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Svetozar Gligoric vs Vasily Smyslov
Amsterdam IBM (1971), Amsterdam NED, rd 1, Jul-13
Queen's Gambit Declined: Chigorin Defense (D07)  ·  0-1



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  notyetagm: A nice smooth win by Smyslov, annotated by Dr. Nunn in his book with Euwe on the evolution of chess.
Oct-09-05  fred lennox: This is a wonderful game. 13...h3 misses blacks intention. Gligoric is interested in saving the dark bishop and white isn't interested in capturing it as rendering it useless. After move 18 one can see how this is done. A strategy much favored by chigorin himself. Black controls one color, in this case the light sqs. making the opposite color bishop less powerful. Also, a knight strongly posted as here on e4. A knight over bishop victory you might say.
Oct-09-05  aurelian: <notyetagm> This game is also annotated by Smyslov himself.
Jan-31-12  Interbond: The end could have been 44.Rc2 Rxf3 (44.-Re3 also works) 45.Qxf3 Bxe4 0-1

Comments from the book Chess Self-Improvement; Zenon Franco

Jun-03-13  dmvdc: <Interbond: The end could have been 44.Rc2 Rxf3 (44.-Re3 also works) 45.Qxf3 Bxe4 0-1>

That's also the line Smyslov gave in his annotations. ;)

Jul-19-14  Mr. V: The line above is also one of the puzzles in August Livshitz's "Test Your Chess IQ" Vol. 1.

It appears we are not the only ones who admire this game!

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Feb-17-16  The17thPawn: Smyslov could do things like block his bishop with his own pawns and make it look brilliant. My efforts to mimic him are often a macabre side show.
May-01-19  tigreton: The correct move is 19. Rfd1, it makes some difference in some lines before 21. Rxd8. I've checked Smyslov best games II and Laszlo Polgar Chessmiddlegames position 564.

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