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Mikhail Botvinnik vs Milan Matulovic
USSR vs. Rest of the World (1970), Belgrade SRB, rd 4, Apr-04
Dutch Defense: Leningrad. Matulovic Variation (A89)  ·  1/2-1/2



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  offramp: 61.Qa7 seems to win for Botvinnik.
Jul-08-15  ughaibu: How? On the other hand, what's wrong with 61.h7?
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  beatgiant: <ughaibu>
The point of 61. Qa7 is to prevent ...Ne3+, which is a strong reply to the suggested <61. h7>.

On 61. Qa7 Nxh6 62. Nb4+ Kb5 63. Qa6+ wins the queen, and on 61. Qa7 Qe4+ 62. Kh3 Qh1+ 63. Kxg4 Qe4+ 64. f4 Black soon runs out of checks.

Finally, after 61. Qa7 Qxd3 62. Qa4+ followed by 63. Qxg4, I don't see how Black can stop the h-pawn or get a perpetual check.

Jul-10-15  ughaibu: Interesting. Thanks.

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