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Mikhail Botvinnik vs Vitaly Chekhover
Leningrad (1934), Leningrad URS, rd 7, Aug-25
English Opening: Anglo-Indian Defense. Queen's Knight Variation (A16)  ·  1-0

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Nov-26-09
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  Fusilli: Black played a good game, to the point that Botvinnik implicitly offered a draw. Black could have played 54...Rg6 claiming a draw, but chose to go on. The error appears to be 57...gxh4, conceding the strong f4 square for the White king. From then on, it's the usual superb Botvinnik.
Jan-20-16  MekkiAlgeria: Vitaly Chekhover did not see the he could capture the knight without any problem : 40. .. QX a2 ! .
Jan-20-16
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  keypusher: <MekkiAlgeria: Vitaly Chekhover did not see the he could capture the knight without any problem : 40. .. QX a2 ! .>

It seems unlikely that they both missed this. Typo in the game score? Maybe Botvinnik played 37.Ne2 rather than 37.Na2.

Jan-20-16
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  maxi: It does seem unlikely that neither player saw the knight's loss. However, it being move 40, the culprit could be the time control, if both players were short of time.

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