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Isaac Boleslavsky vs Mikhail Botvinnik
Groningen (1946), Groningen NED, rd 7, Aug-21
Spanish Game: Closed Variations. Keres Defense (C92)  ·  0-1



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Aug-11-07  wolfmaster: 23.Nh6+?
Aug-11-07  nescio: <wolfmaster: 23.Nh6+?>

What would you suggest to save the piece? The blunder is 22.Re3?

Aug-11-07  Nasruddin Hodja: A classic case of getting one's pieces tangled up. Boleslavsky has to lose a piece even if he doesn't sacrifice. 23. Nh2? g5 24. Qg3 Rg6 and the f4 bishop is doomed.

Probably the most stubborn was 23. Rae1 saving the e-pawn and hoping for some sort of attack with the g-pawn after 23. ... hxg4 24. hxg4. Of course, struggling on for god knows how many more moves to save a draw against Botvinnik at the height of his career, with only a very slender chance of success, is probably not anyone's idea of a good time. So I sympathize with white's desperate but unsound 23rd move.

Dec-30-15  ColdSong: I'd say there's nothing white can be proud of in that game.

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