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Old September 22nd 09, 07:29 AM posted to rec.games.chess.misc,rec.games.chess.politics
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Default John Littlewood

On 21 Sep, 22:22, " wrote:

Littlewood-Botvinnik, Hastings 1961/2 is game 93 annotated by GM Larry
Evans, who notes: "White launches a blitz attack against his renowned
opponent which narrowly fails due to a very fine saving clause. As
Botvinnik remarked at the time, it seemed that White had a 50-50
chance of success."


I think MB was being polite.
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