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Jaroslav Sajtar vs Vasily Smyslov
Moscow-Prague (1946), Moscow URS, rd 1, May-??
Gruenfeld Defense: Flohr Variation (D90)  ·  0-1

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Oct-06-03  Kenkaku: A fine win by Smyslov, opening up the queenside with a nice combination and then taking advantage of the two open files and the exposed king, finishing white off using his isolated pawn.
Sep-19-09  King.Arthur.Brazil: After 11..e6, white lose his way: two lost moves with Q, and a f3?? fault, discovner if e4? Ne3 win the quality. 15.Qb3 signs the error and the thunder comes fast by Qb4 force to change the Q and wins!!!
Sep-05-10
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  plang: 5 Qa4+ was a move introduced by Salo Flohr. Smyslov thought that 9 Ne5..e6 might have been more promising for White than the game continuation. With 8..Nbd7 Smyslov had prepared a queen sacrifice in response tp 10 d5; 10..Nb6 11 Qb3..Nfxd5 12 e4..Bxc3+ 13 bxc..Nxf4 14 Rxd8..Raxd8. Black would have been doing well after 13 e4..Qb4 14 Rd2..Rfd8 15 Be2..Nxe4! but after 13 Qc2 White's set-up seems too slow. 15 Nxd5..exd would have been good for Black but was still White's best option. A pretty variation would have been 22 Bd6..Ra1+ 23 Kf2..fxe+ 24 Bxf8..exd 25 Bxh6..d2 and queens.
Apr-10-14
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  WCC Editing Project:

This game is from the <Prague-Moscow Match 1946>, held in Prague (2-20 March) and Moscow (2-15 May).

Smyslov played 3d board, scoring +3 -1 =2 in the first leg and +4 -0 =2 in the second leg for a total of +7 -1 =4.

Moscow beat Prague 51.5-20.5 (23-13, 28.5-7.5).

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<Sources>

Di Felice, Gino "Chess Results 1941-1946"

Olimbase http://www.olimpbase.org/other/resu...

Rusbase http://al20102007.narod.ru/matches/...

Winter, Edward ed. "World Chess Champions" (Pergamon Press 1981), p.15

Game Collection: Match Smyslov!

Jul-31-14
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  zydeco: Smyslov played 6.....Bc6 'as something of an experiment.' 6....dxc4 was also possible.

White's best chance was 11.dxe5 Nd7 12.e6 fxe6 13.Qxe6+ Kh8 14.e3 Qe8 15.Qh3 (15.Bxc7 is dangerous) Nc5 16.Bh6 Bxh6 17.Qxh6 Qf7 18.Qh4 Rad8 19.Bc4 Rxd1+ 20.Nxd1 Qf6 21.Qxf6+ Rxf6 'with an equal ending.'

Smyslov planned to meet 13.e4 with 13....Qb4 14.Rd2 Rfd8 15.Be2 Nxe4! 16.Bxg7 Nxd2 17.Bf6 Ne4 18.a3 Qa5 19.b4 Qf5.

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