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Mikhail Botvinnik vs Vasily Smyslov
Botvinnik - Smyslov World Championship Match (1957), Moscow URS, rd 11, Mar-30
King's Indian Attack: Symmetrical Defense (A05)  ·  1/2-1/2

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Jul-21-07  skakmiv: Why draw here? Isn't black about to win an exchange?
Jul-21-07
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  Chessdreamer: Typo! Correct move is <23.Rcd1> Bg4 1/2-1/2
Mar-19-08  aazqua: Who considers this "Neo Grunfeld"?? This doesn't have anything to do with the Grunfeld.
Mar-20-08  nescio: <Who considers this "Neo Grunfeld"??> Kasparov, among many others, I suppose. Against Karpov he played several games with 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nf3 Bg7 4.g3 c6 5.Bg2 d5 6.cxd5 cxd5 under the header "Grünfeld Defence" (example:Karpov vs Kasparov, 1986)
Mar-21-08  Knight13: 10. Nxc6 wasn't necessary. It just favors Black.

11. Na4 prevents ...c5 but places the knight in a not-so-useful square.

12. b3 gets rid of Black's bishop hitting on b2 after he plays e5.

22. d4 followed by ...c5/...a5 looks strong.

Sep-15-13  zydeco: Why not 22....d4 when black seems significantly better in the ending?

If instead 22.Be3, white seems to retain some slight control over the position: he can double rooks on the c-file, trade dark-squared bishops, and tie up black by maneuvering against c6 and a7.

Botvinnik obviously has some scheme for 22.e4 d4 -- maybe Bf1-c4 and then an eventual pawn roller with f4-f5 but it doesn't look very impressive.

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