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Vasily Smyslov vs Ludek Pachman
Moscow ol (Men) fin-A (1956), Moscow URS, rd 7, Sep-17
Queen's Gambit Declined: Exchange. Positional Variation (D35)  ·  1-0


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Feb-06-05  harrwitz: White has quite a fancy alternative at his disposal here: 11 ♖b1 ♕xc3+ 12 ♔d1 g5 13 ♗g3 ♘e4 14 ♘f3 ♗g7 15 ♖xb7+ ♔f6 16 ♗e5+ ♔g6 17 ♘h4+ gxh4 18 ♕e6+ fxe6 19 ♖xg7+ ♔f5 20 g4+ hxg3 21 ♗h3#, according to a joint study of F. Estrus and L. S. Hwang (mostly done by the former) in the DCC bulletin of January 1998.
Feb-06-05  aw1988: What a beautiful game! Must be analyzed.
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  GrahamClayton: Unusual position after 15...♔f6:

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Mutual "opposition" in the opening!

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  WCC Editing Project:

This game was played in round seven of the <12th Chess Olympiad: Moscow 1956>

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  Sally Simpson: This is the real of the Century. See: D Byrne vs Fischer, 1956 (kibitz #1394)
Jul-31-16  RandomVisitor: After 10...Ke7: confirming the earlier post, white had a better move - but hard to find.

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<+2.31/37 11.Rb1 Qxc3+ 12.Kd1 g5 13.Bg3 Ne4 14.Nf3> h5 15.Qxb7+ Ke6 16.Qxa8 Ba3 17.Qxa7 g4 18.Ng5+ Nxg5 19.Qa4 Ne4 20.Qc2 h4 21.Bf4 Qxc2+ 22.Kxc2 Nxf2 23.Rg1 Nd7 24.Ba6 Bd6 25.Bb7 g3 26.h3 Bxf4 27.exf4 Nf8 28.a4 Kf5 29.a5 Ne6 30.a6 Nxd4+ 31.Kd2 Kxf4 32.a7 Nxh3 33.Rh1 Ng5 34.Rxh4+ Rxh4 35.a8Q Rh2 36.Kd3 Nde6 37.Rf1+ Kg4 38.Bxc6 Rxg2 39.Bxd5 Rh2 40.Ke3 Kh3 41.Rxf7 g2

+0.44/37 11.Nxd5+ cxd5 12.Qc1 Qb4+ 13.Qd2 Qxd2+ 14.Kxd2 g5 15.Bg3 Ne4+ 16.Kd1 Nc6 17.Bd3 Ke6 18.Ne2 Be7 19.f3 Nxg3 20.Nxg3 Bd6 21.Kd2 h5 22.Nf5 Rac8 23.Rab1 b6 24.e4 Bf4+ 25.Ke2 Ne7 26.g3 Bb8 27.Nxe7 Kxe7 28.e5 f6 29.f4 Rc3 30.Rb3 Rxb3 31.axb3 h4 32.Rc1 hxg3 33.hxg3 gxf4 34.gxf4 Rh2+ 35.Ke3 Rh3+ 36.Kd2 Rh2+ 37.Kc3 Rh3 38.Rg1 fxe5 39.dxe5

0.00/37 11.Bxf6+ Kxf6 12.Qd8+ Be7 13.Qxh8 Qxc3+ 14.Ke2 Qc2+ 15.Kf3 Qe4+ 16.Kg3 Qg6+ 17.Kf3 Qf5+ 18.Ke2 Nd7 19.Qxa8 Qc2+ 20.Kf3 Qe4+ 21.Kg3 Qg6+ 22.Kh3 Qh5+ 23.Kg3 Qg5+ 24.Kh3 Qh5+

Jul-31-16  RandomVisitor: After 10...Ke7 a final look

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<+2.67/42 11.Rb1 Qxc3+ 12.Kd1 g5 13.Bg3 Ne4 14.Nf3> h5 15.Qxb7+ Ke6 16.Qxa8 Ba3 17.Qxa7 g4 18.Qa4 h4 19.Ng5+ Nxg5 20.Bf4 Ne4 21.Qc2 Qxc2+ 22.Kxc2 Nxf2 23.Rg1 Bd6 24.Bxd6 Kxd6 25.Bd3 Nd7 26.Bf5 Kc7 27.Rb2 Ne4 28.Bxe4 dxe4 29.Rf1 Rf8 30.a4 Nb6 31.Rb3 Nd5 32.a5 f6 33.a6 Ra8 34.Ra1 Ra7 35.Kd2 g3 36.h3 Kc8 37.Rbb1 Kc7 38.Ra5 Kd6 39.Ra3 Kc7 40.Ra2 Kc8 41.Rc1 Kc7 42.Ra3

+0.33/42 11.Nxd5+ cxd5 12.Qc1 Qb4+ 13.Qd2 Qxd2+ 14.Kxd2 g5 15.Bg3 Ne4+ 16.Kd1 Nc6 17.Bd3 h5 18.Bxe4 dxe4 19.f3 Re8 20.fxe4 Kd7 21.e5 f6 22.exf6 Rxe3 23.Nf3 Nxd4 24.Nxd4 Rd3+ 25.Kc2 Rxd4 26.Be5 Rd5 27.Bc3 Rh7 28.Rab1 b6 29.Rhe1 g4 30.h3 gxh3 31.gxh3 Rf7 32.Re4 Rc5 33.Rd1+ Kc6 34.Re6+ Kb7 35.Kb2 Rb5+ 36.Ka1 Rc5 37.Be5 Rc6 38.Rxc6

0.00/42 11.Bd3 Qxc3+ 12.Ke2 Qb2+ 13.Kf3 Qxa1 14.Bxf6+ gxf6 15.Bf5 Qd1+ 16.Ne2 Qxh1 17.Qc7+ Ke8 18.Qc8+ Ke7

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