Battle In The Carlsbad: Botvinnik vs Larsen

Feb 13, 2015
15 min
How did two of the most famous 20th-century grandmasters handle the Carlsbad pawn structure? GM Melikset Khachiyan shows you an educational game between Mikhail Botvinnik and Bent Larsen in the relevant pawn structure. How does Botvinnik get the better of Larsen in this match-up? GM Khachiyan explains how Larsen failed to maintain the needed tension between the white and black pawns.