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Mark Taimanov vs Mikhail Botvinnik
USSR Championship Playoff (1953), Moscow URS, rd 5, Feb-02
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Normal Variation. Bernstein Defense (E58)  ·  1-0

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Kibitzer's Corner
Aug-13-07
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  Honza Cervenka: 14...Bh5 with next Bg6 seems to be a wrong reaction on Taimanov's 14.Nh4. 14...Bd7 deserved attention.
Jun-07-11  Llawdogg: 14 Nh4 was key. It prevented Bxf3 and the doubled pawns. It prevented any light squared bishop trade. And then Taimanov was able to get f3 and e4 and control of the center.
Jul-11-15  zydeco: Probably a psychological mistake of Botvinnik's to play the Nimzo-Indian: it was a specialty of Taimanov's and not one of Botvinnik's main openings.

White meets 27....Kh7 with 28.h5.

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