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Vasily Smyslov vs Vladimir Zak
Moscow (1938), Gorky
Benoni Defense: Benoni-Indian Defense (A43)  ·  1-0



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Sep-23-04  Hidden Skillz: hmm kool puzzle..Kh8 36.Nxf7+ Kg8 37.Nh6+ Kh8 38.fxg7#
Sep-23-04  IT4LICO: ..Kf8 36.Rxf7#
Feb-06-07  vaevictis: According to the Moravian Press English translation of Smyslov's Best Games this game was played in Gorky, not Moscow.
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This game was played in the summer of 1938 at the <All-Union 1st Category Tournament>.

It was not played in Moscow, but rather in Gorky (now Nizhny Novogorad).

Playing in Group Two (of four groups), <Smyslov> shared 1st with Anatoly Ufimtsev and the ill-starred Mark Moiseevich Stolberg.

In recognition of this achievment, Smyslov was awarded the Candidate Master title.




Vasily Smyslov, "Smyslov's 125 Selected Games" Ken Neat transl. (Cadogen 1983), p.xi

May-09-15  A.T PhoneHome: Beautiful checkmate about to take place here. 36...Kf8 37.Rxf7#

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