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Mikhail Botvinnik vs Vasily Smyslov
Smyslov - Botvinnik World Championship Rematch (1958), Moscow URS, rd 16, Apr-15
English Opening: Anglo-Indian Defense. Anglo-Grünfeld Variation (A16)  ·  1/2-1/2

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Mar-21-08  Knight13: Draw? DRaw!? DRAw!!?? DRAW!!!???

W H Y ! ?

Mar-24-08  Resignation Trap: Welcome to Rook Endings 101.

First question on today's pop quiz:
Why did these two great players agree to a draw here?

A: White can win a pawn but not the game because his King is unable to participate.

For example, 37.Rxa7 Ra3 38.Ra8+ Kg7 39.a7 Kh7 (Of course not 39...Kf7?? 40.Rh8! Remember this tactic, it will earn you an extra half point sometime in the future.) 40.h3 Kg7 = .

Mar-24-08
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  whiteshark: <Resignation Trap>

For a multiple choice question you have to post at least an alternative <B:>

<All ♖ endgames are drawn. <<<<>>>>>

:D

Jun-08-16  zydeco: Botvinnik played energetically. 18.Ne5 and 21.g4 are good moves to take an advantage after Smyslov had equalized.

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