Mikhail Botvinnik, Stephen Garry's Botvinnik: One Hundred Selected Games PDF

By Mikhail Botvinnik, Stephen Garry

ISBN-10: 0486206203

ISBN-13: 9780486206202

Botvinnik's video games would possibly not express the readability of Capablanca / Fischer or the virtuosity of Tal yet his considering, during this booklet, is especially instructive. Botvinnik's annotations display tips to examine positions and the way to discover a transparent strategic thread in chess video games - in doing so Botvinnik indicates how hidden assets are available in likely doubtful positions e.g. Botvinnik's impressive win, regardless of units of doubled pawns, opposed to Levenfish.
The annotations of Botvinnik are impressive of their definitiveness - which contrasts, for instance, with the extra 'balanced' annotative type of Keres - that a few may locate dogmatic yet which i discovered helpfully conclusive.

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L"!. xd7 �h4 2 9 . l"!. xg7+ 'it' x g7 30 . �xe2 �h2+ -+ ) 27 . . �e3 h5! oo . 21 ... 4)h5! 2 1 . xf2 �xa8 oo was a fair alternative, but the text is stronger. gxh3 �xh3 2 5 . l"!. 'it'xf2 Black has no more than perpetual check. But this is not true, as after 26 . . g7 + he is on top. 22 ... f{xf2 4)g3+1 The second "dance! hxg3? leads to mate: 24 . . �c4 <£\f4. 24... �xa8 Black does not really care about the a8-knight; he only wants to use the g 1 a7 diagonal ! Ac4 2 5 . h x g3 fxg3 2 6 . l"!.

Xe2 �cl + -+ . 'il¥xa5? il¥xe2! � xe2 �xe2. 21 ... �xa4 White has an elegant way of get­ ting his rook o ff the e2-square with tempo: player would easily understand that the game will end by a double attack threat­ ening mate and the rook. 22. 'il¥xc8!. Nothing is offered by 33 . . h4! 22 ... �xb7! �h1 �c4! �h1 �e4! (32) Rovner - Kamishov Moscow 1 946 (D) It's important to drive the queen away from its best square, e l . Black gets nothing from 36 . . 'il¥d2? �xe5 or 36 . . h4 or, finally, 36 ...

0-0? Ah6± or 14 . . ilh6 ± White should be more than happy. 15 . ,ilxf8 Wxf8 There is no salvation with 20 . . §f4 +- . 21 . §gd4 Ac6 (D) The alternative 1 5 . . t¥c7 is of no help, especially after 16 . § a4! ± . 16. §a4! ild6 as in Galkin-Yemelin, St Petersburg 1 994, when Black's attack is strong. 12 ... E{f4! f5 Black was lost anyway: 22 ... �e3 +- . exf6 e5 24. �d3! 1-0 Black resigned as he will not survive long: 24 . . f7+. (18) Chiburdanidze - Grivas Athens 1 984 Ruy Lopez [C84] Black is about to conclude his plan, so White must act.

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