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Mikhail Botvinnik vs Boris Spassky
Oegstgeest (1970), Oegstgeest NED, rd 3, Apr-21
Queen's Gambit Declined: Charousek (Petrosian) Variation (D31)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Oct-09-09  pericles of athens: why doesn't botvinnik castle on move 16 (i.e., immediately after black's castling)?
Oct-09-09  Notagm: Why don't you ask him?
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  kamalakanta: <Oct-09-09 pericles of athens: why doesn't botvinnik castle on move 16 (i.e., immediately after black's castling)?>

Because he wants to attack on the Kingside, and if he castles there, he will not be able to do so as well.

Dec-24-14  RookFile: I'm sure it's all OK, but in my games when I move as many paws as Botvinnik did, I get hammered.

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