By Mikhail Botvinnik
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Transparent, undemanding advisor by way of famous professional coaches readers via basics of attacking and positional play, in addition to find out how to technique the endgame. the most important techniques of assessing positions and selecting strikes are tested intensive; additionally, how one can deal with tough positions and time-trouble. 384 diagrams.
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P-B4. p. 29 P-K4! This is a combinational mis calculation ! He should have admitted his mistake and con tinued 29 . . , P-B3 or R(Q) K2. What follows i s forced. Q-K2 30 P-B5 3 1 Q-Kt4 Better. N. Riumin pointed out a clever variation (Special issue of '64,' No. 3 ) : 3 1 P-B6, Q-K 3 ; 3 2 Q-R5, P - R 3 ; 33 Kt-B4, Q-R 7; 34 R x R, Q x B eh ; 35 R-K2, Q x BP and, as the Knight i s pinned down by the threat of Q-B8, Black's chances are certainly not worse! P-B3 31 . . Q-B2 32 ·B x P This is the result of the moves 28 .
R x P ; 34 P-R6! and one must assume that White should not lose, i n view of the strong passed pawn, and the weak defensive power of Black's first rank. For instance: 34 . . , Q x B ; 3 5 Q x Q, R x Q ; 36 P-R7, R-Q l ; 37 R-Kt l , and R x P. 34 35 36 37 38 39 R-Ktl B-K3 Q-QR4 B-Kt6 P-QB3 R-Q l 40 . . 4 1 B-Q8 42 R-QI Q x BP Kt-Q7 Q-Q6 Besides the extra pawn Black has the better position. 43 B-Kt6 R-B5 44 Q - R I There w a s nothing Q-K8 eh, K-R2. 44 45 46 47 48 49 ... K-R2 R-Kl RxR P-R6 QxP m 44 P-B5 K-R2 R-K5 QxR PxP Q-Kt8 Threatens 50 .
Evidently it was Black's turn to make a mistake. I t was possible to play 78 . . , R-Kt5, as well as 78 . . B-Q5 e h ; 79 K-R2, Q x Kt ; 80 R x R eh, K x R; 8 1 Q x B, Q x P. 79 Q-QB4 R-KKt2 I t h i n k it would have been better to exchange Queens (79 . . , Q-Q5 eh}, not Rooks. KxR 80 R x R ch After 8 1 K-Kt2, K-R3; 82 Kt-K3, Q-Q7 e h ; 83 K-B3, B-Q5; 84 Kt-Q5, K-Kt4; 85 Q-K2 it would have been quite probable. Q-Kt5 eh 81 . . PxQ 82 Q x Q ch K-R3 8 3 Kt-Q2 K-R4 84 Kt-K4 K-R5 85 K-Rl 86 K-Kt2 B-Q5 87 K-R2 B-Kt7 88 K-Kt2 B-K4 89 K-Ktl White resigned without re suming play.