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Vasily Smyslov vs Miroslav Filip
13th olm final A (1958), Munich FRG, rd 5, Oct-15
English Opening: Agincourt Defense. Neo Catalan Declined (A14)  ·  1-0


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Jan-04-07  Whitehat1963: Wow! What a phenomenal endgame. This entire game is great for study. I'm very surprised no one has commented on this game yet! It's a model of precision and control.
Jan-05-07  Hafen Slawkenbergius: It takes two to create a brilliancy, and Filip fought valiantly and tenaciously. An incredible game, one of Smyslov's very best IMHO.
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  Honza Cervenka: Brilliant game and great Smyslov's revenge for Filip vs Smyslov, 1957, which the first defeat of Smyslov after he had become the World Champion and also one of finest Filip's games.
Jan-01-08  Whitehat1963: This is the kind of game that I absolutely suck at. Yeah, yeah ... "at which I absolutely suck." (ending sentences with prepositions and all that nonsense up with which I shall not put).
Feb-07-09  paladin at large: This is a remarkable endgame by Smyslov - surprising there is so little comment. I wonder at what point(s) Filip might have saved it.
Feb-07-09  euripides: Absolutely wonderful game.
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  whiteshark: <paladin at large: <I wonder at what point(s) Filip might have saved it.>>

<97...Kf5> could be a good start for a last attempt to save the game.

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Feb-08-09  paladin at large: <whiteshark> Thanks, looks like a good idea.
Jan-19-18  Whitehat1963: Stockfish 8 suggests: 1) +0.73 (21 ply) 97...Kf5 98.Ra6 Qd7+ 99.Ke3 Qc7 100.Bd5 Qg3+ 101.Kd4 Qg1+ 102.Kc4 Qg3 103.Be6+ Kf6 104.Bg4+ Kg7 105.Ra7+ Kf6 106.Ra5 Qc7+ 107.Rc5 Qb6 108.Kc3 Qa6 109.Kd4 Qa7 110.Ke3 Qb6 111.Ke2 Kg6 112.Bf3 Qf6 113.Be4+ Kh6
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