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Samuel Reshevsky vs Vasily Smyslov
Moscow Veterans (1991), Moscow URS, rd 2, Jun-??
Slav Defense: General (D10)  ·  1-0

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Dec-04-06  Maynard5: There is an intriguing tactical point after 16. bxc3. Black may have been counting on 16. ... Nxa1, temporarily winning the exchange, and only later noticed that after 17. Nc6, the knight on a1 will eventually be trapped, by Bb2 and Bd3, or the same moves in the opposite order. As a result, Black is forced to play 16. ... Nxc1, after which Reshevsky accumulates a decisive positional advantage.
Jul-15-07  RookFile: This is a very good game.
Jul-15-07  elLocoEvans: Beatiful to see Sammy Reshevsky playing that good at that age!
Sep-02-09  WhiteRook48: he died later in the year
Nov-26-09  JohnBoy: 43.Be4 is an interesting move.

Toga2 attacks the f8 bishop right away with 43.Rc8+ and then takes it. The analysis is routinely +3.

After about 5 minutes it finds 43.Be4 and the evaluation jumps to +4. Looks like Sammy did the right thing - see a good move, look for a better one. The idea behind this move is to shield the white king for stuff like Kf4-e5 and d4-d5-d6 with the threat of Re7+. The whole mating net thing is very pretty.

That said, Toga never puts 44.Bc6+ high on the tree. I suppose it figures something like "why be up an X when we can be up a piece in a won ending." The only thing that 44.Bc6+ seems to have going for it is that it gets a black rook off the board.

May-28-16  RookFile: Reshevsky was all about denying the opponent counterplay. He didn't care if he chose the shortest path. If there wasn't an immediate win he would choose to deny options to his opponent.

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