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Vasily Smyslov, the early years
Compiled by nizmo11
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Games from Andrey Terekhov, Vasily Smyslov, Volume I, Russell Enterprises 2020, ISBN 978-949859-24-9

game 1, Every book on Smyslov opens with this game
K Gerasimov vs Smyslov, 1935 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 22 moves, 0-1

game 2
S Belavenets vs Smyslov, 1937
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

game 3
Smyslov vs Averbakh, 1938
(E17) Queen's Indian, 24 moves, 1-0

game 4
Smyslov vs Rekach, 1938 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 23 moves, 1-0

game 5, candidate master
Smyslov vs N Rudnev, 1938
(C10) French, 43 moves, 1-0

game 6, first game and victory against GrandMaster
Smyslov vs Lilienthal, 1938 
(C11) French, 56 moves, 1-0

game 7
Smyslov vs Konstantinopolsky, 1939 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 57 moves, 1-0

game 8
Alatortsev vs Smyslov, 1939 
(E47) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3, 40 moves, 0-1

game 9
S Belavenets vs Smyslov, 1939 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 36 moves, 0-1

game 10, caveman attack
Averbakh vs Smyslov, 1939 
(A06) Reti Opening, 24 moves, 0-1

game 11, Friendship sealed by chess
Smyslov vs G Dzagurov, 1940 
(D28) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 46 moves, 1-0

game 12, in style of Morphy
Smyslov vs Kirillov, 1940 
(C71) Ruy Lopez, 23 moves, 1-0

from 12th URSS ch, tactical melee
P Dubinin vs Smyslov, 1940 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2

game 13
Smyslov vs E Gerstenfeld, 1940 
(C79) Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred, 54 moves, 1-0

game 14
M Stolberg vs Smyslov, 1940 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 56 moves, 0-1

game 15
Smyslov vs Veresov, 1940 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 41 moves, 1-0

game 16
Kotov vs Smyslov, 1940 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 51 moves, 0-1

game 17
Smyslov vs Boleslavsky, 1941 
(C11) French, 33 moves, 1-0

game 18
Smyslov vs Keres, 1941 
(C99) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 12...cd, 72 moves, 1-0

game 19
Smyslov vs Boleslavsky, 1941 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 41 moves, 1-0

Game 20
Alatortsev vs Smyslov, 1942 
(E70) King's Indian, 32 moves, 0-1

Game 21
Smyslov vs Kan, 1943 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 47 moves, 1-0

game 22
Smyslov vs Botvinnik, 1943 
(C82) Ruy Lopez, Open, 50 moves, 1-0

game 23
Smyslov vs Kotov, 1943 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 42 moves, 1-0

game 24, first exchange on move 40
Smyslov vs Panov, 1943 
(A53) Old Indian, 45 moves, 1-0

game 25, swindle
Kotov vs Smyslov, 1944 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 41 moves, 0-1

game 26 predecessor
E Post vs Taubenhaus, 1906
(C82) Ruy Lopez, Open, 66 moves, 0-1

game 26
Smyslov vs Ragozin, 1944 
(C82) Ruy Lopez, Open, 50 moves, 1-0

game 27
G Fridstein vs Smyslov, 1944 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 43 moves, 0-1

game 28, the first Catalan
Smyslov vs B Verlinsky, 1945 
(E05) Catalan, Open, Classical line, 42 moves, 1-0

game 29
Bondarevsky vs Smyslov, 1945 
(C47) Four Knights, 22 moves, 0-1

game 30
Smyslov vs M Kamyshov, 1945 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 17 moves, 1-0

game 31
Smyslov vs I Rudakovsky, 1945 
(B83) Sicilian, 29 moves, 1-0

game 32
Smyslov vs Reshevsky, 1945 
(C82) Ruy Lopez, Open, 41 moves, 1-0

game 33
Reshevsky vs Smyslov, 1945 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 71 moves, 0-1

game 34
Smyslov vs Kotov, 1946 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 41 moves, 1-0

game 35
Smyslov vs Opocensky, 1946 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 39 moves, 1-0

game 36
Smyslov vs H Steiner, 1946 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 34 moves, 1-0

game 37
Smyslov vs O'Kelly, 1946 
(E03) Catalan, Open, 41 moves, 1-0

game 38, Euwe could have made a draw
Smyslov vs Euwe, 1946 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 49 moves, 1-0

game 39
Smyslov vs C Kottnauer, 1946 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 21 moves, 1-0

game 40
Smyslov vs Denker, 1946 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 52 moves, 1-0

game 41
Tolush vs Smyslov, 1947 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 27 moves, 0-1

game 42
J Gadalinski vs Smyslov, 1947 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 28 moves, 0-1

game 43
Smyslov vs Golombek, 1947 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 53 moves, 1-0

Game 44
Smyslov vs Sokolsky, 1947 
(C81) Ruy Lopez, Open, Howell Attack, 31 moves, 1-0

game 45
Smyslov vs Euwe, 1948 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 70 moves, 1-0

game 46
Smyslov vs Reshevsky, 1948 
(C75) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 52 moves, 1-0

game 47
Smyslov vs Keres, 1948 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 41 moves, 1-0

game 48
Smyslov vs Euwe, 1948 
(C81) Ruy Lopez, Open, Howell Attack, 26 moves, 1-0

game 49, must win, my system
Euwe vs Smyslov, 1948 
(D99) Grunfeld Defense, Smyslov, 38 moves, 0-1

Appendix A, Smyslov System
Levenfish vs Smyslov, 1949 
(D98) Grunfeld, Russian, 34 moves, 1-0

E1 (55 ... Na3)
Boleslavsky vs Smyslov, 1940 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 55 moves, 1/2-1/2

E2, 28..Ke6
Lilienthal vs Smyslov, 1941 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 35 moves, 1/2-1/2

E3, but from move 98 only, not including the earlier errors
Smyslov vs Bondarevsky, 1941 
(A13) English, 114 moves, 1/2-1/2

E4, move 87
Smyslov vs Lilienthal, 1941 
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 125 moves, 1/2-1/2

E5, from move ...45
V Mikenas vs Smyslov, 1944 
(D18) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 54 moves, 0-1

E6, move 66...
V Liublinsky vs Smyslov, 1945 
(D83) Grunfeld, Grunfeld Gambit, 85 moves, 1/2-1/2

E7, move 55...
Ragozin vs Smyslov, 1945 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 70 moves, 0-1

E8, from move 45...Bd6? (50.Kd2!=)
I Koenig vs Smyslov, 1946 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 53 moves, 0-1

E9,from move 83 only, not including missed win 64. Rf6
Gligoric vs Smyslov, 1947 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 115 moves, 1/2-1/2

E10, from move 80
Smyslov vs V Makogonov, 1947 
(A13) English, 93 moves, 1/2-1/2

E11, from move 42...g5!?
A Tsvetkov vs Smyslov, 1947 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 64 moves, 0-1

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