More Than One Mistake

Here’s a nice win by Mikhail Botvinnik. Black plays inaccurately in the opening with 6…a6 after which he comes under tremendous pressure after White’s 10.g4.

What’s the most instructive aspect of this game? For me it’s the fact that it needs more than one mistake to lose. Even when things have gone wrong it’s usually possible to put up stern resistance, and Black could have made it quite tricky for his illustrious opponent by playing 10…Re8.