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Max Euwe vs Vasily Smyslov
FIDE World Championship Tournament (1948), Hague NLD/Moscow RUS, rd 24, May-13
Gruenfeld Defense: Russian. Smyslov Variation (D99)  ·  0-1
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Mar-27-03  PVS: A different variation than that in the game of the day. This was in the final round and earned Smyslov second place.
Aug-04-03  Yuri54: 37.Bxa2 Nc3+ 38.Ke3 Ra4, winning the bishop yet up by a pawn after taking the pawn on b6
Nov-11-05  Bobak Zahmat: The pressure on the queenside is too much for Euwe.
Jun-12-07  RandomVisitor: Could white have improved with 23.Bb5:

if 23...Ra2 24.Bd4 =

if 23...Ne5 24.Be2 =

Jun-12-07  RandomVisitor: After the suggested improvement 23.Bb5

1: Max Euwe - Vasily Smyslov, Wch18-NLD\\URS (Moscow) (24) ;MAINB 1948


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Analysis by Rybka 2.3.1 mp :
(24-ply)
1. = (0.00): 23...Ne5 24.Be2 Ra2 25.Bd4 f6 26.Ke3 Ned7 27.Bb5 Ne5 28.Be2 Ned7 29.Bb5 Ne5 30.Be2

2. = (0.00): 23...Ra2 24.Bd4 e5 25.dxe6 fxe6 26.Ke3 e5 27.Bxc5 Nxc5 28.Bc4+

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