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Mikhail Botvinnik vs Viktor Arsentievich Goglidze
USSR Championship (1931), Moscow URS, rd 4, Oct-27
Gruenfeld Defense: Three Knights. Burille Variation (D94)  ·  1-0



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Jul-01-06  Helios727: Down by 7 points and Mikhail still wins.
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  Phony Benoni: Checkmate is the ultimate point.
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  keypusher: After 45.Ne4+:

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There's a remarkable variation after 45...Kg8: 46.Nxc3 Qxc3 47.Qf6!!. Black can't take the queen and has no good answer to the threat of Qd8+. I wonder if Botvinnik saw the combination. He didn't put this effort in <100 Selected Games> or <Best Games 1925-41>.

Aug-25-16  Everett: Nice find <key pusher> thanks
Aug-14-17  Toribio3: Botvinnik is genius!

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