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By Mikhail Botvinnik

Mikhail Botvinnik's 'Analiticheskie i kriticheskie raboty" have been originaly released in 4 volumes among 1984 and 1987. This 3rd quantity of this sequence coated his most sensible video games from the interval 1957 - 1970. The Botvinnik's most sensible video games is a classical chess paintings, the best chess booklet at the global. It comprises 129 absolutely annotated video games via M. Botvinnik with many diagrams, record all to be had tournament's crosstables with participation of M. Botvinnik, event and fit effects and Index of openings.There is a big picture part with unknown Botvinnik's images.

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Match situation forced White to avoid simplification if possible, which is why he did not play 26 'iixc3 . The threat of 3 3 :g 1 is unpleasant, and Black forces the exchange . of queens. 26 27 28 . • ltxb8 g7 34 . . e5 was simpler and stronger. gl+ t:Rf7 Here the king is safer than at c 1 . Now Black's possession of the b-file no l:th3 36 h6 longer gives him anything. White is 37 llg7+ �6 J:lb4 threatening to play 29 :g1 with 38 J:lh7 counterplay, which Black prevents.

D6, but he does not succeed. 46 �CJ The king makes way for the rook, 46 . . 'iSre6 is not now possible due to 47 l:ld4, and in the given situation the rook exchange loses: 46 . . lld6 47 ltxd6+ cxd6 48 'it>d4 'iti>e6 49 f3 @e7 50 'ittd5 ltd7 5 1 f4 a5 52 e4 with an easy win. · 46 47 48 %td4 lld7 Jle6 �g5 ltc6 49 �b4 Now this is possible, since Black cannot reply 49 ... d6. It only remains for White to transfer his rook to a8, which will finally force . . a6-a5. 49 �6 50 :d4 Diverting the king to the flank.

It is possible that, had Smyslov foreseen White' s 46th move, he would have rejected the win of the pawn. However. it is appropriate here to once again remember Tarrasch' s saying: in a bad position all moves are bad. It is interesting to note the except­ ional activity of White's king's knight, which has made 15 moves following the route g l -e2-c3 -e4-c5-a6-b4xc6-a5-b7c5-e4xf6xh7-g5-e4. In the end it peri­ shes on the field of battle, but not with­ out first securing victory for its army! bt 44 45 With the unpleasant threat (for example, after 40 �) of 40 .

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