By Mikhail Botvinnik
Global Chess Champion Mikhail Botvinnik writes the tale of the 1963 fit within which he misplaced his name to fellow Russian Tigran Petrosian. Botvinnik, one of many maximum chess gamers of all time, analyses the video games, finds his fit technique and reviews at the strategic offerings of his opponent. Botvinnik?s revealing essay: ?Why In misplaced the fit? is counterbalanced via Petrosian?s research of his win, that's additionally integrated during this very important ancient rfile. a desirable and hugely instructive document.
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Extra info for Botvinnik - Petrosian The 1963 World Chess Championship Match
9. f8-e7 1 0. e3xd4 0-0 11. tUb1 -c3 ... tUc6-b4 The move 1 1 . . tLldS deserves preference, as my opponent played in the 1 6th game of the match. 1 2. �c1 -gS A small surprise, which the future World Champion did not immediate as sess correctly. tLleS (see, for example, the game Botvinnik-Alatortsev, Leningrad 1 9 3 2) , after which Black can equalize 48 ... �c8-d7 This loses a pawn in surprising fashion. Possibly stronger is I 2 . . tLlfdS , as Petrosian played against Reshevsky in 1 9 7 0 ; there followed 1 3 .
L:txbS+ l::t x bS 26 . ixfS ( 2 6 . . :lb4 ! exfS "'xfS 2 S . l:te l f6 2 9 .... c4+ �hS 30 .... c7 'ifcs 3 1 . l:td l l::tb S and a draw will soon result; D) 22 . . lhb6 'ifd4 2 6 J:tbS a4 ! ) 2 4 . xa4 2 S J:tbS l:tfeS 2 6 . l:txb6 'ifxe4 with a draw. 18 . 'W'f6-e71 19. l:[d1-d2 f7-f6 20. tiJe5-d3 e6-e5 Game 6 After his bishop is shut out, White him self must demonstrate some caution , as indeed he does. 21. ttJd3xc5 '*i'e 7xc5 22. '*i'h5-d1 �c8-e6 23. :tf1-e1 l:ta8-c8 24 . h2-h3 '*i'c5-b4 25 .
I decided on the move only after considerable thought. Of course, if Black had chosen the natural B . bxcS bxcS would have given him a passed pawn on cS - an isolated pawn, it is true, but at first sight quite an active one. Wc3 l::t d 3 + 2 9 . l:tb l looked sufficiently convincing to per suade me to play the move. On the other hand, I did not at first manage to assess the position arising after B . . c4. 23. 24. b4-b5 c5-c4 Depriving Black of the possibility of supporting the passed pawn by means of .