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Viktor Korchnoi vs Vasily Smyslov
Leningrad-Moscow (1967), Leningrad URS, May-??
Gruenfeld Defense: Smyslov Defense (D94)  ·  0-1



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  Honza Cervenka: Korchnoi's initiative was quite promissing but Smyslov defended well and finally turned the table. 37.Qh5 was a mistake. After 37.Ne6 white could have still fought.
May-29-13  dmvdc: <Honza Cervenka: 37.Qh5 was a mistake. After 37.Ne6 white could have still fought.>

Smyslov didn't think 37.Ne6 boded well for White. He gives following:

<37...Qg4 38.Nxg7 Qxh3 39.Qh5 Qxh5 40.Nxh5 e3 41.fxe3 fxe3, and the e-pawn is very dangerous.>

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