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Arthur Bisguier vs Vasily Smyslov
URS-USA (1955), Moscow URS, rd 2, Jul-01
Gruenfeld Defense: Smyslov Defense (D94)  ·  0-1


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  Honza Cervenka: Very dynamic and energetic play by Smyslov. I like especially 15...Qa5 and 16...d3 which started all the fun here. 17.Qxd3 fails for 17...Qxa4 18.Bxa4 (18.Qxd7 Qxc2) 18...Nxd3 19.Bc3 Bxc3 20.Rxd3 Nc5 21.Rxc3 Nxa4 and black is a piece up.
Jul-16-06  nescio: <Honza Cervenka: Very dynamic and energetic play by Smyslov. I like especially 15...Qa5 and 16...d3> Not to mention ...a5-a4-a3 which increases the scope of his pieces on that side of the board. Necessary because of the stubborn defense by Bisguier. After losing a pawn he does not also lose heart but with 20.Bb3! sets up a good formation, firmly occupying the d-file with his rooks.
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  perfidious: Bisguier's 11.e4 is probably not best here; in their 1983 Candidates match, Ribli played 11.b3 Re8 12.Bf1 e5 13.cxd5 e4 14.Qe2 Nxd5 15.Nxd5 cxd5 16.Qb5 against Smyslov and got the better position.
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  FSR: 11. Qe2 Qc7 12. Bd2 Rad8 13. Rac1 Qb8 14. Be1 Rfe8 15. Qc2 Rc8 16. b4 e5 17. dxe5 Nxe5 18. cxd5 Nxd5 19. Be2 Nxb4 20. Qb3 Nd5 21. Nxd5 cxd5 22. Qxd5 Rxc1 23. Rxc1 Rc8 24. Rd1 Nc6 25. Bc4 Qc7 26. Qe4 Ne5 27. Bb3 b5 28. Qd5 a6 29. a4 Bf6 30. Qe4 Nc4 31. axb5 axb5 32. Rd5 Ra8 33. Kf1 Ra1 34. Ke2 Kg7 35. Bb4 Nb6 36. Rd6 Rc1 37. Rxf6! Kxf6 38. Qd4+ Kg5 39. Be7+ Qxe7 40. Qf4+ 1-0 Korchnoi vs Yusupov, 1981
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