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Vasily Smyslov vs Mikhail Pavlovich Kamishov
Moscow-ch (1945), Moscow URS, rd 17
Latvian Gambit: Accepted. Leonhardt Variation (C40)  ·  1-0



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Jul-09-04  InspiredByMorphy: Perhaps 8. ... d6 is better for black ?
Apr-04-05  russep: Can someone please tell me how this would continue.
Apr-04-05  Boomie: If black moves the Q, white plays Qe7+ followed by Qf7#. So black must lose the Q.
Apr-04-05  sneaky pete: <russep> If black tries to save his queen 18.Qe7+ Kg8 19.B/Qf7# .. will follow.
Oct-02-05  who: One certainly must wonder - how crazy do you need to be to play 2...f4 against one of the greatest (if not the greatest) positional players of all time.
Oct-02-05  RookFile: The Latvian Gambit isn't that bad,
at least that's what Keres said.
Ironically, the more normal way you'd
expect white to win, especially Smyslov, would be to get some clear endgame edge and just grind black down. But here, Smyslov just out calculated the guy, a reminder that super GMs need to be strong in all aspects of the game.
Jul-01-07  Marmot PFL: I don't know why they call it a gambit. I never see black actually down a pawn, just with bad development and his queen on terrible squares.
Jan-03-08  Shajmaty: <InspiredByMorphy: Perhaps 8. ... d6 is better for black ?> 8...d5? is the fatal error. 8...Nf6 has to be played.
Sep-07-09  King.Arthur.Brazil: Black play is calling for an easy death.
After 14...Qh4 seems that it'll come quick. (15.Bg6 hxg6?? 16.Nxg6+ win the Q) After 16.Qe2 just no defence.17.Nf3 is a Q or mate. Kamishov is a begginer...
Jun-12-14  sobic: This match is a fine example that a quick development of your pieces and safe castling is a top priority.
Oct-24-14  Ke2: I love the bishop jauntily sitting on g6.
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  plang: 3..Qf6 is the main line but it has scored very poorly.
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