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Wolfgang Pietzsch vs Vasily Smyslov
Havana (1965)  ·  Torre Attack: Fianchetto Defense (A48)  ·  0-1
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Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-11-05
Premium Chessgames Member
  Honza Cervenka: 18.Rb5 was a mistake which Smyslov punished with a small and elegant combination. 23.Qxa7 c4 24.Ne1 Qb2 25.Rd1 c3 doesn't help white. Black c-Pawn will decide the game.
Dec-11-05  who: Was there no point in trying to play out the game and hope for a bishops of opposite color?
Dec-11-05  Averageguy: <who> The a-pawn is weak and black should be able to create another passed pawn on the kingside. Plus the fact that Pietzsch was sitting across the board from one of the greatest endgame virtusos to ever grace the board.
Dec-11-05
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  beatgiant: <who, Averageguy>
Black is threatening 31...Nxe3 32. Kxe3 Bh6+, or also 31...Bh6, hitting through to the rook on c1. I don't see a way for White to avoid the immediate loss of further material.
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