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Lajos Portisch vs Mikhail Botvinnik
Hoogovens (1969), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 12, Jan-28
Gruenfeld Defense: Russian Variation (D96)  ·  1/2-1/2



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  keypusher: Interesting -- Botvinnik gets a horrible position out of the opening with a stranded knight on b6, much as Black did in this early Botvinnik classic!

Botvinnik vs M Yudovich Sr., 1933

Amazing Botvinnik was able to get a draw here -- surely Portisch should have won the ending.

Dec-27-12  jerseybob: Keypusher: 71.Nxb6 may not have been best. The knight at the moment may still be worth keeping. 71.Bd5, with Ne5-f7 as one possibility might be worth a try.

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