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Vasily Smyslov vs Max Euwe
Zuerich Candidates (1953), Zuerich SUI, rd 18, Oct-03
Formation: King's Indian Attack (A07)  ·  1-0

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Mar-07-03  Rookpawn: In his book on the 1953 Zurich tournament, Bronstein says that this game "deserves to be counted among the finest examples of the art of chess."
Mar-08-03  drukenknight: I dunno how sharp Euwe really is here, he hesitated to exchange rooks.

26...Nb6 looks like a better way to stop the fork.

Mar-08-03  Rookpawn: After 26...Nb6, White playes 27. Rd7 followed by 28. Rxb7.
Feb-24-05  chess man: Nothing stops Bg6. Nice game.
Oct-23-05
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  Chessical: <Bronstein> recommended <11.Nxc6 bxc6 12.Bxc6 Bf5 (12...Rc8? 13.Ba5) 13.Qf3 Rc8 14.Ba4 Bh3 15.Rfd1>

But then how to continue?

Here, <15...e6?> loses to 16.Ba5, but <15...Qb6!?> seems to hold on.

Perhaps Smyslov had seen more at the board than his eventual annotator?

Dec-15-08  hms123: Instead of <29. Qc5> Romanovsky gives <29. Bg2 Re8 30. Bxe5 Rxe5 31.Qxe5 Qxe5 32. Bxc6+ Kb8 33.Rb7+ Ka8 34. Rb6#>


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Feb-17-15
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  jbennett: I'm doing a series of videos on the Zurich 1953 tournament. For round 18 I selected this game to cover: http://youtu.be/G62jGhgCVSM
May-06-17  cwcarlson: White had 18.♗h3+ ♔b8 19.♘c5! . 16...c5 (or 16...♔b8) =.
Apr-16-20
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  keypusher: < Chessical: <Bronstein> recommended <11.Nxc6 bxc6 12.Bxc6 Bf5 (12...Rc8? 13.Ba5) 13.Qf3 Rc8 14.Ba4 Bh3 15.Rfd1> But then how to continue?

Here, <15...e6?> loses to 16.Ba5, but <15...Qb6!?> seems to hold on.

Perhaps Smyslov had seen more at the board than his eventual annotator?>

After 16.Be3 (16....Qa6 17.b3) Black is in an Opera-Game-style bind, as Bronstein notes. SF10's eval is +3.69 at 36 ply. But 14....Bh3 is an awfully cooperative move. SF defends actively with 14....Rc5! 15.Bb3 Bg4 16.Qd3 (if only the queen could stay on the f-file) Rc5 17.Bb4 Rg5 18.h4 Rg6 19.Rfd1! e5! 20.Bxf8 Kxf8 (-0.99, 46 ply). A line only a computer could love, but it does appear that Bronstein got a little carried away with 11.Nxc6. On the other hand, 11.Re1 seems to be stronger than Smyslov's choice.

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