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Vasily Smyslov vs Andre Lilienthal
Moscow-ch (1942), Moscow URS
Neo-Grünfeld Defense: Delayed Exchange Variation (D76)  ·  1-0



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  Honza Cervenka: 19.Ne6! is a pretty move.

In final position if 41...Bxa5, then 42.Bd4 Re1 43.Rc5

Oct-07-05  notyetagm: 19 ♘e6!, cutting off (<interference>) the Black e8-rook's defense of the e5-knight
Jul-31-09  King.Arthur.Brazil: After nactural: 19...fxe6, 20. Bxe5 Bxe5 21. Rxe5 exd5 22.Rxe8+ Qxe8 23.Qxd5, white position seems better, That's why Lillie went on other way. 21.Nc5 win a P. Cannot play 22..Rb6 cause 23.Bxe5 Bxe5 24. Nd7 Re6 25. Nxe5 Rxe5 26. Bxb7!, also directly 23.Nxb7 win the p. The other line gives a more clear winning final. A passed P with 2B and R on the board is enought!
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This game was played 5 Nov - 4 Dec at the <22d Moscow Championship 1942>.

Smyslov finished 1st over Boleslavsky, Kotov, and Lilienthal, with +10 -1 =4.

This is a collection of all the games Smyslov played at this event:

Game Collection: Smyslov at the 22d Moscow Championship


Botwinnik "Schach in Russland 1941-45 mit sämtlichen Partien Swerdlowsk 1943," p.18

Di Felice "Chess Results 1941-1946," p.72


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  zydeco: This game is a good example of Smyslov's tendency to play for queenside space.

Smyslov says 9....c6 is correct.

29....Bf8 is a trap. If 30.Bxa5 Nxf2!

33.Bf1! defends against 33.....Rb1

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