Because Botvinnik’s 109th birthday is tomorrow. I only feature games that are not in ChessBase’s Mega Database and it’s hard to find games that they missed by players of Botvinnik’s stature. But here’s one from his youth.
Generally speaking, playing bad openings against a grandmaster is a bad idea and usually will lead to an even quicker loss than a respectable opening would. While this is a quick loss, the fish in this game did have his chances (moves 7 and 9), but the end result was inevitable. By the way do you know what the word “grob” means in German? It’s fitting.