Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

Mikhail Botvinnik vs Yuri Averbakh
Training (1955)
Sicilian Defense: Dragon. Yugoslav Attack Panov Variation (B76)  ·  1-0


explore this opening
find similar games 26 more Botvinnik/Averbakh games
PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: You can get computer analysis by clicking the "ENGINE" button below the game.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.

Kibitzer's Corner
Jun-06-04  Captain47: An unusual game using the famed Yugoslav Variation of the Dragon. White, of course, plans a kingside assault after prying open the h-file, just as Fischer would later suggest. But Botvinnik actually finds the win with a neat trap on the queenside after the mistake 17...f6.
Premium Chessgames Member
  al wazir: Can black defend by playing 18...Bxf6 ? If 19. b4 then 19...Bxd4 20. bxa5 Bxc3+ 21. Ke2 Bxa1 22. Rxa1, with a ♕ vs. ♖+♘.

Or does white do better by attacking the ♔: 19. Bxf6 exf6 20. Qh8+ Kf7 21. Bxg6+ Kxg6 (21...Nxg6 22. Rh7#) 22. Rh6+ Kf7 23. Rxf6+ Ke8 24. Rxf8+ Ke2 25. Qg7+, with a probably won endgame.

Aug-20-06  Albertan: Hi al wazir. White can also play the move 20.Bxg6 in your second line ie.

18... Bxf6 19. Bxf6 exf6 20. Bxg6!and win after 20...Nxg6 21. Qh7+ Kf8 22. Qxg6 Ke7 23. Rh7+ Kd6 24. b4 Qb6 25. Qxf6 Qe3+ 26. Kf1 Rd7 27. Ne4+! Qxe4 28. Rxd7+ Kxd7 29. Qg7+ Kd6 30. fxe4

Mar-10-11  chesschampion11: what about 19...Qc7 ??
Mar-10-11  joupajou: 19. ...Qc7?? 20. Qxc7 1-0.
Feb-11-13  csmath: Great Botvinnik smashing Averbakh.
The crucial error in already very difficult position is 12. ... Rfd8 closing the escape hatch for black queen. 17 ... f6? is suicidal, Averbakh blundered queen, not entirely obvious but below his abilities no doubt.

As Kasparov pointed out this is very rare vintage Botvinnik.

NOTE: You need to pick a username and password to post a reply. Getting your account takes less than a minute, is totally anonymous, and 100% free—plus, it entitles you to features otherwise unavailable. Pick your username now and join the chessgames community!
If you already have an account, you should login now.
Please observe our posting guidelines:
  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, profane, raunchy, or disgusting language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate or nonsense posts.
  3. No malicious personal attacks, including cyber stalking, systematic antagonism, or gratuitous name-calling of any member Iincludinfgall Admin and Owners or any of their family, friends, associates, or business interests. If you think someone is an idiot, then provide evidence that their reasoning is invalid and/or idiotic, instead of just calling them an idiot. It's a subtle but important distinction, even in political discussions.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No malicious posting of or linking to personal, private, and/or negative information (aka "doxing" or "doxxing") about any member, (including all Admin and Owners) or any of their family, friends, associates, or business interests. This includes all media: text, images, video, audio, or otherwise. Such actions will result in severe sanctions for any violators.
  6. NO TROLLING. Admin and Owners know it when they see it, and sanctions for any trolls will be significant.
  7. Any off-topic posts which distract from the primary topic of discussion are subject to removal.
  8. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by Moderators is expressly prohibited.
  9. The use of "sock puppet" accounts in an attempt to undermine any side of a debate—or to create a false impression of consensus or support—is prohibited.
  10. All decisions with respect to deleting posts, and any subsequent discipline, are final, and occur at the sole discretion of the Moderators, Admin, and Owners.
  11. Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.
Blow the Whistle See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a Moderator.

NOTE: Keep all discussion on the topic of this page. This forum is for this specific game and nothing else. If you want to discuss chess in general, or this site, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of, its employees, or sponsors. All Moderator actions taken are at the sole discretion of the Admin and Owners—who will strive to act fairly and consistently at all times.

This game is type: CLASSICAL. Please report incorrect or missing information by submitting a correction slip to help us improve the quality of our content.

Featured in the Following Game Collections[what is this?]
Game 27
from Naked Chess: How to Win by Once
Sicilian Yugoslav Attack Panov Var (B76) 1-0 Flank Q trap
from SY Robertson doesn't play around Fredthebear by fredthebear
Sicilian Yugoslav Attack Panov Var (B76) 1-0 Flank Q trap
from A Players Announced to Fredthebear's Audience by fredthebear
Sicilian Defense: Dragon. Yugoslav Attack Panov Variation
from MKD's Sicilian Defense White by MKD
by djangsan
Sicilian Yugoslav Attack Panov Var (B76) 1-0 Flank Q trap
from Sloppy Sleepy's Slippery Sloap is Super Slick by Jaredfchess
19 moves
from Game collection: A by PinkLedDoor
Traps in the Sicilian 1-0 (2)
by painho
Sicilian Defense: Dragon. Yugoslav Attack Panov Variation
from MKD's Sicilian Defense White by Patca63
19 moves
from Chess Miniatures, Collection V by wwall
Early Queen Traps
by Captain47

home | about | login | logout | F.A.Q. | your profile | preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | new kibitzing | chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | privacy notice | contact us
Copyright 2001-2019, Chessgames Services LLC