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Mikhail Botvinnik vs William Lombardy
Hoogovens (1969), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 6, Jan-20
English Opening: Symmetrical Variation. General (A30)  ·  1-0

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Jul-26-09
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  HeMateMe: Pretty sharp stuff. 1969, the end of Botvinnik's career. He creates one weakness, in the opening, and blacks whole game collapses.
Jun-23-10  jerseybob: 10..Nxd4 seems second-best(10..a6!?), although not the fatal mistake. That comes 2 moves later with 12..Rfc8, allowing 13.Bxf6,Bxf6 14.Nd5! 12..Rfe8 might've held.
Jul-23-10  igiene: 11..Qa5 seems inferior to 11..Bc6, pressurizing on e-pawn. Note that similar positions (Maroczy Bind) could arise from Sicilian Classical (Accelerated Fianchetto. Perhaps also the preventive 12..Kh8 could be considered
Jun-19-12  King Death: < igiene: ...Note that similar positions (Maroczy Bind) could arise from Sicilian Classical (Accelerated Fianchetto...>

The positions aren't similar, this transposes to an Accelerated Dragon (1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cd 4. Nd4 g6 5.c4 Bg7 6.Be3 Nf6 7. Nc3 0-0 8.Be2 d6).

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