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Alexander Kotov vs Nikolay Novotelnov
Moscow (1947), Moscow URS, rd 6, Dec-03
Gruenfeld Defense: Brinckmann Attack. Grünfeld Gambit (D83)  ·  1-0


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Kibitzer's Corner
Sep-23-12  bystander: After 14) Ne4 the position looks very drawish. Is 14) 0-0-0 an idea for whitem in order to attack the black kingside?
Sep-23-12  bystander: What about 28)..h4? E.g. 28)..h4 29) ♘f4 ♖e8 3) ♖e8 ♘e8x or 28) h4 29) g4 hg3x 30) hg3x. After 28) ..h4 black can keep it's horse on d6 a little while longer.
Sep-23-12  bystander: After 40).. ♖d8 white gets an attack. What about 40)...♖c4?
Sep-24-12  pawn to QB4: Here's my guesses: a) 14.0-0-0 and there isn't enough material for a king side hack to crash through. I'd rather have Black in that position and see if, later, a timely ...c5 can open the c file for the Black rooks. Kotov correctly reckons any win is by endgame grind here.

28...h4 and White doesn't go for 29. g4. Leave the pawn on a limb at h4 and it can probably be rounded up later in the endgame.

40...Rc4 is met by swapping rooks, then 42. Nfd5+. Whether or not Black swaps bishop for knight, Nb6 is coming winning the pawn on c4, unless Black brings the king to its aid, in which case f6 falls. I think White will win all versions of this ending: the one I'm unsure of is where Black refuses the knight swap, allows f6 and h5/7 to fall, and rushes for the White queen side with his king.

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  plang: 9..Nh5 is a sharp line where Black allows a weakening of his pawns in exchange for the two bishops. 11..Qxh5 was an improvement over the previously played 11..gxh. 24..Nd6?! weakened the blockade of d5 allowing an interesting pawn sacrifice.

Kotov after 27 Nd4:
"The whole game is a good example of correct and mistaken strategy in a complicated blockading game. Whereas Black forgets about the blockade of the d4 pawn, White, by giving up a pawn, firmly blockades the dangerous pawn on d5. His piece on the blockading square - the knight d4 - is ideally placed."

33 Re5 forcing 33..f6 led to a weakening of e6. 54..Kxb6 55 Nd5+..Bxd5 56 Nc8+ would have cost Black the exchange.

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