Michael Botwinnik - the  Center strategist

Michael Botwinnik - the Center strategist

Heinrich_24
Heinrich_24
Jun 1, 2008, 12:00 AM |
14 | Chess Players

Michael Botwinnik has done very much for the development of chess theory. Perhaps more than anyone else. And he was a very strong chessplayer - and world champion for a long period.

It is an open secret, that he was a lover of a strong pawncenter. He often tried to get it, and then - to use it. In the following game against Capablanca we see a successful demonstration of his center strategy.

( Please pay attention!I have separated the game in four quarters!)

Quarter 1 -  A bad bishop and an offside knight


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quarter 2 - A beautiful knight and an upcoming center-attack

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quarter 3 -   Lost queenside and the initiative in the center

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quarter 4 -   Transformation in a decicive King attack

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 The center - attack was the key for winning this game!


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