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Garry Kasparov vs Vasily Smyslov
Candidates Final (1984), Vilnius, rd 7, Mar-26
Queen's Gambit Declined: Cambridge Springs Variation (D52)  ·  1/2-1/2

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Oct-19-11  AnalyzeThis: When Kasparov offers you a draw after 14 moves, you take it!
Dec-01-13
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  offramp: Perhaps there was some other event taking place that day - a football match, an anniversary - that led to a sparse audience.

A 14-move draw as white is not very Kasparovian.

Mar-07-15
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  whiteshark: This game has been played on Smyslov's 63rd birthday. This might explain the length of the game.
Nov-25-19
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  Stonehenge: <This game has been played on Smyslov's 63rd birthday.>

No, it wasn't. It was postponed on Kasparov's request, perhaps as a courtesy.

Nov-25-19
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  MissScarlett: Did Smyslov consent to Garry postponing his birthday?
Nov-26-19  spingo: In Russia, birthdays postpone YOU.

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