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Dear friends, we continue on, undaunted with the task of providing comprehensive coverage of the Botvinnik system of the English opening. The game featured in the video and highlighting the plans for black and how white should play are illustrated with the amazing game, Kasparov v Short, Linares, 1990, where Kasparov, with amazing positional and tactical foresight, sacrifices a piece for an attack on the king , infiltration along the seventh rank and the promotion of a pawn. Short also illustrates good and bold play in the 6..Be6 line of the Botvinnik system of the English opening.
free video of the game illustrating the ideas and plans of the 6...Be6 variation of the Botvinnik system of the English opening, if you like the video, please feel free to subscribe - kind regards Robbie.
Btw it might be confusing but my name is: Marek (eng: Mark) and Simon is a surname ;)
I used this idea of playing fast Bh3 today during the tournament and I succeeded. I owe you that point, Robbie. It was a game against my ex-coach Kaczmarek Piotr (FIDE: 1870). There is obviously something up to this idea!
thankyou for you kind words, Simon, I will post a game on your blog if you dont mind as i would really value your opinion, its a gambit variation in the Polish opening and i cannot make up my mind whether its playable or not - kind regards Robbie.
I think the game you have chosen is very unique. This is why I love chess - thanks to such masters as both Kasparov and Short. For me it was like a father-son game. Short, the son, tried to play aggresively and with much power [by choosing the Botvinik Variation and playin then h7-h5], while Kasparov was looking at it with his experienced eye and proved that his position was more stable and more mature. I enjoyed your analysis as well. Thank you for it.P S Thank you very much for your comment about my post about the Polish Opening. I am looking forward to talking with you more if you would like on skype and maybe analyzing a game of masters or simply enjoying chess. You can contact me if you want.
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