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Mikhail Botvinnik vs Ilya Rabinovich
Leningrad (1934), Leningrad URS, rd 3, Aug-31
Semi-Slav Defense: Bogoljubow Variation (D46)  ·  1-0

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Apr-01-06  fred lennox: An excellent example of QSM attack. Also of Botvinnik's minimalist approach - where his playing is "pizzicato"; precision and gradations allow the position a lust to expand to its destiny. This can be found in kingsids attacks as in this game Botvinnik vs V Sherbakov, 1955
Oct-12-08
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  whiteshark: A classical <QSM attack>, indeed!
Nov-04-09  Plato: Botvinnik always had great technique in clear positions with a small advantage, and he plays a flawless endgame here.
Jan-06-15  johnkr: In his book "100 Selected Games" he gives a comment on the possible Black defense 21 ... e5, writing it off with "after the simple Bc2 leads only to a weaking of the King's pawn". Hmm. Not so simple and Fritz actually gives it as Black's first defense. Black can continue Rfe8. True Black is still passive but nothing is obvious or forced.

Instead, after the game's 21...Bh6 22 Bf6 White does have a clear advantage. Although I have great respect for Botvinnik's abilities and his insights, I'm wondering how often he might 'bend the truth' a bit in this book.

Jun-05-15
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  extremepleasure2: Botvinnik missed 23.Bh7 Kh7 24.Rd7 gf6 24. Qe6. With bishop sac It's much easier to win this game than 23. Bf1

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