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Mikhail Botvinnik vs Efim Geller
USSR Championship (1951), Moscow URS, rd 14, Dec-07
Indian Game: Tartakower Attack (A45)  ·  0-1



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Mar-24-09  xrt999: wow, what a game..
Feb-28-12  optimal play: After 4.Nf3 the opening looks like D23 QGA with g3

It seems Botvinnik could have opted for the draw after 25...Ka8. Itís gratifying the game didnít end there because I certainly endorse the comment from <xrt999>

I think 53...Kd5! is the winning move because that brings about the removal of whiteís DSB and subsequently must give up the Rook to prevent the promotion.

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