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Robert James Fischer vs Vasily Smyslov
Bled-Zagreb-Belgrade Candidates (1959), Bled, Zagreb & Belgrade YUG, rd 7, Sep-17
Caro-Kann Defense: Two Knights Attack. Mindeno Variation Retreat Line (B11)  ·  1/2-1/2


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May-01-07  Whitehat1963: Who missed the opportunity?
Feb-05-08  HOTDOG: in ''Russians vs Fischer'' it's said more or less ''it seemed after the adjournment that Fischer was going to lose again,but he managed to put a superb defense in a four rooks endgame and save half a point''
Feb-05-08  anjyplayer: Awesome vasily
Apr-03-15  Howard: So did Smyslov miss better winning chances somewhere ?
Apr-03-15  Howard: After all, Fischer's QR was unemployed for over the first 30 moves.
Jan-08-16  Joker2048: Fischer lose those game because he never play for draw, If he's sawing that game is going to draw he would play riskily
Jan-08-16  Howard: Anyone see where Smyslov might have missed a win ?
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  JSLigon: In the notes to Fischer's 60 Memorable Games, game 16 (Fischer - Petrosian) also a Caro-Kann Two Knights, Fischer mentions Fischer-Smyslov 1959 Candidates as an example of the bishop retreat on move 4 (instead Petrosian took on f3). At least I think he meant this game, but in 60 Memorable Games the moves are given as 9 d4 e6 10 h4. Was that a different game entirely, or what accounts for the discrepancy?
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  JSLigon: Looks like the same position is reached after move 11 anyway, just a different move order.
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