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Mikhail Botvinnik vs N Timofeev
Leningrad (1924)
Queen's Gambit Accepted: Normal Variation. Traditional System (D26)  ·  1-0
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FEN COPIED

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Jun-02-03  ksadler: I realize that this is against weak competition but I like the way that Botwinnik finished him off.
Jun-02-03  drukenknight: 20...Rxf3 may be better.
Jun-03-03  tayer: After 20. ... Rxf3 21. gxf3, it's hard to find a good answer to the threat 22. Rg1.
Jun-05-03  drukenknight: good all tayer, that line is brutal.

what if we go 20...Bxe6 21 QxB Qf8 looking for checks on b4?

Jun-06-03  Bears092: 22. Rxd5
Apr-28-04  tayer: 20. ... ♗xe6 21. ♕h6+ ♔g8 22. ♕xe6+ ♖f7 23. ♘e5 ♕e8 24. ♕xf7 ♕xf7 25. ♘xf7 ♔xf7 26. ♖xd4
Mar-08-06  laskerdog: What a breath taker. It seems that black punishes 14.Bxh7 with the silent 15.-g6, but Botvinnik was in full control and later exploited the pin of the black Rook gruesomely.
Sep-19-08  TheTamale: You can just hear Black's "doh!" after the final move.
Sep-20-08
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  whiteshark: You have a huge problem if you can't unpin.
Sep-20-08
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  whiteshark: Poor play by Black. It looks as if cleaning the kingside is his main goal. I just don't like 9...Na5, 10...Nb6 11...Bd6 and 12...0-0 is already the losing move ...etc....
Jan-03-10  Ychromosome: How often is Rd1 played in QG lines? It made the pawn push possible that kept this attack strong.
Jan-04-12
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  Knight13: <Ychromosome: How often is Rd1 played in QG lines? It made the pawn push possible that kept this attack strong.> As often as the position calls for it. But more often in QGA than QGD.
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