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Mikhail Botvinnik vs Ake Olsson
Stockholm (1962), Stockholm SWE, rd 5, Jan-??
English Opening: King's English. Two Knights' Variation Reversed Dragon (A22)  ·  1-0

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Dec-11-05  Chess Addict: Interesting option...
Why didn't Black take the Rook?
Dec-11-05  Koster: This must have been Stockholm Olympiad. The world ch. wouldn't be playing in an Interzonal.
Dec-11-05
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  Benzol: <Chess Addict> 22...♘xc1 23.dxe5 and the Black Knight is unable to escape.

<Koster> This game was played in Stockholm but it must have been in an International Tournament (not the Interzonal) as the Olympiad that year was at Varna in Bulgaria.

Jan-10-06
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  perfidious: There was a small event in that Stockholm that year, won with ease by Botvinnik. This game, as well as Skold-Botvinnik, appear in Botvinnik's collection of 100 best from 1947-70.

Mar-25-16
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  keypusher: Position after 19....Nd5:


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20.e3! and if 20.....dxe3 21.f4 wins a piece.

After 26.Qc4:


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With Black's active rook exchanged, Black's position is hopeless: his QB and remaining rook are paralyzed. Botvinnik finishes off the game after 26....b6 with 27.Qf7 Ne6 28.Nxe6 (28....Bxe6 29.Rxe6 Qxd3+ and Qxa3 loses to Re8+).

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