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Paul Keres – Mikhail M Botvinnik, World Championship 18th, NLD/URS 1948

French Defense (C08)
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1. d4 e6 2. e4 d5 3. Nd2 c5 4. exd5 exd5 5. Ngf3 a6 6. dxc5 Bxc5 7. Nb3 Ba7 8. Bg5 Nf6 9. Nfd4 O-O 10. Be2 Qd6 11. O-O Ne4 12. Be3 Nc6 13. Nxc6 Bxe3 14. fxe3 bxc6 15. Bd3 Nf6 16. Qe1 Ng4 17. Qh4 f5 18. Rf4 Ne5 19. Qg3 Ra7 20. Raf1 Raf7 21. Nd4 Nxd3 22. cxd3 c5 23. Nf3 Qb6 24. Rh4 h6 25. Ne5 Rf6 26. d4 cxd4 27. Rxd4 Qxb2 28. Rxd5 Be6 29. Rd4 Kh7 30. Nd7 Bxd7 31. Rxd7 Rg6 32. Qf3 Qe5 33. Rd4 Rb8 34. Qf4 Qe6 35. Rd2 Rb5 36. h3 Re5 37. Kh2 Rf6 38. Rfd1 Re4 39. Qb8 Rxe3 40. Rd8 Qe5+ 41. Qxe5 Rxe5 42. R1d2 g5 43. g4 Rf7 44. R8d7 Kg7 45. gxf5 Rxf5 46. a3 Rf2+ 47. Kg3 Rxd7 48. Rxd7+ Rf7 49. Rd4 Rf6 50. a4 Kg6 51. h4 Kh5 52. hxg5 hxg5 53. Rd3 Rf4 54. Ra3 a5 55. Kh3 Rb4 56. Kg3 Rf4 57. Ra1 Rg4+ 58. Kh3 Re4 59. Ra3 Kg6 60. Kg3 Kf5 61. Kf3 Ke5 62. Kg3 Rd4 63. Ra1 Kd5 64. Rb1 Rb4 65. Rf1 Ke5 66. Re1+ Kd4 67. Kh2 Rxa4 68. Rg1 Rc4 69. Rxg5 a4 70. Kg2 Kc3 71. Kf3 a3 72. Ra5 Kb3 0-1

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