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Vladimir Grigorevich Kirillov vs Mikhail Botvinnik
USSR Championship (1931), Moscow URS, rd 16, Nov-10
English Opening: Symmetrical. Rubinstein Variation (A34)  ·  0-1

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Apr-14-13  Poisonpawns: A wonderful piece of strategy and execution! White is never allowed to execute a break against the center with e3,and d4
Jan-02-15  Poisonpawns: What years are considered by GM`s and pundits to be Botvinnik`s "peak" or "prime" in chess? The reason I ask, is because this game is so wonderful and rich to me. I looked at the date, and this is well before his championship years.
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  perfidious: The prime period for the great man was generally believed to be the 1940s, culminating in his win of the match tournament.
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  keypusher: <PoisonPawns> According to the man himself, 1941-48.

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