How to think like a Grandmaster Beater || Mikenas vs Kotov || Masters of the Past

How many beautiful games and genius players were forgotten in the sands of time? Today’s hero Vladas Mikenas lost his dad at the age of 10 and had to work after school to earn for his family. Despite this, he…

How to think like a Grandmaster Beater || Mikenas vs  Kotov || Masters of the Past

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How many beautiful games and genius players were forgotten in the sands of time? Today’s hero Vladas Mikenas lost his dad at the age of 10 and had to work after school to earn for his family. Despite this, he managed to find time for chess and beat the best players of his time such as Alekhine and Botvinnik. In this game, he beats the writer of “How to Think Like a Grandmaster”, GM Kotov, with a fun gambit, classic exchange sac, and an armada of pawns.

[Event “USSR Championship”]
[Site “Moscow URS”]
[Date “1949.10.18”]
[EventDate “1949.??.??”]
[Round “2”]
[Result “1-0”]
[White “Vladas Mikenas”]
[Black “Alexander Kotov”]
[ECO “A80”]
[WhiteElo “?”]
[BlackElo “?”]
[PlyCount “83”]

1.d4 f5 2.e4 fxe4 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.f3 exf3 5.Nxf3 d5 6.Ne5 Bf5 7.g4
Be6 8.g5 Nfd7 9.Qh5+ g6 10.Nxg6 Bf7 11.Bd3 Bg7 12.Rf1 Ne5
13.dxe5 hxg6 14.Qe2 e6 15.Bf4 Nc6 16.O-O-O Qd7 17.Bg3 Qe7
18.h4 O-O-O 19.Bb5 Nb8 20.Qf2 Rdf8 21.Qxa7 Be8 22.Rf6 Bxf6
23.exf6 Qf7 24.a4 Rh7 25.a5 Bc6 26.Bxc6 Nxc6 27.Qa8+ Kd7
28.Qxb7 Rc8 29.a6 Nd8 30.Qb5+ c6 31.Qc5 Ke8 32.Nxd5 cxd5
33.Qxc8 Qd7 34.Qxd7+ Rxd7 35.h5 Kf7 36.h6 Nc6 37.h7 Rd8 38.Rh1
Rh8 39.b4 Na7 40.Bb8 Nc8 41.b5 e5 42.a7 1-0

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