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Mikhail Botvinnik vs Jonathan Penrose
Hastings (1961/62), Hastings ENG, rd 6, Jan-02
King's Indian Defense: Saemisch. Closed Variation Main Line (E89)  ·  1-0


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  keypusher: Position after 31.axb3:

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Penrose makes a very impressive miscombination: 31....Ra1 32.Rxa1 Nxb3 33.Qa2! Nxa1 34.Nc1!

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Preserving his own knight while Black's remains trapped. But Penrose isn't done.

34....b3! 35.Qxa1 b2 36. Qb1 bxc1/Q

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37.Qxb5 (the right queen!) 37....Qxe3 38.Qxd7+ Kg8 39.Qxd6

...and Botvinnik wins.

Jul-08-12  ughaibu: Had Penrose played 31...Ra3 (for example), would Botvinnik have been in trouble?
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  keypusher: <ughaibu: Had Penrose played 31...Ra3 (for example), would Botvinnik have been in trouble?>

Shredder continues to see White as about 2/3 of a pawn better after 32.Nc1, presumably because of Black's wretched bishop. But ...Ra3 would have been much better than ...Ra1, obviously.

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  Garech: Great game and interesting comments!


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