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Nearly to Perfection
Compiled by Gottschalk
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Organizer: Paulo Ataliba

Smyslov vs E Zagorjansky, 1945 
(C10) French, 37 moves, 1-0

Gligoric vs Smyslov, 1947 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 115 moves, 1/2-1/2

Smyslov vs Pachman, 1947 
(C11) French, 33 moves, 1-0

Minority attack. 22Qa6! was better
Smyslov vs Keres, 1948 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 41 moves, 1-0

37...Rxa2 was better. Vasily misses the skewer
Boleslavsky vs Smyslov, 1948 
(C71) Ruy Lopez, 42 moves, 0-1

Smyslov vs Flohr, 1949 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 53 moves, 1-0

Smyslov vs J H Donner, 1950 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 29 moves, 1-0

Smyslov vs Krogius, 1951 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 50 moves, 1-0

Flohr vs Smyslov, 1951 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 38 moves, 0-1

Smyslov vs O Troianescu, 1952
(E56) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 7...Nc6, 32 moves, 1-0

Smyslov vs Simagin, 1952 
(A14) English, 62 moves, 1-0

Smyslov vs Petrosian, 1952 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 30 moves, 1-0

Smyslov vs Suetin, 1952 
(A13) English, 59 moves, 1-0

Stahlberg vs Smyslov, 1954 
(D19) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 64 moves, 0-1

Smyslov vs Szabo, 1955 
(D74) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.cd Nxd5, 7.O-O, 43 moves, 1-0

Smyslov vs Geller, 1955 
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 41 moves, 1-0

Smyslov vs Sliwa, 1955
(A17) English, 58 moves, 1-0

Smyslov vs B Djurasevic, 1956 
(A12) English with b3, 35 moves, 1-0

Uhlmann vs Smyslov, 1956 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 18 moves, 0-1

Fischer vs Smyslov, 1959 
(B86) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 48 moves, 0-1

Smyslov vs Larsen, 1958 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 37 moves, 1-0

Gligoric vs Smyslov, 1959 
(D87) Grunfeld, Exchange, 39 moves, 0-1

Gligoric vs Smyslov, 1959 
(E54) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, 50 moves, 0-1

Smyslov vs Benko, 1959 
(E93) King's Indian, Petrosian System, 53 moves, 1-0

Smyslov vs Lutikov, 1959 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 37 moves, 1-0

Smyslov vs Spassky, 1959 
(B41) Sicilian, Kan, 22 moves, 1-0

Smyslov vs Taimanov, 1959 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 27 moves, 1-0

Smyslov vs Hort, 1960 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 36 moves, 1-0

Smyslov vs Lutikov, 1960 
(C61) Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

Smyslov vs Bisguier, 1960
(D42) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 7.Bd3, 41 moves, 1-0

Smyslov vs S Schweber, 1960 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 35 moves, 1-0

Smyslov vs Tolush, 1961 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 17 moves, 1-0

Rellstab vs Smyslov, 1961 
(B55) Sicilian, Prins Variation, Venice Attack, 43 moves, 0-1

10...b5 Gligoric 10...ed4 campora
Smyslov vs Savon, 1961 
(A49) King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4, 33 moves, 1-0

Smyslov vs R Saborido, 1961 
(A13) English, 35 moves, 1-0

Smyslov vs Matulovic, 1961 
(A42) Modern Defense, Averbakh System, 45 moves, 1-0

Smyslov vs Guimard, 1962 
(C26) Vienna, 32 moves, 1-0

Smyslov vs N Padevsky, 1963 
(D42) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 7.Bd3, 29 moves, 1-0

Gligoric vs Smyslov, 1963
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 48 moves, 0-1

Simagin vs Smyslov, 1963
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 40 moves, 0-1

Smyslov vs I Bilek, 1963 
(B27) Sicilian, 40 moves, 1-0

I Bilek vs Smyslov, 1964
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 34 moves, 0-1

W Pietzsch vs Smyslov, 1963 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 40 moves, 0-1

Smyslov vs E Cobo Arteaga, 1964
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 38 moves, 1-0

Smyslov vs K Darga, 1964 
(E54) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, 59 moves, 1-0

central blockade
Portisch vs Smyslov, 1964 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 65 moves, 0-1

Smyslov vs W Ader Hausman, 1964 
(A05) Reti Opening, 28 moves, 1-0

K Langeweg vs Smyslov, 1964 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 26 moves, 0-1

Szabo's trap
Smyslov vs Robatsch, 1964
(A04) Reti Opening, 37 moves, 1-0

Smyslov vs R C Balinas, 1964 
(B39) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation, 40 moves, 1-0

Smyslov vs Hecht, 1965
(E40) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 42 moves, 1-0

Wade vs Smyslov, 1965 
(B07) Pirc, 31 moves, 0-1

Smyslov vs A Matanovic, 1965 
(E54) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, 41 moves, 1-0

Smyslov vs Pelikan, 1966 
(A85) Dutch, with c4 & Nc3, 30 moves, 1-0

Smyslov vs S Schweber, 1966 
(A10) English, 30 moves, 1-0

Szabo's trap
Smyslov vs Aronin, 1966 
(A13) English, 31 moves, 1-0

Smyslov vs Lutikov, 1966
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 44 moves, 1-0

Smyslov vs J B Bednarski, 1966
(E61) King's Indian, 28 moves, 1-0

Smyslov vs Simagin, 1967 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 36 moves, 1-0

Smyslov vs Matulovic, 1967
(A33) English, Symmetrical, 65 moves, 1-0

Taimanov vs Smyslov, 1968
(A48) King's Indian, 40 moves, 0-1

Smyslov vs Bronstein, 1969 
(A23) English, Bremen System, Keres Variation, 27 moves, 1-0

Smyslov vs Polugaevsky, 1970 
(A05) Reti Opening, 45 moves, 1-0

Parma vs Smyslov, 1971
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 40 moves, 0-1

Following 20 Qb7 Rb8 21 Qa6 g4 22 Bg2 Nxe2+
K Langeweg vs Smyslov, 1971 
(A15) English, 19 moves, 0-1

Smyslov vs Dzindzichashvili, 1972 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 26 moves, 1-0

Ljubojevic vs Smyslov, 1972
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 35 moves, 0-1

Smyslov vs Uhlmann, 1973 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 41 moves, 1-0

Gheorghiu vs Smyslov, 1973
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 42 moves, 0-1

Smyslov vs Wade, 1973 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 64 moves, 1-0

Smyslov vs S Kagan, 1973
(E62) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 65 moves, 1-0

Smyslov vs Suetin, 1974 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 46 moves, 1-0

Jansa vs Smyslov, 1974 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 39 moves, 0-1

G Sigurjonsson vs Smyslov, 1974 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 24 moves, 0-1

Kasparov vs Smyslov, 1975 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 30 moves, 0-1

K Rogoff vs Smyslov, 1976 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 73 moves, 0-1

Smyslov vs Ulf Andersson, 1976 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 39 moves, 1-0

Smyslov vs I Farago, 1977 
(A18) English, Mikenas-Carls, 17 moves, 1-0

S Mariotti vs Smyslov, 1977
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 56 moves, 0-1

R Knaak vs Smyslov, 1979
(E54) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, 32 moves, 0-1

Smyslov vs Beliavsky, 1981
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 73 moves, 1-0

Smyslov vs Timman, 1981 
(A49) King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4, 31 moves, 1-0

Browne vs Smyslov, 1982 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 32 moves, 0-1

Smyslov vs Huebner, 1983 
(A35) English, Symmetrical, 48 moves, 1-0

Huebner vs Smyslov, 1983
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 62 moves, 1/2-1/2

New plan 13 e3 <14 Qa4 Smyslov refreshes theory
Smyslov vs Portisch, 1984
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 28 moves, 1-0

K Spraggett vs Smyslov, 1985 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 14 moves, 0-1

M Lanzani vs Smyslov, 1988
(B41) Sicilian, Kan, 40 moves, 0-1

Smyslov vs Ivanchuk, 1988 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 52 moves, 1-0

Smyslov vs V Eingorn, 1988 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 46 moves, 1-0

Smyslov vs S Martinovic, 1989 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 25 moves, 1-0

After 24 Ne7 and 26 b5! gracious king march decides
Reshevsky vs Smyslov, 1991 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 49 moves, 0-1

Smyslov vs Oll, 1993 
(A81) Dutch, 31 moves, 1-0

B Ivanovic vs Smyslov, 1993
(C02) French, Advance, 45 moves, 0-1

14...g5! c-at very slow, where direct attack is changed for ps
Gligoric vs Smyslov, 1994 
(C16) French, Winawer, 52 moves, 0-1

Vokac vs Smyslov, 1995 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 38 moves, 0-1

D V Prasad vs Smyslov, 1995 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 78 moves, 0-1

Smyslov vs O V Nikolenko, 1995
(C14) French, Classical, 63 moves, 1-0

Smyslov vs K Arakhamia-Grant, 1998 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 25 moves, 1-0

Xie Jun vs Smyslov, 1999 
(C76) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, Fianchetto Variation, 43 moves, 0-1

Zsofia Polgar vs Smyslov, 2000 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 28 moves, 0-1

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