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Alexander Kazimirovich Tolush vs Mikhail Botvinnik
Moscow ch (Botvinnik) (1943), Moscow ch Botvinnik
French Defense: Winawer. Positional Variation (C19)  ·  0-1

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Nov-23-05
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  Benzol: Good game by Botvinnik and a fitting companion for this one Tolush vs Botvinnik, 1945
Mar-12-06
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  offramp: A phenomenally complicated game, with both players on a tightrope.
Mar-11-07
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  plang: The plan of 12 Nq2, 13 c4 and 15 c4, blasting open the center for the two bishops, seems very promising for white. Botvinnik felt that 17 cd would have been a better way to maintain the initiative. After 24..Qa4, black starts to get serious counterplay. 30 Rd4 seriously weakens the back rank; 30 Nc3 would have given white better defensive chances. Botvinnik gave one possible continuation after 32 Bd1 as 32..Rc1 33 Re1..Nd2 34 Bc2..Rc1+ and 35..Nf1+ winning for black.
Apr-28-09  dwojiow: I wonder if this scoresheet is correct.
23.Qd2?? Nxf3+ 24.gxf3 Rxe4! 0-1
Hard to believe Botvinnik would miss this, especially with the last move being ...Nh4 and Black being able to mess up the pawn structure with tempo.
Apr-28-09  dwojiow: In fact I'm sure the scoresheet is incorrect, given the variations quoted by <plang> above. He mentions <24...Qa4>. I surmise that the game probably went 23.Rad1 Qc4 24.Qd2 Qa4 25.Bc1 Nc4 etc.
Jul-31-13  TheFocus: According to Botvinnik's <One Hundred Selected Games>, the first 22 moves are correct, but the last 20 moves are not.

I will have to submit the correct game-score.

Dec-23-14
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  Sargon: <TheFocus> <According to Botvinnik's <One Hundred Selected Games>, the first 22 moves are correct, but the last 20 moves are not.

I will have to submit the correct game-score.>

Please do, and an editor will correct it...

Dec-23-14  TheFocus: I submitted dozens of games. Most were ignored, so I don't do submissions anymore.

Not worth the time of effort to me.

May-25-18
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  keypusher: <dwojiow: In fact I'm sure the scoresheet is incorrect, given the variations quoted by <plang> above. He mentions <24...Qa4>. I surmise that the game probably went 23.Rad1 Qc4 24.Qd2 Qa4 25.Bc1 Nc4 etc.>

Yes, that's right according to Botvinnik's <Selected Games>. The game score is correct if you ignore the 23rd and 24th moves. I'll submit a correction. You never know.

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