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Vasily Smyslov vs Paul Keres
USSR Championship (1951), Moscow URS, rd 14, Dec-07
Reti Opening: Anglo-Slav Variation. London Defensive System (A12)  ·  0-1
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Kibitzer's Corner
Nov-22-02
Premium Chessgames Member
  Sneaky: Smyslov ended up with a bad light-squared bishop in the ending, as his pawns were fixed on light squares. The defense of both b3 and h3 proved to be too much for him.
Aug-10-06  HansJochen Peters: Smyslov resigned after 52....Ke6.
Ke6 is, by the way,a very subtle move:
Wasting a tempo (Ke6-Ke5) is the only way to win; immediately 52.... Ke5 would only draw!
Sep-02-14  nikromos: The opening moves up to move 12 are wrong -different move order and N went to c3, not d2 - at least according to Keres' Complete Games. Also, Smyslov resigned after 52 ... Ke6.
Sep-02-14  waustad: How much did these guys learn about playing endgames during adjournments? Is having seen tablebases better?
Jun-19-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  zydeco: Interesting purely positional game. Black's knight turns out to be stronger than white's two bishops.
Aug-10-16  cwcarlson: Keres said 27.Bf6 was innocuous because Re1+ 28.Bf1 Kh7! 29.Re1 Ne1 wins a piece, but 29.Bg7 Kg7 30.Qd4+ Kg8 31.Rd3 Bd3 32.Qd3 is equal.
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