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Botvinnik vs. Sharov
Leningrad 1928

White to play and win a piece.


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“Exploiting an Opponent's Weakness”

Botvinnik vs. Sharov, Leningrad 1928

Mikhail Botvinnik was born in 1911 in Russia to a Jewish family. Together with chess he was also passionate about electrical engineering and was one of the early computer scientists, being one of the first to develop computer chess programs.

We are at the 1928 “Leningrad Chess Championship” in what is known today as St. Petersburg.
Botvinnik, in White, is playing against Sharov in Black.

We 24 moves into the game and Black is aiming to capture the isolated Pawn on C5...
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