Botvinnik System

The Botvinnik System begins:
1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Nf3 e6 5.Bg5 dxc
This system is extremely complicated with lots of theory. Black captures a pawn by 5…dxc4 and defends it with 6 e4 b5. For that White gets control in the center. In the end after 7 e5 h6 8 Bh4 g5 9 Nxg5 hxg5 10 Bxg5 Nbd7 Black is a pawn down but has great dynamic compensation.

Botvinnik System

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