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Half a Century of Chess (Botvinnik)
Compiled by Qindarka
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'Half a Century of Chess' by Mikhail Botvinnik.
Translated by E Strauss.
Edited by Kenneth Neat.

Game 1
K Nadporoshky vs Botvinnik, 1925 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 36 moves, 0-1

Game 2
Capablanca vs Botvinnik, 1925 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 32 moves, 0-1

Game 3
Botvinnik vs M Szebarszin, 1926 
(E91) King's Indian, 97 moves, 1-0

Game 4
Rokhlin vs Botvinnik, 1926 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 52 moves, 0-1

Game 5
Botvinnik vs J Rabinovich, 1926 
(D48) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 50 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 6
Botvinnik vs Stoltz, 1926 
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 31 moves, 1-0

Game 7
Botvinnik vs N Grigoriev, 1927 
(E16) Queen's Indian, 32 moves, 1-0

Game 8
I Rabinovich vs Botvinnik, 1927 
(A95) Dutch, Stonewall, 42 moves, 0-1

Game 9
Botvinnik vs V B Yuryev, 1927 
(D60) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 31 moves, 1-0

Game 10
Ragozin vs Botvinnik, 1930 
(C56) Two Knights, 63 moves, 0-1

Game 11
Botvinnik vs A Batuev, 1930 
(D60) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 25 moves, 1-0

Game 12
A Yurgis vs Botvinnik, 1931 
(A15) English, 37 moves, 0-1

Game 13
Botvinnik vs N Sorokin, 1931 
(D60) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 55 moves, 1-0

Game 14
Botvinnik vs Riumin, 1931 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 32 moves, 1-0

Game 15
Chekhover vs Botvinnik, 1932 
(E18) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 7.Nc3, 34 moves, 0-1

Game 16
Botvinnik vs Alatortsev, 1932
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 1-0

Game 17
Lisitsin vs Botvinnik, 1933 
(A04) Reti Opening, 37 moves, 0-1

Game 18
Rauzer vs Botvinnik, 1933 
(B74) Sicilian, Dragon, Classical, 29 moves, 0-1

Game 19
Botvinnik vs Flohr, 1933 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 33 moves, 1-0

Game 20
Botvinnik vs S Belavenets, 1934 
(D49) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 25 moves, 1-0

Game 21
Botvinnik vs I Rabinovich, 1934 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 77 moves, 1-0

Game 22
Milner-Barry vs Botvinnik, 1935 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 54 moves, 0-1

Game 23
Botvinnik vs Spielmann, 1935 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 12 moves, 1-0

Game 24
Riumin vs Botvinnik, 1935 
(C86) Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack, 36 moves, 0-1

Game 25
Botvinnik vs Chekhover, 1935 
(A13) English, 43 moves, 1-0

Game 26
Botvinnik vs Lilienthal, 1936 
(A15) English, 44 moves, 1-0

Game 27
Botvinnik vs Flohr, 1936 
(B05) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 57 moves, 1-0

Game 28
Bogoljubov vs Botvinnik, 1936  
(A47) Queen's Indian, 25 moves, 0-1

Game 29
Botvinnik vs Tartakower, 1936  
(A15) English, 30 moves, 1-0

Game 30
Alekhine vs Botvinnik, 1936  
(B72) Sicilian, Dragon, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 31
Botvinnik vs Vidmar, 1936  
(D60) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 24 moves, 1-0

Game 32
Botvinnik vs Levenfish, 1937 
(A25) English, 40 moves, 1-0

Game 33
Botvinnik vs Chekhover, 1938 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 41 moves, 1-0

Game 34
Botvinnik vs Alekhine, 1938 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 51 moves, 1-0

Game 35
Botvinnik vs Capablanca, 1938 
(E40) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 41 moves, 1-0

Game 36
Tolush vs Botvinnik, 1939 
(D83) Grunfeld, Grunfeld Gambit, 37 moves, 0-1

Game 37
Kotov vs Botvinnik, 1939 
(E33) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 38 moves, 0-1

Game 38
Ragozin vs Botvinnik, 1940
(D83) Grunfeld, Grunfeld Gambit, 41 moves, 0-1

Game 39
Botvinnik vs Levenfish, 1940 
(A28) English, 27 moves, 1-0

Game 40
Panov vs Botvinnik, 1940 
(C00) French Defense, 41 moves, 0-1

Game 41
Keres vs Botvinnik, 1941 
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 22 moves, 0-1

Game 42
Bondarevsky vs Botvinnik, 1941 
(C02) French, Advance, 29 moves, 0-1

Game 43
Smyslov vs Botvinnik, 1941 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 60 moves, 0-1

Game 44
V Makogonov vs Botvinnik, 1943 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 55 moves, 0-1

Game 45
V Liublinsky vs Botvinnik, 1943 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 53 moves, 0-1

Game 46
Veresov vs Botvinnik, 1944 
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 45 moves, 0-1

Game 47
Botvinnik vs Flohr, 1944 
(A09) Reti Opening, 68 moves, 1-0

Game 48
Tolush vs Botvinnik, 1945 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 41 moves, 0-1

Game 49
Botvinnik vs Boleslavsky, 1945 
(C79) Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred, 46 moves, 1-0

Game 50
Denker vs Botvinnik, 1945 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 25 moves, 0-1

Game 51
Botvinnik vs Vidmar, 1946 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 60 moves, 1-0

Game 52
Botvinnik vs Euwe, 1946 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 51 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 53
Reshevsky vs Botvinnik, 1946 
(C18) French, Winawer, 59 moves, 0-1

Game 54
Keres vs Botvinnik, 1947 
(A95) Dutch, Stonewall, 80 moves, 0-1

Game 55
Keres vs Botvinnik, 1948 
(A13) English, 58 moves, 0-1

Game 56
Botvinnik vs Keres, 1948 
(E28) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch Variation, 23 moves, 1-0

Game 57
Botvinnik vs Euwe, 1948  
(D49) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 36 moves, 1-0

Game 58
Botvinnik vs Bronstein, 1951 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 57 moves, 1-0

Game 59
Bronstein vs Botvinnik, 1951 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 50 moves, 0-1

Game 60
Szabo vs Botvinnik, 1952 
(A94) Dutch, Stonewall with Ba3, 78 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 61
O Troianescu vs Botvinnik, 1952 
(D94) Grunfeld, 23 moves, 0-1

Game 62
Botvinnik vs Geller, 1952 
(E62) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 41 moves, 1-0

Game 63
Suetin vs Botvinnik, 1952 
(B63) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 76 moves, 0-1

Game 64
Botvinnik vs Taimanov, 1953 
(E40) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 42 moves, 1-0

Game 65
Botvinnik vs Smyslov, 1954 
(E45) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Bronstein (Byrne) Variation, 30 moves, 1-0

Game 66
Botvinnik vs N Minev, 1954 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 91 moves, 1-0

Game 67
Unzicker vs Botvinnik, 1954 
(C18) French, Winawer, 72 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 68
Kotov vs Botvinnik, 1955 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 65 moves, 0-1

Game 69
Botvinnik vs Gligoric, 1956 
(A37) English, Symmetrical, 30 moves, 1-0

Game 70
Botvinnik vs Najdorf, 1956 
(E42) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein), 73 moves, 1-0

Game 71
Botvinnik vs Smyslov, 1957 
(E45) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Bronstein (Byrne) Variation, 41 moves, 1-0

Game 72
Botvinnik vs Smyslov, 1958 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 41 moves, 1-0

Game 73
Botvinnik vs Smyslov, 1958 
(A16) English, 68 moves, 1-0

Game 74
Uhlmann vs Botvinnik, 1958 
(E43) Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 23 moves, 0-1

Game 75
Tal vs Botvinnik, 1960 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 58 moves, 0-1

Game 76
O Neikirch vs Botvinnik, 1960 
(B88) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 26 moves, 0-1

Game 77
Botvinnik vs L Schmid, 1960 
(A43) Old Benoni, 30 moves, 1-0

Game 78
Botvinnik vs Tal, 1961 
(E48) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 d5, 43 moves, 1-0

Game 79
Botvinnik vs Tal, 1961 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 33 moves, 1-0

Game 80
Botvinnik vs Unzicker, 1961 
(A13) English, 59 moves, 1-0

Game 81
J Littlewood vs Botvinnik, 1961 
(B75) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 28 moves, 0-1

Game 82
Botvinnik vs Fischer, 1962 
(D98) Grunfeld, Russian, 68 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 83
Botvinnik vs Petrosian, 1963 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 55 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 84
Botvinnik vs Petrosian, 1963 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 57 moves, 1-0

Game 85
Botvinnik vs J H Donner, 1963 
(A14) English, 31 moves, 1-0

Game 86
Yoel Aloni vs Botvinnik, 1964 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 36 moves, 0-1

Game 87
P Trifunovic vs Botvinnik, 1965 
(B06) Robatsch, 52 moves, 0-1

Game 88
Gipslis vs Botvinnik, 1965 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 33 moves, 0-1

Game 89
Szabo vs Botvinnik, 1966 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 23 moves, 0-1

Game 90
Botvinnik vs C Zuidema, 1966 
(D75) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.cd Nxd5, 7.O-O c5, 8.dxc5, 57 moves, 1-0

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