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Mikhail Botvinnik vs Alexander Tolush
Moscow-Leningrad (1965), Moscow URS, Nov-??
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Huebner. Rubinstein Variation (E42)  ·  1-0



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Oct-26-06  Bufon: What a splendid game!!

including those beatifull exchanges beggining with move 18 and ending in move 21.

Oct-26-06  M.D. Wilson: indeed
Dec-18-06  CoryLetain: Yes, this is good example of Botvinnik's opening system(s). The transition to middle and endgame is seamless. wow.
Dec-23-06  ronaldducalang: Nice consecutive rook takes on moves 18 to 21
Feb-10-11  KingG: Botvinnik really seemed to like that f-pawn push in IQP positions(the most famous of course being Botvinnik vs Vidmar, 1936, just in case there still exist people out thtere who aren't familiar with this game). It didn't always work out for him though: Botvinnik vs Euwe, 1934.
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  keypusher: Curious fact: Botvinnik and Tolush played eight games, and this is the only time Botvinnik had White. Overall score +6-1=1.

Aug-25-21  tbontb: After 14....Ng6 (better ....Nfd5) a semi-forced variation leads to an ending with a pawn plus for White after 32.Ra7. The question remains if the resulting position is technically lost for Black with best play, one likely defensive try being 32....h5 33.Rh7 Re5 34.Kf2 Rg5 35.Rh6 c5 (or compare the famous Keres-Botvinnik World-Championship 1948 game where the defender could have drawn).

Keres vs Botvinnik, 1948

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