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Mikhail Botvinnik vs Jan Hein Donner
Amsterdam GAK (1963), Amsterdam NED, rd 4, Dec-15
English Opening: Agincourt Defense. Neo Catalan Declined (A14)  ·  1-0


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Feb-22-06  Whitehat1963: Well-calculated final exchange on Botvinnik's part. Where might Donner have improved to save or even win this one? (Opening of the Day)
Feb-22-06  RookFile: I'm intrigued by the move 6.... Ne4
instead of 6.... b6. The idea is to
play 6...Bf6 in reply to 6. d3.
Feb-22-06  Whitehat1963: <RookFile>, good call. I like that. Has it ever been played in the database?
Feb-22-06  Whitehat1963: Just checked. It hasn't, but I tried it with the Little Chess Partner and 6...Ne4 was parried with 7. Nc3, and following up with 7...Bf6 was countered by 8. Bb2. Still, interesting thought.
May-07-11  mrjoshherman: Whitehat1963 -- indeed, a good game by Botvinnik. Michael Stean suggests 20. ... Ne5 as an improvement.
Aug-10-12  Ghuzultyy: Rd1-Ra1 manouver was great
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