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George Alan Thomas vs Mikhail Botvinnik
Hastings (1934/35), Hastings ENG, rd 3, Dec-29
Sicilian Defense: French Variation. Normal (B40)  ·  1-0



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May-15-06  paladin at large: Well played by Sir George, whose knight rides hard - Botvinnik has a terrible bishop and can find no remedy for the slow corraling of the black queenside pawns.
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  Phony Benoni: This game was played the round after Thomas had defeated Capablanca. When you're hot, you're hot.
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  Jonathan Sarfati: 36... c5 looks like the decisive error in a playable position, a superficially active move that allowed the ♘ into d5.

GAT had a number of notable scalps, including three world champs. Such a player would be a GM today.

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  kingscrusher: Unbelievable
Dec-20-13  RedShield: How many of Botvinnik's moves were first or second choices of Houdini 4?
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  kingscrusher: Redshield : what does it matter ?!
Dec-20-13  RedShield: Exactly!
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  kingscrusher: The unbelievable thing for me is the achievement of Thomas in beating both Capa and botvinnik in the same tournament
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  kingscrusher: Red shield : what does it matter here ?! I was curious about botvinniks accuracy when he was 14 against Capa - if yiu are not interested in that then I don't really care - that was a specific game and case. So question to you again - what does it matter here ?!
Dec-20-13  RedShield: I don't care that you don't care. Why aren't you interested in Botvinnik's accuracy when he was 23?
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  kingscrusher: If you have an objection to a specific post try replying to it directly instead of elsewhere. Try having some guts and make your points clear instead if keeping ask questions. What is your issue exactly with checking for correlation with engine accuracy on the botvinnik game I posted or is it a secret ?!
Dec-20-13  RedShield: I asked first.
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  kingscrusher: Well I'm curious about botvinniks accuracy at an early age like I am interested in the early accuracy of play of other great players. Especially in quite classic game encounters. What is your objection to this ?!
Dec-20-13  RedShield: Where did I say I had an objection?
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  kingscrusher: So you have no points to make on the subject either way ?!
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  perfidious: <RedShield> is not worth paying any mind, as in various guises, he trolls on chess, but mostly displays his predictable bigotry. Somehow he has not yet been banned, for the twentyleventh time, under this handle.
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  kingscrusher: Yes he seems to be simulating the artificial intelligence program called 'Eliza' which has nothing to say but questions :)
Oct-11-18  goser: Well, Stockfish thinks that both players made a lot of mistakes in a Q+N vs Q+B ending. 36...c5, looking like a serious strategic mistake, was not that a bad move. Black's problems started with 39...Qb7 instead of Kf8, but after this they have several chances to hold the game (as the White's moves were also not quite precise from the engine's point of view. 48... Bh4 instead of Qc1 proved to be a decisive mistake.

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