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Grigory Levenfish vs Alexander Kotov
USSR Championship (1939)  ·  Queen's Gambit Declined: Three Knights Variation. General (D37)  ·  1-0
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Kibitzer's Corner
Nov-10-08
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  Karpova: Mihail Marin: <Too many mistakes, the reader might say.

Let us look at the problem from a different angle: if one of the strongest exponents of the first Soviet wave was so hesistant after home analysis it might be that the position is really complicated. Black's main difficulty is of a psychological nature: move after move he has to choose between two or three different evils...

How many contemporary GMs would deal with the situation better than Kotov? Not an easy question to answer. It is easier to imagine, however, how many top GMs would have played with less efficiency than Levenfish.>

From pages 114-115 of Marin, Mihail: "Learn from the Legends - Chess Champions at their Best", 2nd edition, Quality Chess, Gothenburg 2006

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