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Salomon Flohr vs Mikhail Botvinnik
AVRO (1938), The Netherlands, rd 6, Nov-14
Gruenfeld Defense: Brinckmann Attack. Grünfeld Gambit Accepted (D84)  ·  1/2-1/2

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Jan-09-05  Calli: Flohr had his problems at AVRO. He has a won game here but plays 38.d6? which allows the Black king into the game(Kf7!). Any reasonable like Ke3 then advancing the queenside pawns would be a routine win. Time pressure maybe.
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  Gypsy: Time pressure, but of a different kind. In 1938 Nazzi Germany was advancing on Czechoslovakia, Flohr's home. He, already a jewish survivor of pogroms as a child, was desperately trying to find a safe place to escape to with his wife. It must have been very hard for Flohr to concentrate on chess games at such times.

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