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Igor Bondarevsky vs Mikhail Botvinnik
USSR Absolute Championship (1941), Leningrad- Moscow URS, rd 9, Apr-20
French Defense: Advance Variation. Nimzowitsch System (C02)  ·  0-1

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Jul-30-04  Jesuitic Calvinist: I am surprised not to see any kibitzing on this gem played in the 1941 Supreme Soviet Championship.

The manouvre ...Qg8/Qh7 is classic Nimzovichian restraint (or even a bit Reti-like). GM Ray Keene, where are you when we need you?

Jul-30-04
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  Calli: And Bondarevsky failed to follow Nimzo's strategy of overprotecting e5 in the French. Botvinnik's Qg8! is excellent. He gets the Q in better position before demolishing the center.
May-24-06  schaduw2: White surrendered because after Rxc1 black plays Rxh4!! (with mate after gxh4? and Bf4+)
Jun-09-06  Halfpricemidge: So what if black captures NxQ instead??
Jun-09-06  pawn to QB4: I suppose just 30...Bxd2 e.g. 31.Rxf5 Bxc1 or 31. Nb3 Bg5 32.Rxf5 Bxh4 and in either case Black's a rook up.
Jun-09-06
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  Honza Cervenka: Qd8-g8-h7 manoeuvre can be seen also in A Sokolov vs Yusupov, 1986
Sep-05-06  Zorts: Was 22.Kh2 forced? What if 22.Kf1?
Feb-15-08
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  Benzol: Because Botvinnik was ill this game was postponed until April 20th.
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