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Grigory Levenfish vs Mikhail Botvinnik
Botvinnik - Levenfish (1937), Leningrad RUS, rd 3, Oct-09
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Classical. Noa Variation (E34)  ·  1-0



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Aug-20-05  lentil: was this game played before the 3-fold repetition rule? surely there are several repetitions around move 40!
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  Calli: Many events had a rule long before 1937, but they didn't have the repetition rule in this match. The rule varied with each event.
Aug-24-05  paladin at large: Why did Botvinnik play 28.....Nf4 - did he think he could gain perpetual check? 28...... R x c4 looks better, no?
Aug-25-05  Runemaster: hi <paladin>: if 28...Rxc4, 29. Qd5+ wins the knight on d3. So, if the game score is correct, it looks like Botty realised that was hopeless and tried something else.
Aug-25-05  Shams: <Calli> when did implementation become standard for all tournaments?
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  Calli: <Shams> I really don't know. Surely when the FIDE took over the World Chmpionship cycle in 1948, the rules became more standardized.

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