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Vasily Smyslov vs Harry Golombek
GBR-URS (1947), London ENG, rd 2, Sep-22
Formation: King's Indian Attack (A07)  ·  1-0



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Oct-24-09  King.Arthur.Brazil: Smyslov used his prefered closed Sicilian, but he miexd with d4! openned the row 'd', exchange the Q, placed the R on column and put P on c4 and e5 gain space. The ending is very instructive on how to sploit minimal space advantage. The Nf2-Ng4 and also Nd3-e1-f3 are some of his tricks from this endgame.
Oct-24-09  AnalyzeThis: 6....d6 was a more flexible choice.
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This game was part of the <USSR-Great Britain Match 1947>, held 21-23 Sept in London.

<Smyslov> played second board vs. Golombek, scoring +1 -0 =1. The USSR won 15 - 5.



Golombek, Harry "Golombek's Encyclopedia of Chess" (Crown Publishers, Inc. 1977), p.45

NY Times 22, 23 Sept 1947

Winter, Edward ed. "World Chess Champions" (Pergamon Press 1981), p.152

Sep-23-14  zydeco: Smyslov suggests 38....Be7 and 49....Ke8 as improvements for black, but really his defense is pretty good. Somehow white moves from a 'minimal advantage' on move 33 to a won position twenty moves later with a few exact maneuvers.
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  plang: Smyslov gives the line 49..Ke8 50 Be5..Bd8 51 Bb8..a6 52 Ne5..g5 53 Nc6..Bf6 54 Be5..Bxe5 55 Nxe5..gxf+ 56 Kxf4 as a tougher defense.

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