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Jan Smejkal vs Vasily Smyslov
Hastings (1968/69), Hastings ENG, rd 10, Jan-07
Modern Defense: King Pawn Fianchetto (B06)  ·  1-0


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  Honza Cervenka: Smejkal beat Smyslov badly in this game. He is a firm positional player but as you can see he also knows to attack well.
Aug-12-04  Whitehat1963: An excellent game from the player of the day.
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  Benzol: <Honza> Have you ever met Smejkal? I gather from your posts on other games that he must be one of your favourite players. It was me who loaded up the Gheorghiu game from Mallorca in 1972. I've always admired his positional play since I saw that game 30 years ago.
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  Honza Cervenka: <Benzol><Have you ever met Smejkal?> Yes, I met him for several times and once I played with him in a little simul (Smejkal vs J Cervenka, 1994). He is a fine fellow.
Aug-13-13  jerseybob: I keep coming back to this game every few years and like all great art there's something more to discover. I've got a hunch Smyslov didn't miss 18.Re6 and he probably also saw 19.f5. 20.Ng5! may have been what he overlooked. But by then, it was too late.
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