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Boris Spassky vs Vasily Smyslov
Moscow-Leningrad Match (1960), Moscow URS, rd 1, Dec-03
Polish Opening: Queenside Defense (A00)  ·  1/2-1/2


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This game was Round One of the

<12th Moscow-Leningrad Match 1960>, played in Moscow (35 Dec)

<Smyslov> played 2d board for Moscow, scoring +1 -0 =1 vs. Spassky.

Leningrad won 40.5 - 39.5.



Di Felice, "Chess Results 1956-1960," p.499

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  offramp: Why do people go berserk about Tony Miles playing 1...a6 against Karpov? Isn't this the same thing?
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  fredthebear: Initially I thought 28...Rc2 was better for Black because White cannot immediately protect the c4-pawn. After it's removal, Black would have the advantage of the passed pawn. However, 28...Rc2 is met the same way as 28...Ba4 with 29.Ra1 threatening the back rank.
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