chessgames.com
Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

(If you register a free account you won't see all these ads!)
Vasily Smyslov vs Laszlo Szabo
Zurich Candidates (1953), Zurich SUI, rd 2, Aug-31
English Opening: Anglo-Indian Defense. Mikenas-Carls Variation (A15)  ·  1/2-1/2
ANALYSIS [x]

FEN COPIED

NOTE: You are using our new chess viewer, "Olga." For more info see the Olga Quickstart Guide. You can switch back to the old viewer (pgn4web) from the pulldown menu below. If you have questions or suggestions see our Olga chessforum.

explore this opening
find similar games 17 more Smyslov/Szabo games
PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: The Olga viewer allows you to get computer analysis by clicking the "ENGINE" link on the lower right.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.
PREMIUM MEMBERS CAN REQUEST COMPUTER ANALYSIS [more info]

Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-04-04  Backward Development: of interest:
after black's 13th move:
"With the queens and darksquare bishops gone, White is banking on the open c-file and chiefly on the advantage of his 'good' bishop over black's, which will be hemmed in by its own pawns." after black's 27th move
"White's plan is too game, and insufficient for winning purposes. Black needs only to keep his bishop on the a6-f1 diagonal and his king at e7; most importantly, he must not advance any of his pawns. His last two moves only help his opponent to create a passed pawn." after black's 36th
"Allowing black's pawn to get to a3 cost white his winning chances. He had to push his own pawn to a3 on move 35."
May-22-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  Phony Benoni: The Wrong Rook? At black's 20th move:


click for larger view

<20...Rfc8> (instead of our 20...Rac8) is given in the "Los Angeles Times" for September 20, 1953, as well as Marfia's translation of the Bronstein tournament book.

Any other votes?

May-22-17  Retireborn: <Phoney Benoni> Chessbase 2002 and the Najdorf tournament book also give 20...Rfc8.

It makes surprisingly little difference to the course of the game, as it happens.

NOTE: You need to pick a username and password to post a reply. Getting your account takes less than a minute, totally anonymous, and 100% free--plus, it entitles you to features otherwise unavailable. Pick your username now and join the chessgames community!
If you already have an account, you should login now.
Please observe our posting guidelines:
  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, or duplicating posts.
  3. No personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No posting personal information of members.
Blow the Whistle See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform an administrator.


NOTE: Keep all discussion on the topic of this page. This forum is for this specific game and nothing else. If you want to discuss chess in general, or this site, you might try the Kibitzer's Café.
Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of Chessgames.com, its employees, or sponsors.
Spot an error? Please submit a correction slip and help us eliminate database mistakes!
This game is type: CLASSICAL (Disagree? Please submit a correction slip.)

Featured in the Following Game Collections [what is this?]
3P v B,...Beautiful, beautiful game for my novice eyes.
from Educational draws by nasmichael
Round Two, Game 10
from WCC Index [Zurich 1953] by JoseTigranTalFischer
1953 Candidates Tournament Game #2
from Road to the Championship - Vasily Smyslov by suenteus po 147
Round Two, Game 10
from WCC Index [Zurich 1953] by TigerTiger
Round Two, Game 10
from WCC Index [Zurich 1953] by suenteus po 147
Game 10
from Zurich International Tournament (Bronstein) by Qindarka
Round Two, Game 10
from WCC Index [Zurich 1953] by TigerTiger
Round Two, Game 10
from WCC Zurich 1953 by Pawn N Hand
Round 2 Game 10
from Zurich International Chess Tournament 1953 by bennyr
Zurich 1953
by monkeysbum
Round Two, Game 10
from WCC Index [Zurich 1953] by Atsa


home | about | login | logout | F.A.Q. | your profile | preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | new kibitzing | chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | privacy notice | advertising | contact us
Copyright 2001-2017, Chessgames Services LLC