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Jose Raul Capablanca vs Mikhail Botvinnik
Nottingham (1936), Nottingham ENG, rd 7, Aug-17
Indian Game: Pseudo-Queen's Indian. Marienbad System (A47)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Jul-05-03  Benjamin Lau: Funny- Botvinnik intentionally fianchettos his queen.
Dec-03-05  chesscrazy: <"Excerpt from Alekhine's annotation" Although not very promising, the alternative 5.f3 would still offer some prospects of a fighting game.> How can white do 5.f3 when the f3 square is occupied by his knight?
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  Gypsy: <chesscrazy> AAA probably ment 5.c3. Algebraic -> descriptive -> algebraic translations can create such conundrums.
Apr-12-07  sanyas:
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  laskereshevsky: <sanyas>

BRAVO!...Nice picture.

But, maybe you already know it,
its about MOSCOW 1936 and not NOTTINGHAM...

the photo show the board after 17.♖fd1 with a Bot's better position,

as is partially understandable by "scruting" the faces of a determinate and quite sattisfacted MIKHAIL, and a litle worry JOSE RAUL...

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  laskereshevsky: After 18....♕b7 Botvinnik wrote that at a first sight the Black is in positional superiority, but playing against Capa require a deeply position's valutation, and: <...this game is another good lesson i got from Capablanca. > (!)

After 26♗xg7 Bot said the correct line was 26...♔xg7 27.♕d1 ♖xd3 28.♕xd3 ♕c7 and draw. But he thought the position was absoluttly equal, and with carelessness he took the ♖. but < this way i gave the d8 square to my opponent.>

After 28.♕d8 he propose draw, but <...with my great horror CAPA refused. in that moment i understood that the whiteQ is very activ...>, and CAPA was the best in exploiting the slighty's advantage positions...<...He can "squeeze" as he like this position without loosing risk...>

after 28...♙a6
CAPA offered draw <after an extended reflection he offered draw..obviously he saw few victory's chances, and wasnt worth the trouble to be tired invane...nevertheless, the cuban tryied to demostrated for half an hour his winning chances, showing this and that move...I succesfully passed the examination>(!)< cause my opponent face became serene, and with a satisfactory mode shakes my hand, by my side i remained admirated for his deep knowledge of the ♕'s finals. "YES! its draw" CAPA says.."of course" i answered. "...Today U couldnt be able to overtake me"..."AND WHY?!"...The fierce Cuban's face became red rage..."Cause just today im to be 25 years old"....The conclusion was a friendly laugh by me and JOSE.>

Aug-28-07  Marmot PFL: White's mistake is 14.Bb2? Simply Be3 is fine for white, ex. Tal vs Polugaevsky, 1976
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  laskereshevsky: YES <marmot>...

Botvinnik wrote <Maybe we must agree with Polugaevskij about 14.♗e3 is stronger...>

Just he reffered to another game!!:
Polugaevsky vs Spassky, 1976

the games are the same till the 16th move.
Just in one POLU was White,
in the other was Black...

In "your" game vs. Tal, POLU played16...♕e6

in the other reffered by BOT, Spassky played 16...♕b7

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