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Mikhail Botvinnik vs Vladimir Nenarokov
USSR Championship (1927), Moscow URS, rd 10, Oct-07
Slav Defense: General (D10)  ·  1/2-1/2

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Sep-06-09
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  Chessical: Botvinnik (see notes in "100 Selected Games" - game 5) recognised that Black was critically weak on the K-side,


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Black has significant problems on the K-side and especially at <f7>.

Instead, however, of <20. Rd8+> the unassuming <20. h3> is very strong as it exploits these flaws:

<20...Bd7> 21. Nc5 Bc6 22. Bxe6! (if 22..fxe6 then 23. Qxe6+ wins outright) Qg5 23. Bxf7+ winning

<20... Nd5> 21. Bxd5 exd5 22. Rxf7 and if <22...Kxf7> then 23. Qxd5+ wins.

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