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Vasily Smyslov vs Mikhail Botvinnik
Smyslov - Botvinnik World Championship Rematch (1958), Moscow URS, rd 17, Apr-17
Caro-Kann Defense: Two Knights Attack (B10)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Mar-21-08  Knight13: 40. Qd2 Qxd2 41. Kxd2 cxd5 42. bxd5 Kd7 43. Kc3 Kc6 44. Kc4 e5 and it'll get complicated. White need to sac that c5 pawn to get king back and probably would lose.
Sep-21-13  zydeco: A couple of variations: if 43.Kxh4?? Qxg2 44.Qd6+ K moves 45.c6 black mates with 45.....Qg5#

If 39....Qxd3+ 40.Kxd3 Kd7 41.Kc4 Kc6, I think white wins with 42.g3 e5 43.h4 zugzwang or 42....f4 43.gxf4 e5 44.fxe5 fxe5 45.h4 zugzwang

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  kbob: At move 4, white has not yet played d4. According to this database, there is a pronounced tendency for black to play 4. ...Nf6, as here, rather than 4....Bg4 or 4. ... Nbd7. In the the more common line with white's pawn on d4 and his King's knight undeveloped, the more popular moves by far are 4. ...Bg4 and 4. ...Nbd7. Does anyone know why this should be?

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