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Bogdan Sliwa vs Vasily Smyslov
Rubinstein Memorial 4th (1966), Polanica-Zdroj POL, rd 8, Aug-16
English Opening: King's English. Four Knights Variation Fianchetto Lines (A29)  ·  0-1

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Oct-15-04  Jesuitic Calvinist: "Sliwa Me Timbers" - pirate pun of the day. "Long John Sliwa"?

or "The Fried Sliwa Attack"?

A fascinating mix by Smyslov in this game. i) Capablanca-like early play, with only the two central pawns moved and central pressure on white's centre from the major pieces. ii) hypnotic black knights in the Nimzovich style. iii) An unexpected 24....Bxh3 that has a bit of Tal shock value, and iv) Smyslov's own brand of endgame assurance.

Against that array of talent, poor old Long John had no chance.

Oct-15-04
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  Honza Cervenka: Pretty example of Smyslov's play.
Oct-15-04  aw1988: <A fascinating mix by Smyslov in this game. i) Capablanca-like early play, with only the two central pawns moved and central pressure on white's centre from the major pieces. ii) hypnotic black knights in the Nimzovich style. iii) An unexpected 24....Bxh3 that has a bit of Tal shock value, and iv) Smyslov's own brand of endgame assurance.

Against that array of talent, poor old Long John had no chance.> Good lord, we need more comments like that! Congratulations, you get my praise on that one.

Oct-16-04  aw1988: Actually Bxh3 isn't "Tal like" it simply wins a pawn.
Oct-16-04  Everett: Actually Bxh3 wins a pawn but sacs the exchange.
Oct-16-04  aw1988: Indeed. I didn't take a very long look at it. I don't usually anyways. (I hope i'm not becoming a prototype Capablanca!)
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