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WC-Botvinnik-Smyslov trio
Compiled by kevin86
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This is the best game of the three matches-the match/the return match/the rematch.

g1-Mike gets off to flying start
Smyslov vs Botvinnik, 1954 
(C18) French, Winawer, 58 moves, 0-1

g2-Botvinnik in a knockout
Botvinnik vs Smyslov, 1954 
(E45) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Bronstein (Byrne) Variation, 30 moves, 1-0

g3-Botvinnik has triple g-pawns
Smyslov vs Botvinnik, 1954 
(C18) French, Winawer, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

g4-lone h-pawn will decide this one...
Botvinnik vs Smyslov, 1954 
(D22) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 61 moves, 1-0

g7-Smyslov breaks the ice
Smyslov vs Botvinnik, 1954 
(C15) French, Winawer, 50 moves, 1-0

g9-Smyslov sacs queen,wins queen,will earn queen
Smyslov vs Botvinnik, 1954 
(C18) French, Winawer, 25 moves, 1-0

g10-Smyslov even match in thrilla
Botvinnik vs Smyslov, 1954 
(D22) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 37 moves, 0-1

g11-Smyslov takes third in a row-and lead in match
Smyslov vs Botvinnik, 1954 
(C79) Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred, 41 moves, 1-0

g12-the champ strikes back-ties show
Botvinnik vs Smyslov, 1954 
(D18) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 38 moves, 1-0

g13-champ takes lead on weight of mate threats
Smyslov vs Botvinnik, 1954 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 41 moves, 0-1

g14-circus of minor pieces enable Smyslov to tie the match
Botvinnik vs Smyslov, 1954 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 33 moves, 0-1

g15-BLACK POWER-third win in a row by black
Smyslov vs Botvinnik, 1954 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 36 moves, 0-1

g16 Botvinnik wins again
Botvinnik vs Smyslov, 1954 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 45 moves, 1-0

g19-after black's 27th,both sides have triple pawns
Smyslov vs Botvinnik, 1954 
(C15) French, Winawer, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

g20-Smyslov wins long one-cuts champ's lead to 1 game
Botvinnik vs Smyslov, 1954 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 72 moves, 0-1

g23-Smyslov ties the match,but must win next for title
Smyslov vs Botvinnik, 1954 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 28 moves, 1-0

g24--Listless draw ends first match
Botvinnik vs Smyslov, 1954 
(E69) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line, 22 moves, 1/2-1/2

m2g1-Smyslov off to a flying start
Botvinnik vs Smyslov, 1957 
(A16) English, 41 moves, 0-1

m2g4-Botvinnik gets first win to even the match
Smyslov vs Botvinnik, 1957 
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 41 moves, 0-1

m2g5-Botvinnik spoils challenger's late ploy-leads 2-1
Botvinnik vs Smyslov, 1957 
(A16) English, 54 moves, 1-0

m2g6-Smyslov clobbers champ in a big way
Smyslov vs Botvinnik, 1957 
(D98) Grunfeld, Russian, 28 moves, 1-0

m2g8-Smyslov uses passed a-pawn to clinch this one
Smyslov vs Botvinnik, 1957 
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 41 moves, 1-0

m2g12-Smyslov wins again
Smyslov vs Botvinnik, 1957 
(B27) Sicilian, 43 moves, 1-0

m2g13-pawn blunder was unlucky for challenger
Botvinnik vs Smyslov, 1957 
(E45) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Bronstein (Byrne) Variation, 41 moves, 1-0

m2g15 Botvinnik's blunder costs him chance to tie match
Botvinnik vs Smyslov, 1957 
(E45) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Bronstein (Byrne) Variation, 56 moves, 1/2-1/2

m2g17 Smyslov Zugs Bott in 69
Botvinnik vs Smyslov, 1957 
(A15) English, 69 moves, 0-1

m2g20-Smyslov cements his title conquest
Smyslov vs Botvinnik, 1957 
(C18) French, Winawer, 42 moves, 1-0

m2g-final:Smyslov captures title
Smyslov vs Botvinnik, 1957 
(C11) French, 11 moves, 1/2-1/2

m3g1-losing the title made Mike mad-takes 1st of re
Smyslov vs Botvinnik, 1958 
(B11) Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4, 62 moves, 0-1

m3g2-again with the passed pawns-Bot wins second
Botvinnik vs Smyslov, 1958 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 41 moves, 1-0

m3g3-hat trick! Botvinnik wins third straight
Smyslov vs Botvinnik, 1958 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 66 moves, 0-1

m3g5-Botvinnik butchers ending-Smyslov draws first blood
Smyslov vs Botvinnik, 1958 
(B58) Sicilian, 41 moves, 1-0

m3g6-Bott wins fourth in six
Botvinnik vs Smyslov, 1958 
(A42) Modern Defense, Averbakh System, 49 moves, 1-0

m3g11-Smyslov strikes back
Smyslov vs Botvinnik, 1958 
(D98) Grunfeld, Russian, 24 moves, 1-0

m3g12-Bot wins another
Botvinnik vs Smyslov, 1958 
(A12) English with b3, 41 moves, 1-0

m3g14-A great rook+pawn ending for Bot
Botvinnik vs Smyslov, 1958 
(A16) English, 68 moves, 1-0

m3g15-The little clock on the wall kills Botvinnik
Smyslov vs Botvinnik, 1958 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 55 moves, 1-0

m3g18-Botvinnik rallies from a pawn down to win
Botvinnik vs Smyslov, 1958 
(A16) English, 74 moves, 1-0

m3g19- Smyslov tries to rally back
Smyslov vs Botvinnik, 1958 
(B11) Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4, 35 moves, 1-0

m3g22-Smyslov "Stonewall(s)"Botvinnik
Botvinnik vs Smyslov, 1958 
(A95) Dutch, Stonewall, 38 moves, 0-1

m3g23-Botvinnik regains title
Smyslov vs Botvinnik, 1958 
(A05) Reti Opening, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

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