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Vasily Smyslov vs Milan Vidmar
Groningen (1946), Groningen NED, rd 1, Aug-13
Spanish Game: Classical Variation. Cordel Gambit (C64)  ·  1-0



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Dec-16-05  paladin at large: In this game, Vidmar does not make his usual good impression. For Smyslov, would 9. Nxg6 have been sound?
Dec-16-05  aw1988: If Nxg6? Nf6
Dec-16-05  who: Talk about a bad rook. The black rook after move 23...Rxe1+ (forced as 24.Nd6 was threatened) is just dead.
Sep-20-09  King.Arthur.Brazil: With 20.Bf4 Smyslov just prepared his plan to win.Black avoid Ng5, but did't fight on the center. 20...Be4 if 21.Nd2, Bd5, 22.b3 b5! But most: if 21.Bxd6 Bxf3, 22. bxc7 Bd5 and oposite B on the board, tried to exchange the Rs and draw! 21....g5 was even worst, as the Bxd6 was just treated. Maybe 21...Be6 or Re6 was better then g5.
Sep-21-09  anjyplayer: 33. ... c5 is a better choice without doubt. United pawns must be attacked continously without losing tempo. Black's king side is safe still.
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  plang: The supersharp Cordel gambit. 6 Bxc6 was new; 6 Nfd2 had been played in Yates - Rabinovitch Baden-Baden 1925 where Black had obtained an edge. Nowadays, 9..Qh4 and 9..Bf5 are considered Black's best lines; after Vidmar's 9..Bxe5 he has no compensation for the pawn. 29 Bf4 avoids any opposite color bishop endings and Smyslov's "technique" takes care of the rest.
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  perfidious: <plang> In A Shaw-Curdo, Jim Bulger Memorial 1985, I played 7.Nfd2 and was ready to meet 7....Bd6 8.dxe5 e3 with 9.exd6, which was originally a suggestion of the American master Robert Snyder, and featured in the following game: R Lau vs A Bastian, 1983.
Sep-16-12  marljivi: I see that there had been suggested the move 20...Be4 and in case of 21.Bd6Bf3??,where 22.Be5 wins on the spot.But I agree that 21...g5?! wasn't the best move,since it weakens black pawn structure,when black is already a pawn down.Concerning 33...c5-this also doesn't save the game,for example 34.Rh7Kg6 35.dc5Rc6 36.Rd7Rc5 37.Rd6Kh7 38.Ke2!Kg7 39.Ke3Kh7 40.Kd4Rc4 41.Kd5Rf4 42.Kc5Rf3 43.Rd2!Rf4 44.Rg2Kg6 45.Kb5h5 46.gh5Kh5 47.c4 .
Jul-18-14  jerseybob: Perfidious: Who was Jim Bulger?
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  perfidious: <jerseybob> No idea who <that> Jim Bulger was.

The Boylston Chess Club also has held events to honour the memory of Lew Schultz, George Sturgis and Harry Lyman.

Jul-18-14  jerseybob: perfidious: Well, I immediately thought of Whitey, but that can't be it. Harry Lyman I remember.
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  perfidious: <jerseybob> Know someone who was acquainted with Whitey from their days in South Boston; he has mentioned that, if one saw Bulger in the street, a nod and either Mr Bulger or Jim were acceptable, but he loathed being called Whitey.

Have not been to Southie in many years, but understand things have started to become 'gentrified' there.

Jul-18-14  jerseybob: Southie, gentrified?! What's this world coming to?
Jul-18-14  Shams: Once Matt Damon and his crew stopped picking fights on the playground the neighborhood turned right around.

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  dernier loup de T: 33..c5 ne serait pas meilleur apr├Ęs 34.dxc5 Tc6 35. Re3 (coup d'attente) 35...Txc5 (quoi de mieux? ainsi si 35..Re5? 36. Th7 ) 36.Ta6+..
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  perfidious: <jerseybob: Southie, gentrified?! What's this world coming to?>

Same with Charlestown; you can imagine my shock.

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