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Geller - Smyslov Candidates Quarterfinal Match

Efim Geller5.5/8(+3 -0 =5)[games]
Vasily Smyslov2.5/8(+0 -3 =5)[games] Chess Event Description
Geller - Smyslov Candidates Quarterfinal (1965)

Smyslov qualified for the Candidates as the result of his finish at the Amsterdam Interzonal (1964). (1) Geller qualified for this cycle of candidates matches by virtue of his finish in the Curacao Candidates (1962). The arbiter of the event was Boris Pavlovich Naglis.

Moscow, 17-28 April 1965 (2)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Geller 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 5½ Smyslov 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ 2½

Geller advanced to the Spassky - Geller Candidates Semifinal (1965).

(1) Wikipedia article: Candidates Tournament.
(2) Di Felice, Chess Results 1964-1967, p. 205; De Tijd De Maasbode, 28 April 1965, p. 9; De Tijd de Maasbode, 29 April 1965, p. 7.

Original collection: Game Collection: WCC Index (Geller-Smyslov 1965) by User: Hesam7; Introduction written and sourced by User: WCC Editing Project.

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Geller vs Smyslov 1-0581965Geller - Smyslov Candidates QuarterfinalE41 Nimzo-Indian
2. Smyslov vs Geller ½-½791965Geller - Smyslov Candidates QuarterfinalA39 English, Symmetrical, Main line with d4
3. Geller vs Smyslov 1-0601965Geller - Smyslov Candidates QuarterfinalE50 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Nf3, without ...d5
4. Smyslov vs Geller  ½-½441965Geller - Smyslov Candidates QuarterfinalA37 English, Symmetrical
5. Geller vs Smyslov 1-0311965Geller - Smyslov Candidates QuarterfinalD87 Grunfeld, Exchange
6. Smyslov vs Geller  ½-½231965Geller - Smyslov Candidates QuarterfinalE08 Catalan, Closed
7. Geller vs Smyslov  ½-½221965Geller - Smyslov Candidates QuarterfinalE55 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, Bronstein Variation
8. Smyslov vs Geller  ½-½311965Geller - Smyslov Candidates QuarterfinalA30 English, Symmetrical
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Kibitzer's Corner
May-22-13  ughaibu: It seems the games could be put in order, using this Game Collection: WCC Index (Geller-Smyslov 1965)
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  Tabanus: <ughaibu> CG sorts games by date.

I just added dates (17-28 April), mainly based on newspapers at

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  Paint My Dragon: The arbiter of this event was B Naglis (from the tournament book Candidates Matches 1965 - The Chess Player, 1966).
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  Fusilli: <Paint My Dragon> I edited the write-up to include that.
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  Paint My Dragon: <Fusilli> Splendid. Thanks.

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