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Bot_vin_nik Blinked at Fredthebear
Compiled by fredthebear
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When he loosens that tie, it's all but over.


Catalan Opening: Closed Variation (E07) 1-0 2 hanging units
Botvinnik vs Lasker, 1936 
(E07) Catalan, Closed, 21 moves, 1-0

Defend the Castled King - The Art of Attack by Vladimir Vukovic
Alekhine vs Botvinnik, 1936  
(B72) Sicilian, Dragon, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

QGD Semi-Tarrasch Def. Pillsbury (D41)1-0 N fork flips = ending
Botvinnik vs Alekhine, 1938 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 51 moves, 1-0

Maxim: A well-timed center thrust is antidote to a wing attack
Botvinnik vs Capablanca, 1938 
(E40) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 41 moves, 1-0

NINE passed pawns aboard after 59.Rxf6
Smyslov vs Botvinnik, 1941 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 60 moves, 0-1

French Winawer. Positional Var (C19) 0-1 22...0-0-0
Smyslov vs Botvinnik, 1941 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 42 moves, 0-1

Botvinnik considered the following to be his best game of the t
Botvinnik vs Euwe, 1948  
(D49) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 36 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Accepted (D44) Qk draw 1/2-1/2 Photo
Bronstein vs Botvinnik, 1951 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 22 moves, 1/2-1/2

Dutch Classical. Stonewall vs Ba3 (A94) 1-0 Ns EG, time trouble
Botvinnik vs Bronstein, 1951 
(A94) Dutch, Stonewall with Ba3, 66 moves, 1-0

NID Normal. Bronstein (Byrne) Var (E45) 0-1 The horse is hers!
Botvinnik vs Bronstein, 1951 
(E45) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Bronstein (Byrne) Variation, 35 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Normal. Bishop Attack (E47) 0-1 K cut off
Botvinnik vs Bronstein, 1951 
(E47) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3, 39 moves, 0-1

The W Bishop p. 27, Modern Chess Self-tutor by David Bronstein
Bronstein vs Botvinnik, 1951 
(A91) Dutch Defense, 38 moves, 1-0

Dutch Modern Stonewall Defense (A84) 0-1 Up the exchange
Bronstein vs Botvinnik, 1951 
(A84) Dutch, 40 moves, 0-1

"The World Chess Championships of 1957 & 1958" - Harry Golombek
Smyslov vs Botvinnik, 1958 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 55 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik - Smyslov World Championship Rematch (1958) 1-0
Smyslov vs Botvinnik, 1958 
(B11) Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4, 35 moves, 1-0

Reti Opening: Anglo-Slav Var. London/NY Def. System (A12) 1-0
Botvinnik vs Smyslov, 1958 
(A12) English with b3, 41 moves, 1-0

World Championship Game #11; Dbl Fio, Q v Q EG
Tal vs Botvinnik, 1960 
(A05) Reti Opening, 72 moves, 1-0

Game 17: Move by Move - Botvinnik (Lakdawala)
Tal vs Botvinnik, 1960 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 58 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Def. Classical (B18) 1-0 Dbl Sac exchange decoy N+
Tal vs Botvinnik, 1960 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 52 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Saemisch Accelerated (E24) 1-0 "No Trouble at Tal"
Botvinnik vs Tal, 1961 
(E24) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 33 moves, 1-0

King's English. Two Knights' Keres Var (A23) 1-0 Piece action
Botvinnik vs Tal, 1961 
(A23) English, Bremen System, Keres Variation, 73 moves, 1-0

C-K Advance. Botvinnik-Carls Def (C12) 1-0 Can U proove W wins?
Tal vs Botvinnik, 1961 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 29 moves, 1-0

12th game of 1961 WC Match; No castle varation rematch
Tal vs Botvinnik, 1961 
(C18) French, Winawer, 41 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Classical (B18) 1-0Prudent promotion tactics
Tal vs Botvinnik, 1961 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 45 moves, 1-0

KID Saemisch (E80) 0-1 Knight vs 2 Bishops ending
Botvinnik vs Tal, 1961 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 83 moves, 0-1

C-K Panov Attack. Fianchetto Def (B14) 1-0 5...g6 is questioned
Tal vs Botvinnik, 1966 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 45 moves, 1-0

QGD Charousek (Petrosian) Var (D31) 0-1 Black Ns penetrate
Botvinnik vs Petrosian, 1963 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 61 moves, 0-1

g1-Botvinnik draws first blood
Petrosian vs Botvinnik, 1963 
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 40 moves, 0-1

g5-Petrosian wins first in a real battle
Petrosian vs Botvinnik, 1963 
(D94) Grunfeld, 48 moves, 1-0

g7-Pertrosian takes lead in match
Petrosian vs Botvinnik, 1963 
(A10) English, 52 moves, 1-0

g14 - QGD Charousek (Petrosian) Variation (D31); tied at 2 each
Botvinnik vs Petrosian, 1963 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 57 moves, 1-0

g15-Petrosian takes lead for good!
Petrosian vs Botvinnik, 1963 
(D81) Grunfeld, Russian Variation, 58 moves, 1-0

g19 - Petrosian wins two in a row
Petrosian vs Botvinnik, 1963 
(E19) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3, 66 moves, 1-0

g22 - QGA Mannheim Variation (D23); Quick draw is a clincher
Botvinnik vs Petrosian, 1963 
(D23) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 10 moves, 1/2-1/2

QGD Modern. Knight Def (D51) 1-0 Some computer analysis
Botvinnik vs A Zilberman, 1924 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 48 moves, 1-0

Dutch Defense (A80) 0-1 Pin, Bf3 outpost, Q sac opens h-file
G Abramovic vs Botvinnik, 1924 
(A80) Dutch, 17 moves, 0-1

Botvinnik "100 Selected Games"
Botvinnik vs Stoltz, 1926 
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 31 moves, 1-0

Rubinstein Opening: Bogoljubow Defense (D05) 0-1 Tempting...
A Y Model vs Botvinnik, 1926 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 0-1

Game 70: Chess Highlights of the 20th Century (Burgess)
I Rabinovich vs Botvinnik, 1927 
(A95) Dutch, Stonewall, 42 moves, 0-1

A strong argument for the (good old) Deferred Fianchetto vs KID
Botvinnik vs K Kholodkevich, 1927 
(E72) King's Indian, 36 moves, 1-0

Fedor Bohatirchuk beat M. Botvinnik 3 to 0, with 1 draw
F Bohatirchuk vs Botvinnik, 1927 
(C17) French, Winawer, Advance, 40 moves, 1-0

Amazon Attack: Siberian Attack (D00) 1-0 Avoid opening prep
Y Vilner vs Botvinnik, 1927 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 42 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav, Quiet Var (D30) 1-0 This is a serious knight bully!
Botvinnik vs P Sharov, 1928 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 29 moves, 1-0

G52: The Most Instructive Games of Chess Ever Played by Chernev
Botvinnik vs Kan, 1931 
(A96) Dutch, Classical Variation, 38 moves, 1-0

Textbook penetration; keen sacs connect passers - shock
A Yurgis vs Botvinnik, 1931 
(A15) English, 37 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Def. Classical Noa Var (E34) 0-1 BF was impressed
A Akshanov vs Botvinnik, 1931 
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 23 moves, 0-1

QGD Barmen Var (D37) 1-0 Penetration nets 2 pawns
Botvinnik vs Kasparian, 1931 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 35 moves, 1-0

IQP space advantage gives White a 5(!)-piece mating attack
Botvinnik vs M Yudovich Sr., 1933 
(D96) Grunfeld, Russian Variation, 23 moves, 1-0

Dutch Classical. Stonewall Def (A95) 0-1 Q sac gains material
Flohr vs Botvinnik, 1933 
(A95) Dutch, Stonewall, 30 moves, 0-1

Botvinnik's "One hundred selected games", game # 33
Botvinnik vs Flohr, 1933 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 33 moves, 1-0

Standard Remove the Defender, then + & Fork LPDO
Botvinnik vs N Sorokin, 1933 
(E35) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 5.cd ed, 12 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Classical / Yugoslav (B72) 1-0 Lesser known nemesis
F Bohatirchuk vs Botvinnik, 1933 
(B72) Sicilian, Dragon, 58 moves, 1-0

'Dynamic Pawn Play in Chess' (Gambit, 2001) by Marovic
M Yudovich Sr. vs Botvinnik, 1934 
(A95) Dutch, Stonewall, 47 moves, 0-1

English Opening: Agincourt Def (A09)1-0Botvinnik's piece of art
Botvinnik vs Chekhover, 1935 
(A09) Reti Opening, 43 moves, 1-0

Comprehensive Chess Course V2, Mating combination p. 58
Goglidze vs Botvinnik, 1935 
(D90) Grunfeld, 29 moves, 0-1

Botvinnik found the improvement <8.Rc1>
Botvinnik vs Spielmann, 1935 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 12 moves, 1-0

English Anglo-Indian Def. QID / Maroczy Bind (A15) 1-0 Prize
Botvinnik vs Lilienthal, 1936 
(A15) English, 44 moves, 1-0

QGD Orthodox Def. Botvinnik Var (D60) 1-0 IQP; Notes by AA
Botvinnik vs Vidmar, 1936  
(D60) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 24 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Capa Var (A47) 0-1A kNight on the rim gets trapped
Bogoljubov vs Botvinnik, 1936  
(A47) Queen's Indian, 25 moves, 0-1

English Opening vs Old Indian (A15) 1-0 Notes by AA
Botvinnik vs Tartakower, 1936  
(A15) English, 30 moves, 1-0

IM Jeremy Silman: "How to Reassess Your Chess" pp. 60-68
Botvinnik vs Kan, 1939 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 41 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Def. Classical. Zurich Var (E33) 0-1 Rob the pin
Kotov vs Botvinnik, 1939 
(E33) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 38 moves, 0-1

Game 61: Botvinnik "100 Selected Games"
I Rabinovich vs Botvinnik, 1939 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 67 moves, 0-1

Dutch Defense: Classical. Stonewall (A93) 1-0 Down the middle!
V Makogonov vs Botvinnik, 1940 
(A93) Dutch, Stonewall, Botvinnik Variation, 44 moves, 1-0

QID Classical. Traditional, Main Line (E19) 1-0 Klunker Black R
Lilienthal vs Botvinnik, 1940 
(E19) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3, 43 moves, 1-0

G114 in Chess Highlights of the 20th Century by G. Burgess
Keres vs Botvinnik, 1941 
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 22 moves, 0-1

English Anglo-Indian Def. K's Knight Var (A15) 1-0 Bishop pair
Botvinnik vs A Khachaturov, 1943 
(A15) English, 34 moves, 1-0

Judgment and Planning in Chess, Euwe pp.15-16 Qside P majority
Botvinnik vs Konstantinopolsky, 1943 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 52 moves, 1-0

French Winawer. Positional Var (C19) 0-1 Famous a4 blockade
Tolush vs Botvinnik, 1945 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 41 moves, 0-1

Black just riddles White's position and ends it with a fork
Denker vs Botvinnik, 1945 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 25 moves, 0-1

French Exchange (C01) 0-1 White K cornered last 25 moves
Tartakower vs Botvinnik, 1946 
(C01) French, Exchange, 54 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Dutch. Alekhine Variation (A90) 0-1 Kside attack, add on
H Steiner vs Botvinnik, 1946 
(A90) Dutch, 28 moves, 0-1

Game 164: The World's Great Chess Games by Reuben Fine
C H Alexander vs Botvinnik, 1946 
(C18) French, Winawer, 41 moves, 1-0

NID Saemisch Accelerated (E24) 0-1 Sham Q sac, rob the pin
Botvinnik vs Kotov, 1946 
(E24) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 24 moves, 0-1

Game 14: The Greatest Ever Chess Endgames by Steve Giddins
K Plater vs Botvinnik, 1947 
(B20) Sicilian, 62 moves, 0-1

The Hague/Moscow World Championship Game #12
Keres vs Botvinnik, 1948 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 72 moves, 0-1

Similar to Hort vs Petrosian, 1970
Reshevsky vs Botvinnik, 1948 
(C18) French, Winawer, 47 moves, 0-1

Q Pawn Game: Zukertort (D02) 1-0 Inflict doubled pawns
Botvinnik vs Keres, 1948 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 60 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Saemisch (E28) 1-0 Rxg7 Decoy
Botvinnik vs Keres, 1948 
(E28) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch Variation, 23 moves, 1-0

"Chess Life and Review" (April 1948), pp. 13-14
Botvinnik vs Reshevsky, 1948 
(E40) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 32 moves, 1-0

French Winawer. Fingerslip Var. Main Line (C15) 1-0 Suspicious
Keres vs Botvinnik, 1948 
(C15) French, Winawer, 39 moves, 1-0

Instead of Bronstein's 6...d6, maybe Botvinnik's 6...d5 is best
Botvinnik vs N Kopilov, 1951 
(A81) Dutch, 37 moves, 0-1

Dvoretsky/Yusupov: "Positional Play, Prophylactic thinking, The
Botvinnik vs Keres, 1952 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 37 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik's Creative Work in Chess, edited by Baturnsky.
Botvinnik vs Taimanov, 1953 
(E40) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 42 moves, 1-0

P-Q4 Zukertort vs Baltic Def (D02) 1/2-1/2 Open b-file
Botvinnik vs Smyslov, 1954 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 50 moves, 1/2-1/2

Semi-Slav Def. Meran. Lundin Var (D47) 1-0 Pick your ending
Botvinnik vs N Minev, 1954 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 91 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Yugoslav Attack Panov Var (B76) 1-0 Flank Q trap
Botvinnik vs Averbakh, 1955 
(B76) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 19 moves, 1-0

Game 134: Guinness Book of Chess Grandmasters by W.R. Hartston
Kotov vs Botvinnik, 1955 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 65 moves, 0-1

King's English Variation (A20) 1-0 Crossfire penetration
Botvinnik vs O Benkner, 1956 
(A20) English, 27 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Richter-Rauzer. Traditional (B56) 1-0 Last round
Keres vs Botvinnik, 1956 
(B63) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 34 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Symmetrical. 2 Knts (A37) 1-0Check-less K hunt
Botvinnik vs Gligoric, 1956 
(A37) English, Symmetrical, 30 moves, 1-0

KIA vs Pachman's Def e5, d5-d6, Bg7 (A07) 1-0 Uncommon defense
Botvinnik vs Pachman, 1960 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 42 moves, 1-0

"Some sacrifices are sound; the rest are mine" - Tal
Botvinnik vs Tal, 1960 
(E69) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line, 47 moves, 0-1

KIA vs 3 Pawn Advance (A08) 1-0 B check removes the defender
Botvinnik vs A Pomar Salamanca, 1962 
(A08) King's Indian Attack, 30 moves, 1-0

Pirc Def. Classical. Quiet System (B08) 0-1 Open center
Unzicker vs Botvinnik, 1962 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 40 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Dragon. Classical Tartakower Line (B74) 0-1 Tag team
H Kokkoris vs Botvinnik, 1962 
(B74) Sicilian, Dragon, Classical, 36 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Def. Gurgenidze System (B15) 1/2-1/2 Simul blunder
Karpov vs Botvinnik, 1964 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

QGA Alekhine Def. Borisenko-Furman Var (D21) 1-0Remove defender
Botvinnik vs Schmid, 1965 
(D21) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 12 moves, 1-0

Michael Stean in "Simple Chess" thinks "Black dare not 13...a5"
Botvinnik vs G Szilagyi, 1966 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 37 moves, 1-0

King's English. 2 Knights' Keres Var (A23) 1-0 b-pawn giveaway
Botvinnik vs A Alexeev, 1968 
(A23) English, Bremen System, Keres Variation, 45 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik gives both his rooks away and finishes w/a flurry
Botvinnik vs Portisch, 1968 
(A22) English, 26 moves, 1-0

Geller destroys Botvinnik in 24 moves with little combinations
Botvinnik vs Geller, 1969 
(E69) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line, 24 moves, 0-1

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