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Paul Keres vs Vasily Smyslov
FIDE World Championship Tournament (1948), Hague NLD/Moscow RUS, rd 22, May-09
English Opening: Golombek Defense (A16)  ·  1/2-1/2


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Apr-16-08  Knight13: 42. Ne4!

49...Kc4 50. Nd4 e5 51. Ne2+ 1-0 or 50...Kg3 51. Nxe6 followed by ...Nxg5.

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  zydeco: 22.Qxb6 looks like a winning chance for white and 44.....b1=Q for black. After 45.Nxb1 Kd5, black's king reaches the kingside. Knight moves don't seem to work. I think white still draws but it's tricky after 46.Kc3 Ke4 47.Kc4 Kf4 48.d5 exd5 49.Kxd5 Kg3 50.e6 and if 50.....fxe6 51.Kxe6 Bb4 52.Kf5 Kh4 53.Kg6 there's a kind of mutual zugzwang while after 50.....f6 51.Kc6 Kxh3 52.Kd7 Bb4 53.e7 Bxe7 54.Kxe7 Kxg4 55.Kxf6 Kf4 56.Nd2 g4 57.Nf1 black is a tempo or two short.
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