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Wolfgang Uhlmann vs Mikhail Botvinnik
13th olm final A (1958), Munich FRG, rd 9, Oct-20
Nimzo-Indian Defense: St. Petersburg Variation (E43)  ·  0-1

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Aug-26-04
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  tpstar: b3t4wi-tpstar0 (Yahoo 8/25/04): 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 b6 4. Nc3 Bb4 5. Qc2 Bb7 6. e3 Bxc3+ (6 ... Ne4 7. 0-0 Bxc3 8. bxc3 f5) 7. bxc3 d6 8. Bd3 Nbd7 9. e4 e5 10. 0-0 Qe7 11. Bg5 h6 12. Bh4 g5 13. Bg3 Kf8 14. a4 a5 15. h3 Nh5 16. h4!? Nf4 17. Bxf4 gxf4 18. Kh2 Rg8 19. Rg1 Nf6 20. Kh1 ed 21. Rae1 dc! 22. Nd4 (22. Qxc3 Ng4 & 23 ... Ne5) Ng4 23. Nf5 Qf6 24. g3?! Qxf5 ("omg dropped Queen") 25. f3 Qe6! ("didn't see pin") 26. fxg4 Qxg4 27. Qe2 f3 28. Qh2 Re8 29. Ref1 Bxe4 30. Bxe4 Qxe4 31. Rf2 Qxc4 32. Rxf3 c2 33. Rff1 Qe4+ 34. Qg2 Rxg3 0-1.
Aug-26-04  Knezh: What is your rating, tpstar?
Dec-03-04  aw1988: tpstar doesn't have a rating, just millions of games. :)
Dec-03-04  Knezh: Tpstar must be really good, probably around 2000.. i wanted to challenge him to a game.
Dec-03-04  radu stancu: <tpstar> I have a problem with the alternative line you give after 6...Ne4. White's next move, 7.0-0 is... well... a little impossible! He didn't move his king's bishop, you know... :) Anyway, I like how you went through his center pawns, but the guy really made it easy for you with those kingside pawn moves. IMO. ;)
Dec-03-04
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  tpstar: <radu stancu> Oh, I forgot to mention this was an odds game = White didn't have a KB. ;>) OK, he did. Yes, I meant 6 ... Ne4 7. Bd3 Bxc3+ 8. bxc3 f5 because Black gets a better game not allowing White to play e4 like the game continuation. Thank you very much for reviewing my game and for your comments!

<Knezh> tpstar must be really bad - probably around 200.

May-06-06
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  Benzol: I was wondering if Black can accept the pawn offer on move 7?
May-08-06  Resignation Trap: <Benzol> For a famous example of accepting the pawn sacrifice, I suggest Denker vs Fine, 1944 .
May-08-06
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  Benzol: <Resignation Trap> Thanks mate. It doesn't look too promising for Black although Fine seemed a bit obsessed with attacking g2 in that game.
May-08-06  syracrophy: 24.Ra1 Qxf2+ 25.Kh1 Qf1+! 26.Rxf1 Rxf1++
Jul-25-09  ToTheDeath: Really nice game by Botvinnik.

<15...bxa5!> gives the knight a perfect square at b6, hitting c4 and neutralizing any pressure on the b file.

<17...Be4!> exploits the unfortunate position of White's rooks while menacing ...Nxc4 and trading off White's good bishop- an ideal Nimzo situation for Black.

Rather than defend passively a pawn down White sacrifices the exchange, but the blunder 23.Qxe4?? allows the crushing fork <23...Qf7!> with no way to defend f2 and a2.

Great stuff!

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