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In english the name is written Mikhail Botvinnik
Mikhail Moiseyevich Botvinnik (Russian: Михаи́л Моисе́евич Ботви́нник) (August 17, 1911 - May 5, 1995) was a Jewish Russian International Grandmaster and long-time World Champion of chess.
Botvinnik went on to hold the title of World Champion on three separate occasions (1948-57, 1958-60, 1961-63). His longevity at the top level of chess is attributed to his extreme dedication to study. Pre-match preparation and post-match analysis had not featured quite so prominently in the armoury of many of his predecessors, but this was Botvinnik's real strength. Technique over tactics, endgame mastery over opening traps. His adoption and development of solid opening lines in the Nimzo-Indian Defence, Slav Defence and Winawer French Defence stood up to the severest scrutiny and he was able to focus on a narrow repertoire of openings during his most important matches, frequently guiding the game into well chosen areas of preparation.
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