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Vasily Smyslov vs Samuel Reshevsky
FIDE World Championship Tournament (1948), The Hague NED, rd 1, Mar-02
Spanish Game: Morphy Defense. Chigorin Defense Panov System (C99)  ·  1/2-1/2


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Mar-16-08  Knight13: Me likes 23. d5 better. Now Black seems to be a bit cramped and I don't see how Black should continue.
Mar-18-08  Resignation Trap: Smyslov's 28.Nd5? permitted Reshevsky to liquidate into an endgame. Instead, he should have increased the pressure with 28.Rd1 Ra6 (28...Rd8? 29.e5!) 29.Kh1 followed by 30.f4 and a general expansion on the kingside.
Mar-18-08  Resignation Trap: Reshevsky may have retained some winning chances by playing (instead of 36...Rc5) 36...Rc1+ 37.Kh2 Ra1 38.Bxa4 Bxa3.
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  zanzibar: Botvinnik talks about this game, noting the first 18 moves match this game:

G Marco vs Duras, 1907

(which Botvinnik incorrectly identifies as from 1906 rather than the correct 1907).

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  zanzibar: <В нашей стране шахматы всегда развивались под влиянием чигоринских традиций, а советские мастера подняли шахматное искусство на новую высоту. >
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  zanzibar: <

Я полагаю, что на результатах матча сказалось то, что наши американские друзья недооценили силу советской команды. Примером может служить первая партия между Смысловым и Решевским. Вплоть до 18-го хода она совпала с партией между Дурасом и Мароци из турнира в Остенде 1906 года. Полагаясь на нее, Решевский предпринял ту же жертву коня, что и Мароци. Но Решевский не знал партии Болеславский — Рагозин, игранной в чемпионате Москвы 1942 года, в которой Болеславский нашел блестящее опровержение плана Мароци. Когда в марте 1943 года мне стала известна партия Болеславский — Рагозин, я потратил несколько дней и ночей в попытке улучшить защиту за черных. В том же году на турнире в Свердловске я применил «улучшенную» защиту против Болеславского. >

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  zanzibar: <Хотя наша свердловская встреча закончилась вничью, я попал в тяжелейшее положение. Идея Болеславского вновь восторжествовала.>
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  zanzibar: <In our country, chess has always evolved under the influence of Chigorinian traditions, and Soviet masters have raised chess art to new heights.

I believe that the result of the match was that our American friends underestimated the strength of the Soviet team. An example is the first party between Smyslov and Reshevsky. Up until the 18th move, it coincided with the party between Duras and Maroci from the Oostende tournament in 1906. Relying on it, Reshevsky undertook the same sacrifice of the horse as Maroci. But Reshevsky did not know the Boleslavsky party - Ragozin, played in the Moscow championship in 1942, in which Boleslavsky found a brilliant refutation of the Maroci plan. When in March 1943 I became known to the Boleslavsky-Ragozin party, I spent several days and nights trying to improve the defense for Blacks. In the same year at the tournament in Sverdlovsk, I applied the "improved" defense against Boleslavsky. Although our Sverdlovsk meeting ended in a draw, I was in a difficult situation. The idea of ​​Boleslavsky again triumphed.>

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  keypusher: Zanzibar

I think you mean this game Smyslov vs Reshevsky, 1945

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  zanzibar: <keypusher> yes, thank you, I do believe I do.

It's too painful to delete/repost this due to <CG>'s limitations. Sorry.

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  keypusher: Here is the other game. Thanks for Botvinnik’s text! Duras vs Maroczy, 1906
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