|Aug-27-05|| ||avidfan: Was 33...Nb4-c4 the turning point? White has a passive at g2 in a cramped king position with 2 rooks which are not attacking anything.
Black Knights and rook dominate the queenside.
34...Rf8-b8 doubles rooks against the isolated on b2.
39...Rb3 40.Qc2 Nac4
|Sep-21-06|| ||Resignation Trap: Botvinnik before the game:
"Endeavour! With the hope...
Let's go! After all, it is rather shameful to play badly!"
|Sep-21-06|| ||Resignation Trap: And Botvinnik after the game:
"Played the first 12 moves decently, but then - lost my head. More will-power! Do not waste time in vain, and when you stir up trouble - find an active plan."
|Dec-09-06|| ||Maatalkko: I don't know if I've ever seen Botvinnik so completely outplayed as White. This looks like a 2400 vs. a 2600 or some other mismatch.|
|Jun-30-07|| ||talisman: E.Sveshnikov: perhaps botvinnik's worst game in this match; he was simply unrecognisable.|
|Mar-23-08|| ||Knight13: Bronstein pulled off a really good queen side attack. <This looks like a 2400 vs. a 2600 or some other mismatch.> Yeah, or more like 2300 vs 2600. :-)|
|Dec-06-08|| ||dramas79: Intersting... A win by black with a queenside attack. Got to try this sometime.|
|May-08-09|| ||Brown: 22..Bc4 works to dominate the light squares on the Q-side. White has no play in other areas of the board.|
|Mar-22-11|| ||Everett: I cannot see immediately how black makes progress if white returns the knight with 58.Ng5|
|Mar-22-11|| ||shalgo: <I cannot see immediately how black makes progress if white returns the knight with 58.Ng5>|
Then Black wins a piece with 58...Ne6.
This options was also available at move 56, but Bronstein missed it. To explain 58.Kg5, Winter and Wade, in their book on the match, write: "Bronstein's repetition of the King move has shown his opponent that he has now seen the win by 58.[Ng5] [Ne6]." (They use descriptive notation.)
|Mar-24-11|| ||Everett: Thank you <shalgo>.|
|Sep-13-12|| ||csmath: Yet another game to be considered the worst game Botvinnik played and one of the worst games overall in world championship matches.|
|Sep-13-12|| ||Everett: <csmath> what are Botvinnik's most glaring errors in this game? Do you feel that Botvinnik had simple moves to improve?|
|Sep-14-12|| ||Everett: Well, a quick run through seems that he in fact didn't make too many glaring errors. He was just outplayed in a game where he must have expected the opening. Bronstein waited until a must win moment to unveil it, deviates with 9...Nh5, and makes few mistakes from there.|
For sure Botvinnik missed an opportune time to play d5, probably on move 14, and one remarkable note is that White lost his entire opening advantage with the usually favorable exchange of DSB 18.Bh6.
On Bronstein's end, it looks like <33.Nb3> had potential to end the game a bit sooner.
|Sep-15-12|| ||RookFile: It's not a great game, but by no means is it a bad effort on Botvinnik's part. Sure, he was swimming, and never really had a serious threat, but there are plenty of other examples where the guy in his place just makes some blunder early on and the game is over.|