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Vasily Smyslov vs Mikhail Botvinnik
Smyslov - Botvinnik World Championship Rematch (1958), Moscow URS, rd 7, Mar-22
Sicilian Defense: Classical Variation (B58)  ·  1/2-1/2

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Mar-20-08  Knight13: Since when did Sicilian become this boring? After 8. h4 you expect fireworks but after move 12 you know nothing'll show up in the sky and so decides to leave.
Apr-28-08  piever: <Knight13> Had botvinnik played 12 ... Rxf3 13. gxf3 Qc6 14. Qd1 Bd5 the game would have been more interesting... Unfortunately the Challenger didn't see that after 12 ... Rxf3 13. Qxc4 he had 13...Rxe3+ winning, and accepted the draw offer...
Apr-25-11  bronkenstein: For example 16...R:f3 ! 17. <g:f> Qc6 18. <Qd1> Bd5 19.<Rh3> Qe6 20.<Rg3> B:a2 , and black has excellent chances of winning .

Smyslov was much better tactician than Botvinnik, so i assume he saw his blunder and offered the draw quick ;)

Nov-18-16
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  perfidious: Botvinnik acknowledged that he overlooked the interpolation 16....Rxf3 17.Qxc4 Rxe3+ in his analysis after Smyslov proposed the draw.

<Training for the Tournament Player, Dvoretsky and Yusupov, p 38>

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