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Mikhail Botvinnik vs Efim Geller
USSR Championship (1955), Moscow URS, rd 5, Feb-18
Queen's Gambit Declined: Exchange. Positional Variation (D35)  ·  0-1



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Dec-22-06  who: 8.Bd3 is a mistake. With 8.Qf3 white black has to make severe positional concessions.
Dec-22-06  who: the word white in the previous post is extra.
Nov-07-15  zydeco: Geller had a knack for making Botvinnik look bad. Black plays very energetically around the isolated pawn (from move 14-20).
May-17-18  Toribio3: Botvinnik played passive. This is the reason why he lost!
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  Honza Cervenka: 19.a4 or 20.Ncxd5 were probably better moves.
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  Fusilli: <HC> Looks like it. It's hard to understand why Botvinnik preferred to lose the pawn. He got totally outplayed here.
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  OhioChessFan: White had a ton of chances to play Nc5 and never did. Just an obvious move...I don't get it.
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  Honza Cervenka: 35.Ne2 was probably a decisive mistake. Of course, black was already much better with Bishop and passed Pawn (extra Pawn was not of much value here, as he was doubled) against Knight but 35.R1d2 was clearly better. Self-pinning of the Knight loses the game by force instantly as Geller demonstrated.

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