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Botvinnik

(ˈbɒtvɪnɪk)
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(Biography) Mikhail Moiseivich (mixaˈil məiˈsjejɪvitʃ). 1911–95, Soviet chess player; world champion (1948–57, 1958–60, 1961–63)
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Depending on the significance of the game this can be easier said than done, but I always think of a comment made by Mikhail Botvinnik midway through the World Championship final against Vasily Smyslov.
Soltis presents this biography of Soviet chess champion Mikhail Botvinnik.
of world champion Tigran Petrosyan over Mikhail Botvinnik.
Except for leading grandmasters Mikhail Botvinnik and Czech-born Salo Flohr, Soviet players were relatively unknown in the United States and had little international experience compared to the American team.
He first drew wide attention in 1947, aged 10, when he defeated Soviet champion Mikhail Botvinnik in an exhibition.
Today's game sees Keres, as White, take on Mikhail Botvinnik in the 1948 World Championship.
Half a century ago Mikhail Botvinnik published his book The Soviet School of Chess, which was an instant success.