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Vasily Smyslov vs Mikhail Botvinnik
FIDE World Championship Tournament (1948), Hague NLD/Moscow RUS, rd 23, May-11
Queen's Gambit Accepted: Alekhine Defense (D22)  ·  1/2-1/2

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Kibitzer's Corner
Mar-17-08  Knight13: White could've played a4 or Qa4-b3 and start putting pressure or even play moves like e4 f4, etc.
Nov-28-10  soothsayer8: I know you've already won the WC title, Mr. Botvinnik, but it is really above you to try?
Nov-28-10  M.D. Wilson: It was up to Smyslov to play on, not Botvinnik
Nov-28-10  soothsayer8: It takes two to agree to a draw, Botvinnik either proposed or accepted it. Granted, it is a rather drawish position, but there is still a lot of play left.
Nov-29-10  M.D. Wilson: Botvinnik was Black and already had the Title in the bag; he had everything to gain by at least drawing. On the other hand, Smyslov gained nothing. It was up to him to push on, to at least try to get a win. If I was Botvinnik in this position and in his position, I'd take a draw any day of the week.
Sep-04-19
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  whiteshark: There's not much tension left.
But ask yourself: What would Magnus Carlsen do?


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White to move

1) +0.08 (32 ply) 18.Ba1 Qc5 19.Ne1 Qc7 20.Bb2 Qa5 21.a4 b5 22.axb5 Qxb5 23.Qxb5 axb5 24.Ndf3 Bc3 25.Bxc3 Rxc3 26.b4 Nd5 27.e4 N5f6 28.Ne5 Rc7 29.N1f3 g6 30.Nxd7 Nxd7 31.Nd4 Rc4 32.Nxb5 Rxb4 33.Na3 Ra4 34.Rxd7 Rxa3

2) =0.00 (31 ply) 18.Ne1 h6 19.Qd3 Ba3 20.Bd4 Bc5 21.Bb2 Ba3

3) =0.00 (31 ply) 18.Nb1 e5 19.e4 Ba5 20.a3 b5 21.b4 Bb6 22.Nc3 Rc4 23.Rd3 Qe6 24.Qd1 Bc7 25.Qd2 h6 26.Qd1 Bb6 27.Rd6 Qe7 28.Rd3 Qe6

6.0 minute analysis by Stockfish 9 v010218

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