Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

Vasily Smyslov vs Robert Huebner
Smyslov - Hübner Candidates Quarterfinal (1983), Velden AUT, rd 4, Mar-30
English Opening: Symmetrical. Four Knights Variation (A35)  ·  1-0



Click Here to play Guess-the-Move
Given 5 times; par: 85 [what's this?]

explore this opening
find similar games 24 more Smyslov/Huebner games
sac: 32.Bxh7 PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: You can make these tips go away by registering a free account then visiting your preferences page. Simply check the option "Don't show random tips on game pages." and click the Update Profile button at the bottom.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.


Kibitzer's Corner
Aug-28-05  RookFile: This strikes me as a very complex game. It was not at all obvious, in playing through it, that white would prevail.
Apr-06-07  Ulhumbrus: This is one of my favourite games. The masterpiece of the match. White set up a magnificent looking centre which in this case turned out to be an effective weapon as well, charging so as to open lines against Black's King side. Smyslov at his best.
Apr-06-07  ounos: What would happen after 43. ... Rxh2? I don't see a too obvious win for White...
Apr-06-07  Tomlinsky: <ounos: What would happen after 43. ... Rxh2? I don't see a too obvious win for White...>

44.Qg4+ wins immediately. White wins the rook on h2 with checks that get the queen/rook pair communicating. For example...

44...Kh6 45.Kf4+ protecting the white rook or 44...Kh8 45.Qc8+ and the rook can again be protected with a check next move on f8 or f5. Lastly, 44...Kh7 and 45.Qf5+ does the trick. The black rook is not long for this world in any variation.

Jun-23-08  Ulhumbrus: Smyslov employs a hypermodern strategy whilst playing in a classical style, so as to produce this masterpiece.
Premium Chessgames Member
  vonKrolock: after <30.♗xg6>

click for larger view

Hübner should play 30...♕c6+ ▢ 31.♔g1 ♗g8, and now the strike ♗ takes h7 will not be possible, for ♖ takes and the g6 square is defended Then after 32.♗b1 (with idea of the ♘ check in g6) 32...♖f6! etc} with a stable position, in which black's majority in the ♕ wing could soon becomes a preponderant factor

Jul-25-10  Ulhumbrus: After 30..Qc6+ 31 Kg1 Bg8 the Black Queen defends the point g6. This suggests 32 Qh5 attacking the point g6 a second time.
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: White could have played 29.Bxa7

click for larger view

If 29...Rxa7 30. Rxe5 Qxe5 31. Ng6+! .

click for larger view

Jul-05-17  Kashew: When did Huebner actually resign?
I have a score that finishes with 46.Qe6!

“A well-timed resignation is a fine and noble art.” –Bo Bredenhof CC Chronicles on

Jul-05-17  Kashew: Anyhow, Smyslov at his wonderful best - Yes, a masterpiece!
NOTE: You need to pick a username and password to post a reply. Getting your account takes less than a minute, is totally anonymous, and 100% free—plus, it entitles you to features otherwise unavailable. Pick your username now and join the chessgames community!
If you already have an account, you should login now.
Please observe our posting guidelines:
  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, profane, raunchy, or disgusting language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate or nonsense posts.
  3. No malicious personal attacks, including cyber stalking, systematic antagonism, or gratuitous name-calling of any gratuitous name-calling of any members—including Admin and Owners—or any of their family, friends, associates, or business interests.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No malicious posting of or linking to personal, private, and/or negative information (aka "doxing" or "doxxing") about any member, (including all Admin and Owners) or any of their family, friends, associates, or business interests. This includes all media: text, images, video, audio, or otherwise. Such actions will result in severe sanctions for any violators.
  6. NO TROLLING. Admin and Owners know it when they see it, and sanctions for any trolls will be significant.
  7. Any off-topic posts which distract from the primary topic of discussion are subject to removal.
  8. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by Moderators is expressly prohibited.
  9. The use of "sock puppet" accounts in an attempt to undermine any side of a debate—or to create a false impression of consensus or support—is prohibited.
  10. All decisions with respect to deleting posts, and any subsequent discipline, are final, and occur at the sole discretion of the Moderators, Admin, and Owners.
  11. Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.
Blow the Whistle See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a Moderator.

NOTE: Keep all discussion on the topic of this page. This forum is for this specific game and nothing else. If you want to discuss chess in general, or this site, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of, its employees, or sponsors. All Moderator actions taken are at the sole discretion of the Admin and Owners—who will strive to act fairly and consistently at all times.

This game is type: CLASSICAL. Please report incorrect or missing information by submitting a correction slip to help us improve the quality of our content.

<This page contains Editor Notes. Click here to read them.>

Featured in the Following Game Collections[what is this?]
Game 4 March 30
from Smyslov - Hübner Candidates Quarterfinal 1983 by Tabanus
95a_QR endgames --> Heavy pieces in action
by whiteshark
The all mighty English
by ArturoRivera
A magnificent centre charges the opposing King side
from Ulhumbrus' favorite games by Ulhumbrus
Knight Moves: The English, Reversed English Attack
from 1 samhamfast's favorite games reduced by fredthebear
Nearly to Perfection
by Gottschalk
Soviet Chess (USSR)
by Owl
Favorite Games
by Severin
kuna65's favorite games iii
by kuna65
Replacing the opponent's pawn center with your own
from games tonsillolith studies by tonsillolith
Knight Moves: The English, Reversed English Attack
from samhamfast's favorite games by samhamfast
Game 345
from # Chess Informant Best Games 301-400 by Qindarka
Match Smyslov!
by amadeus
Chess Informant Best Games 2
by Olanovich
English Opening: Symmetrical. Four Knights Var (A35) 1-0
from 4 Kts English suites Fredthebear by fredthebear
Vasily Smyslov's Best Games
by KingG
Game 56
from Together with the Candidates (Kuzmin) by Qindarka
Chess Informant Best Games 2
by Nimzophile
Chess Informant Best Games 2
by koinonia

home | about | login | logout | F.A.Q. | your profile | preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | new kibitzing | chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | privacy notice | contact us

Copyright 2001-2019, Chessgames Services LLC