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Vasily Smyslov vs Mikhail Botvinnik
Botvinnik - Smyslov World Championship Match (1957), Moscow URS, rd 14, Apr-06
French Defense: Winawer. Classical Variation (C18)  ·  1/2-1/2

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Mar-20-08  Knight13: What? So Black's knights-are-good-for-closed-postions ain't gonna help him kill off the endgame huh. Fine.
Sep-15-13  zydeco: I'd love to know what happens after 19.Nh5. Black has several plausible-looking options: 19....Qb5, 19.....Qc6 intending 20.0-0 Qc3 and winning at least one queenside pawn; and even 19....Nb3 with the idea of 20.Rb1 f4 21.Bxf4 Nf5 22.Q moves Nbxd4 23.Nf6+ Rxf6 24.exf6 Nc2+ with activity for both knights, the queen, and room as compensation for the exchange.

White would have ideas with Nf6, Bg5-f6, and Ng7.

I have no idea who's better but the line feels more daring than Smyslov's continuation.

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