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Vasily Smyslov vs David Bronstein
Amsterdam Interzonal (1964), Amsterdam NED, rd 4, May-24
King's Indian Attack: Smyslov Variation (A05)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Kibitzer's Corner
Jul-19-12  Everett: Though Bronstein's position looks quite disorganized, it seems he has the advantage here, with three pieces reeking havoc on Smyslov's Q-side. Of note, his two off-side and unprotected pieces, Na4 and Ra2, are unable to be ousted.

In the final position, White's best may be 32.Nb1 Rxe2, and though b7 will drop, Black seems to maintain a slight advantage.

Jul-19-12  Wyatt Gwyon: Shame this wasn't played out.
May-13-14  zydeco: Lots of possible complications from the drawn position. White can sacrifice an exchange with 32.Qxb7 Qxb7 33.Bxb7 Nc3 34.Bc6 (or 34.b6) and it looks very difficult to stop the b-pawn or he can sacrifice a pawn with 32.Qd3 Nb2 33.Qb3 Nxd1 34.Qxa2 Nxf2 35.Qa7 B (or N)xh3 36.Bxb7 and again the b-pawn is very threatening.

So maybe black planned 32.Qxb7 Qxb7 33.Bxb7 Nd7 so that he can blockade the pawn on b6 and threaten .....Nc3

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