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|Mar-30-10|| ||PeterB: Fabulous game. Smyslov makes Dr. Botvinnik, the "iron logician", look like a beginner. 6.b4 must be the fruit of many hours of preparation! And tactically Smyslov is very sharp indeed.|
|Mar-30-10|| ||An Englishman: Good Evening: I never would have seen most of this, but following Smyslov's moves, the whole game looks trivially easy for him. Remarkable, given the opponent.|
|Apr-01-10|| ||TheChessVids: Wasn't Smyslov supposed to be a positional player?|
|Apr-01-10|| ||micartouse: Botvinnik had a Fischer-like infatuation with sharp, aggressive openings with the Black pieces. Here is a pure example of it, but Smyslov was more than equal to the occasion.|
|May-07-10|| ||King.Arthur.Brazil: When we some games KARPOV x KASPAROV match and compare it with the highquality of this game, seems that chessworld had left something in the past. The Qxe5 and h6 moves are wonderful.|
|Feb-16-11|| ||TheRavenPK: Can someone explain me what follows after 6..cxb4 7.axb4 Bxb4 ? I have absolutely no clue :D or was it just a bluff? :)|
|Feb-16-11|| ||WannaBe: Probably 8. Bd2 would be my guess...|
|Apr-02-11|| ||PSC: <TheRavenPK: what follows after 6..cxb4 7.axb4 Bxb4 ?> 6...cxb4?! 7.Nb5! then 7...Nc6 8.axb4 Bxb4+ 9.c3 is the mainline.|
|Apr-03-11|| ||PSC: I've annotated this game here: http://patzerseescheck.blogspot.com...|
|Apr-27-11|| ||bronkenstein: <PSC: I've annotated this game here: http://patzerseescheck.blogspot.com...;|
Very interesting , short but informative :)
|Apr-28-11|| ||PSC: <bronkenstein> Thanks, I prefer verbal explanations - I'm not into just posting reams of computer-generated analysis and pretending it's my work, far too dull!|
|Jun-07-11|| ||LIFE Master AJ: 7...cxb4? leads to 8.Nb5!
According to ECO (and many other books) White gets a decisive attack.
|Jun-07-11|| ||LIFE Master AJ: I think the end result should have been 19.QxR/e4!!, Black Resigns.|
|Jun-07-11|| ||LIFE Master AJ: Very surprising.
I am amazed.
This wonderful effort - one of Smyslov's finest ... has never been "The Game of The Day," nor has it been featured as a POTD.
Strange, weird, and soon to be corrected. (I hope.)
|Jun-07-11|| ||bronkenstein: Have you ever wondered why modern GMs don“t prefer French ? Well , Smyslov refuted it by a simple plan : You take the h2 pawn, and push.|
|Jun-07-11|| ||SimonWebbsTiger: @bronkenstein (June 7)
It's not strictly true. Vitiugov plays the French and there is a recent French book he authored for the Bulgarian publishers "Chess Stars".
Moskalenko has also authored some books and plays the French.
I guess the reason is the preference for dynamic responses, seeking to win the initiative. I play the French but know it is far tougher to win than the Sicilian Najdorf. There might be a question of solidity. Some French Winawer lines leave the K-Side and black squares destroyed (fine example here) which never happens in e.g. the Berlin Ruy Lopez!
Botvinnik's opening was lousy here, though, but we have the privilege of hindsight.
|Jun-07-11|| ||SimonWebbsTiger: Incidentally, I think Vaganian and Lputian are the only GMs who venture the 5...Ba5 line and have done so for 20+ years. Botvinnik's Nd7-f8 idea is on the scrap heap.|
|Jun-07-11|| ||bronkenstein: SimonWebbsTiger , speaking of modern french , you forgot Ivanchuk and me.|
And on this game , http://patzerseescheck.blogspot.com... is very well commented ( by both players , Tal and Fischer ) improvement (10. ... Nc6 instead of BotvinnikĀ“s Nd7 ) , even including few photos (credits to Harvey Kelly ).
If i remember well , Botvinnik mentioned in his bio that he prepared this variation , including 10. ...Nc6 , for his match against Bronstein , and simply forgot about the move 3 years later.
|Jun-07-11|| ||PSC: <bronkenstein > Thanks, but I just had to figure out where in the game the photos were taken (1.e4 and 7...Ne7). In <Botvinnik - Smyslov: Three World Championship Matches> Botvinnik writes that he'd prepared 10...Nd7; 11...Qc7 for his match against Bronstein in 1951, there's nothing about 10...Nc6; he says he forgot his analysis and didn't play 11...Qc7, finding himself in trouble after 11...Nf8?!.|
|Jun-08-11|| ||bronkenstein: You are right PSC , and it is all there , in your comment http://patzerseescheck.blogspot.com... . I“ve been through that , and , same as Botvinnik did , I forgot =)|
|Nov-21-11|| ||Garech: Fantastic game; as AJ pointed out, I am amazed it has not featured as GOTD yet and will recommend something now. Damn these unpunnable Russian names!!|
|Mar-20-12|| ||LoveThatJoker: Guess-the-Move Final Score:
Smyslov vs Botvinnik, 1954.
YOU ARE PLAYING THE ROLE OF SMYSLOV.
Your score: 31 (par = 31)
|May-11-12|| ||pericles of athens: whew! now that's how you play the winawer! beautiful.|
|Sep-25-14|| ||thegoodanarchist: 19.Qxe4!!
I wish I could have met you. I'd say nice shot!
|Jan-14-15|| ||SpiritedReposte: Good shot man.|
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