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Andre Lilienthal vs Vasily Smyslov
USSR Absolute Championship (1941), Leningrad- Moscow URS, rd 1, Mar-23
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Classical Variation (E32)  ·  1/2-1/2

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Feb-06-05  WMD: Interesting drawing strategy from the young Smyslov.
Feb-25-05  chess man: Yes, he would have been 20 years old.
Mar-11-05  fred lennox: 33...f4 with this move white's rook can no longer check the king. In essence, the white rook is inactive despite it's mobility. So too the white king.
Apr-26-09  WhiteRook48: shows the power of an active king!
May-28-09  WhiteRook48: 33....f4! as black has to threaten mate. Though if 33...Kf3?? 34 Rxf5+ is bad
Jul-01-14
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  wwall: Instead of 31.Rh6+, perhaps better is 31.h4 gxh4 (Black could play 31...Ra1+ or 31...g4) 32.gxh4 Re2 33.Rh6+ Kd7 34.h5 Rxe3 35.Rh8 Ke7 36.h6 Kf7 37.Rc8 Kg6 38.Rxc6 Kh7 39.Rxc5 Rxb3 40.Rc6. Now does someone have the 7 piece endgame tablebase to see if this wins for White?

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