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By Mikhail Botvinnik, Ken Neat

An English translation of Analiticheskie i kriticheskie raboty 1923-1941. 1984.

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C 7 t:Dge7 . 10 . . xe5 ( l l . f4 ! ) 1 2 dxe5 tDxe5 13 . f4 or 10. . a3 ! Black's position soon collapses. d3 In this way White avoids any problems over the defence of his e5 pawn. Black's possible activity in the centre ( . . e6-e5) is not a danger. • . • gxf6 0--0 If, for example, 1 2 . . e5, then 1 3 tDxe5 ! f5+ tLixrs 16 'ili'xrs+

But there was such a contin­ uation, and after the game it was pointed out by Kubbel: 24 ti:JdS! �a7 (24 . . �d8 25 e7 Aas 26 e6) 25 ti:Je3 ! l:td6 etc. 24 25 . h6 It was all so obvious, that I did not even think of first playing 25 l:txg7. After all, the piece would not have nm away: 25 . . � 26 lhe7, or 25 . f8 27 �fl rtie7 28 ti:Jd5+. f4 The preparatory 20 h3 was simpler, but White did not want to be diverted from his intentions. 25 26 46 ti:Jd5+ cJ;;xe7 'iii>xe6 26 . 'iti18 was worse in view of 27 e7+.

E7 h4 If 1 9 . . c4, in order to block the open file by playing the knight to d3, White would develop his attack with 20 t2Jd5 and 2 1 'ii'e4. This plan was also feasible now, but I preferred to take the game into a won ending. f7 This move wins a piece, and on the basis of not expecting too much of a good thing, I did not try to find anything better. But there was such a contin­ uation, and after the game it was pointed out by Kubbel: 24 ti:JdS! �a7 (24 . . �d8 25 e7 Aas 26 e6) 25 ti:Je3 ! l:td6 etc.

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