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Lev Aronin vs Vasily Smyslov
USSR Championship (1950), Moscow URS, rd 9, Nov-24
English Opening: Anglo-Indian Defense. Flohr-Mikenas-Carls Variation Nei Gambit (A19)  ·  0-1
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Feb-16-09  outsider: smyslov just loved playing rook endings with opposite colour bishops (btw, karpov was also a great fan of this kind of ending; he admitted it in his "100 greatest games"
Apr-20-14
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  WCC Editing Project: This game was played at the USSR Championship (1950)<18th USSR Championship> In Moscow (11 Nov - 11 Dec)

<Smyslov> shared 5th with Konstantinopolsky, behind Keres, Lipnitsky, Tolush, and Aronin, scoring +6 -3 =8.

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"Rusbase" http://al20102007.narod.ru/ch_urs/1...

Winter, Edward ed. "World Chess Champions" (Pergamon Press 1981), p.149

Apr-20-14
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  WCC Editing Project:

This game was played at the USSR Championship (1950) <18th USSR Championship> In Moscow (11 Nov - 11 Dec)

<Smyslov> shared 5th with Konstantinopolsky, behind Keres, Lipnitsky, Tolush, and Aronin, scoring +6 -3 =8.

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<Sources>

"Rusbase" http://al20102007.narod.ru/ch_urs/1...

Winter, Edward ed. "World Chess Champions" (Pergamon Press 1981), p.149

May-30-15
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  zydeco: Aronin had been leading the tournament with 6 out of 8, then fell back to earth with this game.

Smyslov is just so smooth in these types of positions: open lines, lots of piece play, but no direct attack.

It took me way too long to figure out why white can't play 27.Rxc5: 27....Be4 28.Bd3 Bxd3 29.Qxd3 Qxc5.

Smyslov says that the natural 27.Bc1 gives black a chance to build up his initiative. White should play 27.Bc4.

I was surprised by 30.Bb5 but Smyslov says it's the best chance: 'looking for safety in tactical complications.' If white waits with, say, 30.Ka1, black plays 30....Bc6 31.Qb3 a4.

Smyslov missed an opportunity with 31....Be4+ 32.Ka1 Bc2 33.Bxe6+ Ke7! 34.Rd7+ Kxe6.

At least according to Smyslov's notes, white didn't make any proper mistakes in this game. Black just managed to take control out of an unusual opening.

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