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Levente Lengyel vs Mikhail Botvinnik
Belgrade (1969), Belgrade YUG, rd 3, Nov-??
Modern Defense: Queen Pawn Fianchetto (A40)  ·  1-0


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  chancho: There's a duplicate of this game with a slight difference. (♗e2) Which is the correct gamescore?

L Lengyel vs Botvinnik, 1969

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  Benzol: <chancho> Don't you mean 24...♖b7?

According to Chess Stars "Mikhail Botvinnik Games II 1951 - 1970" neither of these scores is correct although the other one you linked to is closer than this one.

The continuation given there runs 24...Rb7 25.Be5 Ne4 26.Bxg7+ Qxg7 27.Nxe4 Re7 28.Bf3 Bb7 29.Qxc5 Bxe4 30.Bxe4 Rxe4 31.Rxa6 Ref4 32.Rad6 Qe7 33.R6d5 Qf6 34.Qxf8+ Qxf8 35.Rd8 Kg8 36.Rxf8+ Kxf8 37.Rc1 1-0

I'm not sure the book is any better as a source, however.

Why play 37.Rc1 when to me 37.Rf1 seems to be a better continuation?

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  Benzol: Btw wasn't this game played by Levente Lengyel?
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  chancho: <Benzol> I checked this game in another database and it seems that it was Levente Lengyel who played this game and the score as listed above this page also seems to be the correct one:

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