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Vladas Mikenas vs Mikhail Botvinnik
USSR Championship (1944), Moscow URS, rd 10, Jun-04
Semi-Slav Defense: Botvinnik System. Lilienthal Variation (D44)  ·  0-1


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  refutor: the losing move was likely 20. Nxf7...Mikenas paid far too large a price
Jan-13-03  judokausa1: I don't know this line but it seems to me that 7. e5 is a bit rash. The center is opening and the white king is left in the open for a long time. The idea of Qa5 and Ba6 locking the king in the center for several moves is brillant.
Aug-03-04  Knight13: White should have moved the bishop on move 29.
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  refutor: <knight13>i don't see how that helps things. 29.Bh1 for instance 29. ...Rxg3 30.Rxb4 Bd3+ if 31.King to 1st rank Rg1# so 31.Kxc3 Be4+ winning the bishop. this is the same regardless of where the bishop is moved on move 29. there are other moves, but white is totally busted by move 29.
Aug-09-05  bomb the bishop: <refutor> agreed, white had lost the game a long time ago!
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