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Ivan Golubev vs Mikhail Botvinnik
Leningrad tt (1931)
Spanish Game: Exchange Variation. General (C68)  ·  0-1

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Aug-27-05
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  tpstar: When White plays f4, Black should answer ... f6 & ... Ne7 & ... Ng6 to hinder e4-e5. When White plays f3, Black should answer ... Nf6 & ... Bd6 & ... Rhe8. Either way, Black needs to reorganize pieces, but that depends on 0-0 or 0-0-0.

matieitor-tpstar (GameKnot 8/25/05) [Fritz 7]: 8. 0-0 0-0-0 9. Be3 [last book move] Nf6 10. f3 Bd6 11. Nd2 Rhe8 12. Nc4 Bf8 13. Rad1 c5 14. Ne2 Be6 [14 ... Bb5 15. Rxd8+ Rxd8 16. b3 ] 15. b3 Bxc4 16. bxc4 Nd7 17. Nc3 (17. Nc1!? Nb6 18. Nd3 Nxc4 19. Bxc5 Bxc5 20. Nxc5 Ne3 21. Rxd8+ Rxd8 22. Rc1 Rd2) Nb6 18. Nd5 Nxc4 19. Bf4 c6 20. Ne3 Nxe3 21. Bxe3 b5 and Black won (0-1).

Aug-27-05  Giancarlo: Thanks for the Game <Tpstar>

9.0-0 is intresting, the model continuation is 0-0-0, however, I wouldn't think the alternative is that bad. I've also seen white put the bishop on b2 in some games.

13..c5 is dangerous, further immobilizing the QS majority.

I didn't like whites play in this game. I thought he deviated from the tactical package that white should take. The worst thing that I have also experienced in this opening, although I'm still putting it into practise, is to let Black get counterplay on the QS.

Sep-10-05
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  tpstar: alexkotsis-tpstar (GameKnot 9/9/05) [Fritz 7]: 8. 0-0 0-0-0 9. Be3 [last book move] Nf6 10. Nc3 Bb4 11. f3 Rhe8 12. Nb3 [12. Bg5 Bc5 13. Rfd1 Bf5 14. Bxf6 gxf6 15. exf5 Bxd4+ 16. Kf1 Bxc3 17. bxc3 Rd5 ] b6 [12 ... Nd5 13. Nd1 Nxe3 14. Nxe3 ] 13. a3 Be7 [13 ... Bxc3 14. bxc3 Nd5 15. Bd4 =] 14. Rad1 Kb7 15. Bf4 Be6 16. a4 Nd7 17. Nd4 Bc4 18. Rfe1 Bb4 (back & forth with the Bishops) 19. Bd2 Nc5 20. Nf5? [20. Nb1 a5 21. Nf5 g6 ] g6 [20 ... Nxa4 21. Rb1 Rxd2 22. Nxa4 b5 ] 21. Ne3 Be6 22. b3?? [22. Nb1 Bxd2 23. Rxd2 Rxd2 24. Nxd2 Nxa4 25. b3 ] Rxd2! 23. Nb1 (foul mouth ;>D) Rxd1 24. Rxd1 Nd7 and Black won (0-1).

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