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Ilia Abramovich Kan vs Mikhail Botvinnik
"Enter the Dragon" (game of the day Jun-23-2007)
Moscow (1936), Moscow URS, rd 14, Jun-02
Sicilian Defense: Dragon. Classical Variation (B72)  ·  0-1

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Mar-27-07  Andreiko: Great game from Botvinnik; but not so good black opening. 13...Bc4 was better...or?
Jun-23-07
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  al wazir: Why not 25...Be6, and if 26. Qxd6, then 26...Qxd6 27. Rxd6 Bxb3 28. axb3 exf4 ? And why not 31. Rxe5, threatening 32. Rxh5 ?
Jun-23-07  Chessmensch: Very precise play throughout by Botvinnik against respectable opposition. Botvinnik's performance is very instructive and worth playing through as a learning exercise.
Jun-23-07  Rodrigo Gutierrez: Amazing game by Botvinnik. I love it how he takes on the pawn storm with nerves of steel. Can anyone see why not 24... Bxh5 instead, though?
Jun-23-07
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  al wazir: After 49. Nf5, black wins with 49...Bg2 50. Ng3 Rf3 51. Nh1 Rf1 52. Rxf1 Bxf1 53. Kxb6 Bg2 54. Nb3 h1=Q 55. Nxh1 Bxh1 56. Kc5 h5, etc.
Jun-23-07  Autoreparaturwerkbau: Is the pun with the reference to "Enter the Sandman"? Just a wild guess.
Jun-23-07  lonepsycho: <Autoreparaturwerkbau> No. "Enter the Dragon" was an old kung fu movie starring Bruce Lee. I believe that is the reference.
Jun-23-07  ruelas007: The best continuation for white is 6. Be3 which helps the pawn storm and tries to exchange the black squares bishop
Jun-23-07  beginner64: <Rodrigo>why not 24... Bxh5 instead, though?</Rodrigo>

In case of 24. .. Bxh5. 25. f5

Jun-23-07
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  kevin86: The intent of the Dragon is to focus an attack on c3-as it turns out-is the position of the white knight in the long castling format. Here,it has little effect,except to give white something else to think about.

White's early pawn storm is trumped by black's later one.

Jun-23-07
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  fm avari viraf: A very exciting & thrilling game full of Kung Fu tactics. Botvinnik like the hero of "Enter the Dragon" movie befittingly played the part of Bruce Lee with sheer beauty & precision to be victorious.
Feb-27-08  D.Observer: Can black preserve his win if he forces white to take the rook with the other rook before queening?
Mar-13-15  Conrad93: So maybe 10. g4 is best avoided...

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