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Samuel Reshevsky vs Vasily Smyslov
Leningrad/Moscow training (1939), Leningrad/Moscow RUS, rd 9, Jan-16
Queen's Gambit Declined: Modern. Knight Defense (D51)  ·  1-0



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Feb-07-06  madlydeeply: why not 20 ...Qxe3?
Feb-07-06  psmith: <madlydeeply> 20... Qxe3 21. Rbe1 wins (21... Qxf2 22. Rxe8+ and 23. Rxf2).
Sep-03-07  Maynard5: Fine play by Reshevsky, who is able to produce some surprises in a position that is otherwise very thematic. With 14. Rab1, White appears to be preparing the classical minority attack. But with 18. f4, White shifts the action to the other wing. The idea of course is that after f5, Black's pieces will be blockaded, reducing his chances for a counterattack on the kingside. After 27. Nxe4 and 28. Bb3, White completely dominates the board, controlling the center, and creating threats against the Black king. By move 32, White wins the exchange.
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  FSR: I still don't see what's wrong with 20... Qxe3. On 21. Rbe1 Qxf2 22. Rxe8+ Kf7 23.Rxf2 (or 23.Bxg6+ hxg6) Kxe8.
Dec-09-07  Resignation Trap: <FSR> In your line, 22...Kf7 is illegal, as there is still a Black Pawn on f7.
Dec-09-07  RookFile: Reshevsky and Smyslov had a lot of great battles against each other.
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  FSR: <Resignation Trap> D'oh! (smacking myself in the head)
Jun-24-12  RookFile: I thought Smyslov put up terrific defense in this game. It was not at at all obvious to me how Reshevsky was going to win this game.
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  Honza Cervenka: Pretty and instructive game. Final ending is won just by one tempo for white as his King can reach b7 just in time to support a-Pawn's march to promotion. Very young Smyslov lost but put up quite tough resistance.
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