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Grigory Levenfish vs Vasily Smyslov
USSR Championship (1949), Moscow URS, rd 6, Oct-24
Gruenfeld Defense: Russian. Smyslov Variation (D98)  ·  1-0

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Nov-13-06  The17thPawn: Botvinnik's old nemesis gives Vasily a whipping in this little gem. Levenfish really got the short end of the stick from his own government after winning the 1937 USSR championship and then drawing the match that was demanded by Botvinnik the Kremlin's favorite son.
Dec-17-09  CookieNapster: Brilliant game by Levinfish.
Dec-17-09  Sacsacmate: awesoem play by Levenfish....Rxg6 is reminiscent of Tal..
Aug-06-13
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  GrahamClayton: A key game in the championship as a draw or win by Smyslov would have given him the championship title outright, instead of finishing =1st with Bronstein.
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