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Mikhail Botvinnik vs Vasily Smyslov
Smyslov - Botvinnik World Championship Rematch (1958), Moscow URS, rd 2, Mar-06
King's Indian Defense: Saemisch Variation. Normal Defense (E81)  ·  1-0


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Mar-18-08  Knight13: <32. Nc6> and <41. Ne4> is crazy.
Mar-25-12  notyetagm: pgn

[Event "Russia"]
[Site "Match, Moscow"]
[Date "1958.01.03"]
[EventDate "?"]
[Round "?"]
[Result "1-0"]
[White "Mikhail Botvinnik"]
[Black "Vasily Smyslov"]
[ECO "E81"]
[WhiteElo "?"]
[BlackElo "?"]
[PlyCount "81"]

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.f3 O-O 6.Be3 a6 7.Bd3 Nc6 8.Nge2 Rb8 9.a3 Nd7 10.Bb1 Na5 11.Ba2 b5 12.cxb5 axb5 13.b4 Nc4 14.Bxc4 bxc4 15.O-O c6 16.Qd2 Nb6 17.Bh6 Bxh6 18.Qxh6 f6 19.a4 Na8 20.Rfb1 f5 21.Qe3 fxe4 22.fxe4 Nc7 23.d5 cxd5 24.exd5 Bb7 25.Rf1 Qd7 26.Qd4 e6 27.dxe6 Nxe6 28.Qg4 Rfe8 29.Nd4 Qg7 30.Rad1 Nc7 31.Qf4 Re5 32.Nc6 Bxc6 33.Qxc4+ d5 34.Qxc6 Rd8 35.Qb6 Qe7 36.Qd4 Qd6 37.Rfe1 Rde8 38.Rxe5 Rxe5 39.b5 Ne6 40.Qa7 d4 41.Ne4 1-0

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Botvinnik vs Smyslov, 1958 32 Nd4-c6!, 41 Nc3-e4! 1-0

Mar-07-17  Toribio3: The rook, knight and queen of Botvinnik are strategically posted at their killing zones directed at the hostile king.
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