Download e-book for kindle: Botvinnik: 100 Selected Games by Mikhail Botvinnik, Stephen Garry

By Mikhail Botvinnik, Stephen Garry

ISBN-10: 0486206203

ISBN-13: 9780486206202

Study chess from an international Champion! those a hundred video games have been chosen and annotated through Botvinnik himself because the most sensible video games he performed sooner than turning into global Champion in 1948. contains contests opposed to Alekhine, Capablanca, Euwe, Keres, Reshevsky, Smyslov, and others. writer explains his theories, the improvement of Russian chess, and 6 finish online game reviews.

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White continues to leave both queen and rook en prise. 30... hxg4 Black can 't touch the queen : 30 ... xc2?? Ug 8+ Wf7 3 3 l hg 7 m ate. ixf8? So far Topalov has thrown every possible obstacle at Kramnik. Finally, Kramnik buckles under the force of the hurricane and blunders. He misses a defence based on a couple of problem-like interference moves. Wxf8 ! : a) 3 2 1i'h 71i'e2 3 3 1i'h 8+ Wf7 34 'ii'h s+ Wf8 3 5 1i'xg4. N ow Black saves him self with the remarkable 3 S ... ig S ! when he gets the reprieve he needs to survive the onslaught.

63 Th e S l a v: M o ve by M o ve Exercise: Black can take on f2. I s two rooks for a queen and pawn a good deal for Black? �___. xf2+1 Answer: Yes, the rooks are no match for the nimble queen, which will pick off white pawn targets. Answer: No, Black's queen soon roams about at will. Watch ! 39 'ii'xf2 %lxf2+ 40 'iftxf2 �h71 So that %lxg6 doesn't come with a check. 41 b3 'iff8+1 Throwing White's rooks out of alignment. Black's queen goes on to perform a one­ woman show for the remainder of the game.

31 l:th4 White gets tied into a knot after 31 'iVc6? fs . ts 3 2 Itfh 3 h s 3 3 1:tg3 Targeting g6 in order to hold on to f4. 3 3 'it>h7 34 l:tc3 h6! 3 5 ltg3 .. ... 'i'e7! 'W'e4+? Answer: Bl ack should probably go on to win after 36 'ii'x e4 dxe4 37 l:tc3 g S ! :txf2+ 40 g 3 l:txb2, but it m ay not be all that easy to convert in the double rook ending. Rublevsky prefers to keep queens on the board to h arass White's insecure king . hh3 36 Wh 3 'iVe8 ! picks off either the f4- or a4-pawn .

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