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Mikhail Botvinnik vs Reuben Fine
Nottingham (1936), Nottingham ENG, rd 2, Aug-11
Reti Opening: Reti Gambit (A09)  ·  1/2-1/2


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Aug-24-04  iron maiden:, I believe this is a duplicate of Botvinnik vs Fine, 1936, with two more moves.
Oct-06-04  Giancarlo: 20..d3! The art of defence.
Jan-04-06  fred lennox: I don't understand why not 17...Nxd2, possibly an oversight?
Jan-04-06  aw1988: <fred lennox> What about the pawn on b7?
Jan-05-06  fred lennox: <aw1988> Thanks. Though i still mistrust 17...Nd4. After reading your comment, i feel 17...Bf8 is a better move.
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  plang: The position after 5..f6 is already new and has not been repeated. Botvinnik's attacking scheme with 10 Nh4, 11 Qb1 and 13 f4 (leaving the e and d pawns on their original squares) is unusual and did create problems for Black. Alekihine suggests 17..Bf8 as an alternative if Black wished to keep the position complicated. 20..Qb6? 21 Bxe7+..Rxe7 22 Qd3..Nd6 23 Qh3 would have been very strong for White; after Fine's 20..d3! the simplifications quickly led to a draw.
Jan-03-16  vdemian: 17... Nxd2? 18.Bxd2 Qxd2 19.Qxb7 ... and black's position is lost
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