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Mikhail N Tal – Mikhail M Botvinnik, World Championship 24th, Moscow 1961

French Defense (C18)
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1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e5 c5 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. bxc3 Qc7 7. Qg4 f5 8. Qg3 Ne7 9. Qxg7 Rg8 10. Qxh7 cxd4 11. Kd1 Bd7 12. Qh5+ Kd8 13. Nf3 Qxc3 14. Ra2 Nbc6 15. Rb2 Kc7 16. Rb5 Rh8 17. Qxh8 Rxh8 18. Bb2 Qxf3+ 19. gxf3 Ng6 20. h4 Ngxe5 21. h5 Nf7 22. f4 Nd6 23. Rb3 Ne4 24. Ke1 Rh6 25. Be2 Be8 26. Rd3 Nf6 27. Bxd4 Nxd4 28. Rxd4 Bxh5 29. Rd3 Rh7 30. Rdh3 Bg6 31. Rxh7+ Nxh7 32. Rh6 Nf8 33. Rh8 Nd7 34. Rg8 Bf7 35. Rg7 Be8 36. Re7 Kd8 37. Rxe6 Bf7 38. Rh6 Ke7 39. Bd3 Be6 40. Rh5 Nf6 41. Rg5 1-0

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