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Mikhail Botvinnik vs I Kalinin
Leningrad 2/3th cat (1924)
Italian Game: Two Knights Defense (C55)  ·  1-0


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Dec-06-06  ToTheDeath: Crunchy.
Sep-03-09  kooley782: Interesting strategic struggle.
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  Honza Cervenka: Interesting tactical possibility was 16.Nxg7!! with idea 16...Kxg7 17.Bh6+ Kxh6 18.Qxf6 (threatening 19.Ng3 and 20.g5#) 18...Re6 (18...Ne6 19.Ng3 Ng5 20.Nf5+ +-) 19.g5+ Kh5 20.Ng3+ Kh4 21.Qg7 h5 (what else?) 22.gxh6 Qe7 23.d4 (opening line for LS Bishop and thwarting eventual Bxf2+) 23...exd4 24.h7 (with threat 25.Qh6+ and mate in next move) 24...Kxh3 25.cxd4 and black King cannot survive without massive material losses, for example 25...Kg4 26.Re3 Qh4 27.Be2+ Kg5 28.Qxf8 Bxd4 29.Qxd8+ Bf6 30.Qxc7 etc.
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  Honza Cervenka: 27...Ng8! could prolong the game.
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