Botvinnik: One Hundred Selected Games by Mikhail Botvinnik, Stephen Garry

By Mikhail Botvinnik, Stephen Garry

Botvinnik's video games won't convey the readability of Capablanca / Fischer or the virtuosity of Tal yet his pondering, during this booklet, is particularly instructive. Botvinnik's annotations show the best way to examine positions and the way to discover a transparent strategic thread in chess video games - in doing so Botvinnik exhibits how hidden assets are available in doubtless doubtful positions e.g. Botvinnik's impressive win, regardless of units of doubled pawns, opposed to Levenfish.
The annotations of Botvinnik are outstanding of their definitiveness - which contrasts, for instance, with the extra 'balanced' annotative sort of Keres - that a few may well locate dogmatic yet which i discovered helpfully conclusive.

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They are both dead now and so is Black's king. But Legal's Trap lives on for two and a half centuries, catching many unwary queen-nabbbers. 5 . Nxe5 Offering the queen. Black could cut his losses by taking the knight, 5 ... dxe5 6. Qxg4. But the queen is so tempting. Bxdl 5. 6. Bxf7t Ke7 7. Nd5# 1-0 45 BRUCE ALBERSTON 36. PHILIDOR DEFENSE 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. :w ft �� ft fitf1 · ���� '···· ' � 0�-- · · ·'�lf e5 d6 Nd7 Nb6 exd4 Qf6 Bg4 Qxb2 .. � 10. . 1 1 . Qxb2 . A good response to White's last move is 8 .

5. d7 7. exd5 8. dxc6 a6 If Black truly wants to break the pin on the c6-knight, then he should go 5 ... Bd7 . 6. Nd5 Nxd5 Black's queen is attacked, so he has no time to take the White bish­ op. Mter 8 .. bxc6, the bishop with­ draws and White is ahead a piece for a pawn. Black captures the wrong unit. The undefended e4-pawn was the thing to take, 6 ... Nxe4. Now White is able to pile up on the pinned knight.

The mating pattern with bishop and two knights, plus the set up queen sacrifice was first played by the French Master Legal in his game against St. Brie (1750's). They are both dead now and so is Black's king. But Legal's Trap lives on for two and a half centuries, catching many unwary queen-nabbbers. 5 . Nxe5 Offering the queen. Black could cut his losses by taking the knight, 5 ... dxe5 6. Qxg4. But the queen is so tempting. Bxdl 5. 6. Bxf7t Ke7 7. Nd5# 1-0 45 BRUCE ALBERSTON 36. PHILIDOR DEFENSE 1.

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