Resignation Trap: Botvinnik disappointed himself again with this game. This is what he had to say in his journal:
"Contrary to expectations, played comparatively decently, although managed very badly with time. I analyzed weakly, but he found the maneuver ...Bf6-e7-c5 and saved the game. In the end I blundered slightly, but nevertheless gained a draw.
'Did we look at that?!' I must say to Slava.
He defended well, but in time trouble he always plays superficially.
The only result of my two days' work is that perhaps I weaned him of the habit of playing the Dutch.
He deceived me! On the resumption his very first move was a showy one, but I (having overlooked the move 42...Rd8) did not take the pawn!!! A nightmare!!!
The moral - analyze by meself, and only then listen to my seconds."
<RT> "Slava" = Viacheslav Ragozin