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Mikhail Botvinnik vs Grigory Ionovich Ravinsky
USSR Championship (1944)  ·  Queen's Gambit Declined: Semi-Tarrasch Defense. Pillsbury Variation (D41)  ·  1-0
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Feb-13-04  Whitehat1963: Botvinnik's longest in the database.
Jul-24-04  azaris: 94. Qa6! Kb4 95. Kf7 Qd5+ 96. Qe6 Qh5+ 97. Kf8 Qf3+ 98. Ke7 Qb7+ 99. Kf6 Qf3+ 100. Kg5 and there are no more checks and White wins.
Apr-22-05  sharkbenjamin: I love the way Botvinnik plays Queen pawn openings.
Sep-15-05  Koster: A fascinating ending that Keres analysed for 26 pages. There wasn't much else to do in Russia in those days.
Sep-15-05
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  Benzol: Botvinnik revealed later that at first he didn't understand this type of ending but it's concluding moves enabled him to find the winning method. He was able to win a game ten years later as a result of this one. See Botvinnik vs Minev, 1954
Dec-04-05  avidfan:


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127...Kb3 128.Qf7+ and g8 next.

or a cross check wins by forcing exchange of queens.

127...Ka3 128.Qf8+.

127...Ka5/b5 128.Qf5+

This is why the weaker king must be at the a1 corner!

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