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Grigory Ionovich Ravinsky vs Vasily Smyslov
Moscow-ch (1942), Moscow URS
Vienna Game: Stanley Variation. Reversed Spanish (C26)  ·  0-1



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Dec-16-05  paladin at large: Ravinsky, a tough player, loses his way in the endgame against Smyslov, a human-enough thing to do. White is a pawn up, why not 29. Re8+ Qxe8 30. Qxa7 or 30. Qd2 or 30. Qe2?
Dec-16-05  Averageguy: <paladin at large> 30.Qe2 was the move actually played, and 30.Qd2 hangs the queen. 29.Rxe8+ Looks good however, I don't know why he didn't play that.
Dec-16-05  paladin at large: <Averageguy> 30. Qd2 does not hang the queen after 29. Rxe8+ (Black must retake on e8).
Dec-16-05  Averageguy: <paladin at large> Sorry, I thought you meant move 30 in the actual game, not in your variation. Apologies.
Jul-31-09  King.Arthur.Brazil: The final knowledge of Smyslov is superlative on this final after 33cxb4. He has less 1P, but better position. The BN sufocates WK, so the defender Nd2 becomes lost after 45...f5+ because of the treat Rg2++. The BK force the Ron d6 to move, win the WN and the game.
Jul-31-09  King.Arthur.Brazil: paladin at large: maybe after 29.Re8+ Qe8, 30.Qxa7 or Qd2 meet the same anwser: Qe5! treating Ne6 to win the N. Obviously if the WQ is at d2, white cannot play 31.g3 Nxf3+ if Qd2 wins the Q! But white could reply 31.Qd4! In such case 31...Qc7 32. g3, and white survive.

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