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Vasily Smyslov vs Cenek Kottnauer
Moscow-Prague (1946), Moscow URS, rd 2, May-??
Formation: King's Indian Attack (A07)  ·  1-0



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Aug-29-09  King.Arthur.Brazil: W developed and prepared a rupture at f5. B tried to answer oppening column h. Smyslov didn't allow it with g5, but B win a P loosing his important Bg7 for a Nc3. So W open the position with 19.d4 for his Bs. B castles yet time, but 25.Bd2! Qd4 was good, but 28.Rf6! was better. Maybe if 28.Bc3, Qa4! force to exchange the Q, so Smyslov avoid it with tatics: if Qd2? 29.Txg6+ with attack. But c4 force the Qs change, but Smyslov put the B in the diagonal. Following B wins e5 but lose d6.
Aug-29-09  King.Arthur.Brazil: But his was caught by 34.Bf6! Now, if Rc7
35.Bf5 wins (Bxf5 Txe8+ Kh7 Tdd8 mates; or Bc6 Rxe8+ Bxe8 Rd8), also after Rc7 meets Bd7: loose the Be4 or quality at e8. Ba4?? Lose a piece complete...
Aug-29-09  King.Arthur.Brazil: (the piece is an R!!!)
Feb-15-17  DrGridlock: After 33 Rxd6, Black to move

Vasily Smyslov - Cenek Kottnauer

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To take or not to take on e4?
Rxe4 - good (position is level).
Bxe4 - bad (black's position is lost).

Game appears as game 53 in Daniel King's "The Closed Sicilian." Hardly a model of opening play for White - black has a plus eval until his blunder at move 33.

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