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Vasily Smyslov vs Lodewijk Prins
Helsinki Olympiad qual-3 (1952), Helsinki FIN, rd 4, Aug-14
Catalan Opening: Closed Variation (E01)  ·  1-0

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Apr-05-05  Whitehat1963: Why is this over?
Apr-05-05
Premium Chessgames Member
  tpstar: 16 ... bxc6 17. Raxd1 or 16 ... Qd7 17. Bxd7+ leaves White up a piece.
Oct-28-05  Chess Addict: Looks like an early blunder.
Black should've played through the end.
Oct-21-10  akale86: 15..Qxd1????
Aug-21-11  TheTamale: This had to smart for Prins. White, wielding the Catalan, opening of the ultra-pacifist, scores an 16 move win. Ouch.
Dec-01-20
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  sea7kenp: I think there's a Psychological angle here. After 15 Nxe5, Black doesn't want 15 ... Nxe5, 16 Qxd1+, because he can't castle any more. But Black overlooked 16 Bxc6+, winning a piece. I've been there.
Nov-16-21
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  OrangeTulip: Famous example of the zwischenzug.
Prins insisted in sitting on board 1. So Donner, sitting next to him on board 2, saw this with a silent grin.

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