Sunday, January 06, 2008

Botwinnik-Tal 1961

Today I finished Botwinnik-Tal 1961. There were some very interesting games played by both players, I think the turning point was game 11 where Botwinnik beat him in a prepared variation of the Slav exchange (!) It was a very short book...21 games lightly annotated. The interesting part was the interviews with Botwinnik as well as his "opening notebooks" for the matches. He even prepared for the King's Gambit ;)

I'm playing in a tournament the first weekend in February so it's tactics for a month

Happy New Year

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