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Viacheslav Ragozin vs Vasily Smyslov
Moscow-ch (1942), Moscow URS
Queen's Gambit Declined: Tartakower Defense. Exchange Variation (D59)  ·  0-1



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Dec-16-05  paladin at large: Interesting technique - Smyslov with 41.....Ne3 is in no hurry to capture the white a-pawn. He sets up a mating threat instead which ties down the white rook. He remains quite patient throughout and is in no hurry to simplify, even preferring to leave the rooks on rather than the knights.
Jul-31-09  King.Arthur.Brazil: It seems that white will build a strong position of attack, but black simple Rc8 and Nb8 has proved surprising. He treates Ba6, and after exchange B the black position attacks 2p: a2 and d4 with Nc6! From 22 on a series of beautiful strokes for both players arrives at a final in 24..Nc4 in which combining WK and WP attack, Smyslov catch amazing win.
Jul-31-09  King.Arthur.Brazil: See also that 42. Na4 reply the treaten of Ng4 (followed by Rh2++) with 43. Tb2. That's why 42...Re1. Again 43.Rb2 is forced, cause 43.Kh2? Kg4 with speed win.

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