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🏆 AVRO (1938)

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In November 1938, a Dutch radio company AVRO ... [more]

Player: Mikhail Botvinnik

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Fine vs Botvinnik 1-0311938AVROC17 French, Winawer, Advance
2. Keres vs Botvinnik ½-½261938AVROE17 Queen's Indian
3. Botvinnik vs Reshevsky 1-0371938AVROA25 English
4. Capablanca vs Botvinnik ½-½261938AVROD93 Grunfeld, with Bf4 & e3
5. Botvinnik vs Euwe ½-½411938AVROA13 English
6. Flohr vs Botvinnik ½-½421938AVROD84 Grunfeld, Grunfeld Gambit Accepted
7. Botvinnik vs Alekhine 1-0511938AVROD41 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
8. Botvinnik vs Fine ½-½191938AVROC48 Four Knights
9. Botvinnik vs Keres  ½-½411938AVROE29 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
10. Reshevsky vs Botvinnik ½-½501938AVROE46 Nimzo-Indian
11. Botvinnik vs Capablanca 1-0411938AVROE40 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3
12. Euwe vs Botvinnik 1-0341938AVROD96 Grunfeld, Russian Variation
13. Botvinnik vs Flohr  ½-½341938AVROD96 Grunfeld, Russian Variation
14. Alekhine vs Botvinnik ½-½301938AVROE19 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3
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Apr-26-15  Everett: Petrosianic: <The best aged tournament performance has got to be a 55 year old Lasker winning by a substantial margin over a field containing Capablanca and Alekhine at New York 1924> <Possibly, although two other candidates leap to mind:

1) Smyslov making it to the Candidates Final at age 63.

2) Lasker going undefeated at Moscow 1935, at age 66.>

Says <tournament> performance, quite clearly. Not match.

Apr-26-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: My favourite tournament performance is Kasparov's at Linares (1999).
Apr-27-15  A.T PhoneHome: Kasparov was, by his own admission, at his peak in 1999. 10.5/14 is a very strong feat against the field he was facing!
Apr-27-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: Am I alone in thinking that Kasparov is a better politician than he is a chess player?
Apr-27-15  A.T PhoneHome: I don't affiliate myself with politics so can't really say. Anyways, what makes you conclude such (not saying you're dead-wrong, just interested)?

I guess his attitude as a player is one thing.

May-20-15  Everett: <Apr-27-15
premium
member offramp: Am I alone in thinking that Kasparov is a better politician than he is a chess player?>

You are indeed alone! ;-)

May-20-15
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  RookFile: Lasker going 16 out of 20 at New York 1924. Forget about it, nothing else by a senior equals that in tournament play.
Sep-01-15
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  offramp: Whenever I hear the name AVRO I think of the English AVRO, the aeroplane company, and not the Dutch AVRO. It's a pity that AVRO the English company didn't sponsor Margate (1938). That would have been excellent!!
Sep-01-15
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  whiteshark:

<AVRO> - your game.
<AVRO> - You see this name, you think dirty. There's a bit of <AVRO> in all of us.

tbc...

Sep-01-15
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  AylerKupp: <<offramp> Am I alone in thinking that Kasparov is a better politician than he is a chess player?>

You probably aren't. But you and others who share the same opinion should consider that if Kasparov was a better politician than he is a chess player he would be the President of Russia.

Sep-01-15
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  keypusher: <AylerKupp: <<offramp> Am I alone in thinking that Kasparov is a better politician than he is a chess player?> You probably aren't. >

Don't encourage him!

<offramp> Hell yes.

Sep-18-15  The Kings Domain: Considering the results a changing of the guard really, a passing of the torch.
Feb-27-16  rgr459: If I could go back in time to see any tournament in history, it would be this one.
Feb-28-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  MissScarlett: Hastings 1895 for me. August on the English coast.
Feb-28-16  rgr459: 4 world champions - just think how much chess history was in that tournament. From Capablanca to Keres, players in this tournament were at the top of world chess from the 1900's-70's.
Mar-29-16
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  offramp: Het Aamsteldamiske Vereenigingen Rijksmuseeum Oranjeboom.

That's AVRO.

Mar-29-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: You don't mess around with The Big Oranje, lemme tell ya.
Mar-29-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  diceman: <offramp: Am I alone in thinking that Kasparov is a better politician than he is a chess player?>

What would make you think that?
He's been the World Champion as one, and unemployed as the other.

<unemployed>
Maybe that is a "better" politician! :)

Apr-04-16  ughaibu: 50% world champions here, as at St. Petersburg (1895/96). 60% in the final at St Petersburg (1914), but, how about the 50th World Champions Jubilee Tournament (2003)?
Apr-04-16
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  Phony Benoni: 60% also at FIDE World Championship Tournament (1948).

There must be some over-the-board tournaments, especially in more recent times with more active world champions around, that can beat 60%.

Apr-04-16
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  Phony Benoni: Case in point: Las Palmas (1996) with either 67% or 83%, depending on if y ou count Topalov.
Apr-04-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  Benzol: Pity there isn't a page for the 1966 Soviet Team Championship. IIRC Botvinnik, Petrosian, Smyslov, Tal and Spassky all played in that one.
Apr-04-16  ughaibu: Phony Benoni: Yes, I can't imagine how I forgot about the 1948 championship tournament, and 67% is pretty good without any jokes about Topalov.

Benzol, I guess I take your meaning but wouldn't that require us to ignore all but the first board players?

Jun-25-16  backrank: >> AylerKupp: <<offramp> Am I alone in thinking that Kasparov is a better politician than he is a chess player?> You probably aren't. But you and others who share the same opinion should consider that if Kasparov was a better politician than he is a chess player he would be the President of Russia.<<

No, he would be President of the Universe.

Jun-25-16  Absentee: <AylerKupp: <<offramp> Am I alone in thinking that Kasparov is a better politician than he is a chess player?>

You probably aren't. But you and others who share the same opinion should consider that if Kasparov was a better politician than he is a chess player he would be the President of Russia.>

No, let's put it this other way: if he were equally good at both, he'd be drooling over the chessboard trying to understand how the horsie thing moves.

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