives 32)..♗d5, 32)... ♗f8, 32)...♗b8. In all cases black's knight is still on f6 and there is no need to worry about Bd6 after 40) Rd1.
Jan-29-20  paulthebox: Indeed the tournament book gives 32... Nd5 as winning
Jan-29-20
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  keypusher: SF's top two lines after 32....Nd5, 15 minute search are below. Sacrificing on g6 seems to lead to equality.

1) =0.00 (35 ply) 33.Rd1 Qb6 34.Bxg6 hxg6 35.Qd3 Nxf4 36.gxf4 Bxe5 37.Qxg6+ Kf8 38.fxe5 Qf2 39.Qh6+ Kg8 40.Qg6+ Kf8

2) -0.08 (35 ply) 33.Nxg6 hxg6 34.Bxd6 Nc3 35.Qd3 Qxd3 36.Bxd3 Rd8 37.Rxe6 Bc8 38.Rxg6+ Kf7 39.Bc2 Re8 40.h4 Re2 41.Bd3 Rd2 42.Bxb4 Rxd3 43.Rc6 Nxa2 44.Be1 Rd1 45.Rxc8 Rxe1+ 46.Kh2 Nb4 47.g4 Re3 48.Ra8 Ra3 49.h5 Nc6 50.g5 Ne5 51.g6+ Kf6 52.g3 Ra2+ 53.Kh3 Nd3 54.Kg4 Ra4+ 55.Kf3 Ne5+ 56.Kg2 Ng4 57.Kh3

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