Remembering a World Chess Champion: Spassky-Botvinnik 0-1

It’s always a pleasure to go over the games of world chess champions. Right now a particular reason is that August 17 was three-time world chess champion Mikhail Botvinnik‘s birth anniversary. Here’s his win over Boris Spassky (10th world chess champion) with a classical Caro Kann. You can find all the games of the world chess champions in the super chess database GigaKing. The power-database comes free with the ultimate chess training software Chess King.

Boris Spassky – Mikhail Botvinnik

Result: 0-1
Site: Ch URS , Moscow (Russia)
Date: 1966

[…] 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.¤c3 dxe4 4.¤xe4 ¥f5 5.¤g3 ¥g6 6.h4 h6 7.¤f3 ¤d7 8.h5 ¥h7 9.¥d3 ¥xd3 10.£xd3 ¤gf6 11.¥d2 £c7 12.O-O-O O-O-O 13.£e2 e6 14.¤e5 ¤xe5 15.dxe5 ¤d5 16.f4 c5 17.c4 ¤b4 18.¥xb4 ¦xd1+ 19.¦xd1 cxb4 20.¤e4 ¥e7 21.¤d6+ ¢b8 22.¤xf7 ¦f8 23.¤d6 ¦xf4 24.g3 ¦f8 25.£g4 £d7 26.¢b1 ¥g5 27.¤b5 ¦f1 28.¢c2 ¦xd1 29.£xd1 £xd1+ 30.¢xd1 ¥e3 31.¢e2 ¥c1 32.b3 ¥b2 33.¤d6 ¥xe5 34.¤e4 ¢c7 35.g4 ¢c6 36.¢d3 b5 37.cxb5+ ¢d5 38.g5 hxg5 39.¤xg5 ¥f4 40.¤e4 ¥h6 41.¤f2 ¥g5 42.¤g4 ¥f4 43.¤f2 ¥d6 44.¤g4 ¥c5 45.h6 gxh6 46.¤xh6 e5 47.¤f5 e4+ 48.¢e2 ¢e5 49.¤h4 ¢d4 50.¤f5+ ¢d5 51.¤h6 ¥e7 52.¤g4 ¥g5 53.¤f2 ¢d4 54.¤d1 ¥c1 55.¤f2 ¢d5 56.¤g4 ¥g5 57.¤f2 ¥f6 58.¤g4 ¥d4 59.¤h2 ¥c5 60.¤f1 ¢d4 61.¤d2 ¥b6 62.¤c4 ¢c3 63.¢d1 ¥d4 64.¢e2 e3 65.¤a5 ¢b2 66.¤c6 ¥c5 67.¤e5 ¢xa2 68.¤d3 ¥e7

One Response to “Remembering a World Chess Champion: Spassky-Botvinnik 0-1”

  • alexis cochran, nz says:

    thanks golly just figured that c5 is essential in the ck. hmmmm. much to learn.

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