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Mikhail Botvinnik vs Isaac Boleslavsky
USSR Championship (1940), Moscow URS, rd 2, Sep-06
King's Indian Defense: Fianchetto Variation. Classical Fianchetto (E67)  ·  1-0


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  Honza Cervenka: Whole 30...h4 idea with its follow-up was no good. After Botvinnik's 33.Rfg2! black faces serious threat Bxf6 with next Rh5+. That is why Boleslavsky have played 33...Be8 dropping Pf5. Simple 35.Nxe4 was possible too but Botvinnik's finish was definitely more entertaining.
Aug-06-10  birthtimes: For those who like to do home prep on openings, there's a couple of lines here that have never been played.

Botvinnik says that if 14.f4 then 14...exf4 15.gxf4 f5! with great complications.

Also, if 16...e4 17.Nf2 then Black retains his Knight on c5, while in all probability he could prevent the advance of White's g-pawn to g4.

Aug-06-14  cdowis: Broznik
16...e4 17. Nxc5 dxc5 white unable to play Bd4
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