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Eduard Gufeld vs Vasily Smyslov
"Space Invaders" (game of the day Jun-03-2018)
13th Soviet Team-ch final A (1975), Riga LAT, rd 5, Jul-??
Formation: King's Indian Attack (A07)  ·  1-0


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Sep-08-07  dasp3edd3m0n: There's no kibitzing for this page?! Are you freaking kidding me?!
Sep-08-07  Monkey King: Nice game by Gufeld, very poor game by Smyslov. The end was fairly nice though.
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  whiteshark: Smyslov could have equalized with <27...Rf8! 28.Nxc6 Rd6 29.Nxa7 Ng4 30.Nb5 Rdd8>

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but he missed it.

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  GrahamClayton: The power of three connected passed pawns!
Jul-11-10  Jitanjafora: In the magazine "Ajedrez de Estilo" # 117 (Feb. 1989) Gufeld wrote that this game was played at Riga, not Erevan. (Team Tornament, last round)
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  GrahamClayton: I like Gufeld's comment about the final position:

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"The Space Invaders are about to land".

Jul-23-10  anjyplayer: Smyslov beaten in the ending.
Jun-10-15  SpiritedReposte: Pretty compensation.
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  ChessHigherCat: 42. Be2? Nxe2 43. Kxe2 Nh3 44. Nd4 Re5+ 45. Kf3 Rxe1 46. Kxg2
Jun-03-18  Ironmanth: Insanely ballsy play by GM Gufeld; love this game! Thanks, CG!
Jun-03-18  The Kings Domain: Good game, nice pawn march.
Jun-03-18  morfishine: "Gufeld's Immortal" 2nd edition
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  thegoodanarchist: This pun is in reference to the song "Tom Sawyer", by Rush:

Today's Tom Sawyer
He gets by on you
And the space he invades
He gets by on you

Jun-03-18  areknames: Look at them march. What a game.
Jun-03-18  morfishine: Thanks <thegoodanarchist> I was totally clueless on this one!
Jun-03-18  cormier: Analysis by Houdini 4

39.Nxa7 g3 40.Nc6 Ng4 41.Nd4 Nh2 42.Bc4 Rd8 43.Kc3 Rxd4 44.Rg1 Rd8 45.Rxg3+ Kf6 46.a5 Kf5 47.b4 Ng4 48.a6 Ne5 49.Kb3 Rc8 50.Rc3 Ra8 51.b5 Nd7 52.Re3 Rc8 53.Kb4 Nb6 54.Bd3+ Nxd3+ 55.Rxd3 Ke4 56.a7 Rc7 57.Ka5 Rxa7+ 58.Kxb6 Ra8 +- (1.74) Depth: 24

39.Nxa7 g3
+- (1.48 --) Depth: 25

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  xenophon: surely the 'pun' is from the game. those pawns just keep advancing like the Space Invader saucers from the game.
Jun-03-18  pawnpro: that was one of the best game i seen
Jun-03-18  Everett: Yes, the pun is very likely from the game, as the aliens march all the way into your position.

And Gufeld literally used the analogy, it seems.

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