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Mikhail Botvinnik vs Grigory Ionovich Ravinsky
USSR Championship (1944), Moscow URS, rd 3, May-24
Queen's Gambit Declined: Semi-Tarrasch Defense. Pillsbury Variation (D41)  ·  1-0

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Feb-13-04  Whitehat1963: Botvinnik's longest in the database.
Jul-24-04  azaris: 94. ♕a6! ♔b4 95. ♔f7 ♕d5+ 96. ♕e6 ♕h5+ 97. ♔f8 ♕f3+ 98. ♔e7 ♕b7+ 99. ♔f6 ♕f3+ 100. ♔g5 and there are no more checks and White wins.
Apr-22-05  sharkbenjamin: I love the way Botvinnik plays Queen pawn openings.
Sep-15-05  Koster: A fascinating ending that Keres analysed for 26 pages. There wasn't much else to do in Russia in those days.
Sep-15-05
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  Benzol: Botvinnik revealed later that at first he didn't understand this type of ending but it's concluding moves enabled him to find the winning method. He was able to win a game ten years later as a result of this one. See Botvinnik vs Minev, 1954
Dec-04-05  avidfan:


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127...Kb3 128.Qf7+ and g8 next.

or a cross check wins by forcing exchange of queens.

127...Ka3 128.Qf8+.

127...Ka5/b5 128.Qf5+

This is why the weaker king must be at the a1 corner!

Jun-18-18  Omnipotent00001: 82. g6 is mate in 55. 82. g6 a5 83. ba5 b4 and the pawn race is on.
Sep-18-20  FellowChessPlayer: 74..Qc4 turns a draw into a loss
Sep-18-20
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  perfidious: <Omnipotent00001: 82. g6 is mate in 55. ...>

Which I have no doubt, given your concomitant omniscience, you would find OTB.

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