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Vasily Smyslov vs Erno Gereben
Budapest-Moscow (1949), Budapest HUN, rd 8, Mar-??
Caro-Kann Defense: Maroczy Variation (B12)  ·  1-0


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  Dick Brain: Smyslov having some fun with a sort of Blackmar-Diemer Gambit.
Apr-10-06  Paintbucket: That's kind of what this is. Play can even transpose to the Blackmar-Diemer. 4 ...Nf6 is the better (and safer) move.
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This game is from the <Moscow-Budapest Match 1949>, played 5-17 March in Budapest and 2-15 April in Moscow.

Smyslov was second board, scoring +2 -1 =5 in the first leg and +8 -0 =0 in the second leg for a total of +10 -1 =5.

Moscow beat Budapest 86.5-41.5 (38-26; 48.5-15.5).

All of <Smyslov's> games from both legs can be seen here: Game Collection: Smyslov at the Moscow-Budapest 1949 Match



Di Felice "Chess Results 1947-1950", pp.308,310


Winter, Edward ed. "World Chess Champions" (Pergamon Press 1981), p.152

Apr-06-18  tigreton: Smyslov takes advantage of his lead in development to carry his pieces to the kingside, threatening the weakest point, h7. After that he destroys the main defender, the knight on f6, and his queen makes a visit to Black's king, who can't avoid all the mating threats, i.e., Rh1, and g5-g6-Qh7. It's worth noticing the important role of this g-pawn in this kind of attacks.
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