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Alexander Kotov vs Vasily Smyslov
USSR Championship (1944), Moscow URS, rd 3, May-24
Slav Defense: Alekhine Variation (D15)  ·  0-1

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Nov-01-04  who: Why not 26.Re1
Nov-01-04  who: maybe 26.Re1 Nde3 27.Rxe3 (not fxe3? Qxh2+ 28.Kf1 Qxf2#) Nxe3 28.Qxe3 Qxe3 29.fxe3 and white is lost because of his broken pawns
Nov-01-04
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  Chessical: Inverting Kotov's order of moves at move 28, would seem to give him the advantage:

<28.f3> Nf4 29.Qh4+ g5 30.Qh6 f5 31.fxe4

Dec-10-12
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  Chessdreamer: Kotov resigned before its mate. The finish would have been 41...Rg1+ 42.Kf2 Nh3+ 43.Ke2 Ndf4+ 44.Ke3 Re1+ 45.Re2 Rxe2#.

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