New PDF release: Botvinnik: 100 Selected Games

By Mikhail Botvinnik, Stephen Garry

ISBN-10: 0486206203

ISBN-13: 9780486206202

Research chess from an international Champion! those a hundred video games have been chosen and annotated through Botvinnik himself because the top video games he performed earlier than changing into global Champion in 1948. comprises contests opposed to Alekhine, Capablanca, Euwe, Keres, Reshevsky, Smyslov, and others. writer explains his theories, the improvement of Russian chess, and 6 finish video game experiences.

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New PDF release: Botvinnik: 100 Selected Games

Examine chess from an international Champion! those a hundred video games have been chosen and annotated through Botvinnik himself because the top video games he performed sooner than changing into global Champion in 1948. comprises contests opposed to Alekhine, Capablanca, Euwe, Keres, Reshevsky, Smyslov, and others. writer explains his theories, the advance of Russian chess, and 6 finish video game reports.

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16 ... illc3?! Not the strongest continuation and one which also appears to be the root cause of his difficulties. Azmaiparashvili subsequently showed that 16 ... 'li'xd2! ilLxd2 l::ifc8! tt:Jd4 ity. For example: Other continuations don't equalise: Evgeny Bareev and Ilya Levitov 43 A) 17 .. /t:le5? tb6! d1+-; B) 17 ... te5) 22 ... tb5:t. bd4 Leading to a position with opposite-coloured bishops, in which White's advantage lies not only in the extra pawn but also in the possibility of attacking the key point in such positions - the f7 -square.

J::ic1 l::ixcl+ 22 . ilLg7 (16 ... fc8? 'li'f4 4:le5 or 22 ... l::ixe7! 'li'f6+-; 16 ... 'li'xd2!? ilLxh6 (17 ... 'li'xd2 Hyderabad 2002. 'li'xh6 4:ld4 1 7 ... 'li'gs 'li'd8!? f4) 18 ... J::ic1 'li'hS (16 ... J::ifb1 fS (20 ... J::ixb2 J::id8oo) 22 ... J::ic8. f4!? 'li'xe3 l::iab8 1HWc1! ilLds 4:lb4 1 7. 'li' c2 is inferior because of 1 7 ... l::iac8! \t>g2 4:lc2oo. ilLb6 'li'a3-=) 18 ... 'li'd1 gS (20 ... J::ixc7? loses to 23 ... 'li'd6 Black gives perpetual check with 23 ... 'li'g4+) 22 ... =.

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