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Mikhail Botvinnik vs Vasily Smyslov
Botvinnik - Smyslov World Championship Match (1954), Moscow URS, rd 12, Apr-10
Slav Defense: Czech Variation. Classical System (D18)  ·  1-0
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Feb-25-07  mircea88: In both game 12 and game 16 of this match, Botvinnik uses the same attacking motif: advance of e and f pawns. Romanovsky (in his book "Middle game planning") discusses an older game of Alekhine where the idea was used: Alekhine-Bogolyubov 1921.
Jan-19-11  soothsayer8: What was Smyslov thinking with 34...Qf6??
Jan-19-11
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  diceman: <soothsayer8:
What was Smyslov thinking with 34...Qf6??>

Its actually best
(in a lost position)

The queen, rook, and knight are all attacked.
(that saves two of them)

Mar-13-12  talisman: <diceman> agree...the (winning?) shot seems to come earlier, f7+... and black loses d8 and pawn on d5.
Sep-09-13
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  zydeco: 17....g5 is a very Smyslovian move: setting up restraints on the dark squares. Botvinnik steps into it with g3 and f4 and it seems like an accurate calculation: white has a bishop and a pawn majority on the kingside and needs to attack. It looks like black should be able to manage something on the a8-h1 diagonal but he can't enough pieces there in time. I wonder if 20....Ne5 21.f4 Rxd1 22.Rxd1 Neg4 isn't an improvement.
Mar-06-18
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  whiteshark:


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Black to move

1) -0.22 (33 ply) 20...Kf8 21.Rd2 Ne5 22.Rxd8 Rxd8 23.f4 gxf4 24.gxf4 Nd3 25.Bb1 Qd4 26.Bxd3 Qxd3 27.Rd1 Qxe2 28.Rxd8+ Ke7 29.Nxe2 Kxd8 30.Nc3 a5 31.e5 Nd7 32.Ne4 Ke7 33.Kg2 b6 34.Kf3 f6 35.exf6+ Nxf6 36.Nf2 Kd6 37.Nd3 Nd7 38.Ke4 Nc5+ 39.Nxc5 Kxc5 40.Kf5 Kd5 41.h4 Kc4

2) =0.00 (33 ply) 20...Nf8 21.Rxd8 Rxd8 22.e5 Nd5 23.Nxd5 cxd5 24.Qd2 Qc6 25.Qxg5 Ne6 26.Qh4 Qc2 27.f4 Qe4+ 28.Kg1 Qe3+ 29.Kh1 Qe4+

6.0 minute analysis by Stockfish 9 v010218

Mar-06-18  Howard: So, what's the conclusion of this analysis ? Black can hold ?
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