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Alexandar Tsvetkov vs Vasily Smyslov
Moscow (1947), Moscow URS, rd 13, Dec-16
Pirc Defense: Classical Variation. Quiet System (B08)  ·  0-1
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Jul-26-06  square dance: instructive endgame by smyslov.
Jul-09-07  sanyas: The finish is hilarious.
Oct-11-09  King.Arthur.Brazil: Until 12.f4 white build a strong position.But he failled to catch a win psoition, while Smyslov counter-attack with f5 turn thinks even. After 31.Qe5, Smyslov catch a better final, which is mastery played until the sudden mate provided by the new Qs on the board.
Mar-13-11  Salaskan: After move 28 by white everything seems equal, but Smyslov has a slightly better bishop and a bit more potential for his queen. Really nice to see how he converts it into an effortless win.
Sep-23-14  zydeco: Smyslov notes that the piece sacrifice 45....Bg2 46.Kf2 Bxh3 47.Kg3 Ke4 is an interesting, complicated alternative. This game ends up as a peculiar king-and-pawn endgame where the outside passed pawn is weaker than a mass of central pawns.
Aug-06-17  Chibauk: Why does Smyslov play Kh8 just to bring it back again?
Aug-06-17  Retireborn: <Chibauk> Smyslov didn't really need to play 11...Kh8; it is a fairly pointless waiting move, as far as I can see. However it does provoke White into playing (prematurely?) 12.f4 and once the f-file is opened and the white rooks are doubled it's clearly more useful for the black king to be back on g8.
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