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Mikhail Botvinnik vs Nikolai Nikolaevich Riumin
USSR Championship (1931), Moscow URS, rd 15, Nov-09
Slav Defense: Quiet Variation (D11)  ·  1-0



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  An Englishman: Good Afternoon: A good one for fans of symmetry (check out the position after move 10) and a good example of why Black usually must break the pattern first.
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  whiteshark: <17...Re5> looks like a remarkable improvement.

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The idea is to concentrate forces and play against white's weak kingside (pawns) e.g. <18.Bg4 Qf6 19.Kg2 h5 20.Bh3 Qg6+ 21.Kh1 Qf6>

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  saffuna: Move 10: "Come on, we don't all have to be on the d-file."
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  OhioChessFan: <whiteshark> yes, the weak f Pawn is an obvious target, and pushing the g Pawn deprived Black of f6 for his Queen.
Nov-03-16  capafischer1: Botvinnik had an incredible 18 wins vs only 2 losses on the white side of Slav.
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