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Garry Kasparov vs Vasily Smyslov
Moscow-4teams (1981), Moscow URS, rd 5, Feb-??
Spanish Game: Morphy Defense. Fianchetto Defense Deferred (C70)  ·  1-0

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Feb-28-04
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  Benzol: <chessgames.com> This appears to be the correct gamescore.

Source : My Games by Gary Kasparov

Feb-28-04
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  chessgames.com: Thanks Benzol.
Mar-02-11  birthtimes: Wonder why Smyslov didn't play 23...Nb7 instead of 23...Nb5? Did he not see that he could not take back with 24...Rxb5?
Dec-22-16  clement41: Smyslov popularized the ...g6 Ruy lopez (even sometimes 3...g6 with ...Nge7 next). A few thoughts from a humble amateur:
8 Bb3 would somewhat result in a loss of tempo after ...Na5 threatening to capture the strong Bb3 as well as eyeing the juicy c4 square. 10 Nxe5 was likely played by Garry in order to prevent the ...Bg4 pin, that's not easy to meet because white's LSB is on the other flank. And the recapture with the d-pawn instead of the Bg7 is likely because Garry would jump on the occasion to play 0-0 and f4 hitting the Be5 (possibly 11 f4 directly after 10...Bxe5). I like 11 a4! (typical pryome when one sees this a6/b5 structure) as it exerts maximum pressure against Black, unlike the routine 11 0-0. Then Garry correctly leaves the tension as long as possible there. I like 12 Be3 too, as it prevents the 12...c5 thrust. And although white's king still in the center, so is Black's and besides black cannot get to him for the moment. 28 g4! removing backrank mate threats, starting to freeze black's kingside pawns, preparing potentially for a king walk on the light squares (prophylaxy against black's bishop). Nice and accurate 29 b5! zwichenzug, ousting black's rook and hereby creating a dangerous passer on the b-file. 33 Kf1 as in the event of 33 Kg2 towards h3, black could close the door by playing ...g5. And if h4, just ...h6 maintaining the lock.
Hence why not 31 g5 ?

Overall, an impression of domination from Garry, from A to Z.

Dec-22-16  RookFile: Yes, it's amazing the amount of prep that top players put into their openings. You don't see the old ...g6 lines that often, but Kasparov was ready for it.
Dec-22-16
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  ajk68: My mental computation for the remaining endgame is: 39...Kc8 40. Ka7! removing access to b8. From there, the white rook gives check along the c-file, occupies the 7th rank with the rook, moves the king from a7 to b7 to c6, and pushes the pawn. Black's rook is tied to the b-file, otherwise the pawn promotes. If black stays on the b-file, Rc8+ promotes the pawn and goes a rook up. If not the most efficient(?), it is at least a systematic plan.
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