Pawn Advantage

Pawn Advantage

kenytiger
kenytiger
Mar 13, 2008, 12:00 AM |
10 | Amazing Games

During the Moscow International Tournament of 1925, chess fans all over the world follow with unflagging attention the battles taking place on the boards. The name of World Champion Jose Raoul Capablanca is prominent in the newspapers.

It is at this time that Soviet fans first hear of Mikhail Botvinnik. In the opening moves of one of the games at a simultaneous exhibition in Leningrad, Capablanca is confronted by unforeseen difficulties. He suffers defeat in this game at the hands of a fourteen-year-old Leningrad schoolboy, Mikhail Botvinnik.

Here is the game...

(Notes by Soviet Grandmaster Alexander Kotov)


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