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Mikhail Botvinnik vs Vasily Smyslov
Smyslov - Botvinnik World Championship Rematch (1958), Moscow URS, rd 6, Mar-20
Modern Defense: Averbakh Variation (A42)  ·  1-0
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Mar-18-08  Knight13: <40. Ba6> Completely showing off?
May-21-16
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  zydeco: Very important game for Botvinnink. He walked into a mating net in the previous game, which could have easily demoralized him. Instead, he convincingly outplays Smyslov. Black's opening setup leaves him with a weak pawn on c6, and that's all Botvinnik needs to win.
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  perfidious: Yet another failure of opening classification: 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.f3 c6 6.Be3 a6 gives the position reached in this game and is Byrne's system against the KID Saemisch, not a Modern.
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