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Vasily Smyslov vs Johann Hjartarson
Reykjavik Olafsson (1995), Reykjavik ISL, rd 2, Sep-??
Formation: King's Indian Attack (A07)  ·  0-1



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Jul-17-04  Mulfish: White could have held his deficit to a pawn with 15. Kg2 Qxc3 16. e5 Qxd2 17. Bxc6+ Bd7 18. Bxd7+ Kxd7 19. Bxd2 Bxd5, according to Aagard.
Jun-11-07  jmrulez2004: smyslov thats a rare sight. and i must admit...this game is played really well..
Jun-11-07  dejavu: A legend 35 years past his prime beaten by a contemporary average GM.
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  Troller: Hjartarson is not "average" - he was a semifinalist in the candidates. After being trashed by Karpov, he became a full-time lawyer and only plays chess as an amateur. Otherwise he could probably have held a high position on the world rank during the 1990's.
Jul-20-08  tatarch: Very crisp-- a puzzle in waiting.
Jun-17-09  sfm: What a blunder! Well, when you get 74 things like this just happens, even if you once were world's #1.
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  FSR: Smyslov's shortest loss in the database.
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  alexmagnus: Interestingly, Smyslov's shortest <winning> miniature was played in 1990s too - and against an Icelandic player too! It's not in this database though, a 12-move win against Johansson in 1997.
Feb-02-13  RookFile: Smyslov was thinking strategically in this game, and omitted doing some calculations.
Aug-07-16  clement41: A bright tactical win. One had to foresee the smart attempt 16. e5 by white

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