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Vasily Smyslov vs Mikhail Botvinnik
FIDE World Championship Tournament (1948), Hague NLD/Moscow RUS, rd 23, May-11
Queen's Gambit Accepted: Alekhine Defense (D22)  ·  1/2-1/2
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Mar-17-08  Knight13: White could've played a4 or Qa4-b3 and start putting pressure or even play moves like e4 f4, etc.
Nov-28-10  soothsayer8: I know you've already won the WC title, Mr. Botvinnik, but it is really above you to try?
Nov-28-10  M.D. Wilson: It was up to Smyslov to play on, not Botvinnik
Nov-28-10  soothsayer8: It takes two to agree to a draw, Botvinnik either proposed or accepted it. Granted, it is a rather drawish position, but there is still a lot of play left.
Nov-29-10  M.D. Wilson: Botvinnik was Black and already had the Title in the bag; he had everything to gain by at least drawing. On the other hand, Smyslov gained nothing. It was up to him to push on, to at least try to get a win. If I was Botvinnik in this position and in his position, I'd take a draw any day of the week.
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