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Vasily Smyslov vs Max Euwe
FIDE World Championship Tournament (1948), The Hague NED, rd 9, Mar-23
Spanish Game: Closed Variations (C84)  ·  1-0

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Mar-17-08  Knight13: 54...Nb6? Bad, but Black's endgame is already messed up by that point.
Mar-28-10  bengalcat47: In Smyslov's own book on his games he suggests 50...Nb6! would have been better for Black. According to Smyslov after 50...Nb6! White would probably have to undertake a flanking maneuver with 51.h5,gxh5; 52. Kh4, Nb7; 53. Kxh5.
Feb-15-13
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  Garech: Great endgame!

-Garech

Apr-18-15  Whitehat1963: Have the strongest endings revealed many improvements in this endgame?
Apr-27-15  Whitehat1963: Engines, that is.
Jun-08-17  nummerzwei: In his analysis in the tournament book, Euwe serves up a flawed finale:

'Black resigns since 70...Bc6 (to meet 71.e7+ Ke8 72.g7) costs the piece after 71.g7+ Kg8 42.Se7+.'

White should play something like 42.Kf6 Kh7 43.Nh6 with mate in three, of course.

After 42.Ne7+?? Kxg7 43.Nxc6,


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43...b3! 44.axb3 axb3 45.e7 b2 46.e8D b1D is drawn.

Maybe he should have played on a move or two?

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