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Vasily Smyslov vs Mikhail Botvinnik
Botvinnik - Smyslov World Championship Rematch (1958)  ·  Caro-Kann Defense: Two Knights Attack. Mindeno Variation Exchange Line (B11)  ·  0-1
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Given 9 times; par: 124 [what's this?]

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Feb-13-03  drukenknight: another CaroKann what about: 17 Nxb5?
Dec-04-05  aw1988: Nxb5 cxb5 and what??
Sep-22-06  slomarko: yeah but u needed almost 3 years to refute <drukenknights>'s move
Sep-22-06  dbquintillion: <drunkenknight> will show his continuation was solid in late fall '08. Check back then.
Oct-16-06  Whack8888: 12. Bc7 ?! This move seems to cause White a lot of problems. The reply Qd4 seems natural and strong. Could anyone explain why Smyslov played this move? Perhaps he was over confident, but after e5 he has to spend two moves getting his Bishop back on sides and even then it is subject to the fork from b4.

Smyslov finally gets the bishop to c5 where it is trapped and traded off while Botvinnik's bishop gets to e3 where it is very powerful, attacking White's weakened dark squares completely and completely unopposed.

Nov-28-13
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  Zhbugnoimt: it is already 2013. <drunkennight> forgot to comment.
Nov-28-13
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  perfidious: <drukenknight> was away quite a while, so missed out on many things.
Jun-10-15  paavoh: This is a fast-paced discussion, hard to keep up.
Jun-10-15
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  offramp: It's like My Dinner With André.
Jun-10-15
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  perfidious: <dbquintillion: <drunkenknight> will show his continuation was solid in late fall '08....>

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