Botvinnik vs Euwe
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[Event "World Championship"] [Site "?"] [Round "0"] [White "Botvinnik"] [Black "Euwe"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "D02"] [Opening "Queen's Pawn: 2.Nf3 Nf6"] 1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. c4 e6 4. Nc3 c6 5. e3 Nbd7 6. Bd3 dxc4 7. Bxc4 b5 8. Bd3 a6 9. e4 c5 10. e5 cxd4 11. Nxb5 axb5 12. exf6 Qb6 13. fxg7 Bxg7 14. O-O Nc5 15. Bf4 Bb7 16. Re1 Rd8 17. Rc1 Rd5 18. Be5 Bxe5 19. Rxe5 Rxe5 20. Nxe5 Nxd3 21. Qxd3 f6 {The Black king is clearly in a lot of trouble, with only a little nuisance value on the g-file as compensation. The combination of queen and rook are so strong that White can afford to part with the knight.} 22. Qg3 fxe5 {Black might as well capture, as the queen will infiltrate at g7 anyway.} 23. Qg7 Rf8 24. Rc7 {White has complete control of the seventh rank and threatens mate at d7 and d7. Black must sacrifice the queen in order to stay in the game. } 24... Qxc7 {24...Qd6 25.Rxb7 d3 26.Ra7! The threat is Ra8+.} 25. Qxc7 Bd5 { Even though Black no longer has to worry about checkmate, the queen can attack most of the White pawns and resistance proves futile.} 26. Qxe5 d3 27. Qe3 Bc4 28. b3 Rf7 29. f3 {White is in no hurry. This move creates a little breathing space for the king which can now work on the dark squares. The bishop can be captured later.} 29... Rd7 30. Qd2 e5 31. bxc4 bxc4 32. Kf2 Kf7 33. Ke3 Ke6 34. Qb4 Rc7 { 34...d2 35.Qxd2 Rxd2 36.Kxd2 and the endgame is easily winning for White.} 35. Kd2 Rc6 36. a4 {Black gave up here.} 1-0
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Players
WhiteBotvinnik
BlackEuwe
Game
Moves36
OpeningD02 — Queen's Pawn: 2.Nf3 Nf6
Result1-0
Date
Tags
Tournament
TournamentWorld Championship
Location?
Round0