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Vasily Smyslov vs Samuel Schweber
Leipzig ol (Men) qual-B (1960), Leipzig GDR, rd 7, Oct-23
Sicilian Defense: Najdorf. Opocensky Variation Traditional Line (B92)  ·  1-0



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Jul-17-03  Yuri54: I'm thinking this game was full of time trouble, with all the lack of missing reasonable moves: 20.b3? 20.Rxc3, 26.Ng4? 27.Qxg4, 29.Kxf8 30.Qxg4 (again.) Not a typical Smyslov game
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  Honza Cervenka: The gamescore is probably incorrect. I guess that 19.Qd3 was played.
Jul-27-03  Yuri54: The game at least makes sense now, i thought i was seeing things
Dec-18-04  Everett: 24.Rxe7! starts a sweet little combination that nets two pawns.
Dec-18-04  Everett: Coming is
35...Rg5 36.Ne6+ or
35...Rh4 37.Ng6+
Nov-30-11  JoergWalter: Smyslov in his best games collection points out that 12. ... b5 should be replaced by Rc8. After 12. ... b5 13. Nd4 then 13. ... Rc8 is not recommended as 14. Nxe6 fxe6 15. Bg4 Nxg4 16. Qxg4 Qd7 17. Nd5 Bd8 18. Bg3 gives a white attack.

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Sep-25-14  john barleycorn: Another instance where Smyslov proved b7-b5 to be badly timed.


Smyslov vs C Kottnauer, 1946

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  plang: This line (up until Black's 12th) scores very well for Black; in addition to 12..Rc8 as suggested by Smyslov 12..b5 also has yielded success for Black. 25..Qd8 26 Bxf8..Qxf8 27 Ne2..Re5 28 Ng3..Qe8 29 Rf4 would have been a tougher defense.

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