chessgames.com
Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

(If you register a free account you won't see all these ads!)
Vasily Smyslov vs Max Euwe
Zurich Candidates (1953), Zurich SUI, rd 18, Oct-03
Formation: King's Indian Attack (A07)  ·  1-0
ANALYSIS [x]

FEN COPIED

Click Here to play Guess-the-Move
Given 12 times; par: 114 [what's this?]

explore this opening
find similar games 7 more Smyslov/Euwe games
sac: 30.Rxg7 PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: Games that have been used in game collections will have a section at the bottom which shows collections which include it. For more information, see "What are Game Collections?" on our Help Page.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.
PREMIUM MEMBERS CAN REQUEST COMPUTER ANALYSIS [more info]

Kibitzer's Corner
Mar-07-03  Rookpawn: In his book on the 1953 Zurich tournament, Bronstein says that this game "deserves to be counted among the finest examples of the art of chess."
Mar-08-03  drukenknight: I dunno how sharp Euwe really is here, he hesitated to exchange rooks.

26...Nb6 looks like a better way to stop the fork.

Mar-08-03  Rookpawn: After 26...Nb6, White playes 27. Rd7 followed by 28. Rxb7.
Feb-24-05  chess man: Nothing stops Bg6. Nice game.
Oct-23-05
Premium Chessgames Member
  Chessical: <Bronstein> recommended <11.Nxc6 bxc6 12.Bxc6 Bf5 (12...Rc8? 13.Ba5) 13.Qf3 Rc8 14.Ba4 Bh3 15.Rfd1>

But then how to continue?

Here, <15...e6?> loses to 16.Ba5, but <15...Qb6!?> seems to hold on.

Perhaps Smyslov had seen more at the board than his eventual annotator?

Dec-15-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  hms123: Instead of <29. Qc5> Romanovsky gives <29. Bg2 Re8 30. Bxe5 Rxe5 31.Qxe5 Qxe5 32. Bxc6+ Kb8 33.Rb7+ Ka8 34. Rb6#>


click for larger view

Feb-17-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  jbennett: I'm doing a series of videos on the Zurich 1953 tournament. For round 18 I selected this game to cover: http://youtu.be/G62jGhgCVSM
May-06-17  cwcarlson: White had 18.♗h3+ ♔b8 19.♘c5! . 16...c5 (or 16...♔b8) =.
NOTE: You need to pick a username and password to post a reply. Getting your account takes less than a minute, totally anonymous, and 100% free--plus, it entitles you to features otherwise unavailable. Pick your username now and join the chessgames community!
If you already have an account, you should login now.
Please observe our posting guidelines:
  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, or duplicating posts.
  3. No personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No posting personal information of members.
Blow the Whistle See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform an administrator.


NOTE: Keep all discussion on the topic of this page. This forum is for this specific game and nothing else. If you want to discuss chess in general, or this site, you might try the Kibitzer's Café.
Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of Chessgames.com, its employees, or sponsors.
Spot an error? Please submit a correction slip and help us eliminate database mistakes!
This game is type: CLASSICAL (Disagree? Please submit a correction slip.)

Featured in the Following Game Collections [what is this?]
"deserves to be counted among the finest examples of the art of
from f6 II by fredthebear
Game 48
from Veliki majstori saha 22 SMISLOV (Marovic) by Chessdreamer
chinaman's smyslov
by chinaman
The all mighty English
by ArturoRivera
"deserves to be counted among the finest examples of the art of
from 7 Come 11 Makes About 187 by fredthebear
Smyslov vs World Champions Decisive Games Euwe
from Smyslov vs World Champions Decisive Games by visayanbraindoctor
Mil y Una Partidas 1950-1959
by K9Empress
Game 12
from Max Euwe - From Steinitz to Fischer, Part 1 by Chessdreamer
"deserves to be counted among the finest examples of the art of
from Queenside Attacks, Checkmates and Resignations by fredthebear
Round Eighteen, Game 124
from WCC Index [Zurich 1953] by TigerTiger
2 alfiles gana con peones en ambos flancos.
from Los 2 alfiles by Ruchador1
Round Eighteen, Game 124
from WCC Index [Zurich 1953] by TigerTiger
1953 Candidates Tournament Game #17
from Road to the Championship - Vasily Smyslov by suenteus po 147
"deserves to be counted among the finest examples of the art of
from KIA A00 A04 A07 A08 B10 B40 C00 KIA by fredthebear
Game 124
from Zurich International Tournament (Bronstein) by Qindarka
Positional brilliancies
by Salaskan
rodrigochaves' favorite games
by rodrigochaves
--> B=
from 35_BB:BN - thE sQEEzE by whiteshark
Game 124
from Zurich International Tournament (Bronstein) by uril
Round Eighteen, Game 124
from WCC Zurich 1953 by Pawn N Hand
plus 20 more collections (not shown)


home | about | login | logout | F.A.Q. | your profile | preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | new kibitzing | chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | privacy notice | contact us
Copyright 2001-2018, Chessgames Services LLC