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Peter Arsenievich Romanovsky vs Mikhail Botvinnik
Moscow (1935), Moscow URS, rd 4, Feb-18
Spanish Game: Exchange. Romanovsky Variation (C68)  ·  0-1



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  Jonathan Sarfati: Long manoeuvring game where Black made all the running. White's game collapsed after 47... ♗xf3.
Nov-05-09  Plato: Romanovsky holds his own in the lengthy maneuvering, but blunders a pawn with his 37th move (the position after 37.b3 would have been roughly equal) and then panics and tries to force the issue on the kingside. It backfires because Black's pieces are better poised there. Botvinnik's play from move 37 to 47 is highly instructive. 47...Bxf3! was the culmination of an attack that he had prepared by transferring every piece to its most effective square. After a completely shut down position, suddenly all of his pieces participated in the game.
Nov-05-09  RookFile: I remember going over this game with a master I was taking lessons from, once. First time we had both seen the game. He asked me: "What happens if 37. Ne3?" My instantaneous answer was: "37.... Nxe3 and Qxa2, of course".....

He said: "You're right...."

Nov-27-09  RandomVisitor: After 38...Qxa2, white might still have a playable game, due to some small compensation for the pawn:

1: P Romanovsky - Mikhail Botvinnik, Moskva Alekhine-mem 1935

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Analysis by Rybka 3 : <22-ply>

<1. (-0.26): 39.Nf2> Rde7 40.Rde2 Qf7 41.b3 Bd5 42.c4 Bb7 43.Re1 Qg6 44.h3 Qd6 45.Ne4 Qd7 46.Nc3 Qe6 47.Qf2 Qg6

2. (-0.33): 39.c4 a4 40.Qd1 Red8 41.Nf2 e4 42.fxe4 Bd4 43.Re1 Re8 44.Kh1 Re6 45.Qe2 b5 46.cxb5 Bxb5 47.Red1 Rde7 48.h4 Qb3 49.Qh5 Be8

Nov-09-10  myschkin: . . .

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