By Mikhail Botvinnik

Mikhail Botvinnik's 'Analiticheskie i kriticheskie raboty" have been originaly released in 4 volumes among 1984 and 1987. This moment quantity of this sequence lined his most sensible video games from the interval 1942 - 1956. The Botvinnik's top video games is a classical chess paintings, the most effective chess booklet at the global. It comprises 129 totally annotated video games by way of M. Botvinnik with many diagrams, checklist all on hand tournament's crosstables with participation of M. Botvinnik, event and fit effects and Index of openings.

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However, the move played also does not change anything. 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 The black king is remote, but White's is also cut off. ci>e6 g4 g5 llal l:ta7 • If 60 llg7, then 60 . Jtxh4 61 'it>f6 52 . . l:lg4 was not possible on account of 53 l:la4+. 55 56 57 58 59 • . . There is no question of Black going into the pawn ending, but he is quite satisfied with the status quo: because of the passive position of his rook, White is forced to sacrifice his c4 pawn. 50 51 52 . Here too care was essential.

35 �xh6 � 36 37 @h5 �g4 lih8+ llh4+ 38 39 40 �g3 f4 @xf4 :hs gxf4+ �e6 Suppose White were to play 38 �f5? Then 38 . J lf4 mate. Now, when an outside passed pawn has been created, it is simplest to go into the pawn ending. Of the other possibilities the following can be mentioned (without the participation of the kings): advance the h-pawn to h7 and then play d6-d7. 41 42 43 44 d7 d811'+ llxd8 @f5 �xe7 J:txd8 �xd8 Black resigns . After 44 . . @e7 the quickest way to conclude the game is by 45 @g6 e6 46 h4 f5 47 'i¥tg5 !

F7-f6, after which the h2-b8 diagonal is opened for the white queen to invade the enemy position. tel 'i'b2 18 'it>dl. l:lc8 17 This signals the start of an attack on White's king, and for some time he has to switch to defensive measures. 21 22 23 24 25 The bishop finally heads for its predestined square a3, but how much time has been wasted on this! A1'6 l:lt7 @b7 With the terrible threat of g4-g5-g6+. After thinking for more than thirty minutes I came to the conclusion that I would have to play 25 .

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