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Vladimir Andreevich Makogonov vs Mikhail Botvinnik
USSR Championship (1940), Moscow URS, rd 11, Sep-19
Dutch Defense: Classical. Stonewall Variation Botvinnik Variation (A93)  ·  1-0

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Dec-16-05  stanleys: In a small book,written by Bronstein,there is an article"The Makagonov's lessons".This game is also there,shown as a classical dynamic pawn's sacrifice:27.d5! Makagagonov had indeed the level of a strong grandmaster.Take a look at his wins against Smyslov,Keres,Flohr,Reshevsky,Bronstein...At least he was given the title (at the end of his life it's true)by FIDE.Nezmetdinov had hot this chance
Aug-28-06
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  Honza Cervenka: 27...exd5 is bad for 28.Bxf6 with advantage of white. But after 27...Nxd5 black's position looked playable until 38...Rd3? (38...a6! with intention 39.Rd8?! Rb5 would have been correct) and 39...Rd2?? (clear blunder though black's position is not good already). Of course, if 43...gxf6, then 44.Re8+! Qxe8 45.Bxf6#.
Aug-28-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  Honza Cervenka: Btw, 40.Rxf8+ would be a fine Monday or Tuesday puzzle.:-)

44.f7 can be a candidate as well.

May-28-11  Bowen Island: Only two games given in the Botvinnik variation on this site and he lost them both...despite the variation being named after him!?!?
May-28-11  Shams: <Only two games given in the Botvinnik variation on this site and he lost them both...despite the variation being named after him!?!?>

It happens. What do you imagine <WannaBe>'s record is in the gambit that bears his name?

May-28-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: I really don't care what my record is with my opening, as long as I can be world chess champion, (3 times, no less) and people still talk about me.

Oh, wait, in a sense, people are still 'talking' about me and my opening. =)

Aug-27-13  Sem: IMO 31. ... Nd8 leaves the initiative to White.
Sep-08-18  ColdSong: God.The great Botvinnik outplayed.I'm so confused.
Sep-08-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  WorstPlayerEver: 19... Nxe5 20. fxe5 Ng4 21. Qe2 Qh5 22. Rf3 Bg5=


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