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Mikhail Botvinnik vs Svetozar Gligoric
Tel Aviv Olympiad Final-A (1964), Tel Aviv ISR, rd 7, Nov-17
Gruenfeld Defense: Brinckmann Attack. Grünfeld Gambit Botvinnik Variation (D83)  ·  0-1

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Sep-21-06
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  Honza Cervenka: Great fight. But I would like to know what black was planning to play after 11.cxd5 (see diagram).


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The best can be to sacrifice a piece after 11...exf4 12.dxc6 Qe7 13.fxg4 Qxe3+ 14.Be2 Nxg4 15.Nh3 Rad8 16.Qc2 (see diagram)


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which was played in Khalifman vs S Shipov, 2003, but it seems to be that black has not full compensation there and that white is better.

Sep-21-06  euripides: <Honza> Levy's book on Gligoric(which clearly benefited from a lot of input from Gligoric himself) says that Gligoric was planning the piece sacrifice and describes the position after <14 Be2> as 'unclear' and the line as 'critical'. Gligoric's cool nerves in top-flight games benefited him here as in his win over Petrosian in 1970, where he also sacrificed a piece.

Apparently White's 67th (better g5), 70th (better Re4+) and 72nd (better Rxh6) are mistakes; Botvinnik suddenly decided to play for a win. Gligoric made some mistakes earlier. Nonetheless a great game.

Sep-21-06
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  Benzol: After 11.♗g3 "It is clear that 11.fxg4 exf4 12.cxd5 ♘xd5 suits Black, and I just didn't know what could be achieved with 11.cxd5 exf4 ( now 11...♘xd5 12.♕xd5 ♗d7 doesn't work because of 13.♘xf7! ♖xf7 14.♗c4 and Black is lost ) 12.dxc6 ♕e7 with a strong attack for the sacrificed piece." - Gligoric in 'I Play Against Pieces'.
Dec-09-20  Bobby Spassky: "Great fight. But I would like to know what black was planning to play after 11.cxd5 (see diagram)."

-0.20 (19 ply)
11...exf4
12.dxc6 Qe7
13.Bc4 bxc6
14.Bxf7+ Kh8
15.O-O Qxe3+
16.Kh1 Qe5
17.fxg4 Qxg5
18.Be6 Rfe8
19.Qd6 Rad8
20.Qxc6 Nxg4
21.Ne4 Qh4
22.Bxg4 Qxg4

Dec-09-20  Bobby Spassky: Shipov made a mistake.

"The best can be to sacrifice a piece after 11...exf4 12.dxc6 Qe7 13.fxg4 Qxe3+ 14.Be2 Nxg4 15.Nh3 Rad8 16.Qc2 (see diagram)

which was played in Khalifman vs S Shipov, 2003, but it seems to be that black has not full compensation there and that white is better."

1) -0.42 (18 ply)
16...Rfe8
17.Nd1 Qe5
18.cxb7 f3
19.gxf3 Bh6
20.Qe4 Bxc1
21.Qxe5 Nxe5
22.Kf2 Rd2
23.Nc3 Nd3+
24.Kg3 Bxb2
25.Bxd3 Rxd3
26.Ne4 Be5+
27.Kg2 Ra3
28.f4 Rxa2+
29.Kf3

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