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Vladimir Andreevich Makogonov vs Mikhail Botvinnik
Sverdlovsk (1943), Sverdlovsk (Yekaterinburg) URS , rd 7, May-??
Semi-Slav Defense: Rubinstein (Anti Meran) System (D45)  ·  0-1

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Jul-24-06
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  plang: 6 Ne5 was played occasionally in this opening when it was young. It is not even mentioned in the books I have on the Semi-Slav. White gets a healthy king-side majority but Botvinnik counters this fairly easily. I wonder if this variation would have lost favor as much against a different defender less talented than Botvinnik. Perhaps 12 Kf1 would weaken the white squares less. ..39 Ne5 is a pretty tactical defense.
Dec-27-10  takchess: The power of connected passed pawns!
Oct-06-11  ToTheDeath: Black gets a clear advantage after an inaccurate opening by White, gaining control of the weakened light squares and anchoring a knight on e4, and then threads his way through his opponent's attempts at complicating like a champ.

One pretty variation that remained offstage: 30. Bxe5+ Rxe5 31.Qd8+ Ka7 32.Rc8 Rxf5+! and Black mates first.

Dec-01-18
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  perfidious: Believe Botvinnik's annotations to this game in his <100 Selected Games> gave:

<16.g4!! Uncommonly well played. Now the weakness of the light squares becomes much less perceptible...>

Or some such thing, anyway.

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