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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Botvinnik Creates Decisive Attack

Lisitsyn – Botvinnik, 1932

image Black to move

White was playing without a plan, and by a series of well planned manoeuvres Mikhail Botvinnik built up the pressure against White's position. He has space advantage, pressure against the ‘e2’ pawn and his pieces are placed ideally. Now it is time to create decisive threats. Hint: g3 is a weak spot that Black should aim to undermine.

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