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Mikhail Botvinnik vs Ilia Abramovich Kan
USSR Championship (1931), Moscow URS, rd 10, Nov-03
Dutch Defense: Classical Variation. General (A96)  ·  1-0
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Aug-31-04  Whitehat1963: Botvinnik unleashes a devastating pin!
Jul-22-06  notyetagm: 24 ♕e6! is a wicked <DISCOVERED DEFLECTION> against the <WEAK BACK RANK>.

<DISCOVERED DEFLECTION>: use the masking piece (White d5-queen) to exploit the looseness (back rank d8-mating focal point) created by the unmasking of the rear piece (White d1-rook) by taking what the newly overworked defender (Black e8-rook) no longer defends (the e-file in general, the e6-square in particular, 24 ♕e6!).

The White queen on e6 is immune to capture because of Black's <WEAK BACK RANK>: 24 ... ♖xe6?? 25 ♖d8+ ♖e8 26 ♖xe8+ ♖f8 27 ♖xf8#.

24 ♕e6! ♖x♕?? <deflection from d8> 25 ♖d8+ ♖e8 26 ♖x♖+ ♖f8 27 ♖x♖#

Jul-07-07  fictionist: The move 24.Qe6! reminds of a game with a "take my wife" pun. Can anyone tell me please about it?
Jul-07-07
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  WannaBe: Well, 'Take My Wife, Please' was accredited to one Henny Youngman. King of the one-liners, as far as I'm concerned.

And a hero/motivator for me personally.

Jul-07-07  ganstaman: <fictionist: The move 24.Qe6! reminds of a game with a "take my wife" pun. Can anyone tell me please about it?>

E Z Adams vs Carlos Torre, 1920

Oct-09-07  fictionist: Thanks a lot Wannabe and ganstaman!
Jun-07-08
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  Jonathan Sarfati: Compare this 24. ♕e6 with 33. ♕e6 in Rubinstein vs Maroczy, 1920
Dec-05-12  Chris1971: Who would guess that 10)Ba3 would create such havoc! Botvinnik 10 moves later still clings to this diagonal with the hard to find 20)Bc5 keeping mating threats very much alive. A very instructive game and a personal favorite.
Nov-23-16
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: And yet the Ilyin-Zhenevsky Dutch worked when Botvinnik used it--Kan vs Botvinnik, 1953

Reminds me of that old saying about the general who was so good he could beat yours with his and beat his with yours.

Nov-23-16
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  perfidious: Perhaps Kan had thought to give himself some chance of saving the ending with the trick 32....Rxb6, only to come to the realisation that the zwischenshach 33.Rc8+ shatters his dreams.

The aphorism <Reminds me of that old saying about the general who was so good he could beat yours with his and beat his with yours.> evokes memories of the top poker player who wrote that the strong players will not only beat you with their cards, but will beat you with yours.

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