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Vasily Smyslov vs Yasser Seirawan
Montpellier Candidates (1985), Montpellier FRA, rd 5, Oct-17
Bogo-Indian Defense: Grünfeld Variation (E11)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Apr-12-11  sergeidave: Why not just losing a rook instead of the queen?

I mean, with 32...Rxc6.

Apr-13-11  AVRO38: <Why not just losing a rook instead of the queen?

I mean, with 32...Rxc6.>

32...Rxc6 just loses the exchange, suicidal against Smyslov.

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  wordfunph: In Seirawan's book Chess Duel, the last move was 58.Qc2+ and not 58.Qc3+

<With his last move, Vassily proposed a draw, which I eagerly accepted. A narrow escape. In the final position, the move ...Nc7-b5, is very annoying to face.>

- GM Yasser Seirawan

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  Mateo: 31...Rd8? was a mistake. 31...Ne8 was the only move. Seirawan overlooked 32.Nc6!. 47...Kc8? looks like another mistake. It seems that the simple 48.Qc3 (instead of 48.f5?) was winning another pawn. A lucky result for Black.
Apr-04-15  Howard: This was the first time the two of them had played, according to Chess Duels.

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Montpellier Candidates 1985
by Benzol
Game 1
from Chess Duels (Seirawan) by Qindarka
Ch. 3 Vassily Smyslov
from Chess Duels by Seirawan by hms123

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