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Sergey Belavenets vs Mikhail Botvinnik
Leningrad (1934)
Queen's Indian Defense: Classical. Traditional Variation Nimzowitsch Line (E18)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Jan-30-04  Benjamin Lau: 14...Rxd4!? is one of the most outrageous sacrifices I've ever seen.
Jul-09-04  nonewsisgoodnews: you obviously cant have seen Kasparov vs Topalov 1999 :)
Jul-09-04  themindset: well, it's not *that* outrageous, as it clearly leads to the option of a perpetual.
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  Gypsy: "Clear" is a matter of semantics here. Wite would almost certainly take a perpetual in this position. But, strictly, he could avoid it by returning material on f3--an exchange and a pawn in most variations. Botvinnik would then have 3 pawns for a minor piece and good coordination of his piecess and I have no doubt he would prevail.

I find the whole 14...Rxd4 attack remarkably beautiful and Belavents defence cool and accurate. Because of the final =, this game kind of 'flies bellow the radar'.

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  samvega: Wondering about the idea 36..Nxf2 37.Kxf2 Bxg3+ 38.Kxg3 Rxd1. Plausible or rubbish?
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  Gypsy: White can keep the second pawn <┬ásamvega> 36...Nxf2 37.Rxd6 cxd6 (more dangerous than 37...Rxd6) 38.Kxf2 d5. Don't know, since 39...d4 can not be stopped. Definitely not rubbish, given those pawns (in either variation).
Jul-31-13  TheFocus: This was the Leningrad - Moscow Trade Union Team Match.

The moves 41-49 did not occur in the game but were adjournment analysis. The game was declared a draw by the match organizers.

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