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Vasily Smyslov vs Isaac Boleslavsky
Training Match Tournament (1952), URS
Formation: King's Indian Attack (A07)  ·  1-0

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Nov-28-04  Everett: This is pure magic. Black can't meet the threat Qh8+ followed by Ra7+. Black is a pawn up entering the endgame and loses convincingly. Smyslov's King is well protected while Boleslavky's is stuck in the center intefereing with action of the pieces. It's beyond me, so if anybody has some insight as to how black can specifically save this game, it would be appreciated.
Jun-13-05  sitzkrieg: Very nice game indeed. Its beyond me too but maybe is it easier to play 32...Qd7 in reply to the check. That will force the white queen down the c line (exchange no good for attack) and gives black an opportunity to free his game a little by playing Rc7 with attack on the queen and after that to walk his king towards g7 (probably a safer place). It seems that the pawn defecit is compensated well by the bad bisshop and unsafe kings position of black.
Jun-17-11  AVRO38: What a beautiful game! Smyslov played so many masterpieces that this isn't even in his best games collection of 1935-1957.
Feb-13-19  bkpov: Attack is the best form of defense. Why didn't black played 11. d4
Feb-13-19
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  Dionysius1: Because 12. axb5 allows white the a5 square for his ♘ to hassle black's ♕, so giving him time to get the ♗ away too.
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