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Vasily Smyslov vs Mikhail Botvinnik
FIDE World Championship Tournament (1948), The Hague NED, rd 3, Mar-08
Gruenfeld Defense: Russian Variation (D96)  ·  1/2-1/2


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Mar-17-08  Knight13: Intense pressure in the center.
Mar-18-08  Resignation Trap: Instead of 37.Kf2, White could try to retain his extra pawn with 37.Bc3!
Aug-27-09  WhiteRook48: 37 Bc3! and then 38 Kf1!!!
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  Marmot PFL: It would not be advisable for Smyslov to win this game...
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  keypusher: <Marmot PFL: It would not be advisable for Smyslov to win this game...>

Oh for God's sake.

Jul-21-13  zydeco: <resignation trap> True. Although after 37....Nd5 38.Bd2 Ra8 black gets very active: ....Ra4 and ....Ra2.
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  WCC Editing Project: From this position:

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<"Botvinnik had to make his last six moves in <<<less than five minutes>>> and the tension of his position raised the key of verbal analysis to the point where it became necessary to request silence.">

-D.A. Yanofsky and H.J. Slavekoorde, "Battle Royal... A Round by Round Account of the Thrilling Contest for the World's Chess Title."

"Chess Life and Review" (April 1948), p.11

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