Botvinnik Miniatures (Under 25 moves!)

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Position after:

(4) Botvinnik,M - Timofeev,N [D26]
Leningrad Leningrad, 1924

1.d4 d5 2.c4 dxc4 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.e3 e6 5.Bxc4 Bb4+ 6.Nc3 a6 7.Qc2 Nfd7 8.e4 Nc6 9.Be3 Na5 10.Bd3 Nb6 11.a3 Bd6 12.Rd1 0-0 13.e5 Be7 14.Bxh7+ Kh8 15.Qe4 g6 16.Bxg6 fxg6 17.Qxg6 Rf5 18.d5 Nxd5 19.Nxd5 exd5 20.e6 Rf6 21.Bd4 Bxe6 22.Ng5 Bg8 23.Qh6+ 1-0












Position after:

(24) Botvinnik,M - Riblin,B [D31]
Leningrad m Leningrad, 1925

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c6 3.Nc3 d5 4.e3 e6 5.Bd3 Be7 6.Nf3 Nbd7 7.0-0 0-0 8.e4 dxe4 9.Nxe4 Nxe4 10.Bxe4 Bf6 11.Qc2 g6 12.Bh6 Re8 13.Rad1 Bh8 14.h4 f5 15.Bd3 e5 16.c5 Nf8 17.Bc4+ Be6 18.dxe5 Qe7 19.Ng5 Bxc4 20.Qxc4+ Ne6 21.Rd6 1-0












Position after:

(57) Botvinnik,M - Gotthilf,S [A83]
Leningrad Leningrad, 1927

1.d4 f5 2.e4 fxe4 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 c6 5.f3 exf3 6.Nxf3 d6 7.Bc4 Bg4 8.h3 Bh5 9.g4 Bg6 10.Nh4 Be4 11.0-0 d5 12.Bxf6 exf6 13.Nxe4 dxc4 14.g5 Qd5 15.Qe2 Kd8 16.Rf5 Qe6 17.Rd1 Kc7 18.d5 Bc5+ 19.Kf1 cxd5 20.Nxc5 Qxe2+ 21.Kxe2 Re8+ 22.Kf2 1-0












Position after:

(115) Botvinnik,M - Batuev,A [D60]
Leningrad ch-city Leningrad, 1930

1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 Be7 5.e3 0-0 6.Nf3 Nbd7 7.Bd3 dxc4 8.Bxc4 c5 9.0-0 cxd4 10.exd4 Nb6 11.Bb3 Nbd5 12.Ne5 Nd7 13.Bxe7 Nxe7 14.Qe2 Nf6 15.Rfd1 b6 16.Rac1 Bb7 17.f3 Rc8 18.Nxf7 Rxf7 19.Qxe6 Qf8 20.Ne4 Rxc1 21.Rxc1 Nfd5 22.Nd6 Ba8 23.Re1 g6 24.Nxf7 Qxf7 25.Qxe7 1-0












Position after:

(118) Botvinnik,M - Ragozin,V [D37]
Leningrad ch-city Leningrad, 1930

1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 Nbd7 5.Bf4 dxc4 6.e3 Nd5 7.Bxc4 Nxf4 8.exf4 Bd6 9.g3 Nf6 10.0-0 0-0 11.Qe2 a6 12.Rfd1 b6 13.Rac1 Bb7 14.Bd3 Qe7 15.Ne4 Rfd8 16.Nxf6+ Qxf6 17.Be4 Bxe4 18.Qxe4 c5 19.Ne5 cxd4 20.Rxd4 Bc5 21.Rd7 Qf5 22.Qb7 Rab8 23.Qf3 f6 24.g4 1-0












Position after:

(137) Botvinnik,M - Breitman,V [E72]
Leningrad tt Leningrad, 1931

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.g3 0-0 6.Bg2 Nc6 7.Nge2 Bg4 8.f3 Bd7 9.Be3 Qc8 10.g4 e5 11.d5 Na5 12.b3 b6 13.Qd2 Nb7 14.Bg5 Nc5 15.Ng3 a6 16.h4 b5 17.b4 Nb7 18.cxb5 axb5 19.h5 c5 20.dxc6 Bxc6 21.Bh6 Qc7 22.Rc1 Qe7 23.Nf5 1-0












Position after:

(166) Botvinnik M - Savitsky L [E23/02]
Ch Leningrad, Leningrad (Russia) Leningrad, 1932

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Qb3 c5 5.dxc5 Nc6 6.Bg5 h6 7.Bh4 Nd4 8.Qa4 Bxc3+ 9.bxc3 Nf5 10.Bxf6 Qxf6 11.Rc1 Qg5 12.Qa3 b6 13.Nf3 Qe7 14.g4 Nh4 15.Nxh4 Qxh4 16.Bg2 Rb8 17.Qxa7 Qg5 18.0-0 Qe5 19.cxb6 1-0












Position after:

(180) Botvinnik M - Yudovic M M [D96/02]
Ch URS, Leningrad Leningrad, 1933

1.c4 Nf6 2.d4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.Nf3 Bg7 5.Qb3 c6 6.cxd5 Nxd5 7.Bd2 0-0 8.e4 Nb6 9.Rd1 Qc7 10.Be2 N8d7 11.a4 a5 12.Be3 Qd6 13.Na2 e6 14.0-0 h6 15.Rc1 f5 16.Nc3 Kh7 17.Rfd1 fxe4 18.Nxe4 Qb4 19.Qc2 Qxa4 20.b3 Qa3 21.Nh4 Qe7 22.Nxg6 Kxg6 23.Bh5+ 1-0












Position after:

(186) Botvinnik M - Sorokin N [E35/05]
Ch URS, Leningrad (Russia) Leningrad, 1933

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Qc2 d5 5.cxd5 exd5 6.Bg5 Qd6 7.e3 Ne4 8.Bf4 Qg6 9.Qb3 c5 10.f3 Nxc3 11.bxc3 Ba5 12.Bxb8 1-0












Position after:

(219) Botvinnik,M - Menchik-Stevenson,V
Hastings Hastings (4), 1934

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 d5 4.Nf3 Nbd7 5.Bf4 dxc4 6.e3 Nd5 7.Bxc4 Nxf4 8.exf4 Bd6 9.g3 0-0 10.0-0 Nf6 11.Qe2 b6 12.Rfd1 Bb7 13.Rac1 Qe7 14.a3 Rfd8 15.Ne5 c5 16.Nb5 cxd4 17.Nxd4 Bxe5 18.Qxe5 Qd6 19.Bb3 Qxe5 20.fxe5 Ne8 21.f4 a6 22.Kf2 Kf8 23.f5 Bd5 24.fxe6 Bxb3 25.e7+ 1-0












Position after:

(228) Botvinnik M - Norman Kenneth I [E72/03]
It, Hastings (England) Hastings, 1934

1.c4 Nf6 2.d4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.g3 0-0 6.Bg2 Nc6 7.Nge2 Bd7 8.h3 h6 9.Be3 a6 10.Qd2 Kh7 11.f4 Ng8 12.0-0 e5 13.dxe5 dxe5 14.f5 gxf5 15.exf5 Rb8 16.Rad1 Nf6 17.Nd5 Be8 18.Qc2 Qc8 19.g4 Rg8 20.g5 1-0












Position after:

(236) Botvinnik,M - Alatsortev,V [D55]
Leningrad Leningrad, 1934

1.d4 e6 2.c4 d5 3.Nf3 Be7 4.Nc3 Nf6 5.Bg5 0-0 6.e3 a6 7.cxd5 exd5 8.Bd3 c6 9.Qc2 Nbd7 10.g4 Nxg4 11.Bxh7+ Kh8 12.Bf4 Ndf6 13.Bd3 Nh5 14.h3 Ngf6 15.Be5 Ng8 16.0-0-0 Nh6 17.Rdg1 Be6 18.Qe2 Bf5 19.Bxf5 Nxf5 20.Nh4 1-0












Position after:

(239) Botvinnik,M - Belavenets,S [D49]
Leningrad-Moskva Leningrad, 1934

1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 c6 4.Nf3 Nf6 5.e3 Nbd7 6.Bd3 dxc4 7.Bxc4 b5 8.Bd3 a6 9.e4 c5 10.e5 cxd4 11.Nxb5 Nxe5 12.Nxe5 axb5 13.0-0 Qd5 14.Qe2 Ra5 15.f4 Bd6 16.Bd2 b4 17.a3 Bxe5 18.fxe5 Qxe5 19.Qf3 Qd5 20.Qg3 Ra7 21.Rxf6 gxf6 22.Qg7 Rf8 23.Bxb4 Re7 24.Rc1 Bb7 25.Rc5 1-0












Position after:

(241) Botvinnik M - Belavenets Sergey [D49/01]
Match, Leningrad (Russia) Leningrad, 1934

1.Nf3 d5 2.c4 c6 3.d4 Nf6 4.e3 e6 5.Bd3 Nbd7 6.Nc3 dxc4 7.Bxc4 b5 8.Bd3 a6 9.e4 c5 10.e5 cxd4 11.Nxb5 Nxe5 12.Nxe5 axb5 13.0-0 Qd5 14.Qe2 Ra5 15.f4 Bd6 16.Bd2 b4 17.a3 Bxe5 18.fxe5 Qxe5 19.Qf3 Qd5 20.Qg3 Ra7 21.Rxf6 gxf6 22.Qg7 Rf8 23.Bxb4 Re7 24.Rc1 Bb7 25.Rc5 1-0












Position after:

(256) Botvinnik M - Spielmann Rudolf [B13/10]
It, Moscow (Russia) Moscow (1), 1935

1.c4 c6 2.e4 d5 3.exd5 cxd5 4.d4 Nf6 5.Nc3 Nc6 6.Bg5 Qb6 7.cxd5 Qxb2 8.Rc1 Nb4 9.Na4 Qxa2 10.Bc4 Bg4 11.Nf3 Bxf3 12.gxf3 1-0












Position after:

(279) Botvinnik M - Lasker Emanuel [E07/06]
It, Moscow (Russia) Moscow, 1936

1.Nf3 d5 2.c4 e6 3.g3 Nf6 4.Bg2 Be7 5.0-0 0-0 6.d4 Nbd7 7.Nc3 dxc4 8.e4 c6 9.a4 a5 10.Qe2 Nb6 11.Rd1 Bb4 12.Ne5 Qe7 13.Be3 Bd7 14.Nxc4 Nxc4 15.Qxc4 b5 16.Qe2 Rab8 17.axb5 cxb5 18.e5 Ne8 19.d5 exd5 20.Nxd5 Qxe5 21.Nxb4 1-0












Position after:

(298) Botvinnik M - Vidmar Milan [D60/05]
It, Nottingham (England) Nottingham, 1936

1.c4 e6 2.Nf3 d5 3.d4 Nf6 4.Bg5 Be7 5.Nc3 0-0 6.e3 Nbd7 7.Bd3 c5 8.0-0 cxd4 9.exd4 dxc4 10.Bxc4 Nb6 11.Bb3 Bd7 12.Qd3 Nbd5 13.Ne5 Bc6 14.Rad1 Nb4 15.Qh3 Bd5 16.Nxd5 Nbxd5 17.f4 Rc8 18.f5 exf5 19.Rxf5 Qd6 20.Nxf7 Rxf7 21.Bxf6 Bxf6 22.Rxd5 Qc6 23.Rd6 Qe8 24.Rd7 1-0












Position after:

(349) Botvinnik M - Budo A [D60/05]
Ch URS (1/2 final), Leningrad (Russia) Leningrad, 1938

1/2 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.exd5 cxd5 4.c4 Nf6 5.Nc3 e6 6.Nf3 Be7 7.Bg5 dxc4 8.Bxc4 0-0 9.0-0 Nbd7 10.Qe2 Nb6 11.Bb3 Bd7 12.Rad1 Bc6 13.Ne5 Bd5 14.Bc2 Nfd7 15.Bf4 Nxe5 16.dxe5 Bg5 17.Qh5 h6 18.Bg3 Qc7 19.h4 Bd8 20.Rd4 Qc5 21.Rg4 f5 22.exf6 Rxf6 23.Be5 Bc6 24.Rxg7+ 1-0












Position after:

(351) Botvinnik M - Kasparian Genrikh [A34/12]
Ch URS (1/2 final), Leningrad (Russia) Leningrad, 1938

1/2 1.c4 Nf6 2.Nc3 c5 3.Nf3 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.e4 Nb4 6.Bc4 Nd3+ 7.Ke2 Nxc1+ 8.Rxc1 e6 9.d4 cxd4 10.Qxd4 Qxd4 11.Nxd4 a6 12.Na4 Nd7 13.Rhd1 Be7 14.Nxe6 1-0












Position after:

(354) Botvinnik M - Poliak Abram [D46/04]
Ch URS (1/2 final), Leningrad (Russia) Leningrad, 1938

1/2 1.Nf3 d5 2.c4 e6 3.d4 Nf6 4.Nc3 c6 5.e3 Nbd7 6.Bd3 Be7 7.0-0 0-0 8.b3 Bb4 9.Bb2 Qe7 10.a3 Bd6 11.Qc2 dxc4 12.bxc4 e5 13.Rfe1 Re8 14.Ne4 Nxe4 15.Bxe4 g6 16.Qc3 f5 17.Bc2 e4 18.c5 Bc7 19.Bb3+ Kf8 20.d5 Be5 21.Nxe5 Nxe5 22.Rad1 Bd7 23.dxc6 Bxc6 24.Rd6 Rad8 25.Qxe5 1-0












Position after:

(386) Botvinnik,M - Poliak,E [D46]
USSR, 1938

1.Nf3 d5 2.c4 e6 3.d4 Nf6 4.Nc3 c6 5.e3 Nbd7 6.Bd3 Be7 7.0-0 0-0 8.b3 Bb4 9.Bb2 Qe7 10.a3 Bd6 11.Qc2 dxc4 12.bxc4 e5 13.Rfe1 Re8 14.Ne4 Nxe4 15.Bxe4 g6 16.Qc3 f5 17.Bc2 e4 18.c5 Bc7 19.Bb3+ Kf8 20.d5 Be5 21.Nxe5 Nxe5 22.Rad1 Bd7 23.dxc6 Bxc6 24.Rd6 Rad8 25.Rxd8 1-0












Position after:

(601) Botvinnik M - Keres Paul [E28/03]
Ch World (match-tournament), Hague/Mosc, 1948

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e3 0-0 5.a3 Bxc3+ 6.bxc3 Re8 7.Ne2 e5 8.Ng3 d6 9.Be2 Nbd7 10.0-0 c5 11.f3 cxd4 12.cxd4 Nb6 13.Bb2 exd4 14.e4 Be6 15.Rc1 Re7 16.Qxd4 Qc7 17.c5 dxc5 18.Rxc5 Qf4 19.Bc1 Qb8 20.Rg5 Nbd7 21.Rxg7+ Kxg7 22.Nh5+ Kg6 23.Qe3 1-0












Position after:

(818) Botvinnik,M - Scherbakov,V [A24]
Moscow ch-SU Moscow (3), 1955

1.c4 Nf6 2.Nc3 g6 3.g3 Bg7 4.Bg2 0-0 5.e4 d6 6.Nge2 e5 7.0-0 Nbd7 8.d3 Nc5 9.f4 c6 10.h3 Ne6 11.f5 Nd4 12.g4 Ne8 13.Be3 a6 14.Qd2 b5 15.Bg5 Bf6 16.Bxf6 Nxf6 17.Nxd4 exd4 18.Ne2 Qb6 19.cxb5 axb5 20.Qh6 Bd7 21.g5 Nh5 22.Nf4 Ng7 23.f6 1-0












Position after:

(827) Botvinnik,M - Averbakh,Y [B76]
Training, 1955

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 g6 6.Be3 Bg7 7.f3 Nc6 8.Qd2 0-0 9.g4 Nxd4 10.Bxd4 Qa5 11.h4 Be6 12.h5 Rfd8 13.hxg6 hxg6 14.a3 d5 15.e5 Nd7 16.Qh2 Nf8 17.Bd3 f6 18.exf6 exf6 19.b4 1-0












Position after:

(848) Botvinnik,M - Golombek,H [A30]
Moscow ol final Moscow (1), 1956

1.c4 Nf6 2.Nf3 c5 3.g3 g6 4.b3 Bg7 5.Bb2 0-0 6.Bg2 Nc6 7.0-0 b6 8.d4 cxd4 9.Nxd4 Bb7 10.Nc3 Qc8 11.Nc2 d6 12.e4 Nd7 13.Qd2 Nc5 14.f4 Ne6 15.Rad1 Ned4 16.Nxd4 Nxd4 17.Nd5 Bxd5 18.cxd5 Nb5 19.Bxg7 Kxg7 20.Rc1 1-0












Position after:

(1159) Botvinnik,M - Schmid,L [D21]
Hamburg Hamburg, 1965

1.d4 d5 2.c4 dxc4 3.Nf3 a6 4.e4 c5 5.d5 e6 6.a3 Nf6 7.Nc3 exd5 8.e5 d4 9.Bxc4 Be6 10.Bxe6 fxe6 11.exf6 dxc3 12.f7+ 1-0












Position after:

(1175) Botvinnik,M - Robatsch,K [D36]
Amsterdam Amsterdam, 1966

1.c4 Nf6 2.Nc3 e6 3.d4 d5 4.cxd5 exd5 5.Bg5 c6 6.e3 Be7 7.Qc2 0-0 8.Bd3 Nbd7 9.Nf3 Re8 10.0-0 Nf8 11.Rae1 Ne4 12.Bxe7 Qxe7 13.Bxe4 dxe4 14.Nd2 b6 15.Qa4 f5 16.f3 exf3 17.Nxf3 Bd7 18.Ne5 Qe6 19.Qc2 Bc8 20.e4 Qd6 21.Rd1 Ne6 22.Qb3 fxe4 23.Rf7 a5 24.Nxe4 1-0












Position after:

(1254) Botvinnik,M - Kotov,A
USSR, 1967

1.e4 d6 2.f4 g6 3.Nf3 Bg7 4.c3 c5 5.Bb5+ Bd7 6.Bxd7+ Qxd7 7.0-0 Nc6 8.d4 0-0-0 9.d5 Na5 10.Qc2 Kb8 11.c4 b5 12.cxb5 Qxb5 13.Na3 Qb6 14.Bd2 Nb7 15.Qa4 Nf6 16.Nc4 Qc7 17.Na5 Nxa5 18.Bxa5 Qd7 19.Qb3+ 1-0












Position after:

(1258) Botvinnik M - Letzelter Jean_Claude [A00/06]
It, Monte Carlo (Monaco) Monaco, 1968

1.g3 d5 2.Bg2 e6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.0-0 Be7 5.d3 0-0 6.Nbd2 b6 7.e4 Bb7 8.e5 Nfd7 9.Re1 c5 10.Nf1 Nc6 11.h4 Qc7 12.Bf4 Rae8 13.N1h2 Qd8 14.Bh3 d4 15.Ng5 Bxg5 16.hxg5 Ne7 17.Bd2 Ng6 18.f4 Ndxe5 19.fxe5 Qd5 20.Re4 Nxe5 21.Bg2 Qd6 22.Bf4 Bxe4 23.Bxe4 f6 24.Bxh7+ 1-0












Position after:

(1336) Botvinnik M - Psakhis Lev [A32/05]
Moscow (Russia) Moscow, 1977

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 c5 4.g3 cxd4 5.Nxd4 Qc7 6.Nc3 Bb4 7.Qd3 Na6 8.Bg2 d5 9.cxd5 Nxd5 10.0-0 Nb6 11.Ndb5 Qe7 12.Be3 0-0 13.Nxa7 Rxa7 14.Bxb6 Ra8 15.Rfd1 Bc5 16.Qb5 Bxb6 17.Qxb6 Qc5 18.Na4 Qc4 19.b3 Qxe2 20.Rd8 g6 21.Rxf8+ Kxf8 22.Qd6+ Kg7 23.Nb6 1-0



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