|Dec-04-06|| ||Maynard5: Some fine positional play by Reshevsky here, against an opponent also noted for his positional skills. White accumulates a series of small advantages, starting with the two bishops, then achieving a bind in which Black is saddled with a backward pawn on d6. Smyslov's attempt to break out on the king side with 33. ... f5 only opens lines for White to exploit.|
|Jan-06-07|| ||Brown: I think Smyslov is white here, according to the game score.|
|Jan-07-07|| ||Maynard5: Brown is quite correct -- in fact this is a fine positional victory by Smyslov over Reshevsky! Apologies for the earlier confusion.|
|Jul-02-07|| ||sanyas: Years later, the same thing happened to him: Botvinnik vs Smyslov, 1964|
|Jul-02-07|| ||DrGridlock: It's kind of amusing (or disturbing), watching Reshevsky move his knight in a circle between f6, h7 and h5 for 11 moves between move 21 and move 32.|
|Mar-29-10|| ||waustad: I'm always impressed and somewhat baffled by such play. They keep shifting stuff around until somebody has a weakness that only one of them notices. Like R+P endgames, I'm quickly out of my league.|
|May-03-11|| ||theagenbiteofinwit: Smyslov psychs out Reshevsky. Black's habitual knight-doodling is because he thinks that Smyslov is preparing f4. Resh is unaware that Smyslov's real plan is a battery with the bishop on e3.|
Resh decides to sac some pawns for a complicated situation where he hopes to profit tactically, an unwise decision against the man who possessed the best technique in the world at the time.
Bronstein gives 33.Rc2 two exclamations and said he did it because if he didn't he'd have to give every white move one !
|Jul-24-11|| ||AVRO38: This was the 25th round and only 1/2 point separated Smyslov and Reshevsky heading into the final stretch. After this game Smyslov would cruise to victory.|
|Jan-05-13|| ||madhatter5: probably a patzer question, but what is the purpose of 14.Qe3? And what threat did it contain that obliged Reshevsky to weaken himself with 14...e5?|
|Jan-05-13|| ||madhatter5: And also why 28. Bg2, placing the bishop in front of his pawns? I realize the bishop was useless on h3, but how is it better on g2? because it's defended?|
|Jan-05-13|| ||Strongest Force: Many of the greats had the nice clear and simple style we find in this game.|