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Botvinnik vs the World Champions Decisive Games
Compiled by visayanbraindoctor
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The Romance of the Chess World Championship Match and the World Champions that won them:

There can only be Two.

The Champion to hold the Title he beat all the masters for.

The Challenger on quest for same Title of yore.

Mikhail Botvinnik

The Challenger on the same quest for the same Title of yore.

Botvinnik beat Lasker 1 to 0, with 3 draws

Botvinnik tied Capablanca 1 to 1, with 5 draws

Botvinnik beat Alekhine 1 to 0, with 2 draws

Botvinnik tied Euwe 2 to 2, with 8 draws

Botvinnik beat Smyslov 29 to 24, with 53 draws

Botvinnik tied Tal 12 to 12, with 20 draws

Petrosian beat Botvinnik 7 to 4, with 21 draws

Botvinnik beat Spassky 1 to 0, with 8 draws

Botvinnik tied Fischer 0 to 0, with 1 draw

Botvinnik vs World Champions Decisive Games Lasker
Botvinnik vs Lasker, 1936 
(E07) Catalan, Closed, 21 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik vs World Champions Decisive Games Capablanca
Botvinnik vs Capablanca, 1936 
(A14) English, 49 moves, 0-1

Botvinnik vs World Champions Decisive Games Capablanca
Botvinnik vs Capablanca, 1938 
(E40) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 41 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik vs World Champions Decisive Games Alekhine
Botvinnik vs Alekhine, 1938 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 51 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik vs World Champions Decisive Games Euwe
Botvinnik vs Euwe, 1934 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 56 moves, 0-1

Botvinnik vs World Champions Decisive Games Euwe
Euwe vs Botvinnik, 1938 
(D96) Grunfeld, Russian Variation, 34 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik vs World Champions Decisive Games Euwe
Botvinnik vs Euwe, 1948  
(D49) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 36 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik vs World Champions Decisive Games Euwe
Botvinnik vs Euwe, 1948 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 32 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik vs World Champions Decisive Games Smyslov
Smyslov vs Botvinnik, 1941 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 42 moves, 0-1

Botvinnik vs World Champions Decisive Games Smyslov
Smyslov vs Botvinnik, 1941 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 60 moves, 0-1

Botvinnik vs World Champions Decisive Games Smyslov
Botvinnik vs Smyslov, 1943 
(C46) Three Knights, 40 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik vs World Champions Decisive Games Smyslov
Smyslov vs Botvinnik, 1943 
(C82) Ruy Lopez, Open, 50 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik vs World Champions Decisive Games Smyslov
Smyslov vs Botvinnik, 1944 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 40 moves, 0-1

Botvinnik vs World Champions Decisive Games Smyslov
Botvinnik vs Smyslov, 1945 
(D13) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation, 31 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik vs World Champions Decisive Games Smyslov
Botvinnik vs Smyslov, 1946 
(D98) Grunfeld, Russian, 50 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik vs World Champions Decisive Games Smyslov
Smyslov vs Botvinnik, 1948 
(B60) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 41 moves, 0-1

Botvinnik vs World Champions Decisive Games Smyslov
Smyslov vs Botvinnik, 1951 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 41 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik vs World Champions Decisive Games Smyslov
Botvinnik vs Smyslov, 1951 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 36 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik vs World Champions Decisive Games Smyslov
Smyslov vs Botvinnik, 1951 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 39 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik vs World Champions Decisive Games Smyslov
Botvinnik vs Smyslov, 1952 
(E42) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein), 22 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik vs World Champions Decisive Games Smyslov
Smyslov vs Botvinnik, 1951 
(E03) Catalan, Open, 41 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik vs World Champions Decisive Games Smyslov
Smyslov vs Botvinnik, 1952 
(A82) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 27 moves, 0-1

Botvinnik vs World Champions Decisive Games Smyslov
Botvinnik vs Smyslov, 1954 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 45 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik vs World Champions Decisive Games Smyslov
Botvinnik vs Smyslov, 1954 
(D22) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 61 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik vs World Champions Decisive Games Smyslov
Botvinnik vs Smyslov, 1954 
(D22) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 37 moves, 0-1

Botvinnik vs World Champions Decisive Games Smyslov
Botvinnik vs Smyslov, 1954 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 33 moves, 0-1

Botvinnik vs World Champions Decisive Games Smyslov
Smyslov vs Botvinnik, 1954 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 28 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik vs World Champions Decisive Games Smyslov
Botvinnik vs Smyslov, 1954 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 72 moves, 0-1

Botvinnik vs World Champions Decisive Games Smyslov
Smyslov vs Botvinnik, 1954 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 36 moves, 0-1

Botvinnik vs World Champions Decisive Games Smyslov
Smyslov vs Botvinnik, 1954 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 41 moves, 0-1

Botvinnik vs World Champions Decisive Games Smyslov
Botvinnik vs Smyslov, 1954 
(D18) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 38 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik vs World Champions Decisive Games Smyslov
Smyslov vs Botvinnik, 1954 
(C15) French, Winawer, 50 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik vs World Champions Decisive Games Smyslov
Smyslov vs Botvinnik, 1954 
(C18) French, Winawer, 25 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik vs World Champions Decisive Games Tal
Tal vs Botvinnik, 1960 
(A87) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation, 41 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik vs World Champions Decisive Games Tal
Tal vs Botvinnik, 1960 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 41 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik vs World Champions Decisive Games Tal
Tal vs Botvinnik, 1960 
(C18) French, Winawer, 32 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik vs World Champions Decisive Games Tal
Tal vs Botvinnik, 1960 
(A05) Reti Opening, 72 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik vs World Champions Decisive Games Tal
Tal vs Botvinnik, 1960 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 58 moves, 0-1

Botvinnik vs World Champions Decisive Games Tal
Botvinnik vs Tal, 1960 
(A70) Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3, 41 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik vs World Champions Decisive Games Tal
Tal vs Botvinnik, 1960 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 52 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik vs World Champions Decisive Games Tal
Botvinnik vs Tal, 1960 
(E69) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line, 47 moves, 0-1

Botvinnik vs World Champions Decisive Games Tal
Tal vs Botvinnik, 1961 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 29 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik vs World Champions Decisive Games Tal
Tal vs Botvinnik, 1961 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 45 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik vs World Champions Decisive Games Tal
Tal vs Botvinnik, 1961 
(C18) French, Winawer, 41 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik vs World Champions Decisive Games Tal
Tal vs Botvinnik, 1961 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 42 moves, 0-1

Botvinnik vs World Champions Decisive Games Tal
Tal vs Botvinnik, 1961 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 41 moves, 0-1

Botvinnik vs World Champions Decisive Games Tal
Botvinnik vs Tal, 1961 
(A23) English, Bremen System, Keres Variation, 73 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik vs World Champions Decisive Games Tal
Botvinnik vs Tal, 1961 
(D14) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation, 42 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik vs World Champions Decisive Games Tal
Botvinnik vs Tal, 1961 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 63 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik vs World Champions Decisive Games Tal
Botvinnik vs Tal, 1961 
(E48) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 d5, 41 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik vs World Champions Decisive Games Tal
Botvinnik vs Tal, 1961 
(E48) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 d5, 43 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik vs World Champions Decisive Games Tal
Botvinnik vs Tal, 1961 
(E85) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox Variation, 41 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik vs World Champions Decisive Games Tal
Botvinnik vs Tal, 1961 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 75 moves, 0-1

Botvinnik vs World Champions Decisive Games Tal
Botvinnik vs Tal, 1961 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 83 moves, 0-1

Botvinnik vs World Champions Decisive Games Tal
Botvinnik vs Tal, 1961 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 33 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik vs World Champions Decisive Games Tal
Botvinnik vs Tal, 1961 
(E24) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 33 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik vs World Champions Decisive Games Tal
Tal vs Botvinnik, 1966 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 45 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik vs World Champions Decisive Games Petrosian
Petrosian vs Botvinnik, 1952 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 33 moves, 0-1

Botvinnik vs World Champions Decisive Games Petrosian
Botvinnik vs Petrosian, 1952 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 46 moves, 0-1

Botvinnik vs World Champions Decisive Games Petrosian
Petrosian vs Botvinnik, 1963 
(A10) English, 52 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik vs World Champions Decisive Games Petrosian
Botvinnik vs Petrosian, 1963 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 61 moves, 0-1

Botvinnik vs World Champions Decisive Games Petrosian
Petrosian vs Botvinnik, 1963 
(E19) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3, 66 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik vs World Champions Decisive Games Petrosian
Petrosian vs Botvinnik, 1963 
(D81) Grunfeld, Russian Variation, 58 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik vs World Champions Decisive Games Petrosian
Petrosian vs Botvinnik, 1963 
(D94) Grunfeld, 48 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik vs World Champions Decisive Games Petrosian
Botvinnik vs Petrosian, 1963 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 57 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik vs World Champions Decisive Games Petrosian
Botvinnik vs Petrosian, 1964 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 63 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik vs World Champions Decisive Games Petrosian
Botvinnik vs Petrosian, 1966 
(A10) English, 34 moves, 0-1

Botvinnik vs World Champions Decisive Games Spassky
Spassky vs Botvinnik, 1966 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 68 moves, 0-1

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