Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing
Mikhail Botvinnik vs Alexander Buslaev
9th Soviet Team-ch qual group 1 (1963), Moscow URS, rd 2, Aug-08
English Opening: Agincourt Defense (A13)  ·  1-0



explore this opening
find similar games 1 more Botvinnik/A Buslaev game
sac: 18.Rxc5 PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: You can get computer analysis by clicking the "ENGINE" button below the game.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.

Kibitzer's Corner
Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: Where would you put your rook if you were White?

click for larger view

Botvinnik put it on b5.

Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: Some moves later, after the inevitable exchange sacrifice, Botvinnik goes all in:

click for larger view

29.g4 hxg4 30.h5 bxc5 31.dxc5, and here Black gave the exchange back and resigned a few moves later.

There were some pretty variations if he took the h-pawn: 31.....gxh5 32.Qg5+ Kf8 33.Qh6+ Ke7 34.Rxe6+. But if he'd played 31.....Bd3 I'm not sure how it would have gone. Has anyone seen notes to this game?

Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: <34.Rxe6+> A move quicker is 34.Nf5+.
Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: Botvinnik's pawn blitz seems to have been sound overall. But after 30....bxc5 best seems to be 31. h6 f5 32. h7+ Kxh7 33. Kf2 g3+ 34. Kxg3 Be2 35. dxc5 Bh5 36. Qxe6 (+1.17, 53 ply). After 31.dxc5 as in the game, 31....Bd3 32.h6 f6 33.Qxe6+ Kh7 seems close to equal.

NOTE: Create an account today to post replies and access other powerful features which are available only to registered users. Becoming a member is free, anonymous, and takes less than 1 minute! If you already have a username, then simply login login under your username now to join the discussion.

Please observe our posting guidelines:

  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate, or gibberish posts.
  3. No vitriolic or systematic personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No cyberstalking or malicious posting of negative or private information (doxing/doxxing) of members.
  6. No trolling.
  7. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by moderators, create a false impression of consensus or support, or stage conversations, is prohibited.

Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.

Blow the Whistle

See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a moderator.

NOTE: Please keep all discussion on-topic. This forum is for this specific game only. To discuss chess or this site in general, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of, its employees, or sponsors.
All moderator actions taken are ultimately at the sole discretion of the administration.

This game is type: CLASSICAL. Please report incorrect or missing information by submitting a correction slip to help us improve the quality of our content.

<This page contains Editor Notes. Click here to read them.>

Featured in the Following Game Collections[what is this?]
English Opening: Agincourt Def (A13) 1-0 keypusher says
from 1.c4 spotted Fredthebear by fredthebear
from Botvinnik minor by keypusher
English 1. c4.. any, g3
by awe1
1.c4 spotted Fredthebear
by mneuwirth
1.c4 spotted Fredthebear
by Patca63

Home | About | Login | Logout | F.A.Q. | Profile | Preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | New Kibitzing | Chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | Privacy Notice | Contact Us

Copyright 2001-2021, Chessgames Services LLC