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Martyn J Corden vs Vasily Smyslov
Hastings (1969/70), Hastings ENG, rd 5, Jan-03
Italian Game: Scotch Gambit (C55)  ·  1-0


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Apr-07-03  Fulkrum: Pretty good game. This is Smyslovs only loss in this database with this opening. Check out the a1-h8 diagonal after move 13.
Apr-08-03  ughaibu: Corden seems to have been an expert in this line. Here's another famous scalp: M Corden vs NN, 1970
Mar-02-08  jon01: It is a very good theoretical game. Now I am looking forward to play 8. b3 in the same position.
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  GrahamClayton: In post-game analysis Smyslov told Corden that he should have played 24...♘xc2, with a variation being 25. e5 ♘h5 26. ♖c1 ♘b4 27. e6
fxe6 28. ♗xe6+ ♖xe6 29. ♖xe6 ♗d4+ 30. ♔f1 ♗xg2+ 31. ♔e1 ♘xf4 32. ♖d6 ♗c5.

Analysis contained in "CHESS in the 1970's", John Saunders, CHESS, March 2012, p. 40.

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  PeterGrant: I was at Hastings when this game was played. I think Corden was about 18 then. From Bolton, Lancashire, England.
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  offramp: Very well played by Corden. This game was played 49 years ago today.
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