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By Mikhail Botvinnik

Mikhail Botvinnik's 'Analiticheskie i kriticheskie raboty" have been originaly released in 4 volumes among 1984 and 1987. This moment quantity of this sequence coated his most sensible video games from the interval 1942 - 1956. The Botvinnik's top video games is a classical chess paintings, the best chess publication at the global. It includes 129 totally annotated video games via M. Botvinnik with many diagrams, checklist all to be had tournament's crosstables with participation of M. Botvinnik, match and fit effects and Index of openings.

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Lbb4 ! did not occur to . xb4 . @18 These checks cannot continue for long.

Here, however,. Black conceded the centre and after 7 . . d7 9 'iff3 he was an inferior position (Westerinen­ Lewi, Stockholm 197017 1). 7 iDd7 • • dxe5 Chigorin liked playing such positions as Black. It was shown by Rauzer that they are dangerous for Black when White's queen's knight is not yet deve­ loped, in view of the manoeuvre lbb l ­ cl2-c4-a5. With the knight at c3 this system gives Black a satisfactory game. Botvinnink 1 2 dxe5 A positional error. l 7 . . a6 was necessary, and only if 18 c4 18 .

Since after 20 exf6 tLlxf6 the position ofthe white king collapses, Black wins a pawn while retaining all the advantages of his position. ht4 f5 This is simpler than fxe5 cxd5 �b8 l:le8 1ff7 27... 1ila6, when there could have followed 28 11ih5, which, incidentally, White was also ob­ liged to play now, trying to provoke the exchange of queens. The passive move in the game leads to further difficulties. xe5+. a6 A forced retreat. xe5+ :xe5 3 1 'i'd8+ rl;a7 32 :cs :xrs+! Black's attack is the stronger, whereas now White is ready to demonstrate (for example, after 30 ...

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