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Vitaly Chekhover vs Mikhail Botvinnik
Leningrad-ch (1931), Leningrad URS, rd 12, Feb-??
Indian Game: Capablanca Variation (A47)  ·  0-1



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May-16-06  Helios727: Why didn't black play 20...Nxg3 ?
May-16-06  who: 20...Nxg3? 21.Bxa6 Rxa6 22.Qd3
Dec-21-14  suenteus po 147: I'm guessing this game was played in the 1931 Leningrad City Chess Championship. Do any other games from this tournament survive? I imagine all of Botvinnik's games did, but is that it?
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  Benzol: Chess Stars has this game as Round 12 in the 8th Leningrad Ch.

Not all of Botvinnik games from this tournament are available.

Missing gamescores are :

Round 4 Ravinsky - Botvinnik 1-0

Round 6 Schipunov - Botvinnik 0-1

Round 7 Botvinnik - Model 1/2-1/2

Round 14 Savitsky - Botvinnik 0-1

Round 15 Botvinnik - Kubbel 1-0.

Dec-21-14  suenteus po 147: <Benzol> Do you suppose it was the war years or perhaps a lack of publication that lead to these game scores being lost?
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  Benzol: My money would be on the War but I wouldn't be surprised if the missing scores turn up some day having been mislaid and then found in somebody's dusty old files.
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  keypusher: There is some interesting stuff at the end.

48.Kg3 threatens 49.h4+ Kh5 50.Rxh7#. But after 48....h6, 49.h4+ Kh5 50.Rh7 Rd3+ (but not 50....Bg7 51.Rxh6+ Bxh6 52.Nf6#!) 51.Kf4 Bc1+ 52.Ke4 Rxd2 53.Rxd2 bxa2 wins for Black.

Dynamic Benoni-type play capped by a piece sacrifice earlier on from Botvinnik. This was quite a game.

Aug-04-15  ughaibu: Small correction, moves 52 and 53 are captures on d7.
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