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Philip Stuart Milner-Barry vs Mikhail Botvinnik
Hastings (1934/35), Hastings ENG, rd 5, Jan-01
French Defense: Winawer. Positional Variation (C19)  ·  0-1
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Jun-08-08
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  whiteshark: <21.Rxb7 Qxb7 22.Rxb7 Kxb7 23.Bf3 Rc8 24.Bc1> with a ♕♗ vs ♖♖♘ imbalance would have been another story.


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Aug-02-09  Knight13: Botvinnik sets up an impossible-to-penetrate defense on the queenside with a potential outside passed pawn, and then screws his opponennt over on the kingside when he realized that White has no time to set up his pieces in order to defend agaiinst Black.

White's biggest mistake is obviously losing that a3 pawn. Better is 17. Bd2 followed by Qc1, g3, Kf2, h3.

Mar-02-11  kingfu: I was thinking the same as whiteshark. There does not seem to be a way for the black rooks to get to the King. White is bottled up behind the c3, d4, e5 pawns.

Maybe black could try taking the e pawn. Then put the bishop on d7 and try g5 after Rc-g8.

I play The French because of Botvinnik.

I started playing serious Chess in the time of Bobby Fischer. I tried playing The Sicilian but I ended up like Sonny Corleone; shot full of holes on the causeway!

Mar-02-11  kingfu: : I was thinking the same as whiteshark. There does not seem to be a way for the black rooks to get to the King. White is bottled up behind the c3, d4, e5 pawns.

Maybe black could try taking the e pawn. Then put the bishop on d7 and try g5 after Rc-g8.

I play The French because of Botvinnik.

I started playing serious Chess in the time of Bobby Fischer. I tried playing The Sicilian but I ended up like Sonny Corleone; shot full of holes on the causeway!

Sep-06-15
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  keypusher: <kingfu: : I was thinking the same as whiteshark. There does not seem to be a way for the black rooks to get to the King. White is bottled up behind the c3, d4, e5 pawns. Maybe black could try taking the e pawn. Then put the bishop on d7 and try g5 after Rc-g8.>

Or he could just queen the a-pawn.

First of many times Botvinnk played the main-line Winawer with 6...Ne7. In <Selected Games> he took credit for popularizing the line, probably correctly.

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