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Laszlo Szabo vs Mikhail Botvinnik
Amsterdam IBM (1966), Amsterdam NED, rd 2, Jul-06
English Opening: Symmetrical. Normal Variation (A34)  ·  0-1



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Jun-22-10  Marmot PFL: "My opponent apparently supposed at this point that he needed a win in this game to win the tournament, and so came at me, but, unfortunately for him, prematurely." Botvinnik
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  keypusher: Funny finale. Position after 20....Ne5:

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Szabo comes up with a clever way to exchange queens: 21.Qc7+ Kxc7 22.Nd5+ Kd7 23.Nxf4. But after 23...g5 all is lost, because if 24.Nh3, then 24....Rxh3 25.gxh3 Nef3 is mate.

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