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Vasily Smyslov vs Georgy Lisitsin
Moscow-ch (1942), Moscow URS
French Defense: Advance Variation. Nimzowitsch Attack (C02)  ·  0-1


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Aug-14-06  paladin at large: An entertaining knight and pawn ending, well played by Lisitsin. Smyslov, a pawn down, gets his knight out of play in the critical phase, but he must have thought that he had to generate counterplay at all costs, and, with his pawn queening, he almosts pulls out the draw. 55.....Kd4 is a cool move, stepping out of harm's way and sealing the win.
Aug-09-09  King.Arthur.Brazil: It seems that SMYSLOV played desesparetedly for win. But black could find enought defense from the white tricky openning, and Smyslov could not keep his attack, nor recover the sacrificed P. The final was very crefully winned by Litz.
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  Domdaniel: "crefully" by "Litz"?? ... something is wrong here, surely? Not to mention 'desesparetedly' and 'openning'. Pay more attention to the words in future, please.
Jan-05-15  Conrad93: I'm guessing he is from Brazil. It's both harsh and unfair to criticize someone not familiar with the English language.
Jan-05-15  Conrad93: This game is mentioned in Play the French (4th edition). Moskalenko recommends 7. Bf4, and Watson considers 7...Nb4!? black's best try for an advantage.
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  morfishine: Being a huge Smyslov fan, it was disheartening to see he lost this encounter, but what a game by Lisitsin! These early <4.Qg4> French variations must be handled with great care by the White side


Jan-05-15  Conrad93: 4. Qg4 is really dubious. Might be fun in blitz, but a bit sketchy.
Jan-06-15  N0B0DY: But nothing ventured, nothing gained.
Oct-05-17  Whitehat1963: Fun look at the Opening of the Day.
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  Domdaniel: <Conrad93> - < It's both harsh and unfair to criticize someone not familiar with the English language.>

Yeah, but sometimes it is necessary.

Anyway, some exquisite play here by Lisitsin against one of the great endgame players.

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