English translation of the Mikhail Botvinnik´s Analiticheskie i kriticheskie raboty; (originally published in four volumes between 1984 and 1987). The first three volumes covered his best games, and an English translation of these has already been published by Publishing House Moravian Chess (Botvinnik's Best Games Volumes 1. 2. and 3). The fourth volume contained the author's collected writings, and for the present English publication this material has been divided among three books, of which this is the first. These books will also include all Botvinnik´s known games (apart from the 381 already published in the Botvinnik´s Best Games series), with annotation by Botvinnik where available. The resulting six volumes series will therefore present a complete collection of Botvinnik´s own game annotations and the best of his chess writings. The books contents 440 Botvinnik´s games from the period 1924-1941, many of them firstly published, more of them fully annotated by Botvinnik.