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SmyslovV and SpasskyB Games
Compiled by fredthebear
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This is a collection split from the "S" players. Fredthebear will slowly continue to add more games of these two upstanding world champions with contrasting styles.

* Early Vasily: Game Collection: Vasily Smyslov, the early years

* Extensive Spassky Collection:
Game Collection: Match Spassky!

* Russian Ruys: Game Collection: Chess in the USSR 1945 - 72, Part 2 (Leach)

* Internet tracking: https://www.studysmarter.us/magazin...

The Woman Drowned

I hate that saying, old and savage,
"It's nothing but a woman drowning."
That's much, I say. What grief more keen should have edge Than loss of her, of all our joys the crowning?
Thus much suggests the fable I am borrowing.
A woman perished in the water,
Where, anxiously, and sorrowing,
Her husband sought her,
To ease the grief he could not cure,
By honoured rites of sepulture.
It chanced that near the fatal spot,
Along the stream which had
Produced a death so sad,
There walked some men that knew it not.
The husband asked if they had seen
His wife, or anything that hers had been.
One promptly answered, "No!
But search the stream below:
It must nave borne her in its flow."
"No," said another; "search above.
In that direction
She would have floated, by the love
Of contradiction."
This joke was truly out of season; –
I don't propose to weigh its reason.
But whether such propensity
The sex's fault may be,
Or not, one thing is very sure,
Its own propensities endure.
Up to the end they'll have their will,
And, if it could be, further still.

Reti-Polish double fianchetto (A06) 0-1 Extreme knights
Smyslov vs Spassky, 1961 
(A06) Reti Opening, 38 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: French Variation. Normal (B40) 0-1 Notes by SF
Smyslov vs Spassky, 1973 
(B40) Sicilian, 33 moves, 0-1

NID: Leningrad Var. Benoni Def (E31) 1-0 Messiah annotates!
Spassky vs Smyslov, 1953 
(E31) Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad, Main line, 35 moves, 1-0

This game initiated Fischer's 'refutation' to the King's Gambit
Spassky vs Fischer, 1960 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 29 moves, 1-0

Game 38 in How to Reassess Your Chess by IM Jeremy Silman
Fischer vs Spassky, 1966 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 35 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 79: My Great Predecessors Vol. 3 by Garry Kasparov
Spassky vs Fischer, 1970 
(D86) Grunfeld, Exchange, 39 moves, 1-0

He thunped BF his whole career but blunders away games in 1972.
Fischer vs Spassky, 1972 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 56 moves, 1-0

Snatching away the queen in Fischer's favorite Poisoned Pawn.
Spassky vs Fischer, 1972 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 31 moves, 1-0

World Championship Match (1972) 0-1, 0 moves. No show.
Fischer vs Spassky, 1972 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 0 moves, 0-1

Game 109: Russians versus Fischer
Spassky vs Fischer, 1972 
(E56) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 7...Nc6, 56 moves, 1-0

Game 241 in Boris Spassky's 400 Selected Games
Spassky vs Fischer, 1972 
(B05) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

Benoni Defense: Knight's Tour Var (A61) 0-1 WC 1972 Game #3
Spassky vs Fischer, 1972 
(A61) Benoni, 41 moves, 0-1

Game 4, Fischer-Spassky World Championship Match 1972
Fischer vs Spassky, 1972 
(B88) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

Simple Chess by Michael Stean, p. 52
Spassky vs Fischer, 1972 
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 27 moves, 0-1

G64 in 'The Mammoth Book of the World's Greatest Chess Games'
Fischer vs Spassky, 1972 
(D59) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower, 41 moves, 1-0

Game 7, Fischer-Spassky World Championship Match 1972
Spassky vs Fischer, 1972 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 116 in Russians vs Fischer by D. Plisetsky & S. Voronkov
Spassky vs Fischer, 1972 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spassky's 36. Kf3!! starts the King's march to victory
Spassky vs Fischer, 1992 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 58 moves, 1-0

KID. Saemisch. Panno (E83) 1-0 h-file spearhead / N snare
Spassky vs Fischer, 1992 
(E83) King's Indian, Samisch, 54 moves, 1-0

QGA Classical Def. ML (D27)1-0 One exchange sac bests the other
Spassky vs Fischer, 1992 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 50 moves, 1-0

QGA Classical Def. ML (D27)1/2- On a knife's edge
Spassky vs Fischer, 1992 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 61 moves, 1/2-1/2

QGA Classical Def. ML (D27) 1/2- Draw offer move 14
Spassky vs Fischer, 1992 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

QGA Classical Def. ML (D27) 1/2- Lots of horse hoppin'
Spassky vs Fischer, 1992 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

Take the Hippo seriously; W gets fortunate windmill perpetual
Petrosian vs Spassky, 1966 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2

Hippopotamus (A00) 1-0 35.?
Spassky vs B Feustel, 1982 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 37 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Larsen Attack: Modern Var (A01) 0-1Passed pawn, open file
Larsen vs Spassky, 1970 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 17 moves, 0-1

Accelerated Dragon (Foxy video #104) by Andrew Martin
Furman vs Spassky, 1957 
(A04) Reti Opening, 23 moves, 0-1

Dbl Fio Reti, Sicilian Var (A08) 0-1 Demonic Decoy Sacrifice
Forintos vs Spassky, 1960 
(A08) King's Indian Attack, 27 moves, 0-1

English O (A10) 0-1 Adorjan walks into Spassky's trap
Adorjan vs Spassky, 1982 
(A10) English, 23 moves, 0-1

Game 190 in Boris Spassky's 400 Selected Games
Korchnoi vs Spassky, 1968 
(A14) English, 42 moves, 0-1

English Anglo-Indian Def. QID Formation (A15) 1/2-1/2 Stalemate
Ribli vs Spassky, 1985 
(A15) English, 85 moves, 1/2-1/2

G23 in Chess Duels: My Games w/World Champs by Yasser Seirawan
Seirawan vs Spassky, 1990 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 57 moves, 0-1

Modern Def: Averbakh System. Kotov (A42) 1-0 Battery prevails
Spassky vs E Macskasy, 1964 
(A42) Modern Defense, Averbakh System, 41 moves, 1-0

Torre Attack: Classical Def (A46) 1-0 Which Q rules the Qside?
Spassky vs V Osnos, 1963 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 26 moves, 1-0

Torre Attack vs h6, g5 Fianchetto Def (A48) 1-0 Undoubled Pawns
Spassky vs Najdorf, 1967 
(A48) King's Indian, 41 moves, 1-0

Czech Benoni Defense (A56) 1-0 R sacs, Centralize, Connected Ps
Spassky vs Ghitescu, 1967 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 36 moves, 1-0

Try to solve 40...? Black to play and win. It's not too hard.
Tal vs Spassky, 1954 
(A60) Benoni Defense, 45 moves, 0-1

Scandinavian Defense: Modern 3.Bb5+ (B01) 1-0
Spassky vs D J Banks, 1971 
(B01) Scandinavian, 37 moves, 1-0

Scandinavian Def. Modern 3.Bb5+ (B01) 1-0 Pin, R+ sac!
Spassky vs Leon Weiss, 1966 
(B01) Scandinavian, 20 moves, 1-0

Game 8 in The Scandinavian by John Emms
Spassky vs Larsen, 1979 
(B01) Scandinavian, 32 moves, 1-0

Game 9 in Alekhine Alert by Timothy Taylor
R Nezhmetdinov vs Spassky, 1959 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 40 moves, 0-1

Game 60 in Boris Spassky's 400 Selected Games
Spassky vs Ufimtsev, 1958 
(B06) Robatsch, 27 moves, 1-0

Modern Defense 2.h4 h5 (B06) 1-0 Transposes to KID Saemisch
Spassky vs J A G Rodriguez, 1986 
(B06) Robatsch, 43 moves, 1-0

Modern Defense: Two Knights (B06) 0-1 Two en prise
F Rodriguez vs Spassky, 1991
(B06) Robatsch, 17 moves, 0-1

Game 163 in Boris Spassky's 400 Selected Games
Spassky vs Parma, 1966
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 32 moves, 1-0

Crossfire and Ng5 positioned to bust up Black's fianchetto
Spassky vs Seirawan, 1984 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 23 moves, 1-0

Pirc Austrian Attack. Weiss Var(B09)1-0 Well played by Spassky
Spassky vs Kavalek, 1977 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 42 moves, 1-0

Schachmeisterpartien 1960 - 1965 edited by Rudolph Teschner
Spassky vs Foguelman, 1960 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 32 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: 2.b3 Variation (B20) 1-0 Threats and counters
Spassky vs K Wockenfuss, 1981 
(B20) Sicilian, 28 moves, 1-0

Sic Accelerated Dragon. Maroczy Bind Gurgenidze (B36) 1/2-1/2
Spassky vs Panno, 1969
(B36) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Accelerated Dragon. Maroczy Bind Breyer (B39) 0-1
Spassky vs Savon, 1973 
(B39) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation, 62 moves, 0-1

Sicilian, 4Knights Var (B45) 0-1 Don't QUIT! BS became a WC
Spassky vs Rodgaisky, 1948 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 8 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Canal Attack (B51) 0-1 <>
M Mukhitdinov vs Spassky, 1965 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 26 moves, 0-1

EG: Instructive Good vs Bad Bishop Ending
Spassky vs R Byrne, 1974 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 59 moves, 1-0

78 in "Spassky's 100 Best Games" by Bernard Cafferty (Batsford,
Spassky vs I Bilek, 1967 
(B61) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, Larsen Variation, 7.Qd2, 25 moves, 1-0

Game 27 in The Complete Dragon by Eduard Gufeld & Oleg Stetsko
Spassky vs D Levy, 1974 
(B78) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long, 19 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Scheveningen. Classical. General (B83) 0-1
Suetin vs Spassky, 1963 
(B83) Sicilian, 58 moves, 0-1

Game 22, Move by Move - Spassky (Franco)
Spassky vs Polugaevsky, 1958 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 41 moves, 1-0

Ah yes, the old e5 / Ne4 trick
Spassky vs Petrosian, 1969 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 24 moves, 1-0

No brakes on this attack from Spassky
Spassky vs N Rashkovsky, 1973 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 21 moves, 1-0

Irving Chernev's The Golden Dozen, page 71 game 30
Spassky vs Pilnik, 1955 
(B98) Sicilian, Najdorf, 31 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Tarrasch. Open System ML (C09) 0-1 f6 & f3?
Stein vs Spassky, 1967 
(C09) French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line, 37 moves, 0-1

Game 11, Petrosian leads 6 1/2-4 1/2
Spassky vs Petrosian, 1966 
(C10) French, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

French, Fort Knox ...Bd7 line (C10) 0-1 Classic game by Spassky
Spassky vs O'Kelly, 1969 
(C10) French, 44 moves, 1-0

Game 176: Boris Spassky's 400 Selected Games
Spassky vs Petrosian, 1967 
(C11) French, 37 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Classical. Burn Var (C11) 1-0 Precision
Spassky vs Y Porat, 1968 
(C11) French, 25 moves, 1-0

Game 274 in Boris Spassky's 400 Selected Games
Spassky vs R Byrne, 1975 
(C13) French, 40 moves, 1-0

French, Alekhine-Chatard Attk. Teichmann f6 (C13) 1/2-Wild hoss
Spassky vs C Guimard, 1955 
(C13) French, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

KG Declined. Classical (C30) 1-0 Coordinate the heavy pieces
Spassky vs J J Martinez, 1991 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 25 moves, 1-0

King's Gambit: Falkbeer Countergambit. Staunton Line (C31) 1-0
Spassky vs P Tumurbator, 1960 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 37 moves, 1-0

KGD Falkbeer CG. Charousek Gambit Accepted (C32) 1-0 Mudslide
Spassky vs P Limbos, 1962
(C32) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 37 moves, 1-0

KG Accepted. Bishop's G. Bogoljubow (C33) 1-0 EG Qside majority
Spassky vs M Nurmamedov, 1960 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 36 moves, 1-0

KG Accepted. Bishop's Gambit Bogoljubow Variation (C33) 1/2-1/2
Spassky vs Korchnoi, 1999 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

KG Accepted. Mason-Keres Gambit 3.Nc3 (C33) 1-0 Difficult
Spassky vs Furman, 1959 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 31 moves, 1-0

KGA. B's Gambit 6.Qf3 Bogoljubow Def (C33) 0-1 Kside P roller
W Hartmann vs Spassky, 1986 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 42 moves, 0-1

KGA Fischer Defense (C34) 1-0 Dual promotions
Spassky vs Karpov, 1982 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 84 moves, 1-0

KGA Bonsch-Osmolovsky Var (C34) 1-0Masterpiece! See Nunn's book
Spassky vs Seirawan, 1985 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 32 moves, 1-0

Spassky playing the Fisher Defense to the KG -- oh the irony.
O Popovych vs Spassky, 1986 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 39 moves, 0-1

KGA Bonsch-Osmolovsky Var (C34) 1-0 Young Boris' secret weapon
Spassky vs Averbakh, 1955 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 29 moves, 1-0

KGA Fischer Defense (C34) 1/2-1/2 White had some scares
Spassky vs A Ornstein, 1974 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 74 moves, 1/2-1/2

KGA. Fischer Defense (C34) 1-0 "A THRUST to the King's Gambit"
Spassky vs Portisch, 1967 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 56 moves, 1-0

KGA. Schallop Defense (C34) 1-0
Spassky vs K Pytel, 1974 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 38 moves, 1-0

KG Accepted. Cunningham Defense (C35) 1/2-1/2
Spassky vs V Liberzon, 1960 
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

KG Accepted. Cunningham Def. 4.Nc3 Nf6 5.e5 (C35) 1-0 Rs Rule
Spassky vs Kholmov, 1964 
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 25 moves, 1-0

Game 38 in Cafferty's "Spassky's 100 Best Games."
Hartston vs Spassky, 1965 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 28 moves, 0-1

So good it appears in a James Bond 007 movie.
Spassky vs Bronstein, 1960 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

KGA Abbazia Defense (C36) 0-1 Deflection sac wins the exchange
Spassky vs G Lane, 1979 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 31 moves, 0-1

Game 38 Spassky's 101 Best Games 1949-1972 by Bernard Cafferty
Spassky vs Y Sakharov, 1960 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 30 moves, 1-0

KGA. Kieseritsky Gambit Rubinstein Var (C39) Monaco draw offer
Spassky vs J Xie, 1994 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

Philidor Defense: Exchange Var (C41) 1-0 Brilliant combination
Spassky vs Kholmov, 1971 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 25 moves, 1-0

Scotch Gambit. Advance Var (C45) 0-1 White to lose his Rh1.
H Huenerkopf vs Spassky, 1984 
(C45) Scotch Game, 15 moves, 0-1

Victor Henkin's 1000 Checkmate Combinations, p. 20. Missed 34.?
B Gurgenidze vs Spassky, 1959 
(C61) Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense, 37 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spanish, Classical. Zukertort Gambit (C64) 0-1 Gain time on Q
Gipslis vs Spassky, 1959 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 22 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Classical. Zukertort Gambit (C64) 0-1 Pin
Kavalek vs Spassky, 1977 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 24 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Berlin Def. Beverwijk 6.Nxf7 (C65) 0-1Non-stop action!
A G Kuznetsov vs Spassky, 1960 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 23 moves, 0-1

Not that knight?The other one?Not that queen?No, the other one?
Spassky vs Taimanov, 1955 
(C70) Ruy Lopez, 38 moves, 1-0

Game 122: Boris Spassky's 400 Selected Games
Geller vs Spassky, 1964 
(C72) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O, 30 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Morphy Def. Modern Steinitz Def(C73) 0-1Stockfish
Bagirov vs Spassky, 1961 
(C73) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 72 moves, 0-1

Game 57 in Pachman's Decisive Games by Ludek Pachman
Spassky vs J H Donner, 1966 
(C86) Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack, 35 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Marshall Attack. Modern Main Line (C89) 0-1 Rook lift
A Novopashin vs Spassky, 1963 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 22 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Closed. Smyslov Def (C93) 0-1 Octopus adds Q+
Y Kotkov vs Spassky, 1965 
(C93) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense, 38 moves, 0-1

Game 37 in "Naked Chess: How to Win" by Will Once
Polgar vs Spassky, 1993 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 63 moves, 0-1

B24 Sicilian Defence: Closed, Smyslov Variation
Spassky vs Hjartarson, 1988 
(B24) Sicilian, Closed, 24 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Closed Variation (B25) 1-0 Kingside attack
Spassky vs Geller, 1968 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 32 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Closed. Fianchetto (B24) 1-0 Stuffed full of pawns
Spassky vs Lobron, 1987 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 30 moves, 1-0

Game 351 in Boris Spassky's 400 Selected Games
Spassky vs Gufeld, 1988 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 42 moves, 1-0

Closed Sicilian (B25) 1-0 Maurading Q check and fork
Spassky vs N Miezis, 1998
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 36 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Closed. Fianchetto (B24) 0-1 Black tears up Qside
Spassky vs Sax, 1989
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 30 moves, 0-1

Game 319 in Boris Spassky's 400 Selected Games
Spassky vs Gligoric, 1980 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 33 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Scheveningen. Modern Var (B83) 0-1Stockfish notes
Karpov vs Spassky, 1974 
(B83) Sicilian, 63 moves, 0-1

NID: Leningrad Variation. Benoni Def (E31) 1-0 Stockfish notes
Spassky vs Keres, 1965 
(E31) Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad, Main line, 50 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Scheveningen. Modern Var (B83) 0-1 Stockfish
Mecking vs Spassky, 1976 
(B83) Sicilian, 36 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: unClosed (B23) 1-0 Swift punishment
Spassky vs D Hepner, 1986 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 16 moves, 1-0

Slav Def: Modern Line (D11) 1-0 Nxf7 KxNf7 keep it coming!
Spassky vs L Zinn, 1962 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 39 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Closed Var (B25) 1-0 Arabian # plus Bishop
Spassky vs Beickert, 1991 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 25 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Closed f4, Nf3 (B25) 1-0 Open g-file
Spassky vs Geller, 1968 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 37 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Classical. Cordel Gambit (C64) 0-1Stockfish notes
Gligoric vs Spassky, 1964 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 57 moves, 0-1

Gruenfeld Defense: General (D80) 1-0Switch targets, trap B or #
Spassky vs V Byvshev, 1954 
(D80) Grunfeld, 29 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Berlin Def. Beverwijk Var (C65) 0-1Rooking around
J Ady vs Spassky, 1984 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 37 moves, 0-1

Closed Sicilian with colors reversed
Spassky vs A Medina Garcia, 1968 
(A26) English, 40 moves, 1-0

The Sorcerer's Apprentice by David Bronstein, Game 61
Spassky vs Bronstein, 1956 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 48 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Morphy Def. Breyer Def Zaitsev Hybrid (C95) 1-0 Shrewd
Spassky vs Antoshin, 1965 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 68 moves, 1-0

K's English. Closed System Full Symmetry (A26) 0-1 43...?
Larsen vs Spassky, 1981 
(A26) English, 44 moves, 0-1

QGA: Janowski-Larsen Var (D25) 0-1 Notes by Stockfish
Larsen vs Spassky, 1966 
(D25) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 43 moves, 0-1

English vs Anglo-Indian Def. Queen's Knight Var (A16) 0-1 Pin
A Reshko vs Spassky, 1960 
(A16) English, 34 moves, 0-1

Modern Def. Bg7, c6, d5 (B06) 1-0 Knights get into position
Spassky vs Ehlvest, 1991 
(B06) Robatsch, 30 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Morphy Def. Mackenzie Var (C77) 0-1 Stockfish
F J Perez Perez vs Spassky, 1964 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 19 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Closed. Smyslov Def (C93) 1-0 Stockfish
Spassky vs D Arutiunian, 1965 
(C93) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense, 34 moves, 1-0

NID: Leningrad Var (E30) 1-0 Mate in 21
Spassky vs W Dobrich, 1971 
(E30) Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad, 28 moves, 1-0

NID: Normal. Bronstein (Byrne) Var (E45) 1-0 Greco's Mate next
Spassky vs Huebner, 1979 
(E45) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Bronstein (Byrne) Variation, 28 moves, 1-0

Play the Queen's Gambit by Drazen Marovic
K Hulak vs Spassky, 1982 
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 36 moves, 0-1

KGD Falkbeer Cntrgambit. Nimzowitsch-Marshall CG (C31) 1-0Passr
Spassky vs S Polgar, 1988 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 42 moves, 1-0

Game 99 Spassky's 101 Best Games 1949-1972 by Bernard Cafferty
Spassky vs O Kinnmark, 1971 
(E30) Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad, 24 moves, 1-0

a slippery slope between "absolutely lost" and "absolutely won,
Spassky vs Larsen, 1968 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 48 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Def: Hunt Variation. Mikenas G. (B02) 1/2-Entertaining
Vasiukov vs Spassky, 1959 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

QID. Fianchetto. Nimzowitsch Variation Timman's Line (E15) 0-1
Vaganian vs Spassky, 1985 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 73 moves, 0-1

Game 20 in 50 Essential Chess Lessons by Steve Giddins
Karpov vs Spassky, 1979 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 41 moves, 1-0

Torre Attack: Classical Def (A46) 1-0 picture link
Spassky vs Reshevsky, 1964 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 57 moves, 1-0

Benoni Defense: Pawn Storm Var (A66) 1-0 Qf8# coming next
Spassky vs L Aronson, 1957 
(A66) Benoni, 37 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Scheveningen. Classical Var (B84) 0-1 36...?
Averbakh vs Spassky, 1961 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 38 moves, 0-1

Game 28 in Boris Spassky's 400 Selected Games
Spassky vs S Kajan, 1955 
(B33) Sicilian, 21 moves, 1-0

Spassky produces a maneuvering gem, in a blocked position
Spassky vs Short, 2001 
(E31) Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad, Main line, 62 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Morphy Def. Steinitz Deferred (C79) 0-1 Bear hug#
W Pietzsch vs Spassky, 1962 
(C79) Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred, 48 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Morphy Def. Breyer Def Zaitsev Hybrid (C95) 1-0
Spassky vs Portisch, 1977 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 40 moves, 1-0

KID. Fianchetto. Lesser Simagin (Spassky) (E62) 0-1
J H Donner vs Spassky, 1955 
(E62) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 32 moves, 0-1

NID: Three Knights (E21) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
Spassky vs Polugaevsky, 1961 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 42 moves, 1-0

King's Indian Defense: Saemisch Var (E80) 1-0 Stockfish notes
Spassky vs Tal, 1956 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 38 moves, 1-0

#8 Chess Informant Best Game of Each Volume 1-64
Spassky vs J Penrose, 1969 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 49 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Morphy Def. Breyer Def Zaitsev Hybrid (C95) 1-0
Spassky vs Kholmov, 1973 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 41 moves, 1-0

VK wins in 12; Spassky (age 11) could play on with 12...Kd8!
Korchnoi vs Spassky, 1948 
(B71) Sicilian, Dragon, Levenfish Variation, 12 moves, 1-0

QGD Albin Countergambit (D08) 1-0 Discovered Dbl Attack
Spassky vs V Mikenas, 1959 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 24 moves, 1-0

QGD: Albin Countergambit. Fianchetto Bg4 Line (D09) 1-0
Spassky vs Forintos, 1964 
(D09) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 5.g3, 38 moves, 1-0

Queen's Gambit Accepted (D20) 0-1 Dbl R sacrifice finish!!
L Vizantiadis vs Spassky, 1970 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 27 moves, 0-1

QGA Classical Def. Alekhine System (D28) 1-0 R sac into N fork
Spassky vs S Avtonomov, 1949 
(D28) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 21 moves, 1-0

QGA Classical Def. Alekhine System ML(D29) 0-1Castled OUT of it
Spassky vs Suetin, 1963 
(D29) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 34 moves, 0-1

Spassky's first win in 69 match
Petrosian vs Spassky, 1969 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 41 moves, 0-1

Game 16: "The Best Games of Boris Spassky" by Andrew Soltis
Teschner vs Spassky, 1959 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 78 moves, 0-1

Game163 in The Guinness Book of Chess (GMs) by William Hartston
Spassky vs Petrosian, 1969 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 30 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld Def: Exchange. Simagin's Improved (D86) 0-1 N&B sacs!
Spassky vs Suetin, 1958 
(D86) Grunfeld, Exchange, 53 moves, 1-0

Spassky fires off a kingside attack
Spassky vs Timman, 1977 
(D86) Grunfeld, Exchange, 25 moves, 1-0

Bogo-Indian Def Exchange (E11) 0-1 Lovely & Unexpected #Combo
G Andruet vs Spassky, 1988 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 28 moves, 0-1

Game 2 in Move by Move - Spassky (Franco)
Spassky vs Korchnoi, 1964 
(E18) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 7.Nc3, 24 moves, 1-0

Game 15: Spassky's 101 Best Games 1949-1972 by Bernard Cafferty
Spassky vs Filip, 1955 
(E30) Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad, 40 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Defense: St. Petersburg (E43) 0-1Minors in the mid
V Mikenas vs Spassky, 1962 
(E43) Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 22 moves, 0-1

NID: Normal. Gligoric System Exch at c4 (E54) 0-1 Vukovic # var
Bronstein vs Spassky, 1958 
(E54) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, 30 moves, 0-1

King's Indian Defense: Saemisch (E80) 1-0 Double Check
Spassky vs Evans, 1962 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 26 moves, 1-0

KID Saemisch Var (E80) 1-0 N sac, Q trap, Exchange sac
Spassky vs H Pfleger, 1986 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 29 moves, 1-0

Game 189: Boris Spassky's 400 Selected Games
Spassky vs Korchnoi, 1968 
(E83) King's Indian, Samisch, 35 moves, 1-0

Remarkable Forced Stalemate Between Two Computers
Shredder vs Gull, 2013 
(D16) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 52 moves, 1/2-1/2

Hippopotamus (A00) 0-1 outside passers - who's first?
A Medina Garcia vs Smyslov, 1967 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 54 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Larsen Attack: Indian Var (A01) 1-0 Stockfish notes
Smyslov vs Adorjan, 1971 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 24 moves, 1-0

G141 in The Soviet School of Chess by A. Kotov & Mikhail Yudo
Smyslov vs G Ilivitsky, 1955 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 43 moves, 0-1

How to win with the Maroczy Bind
Smyslov vs L Karlsson, 1982 
(A04) Reti Opening, 57 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Larsen Copycat Dble Fianchettoes (A04) 1-0 No easy finish
Smyslov vs O H Castro Rojas, 1976 
(A04) Reti Opening, 31 moves, 1-0

Reti Opening Symmetrical Defense (A05) 1-0 2 Hogs on the 7th
Smyslov vs Stahlberg, 1956 
(A05) Reti Opening, 78 moves, 1-0

KIA: Smyslov Var/Delayed Polish (A05) 1-0 Cntr steamroller!
Smyslov vs W Ader Hausman, 1964 
(A05) Reti Opening, 28 moves, 1-0

Nimzowitsch/Larsen Attack by Raymond Keene
Smyslov vs Polugaevsky, 1970 
(A05) Reti Opening, 45 moves, 1-0

Nimzowitsch-Larsen Attack (A06) 0-1 18...Bg2! clears the file
Averbakh vs Smyslov, 1939 
(A06) Reti Opening, 24 moves, 0-1

Zukertort Opening: Q Pawn Def (A06) 0-1 Strangle the Queen!!
Lisitsin vs Smyslov, 1944 
(A06) Reti Opening, 40 moves, 0-1

"deserves to be counted among the finest examples of the art of
Smyslov vs Euwe, 1953 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 68 moves, 1-0

Complete Book of Beginning Chess: King's Indian Attack
Smyslov vs Botvinnik, 1955 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 28 moves, 1-0

Game 29 in Steve Giddins' 50 Essential Chess Lessons
Smyslov vs Denker, 1946 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 52 moves, 1-0

KIA/Sicilian Closed vs Dragon (A07) 1-0 B pair vs R
Smyslov vs R Renter, 1947 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 40 moves, 1-0

World Championship Match (1954), KIA vs Sicilian (A07) 1-0
Smyslov vs Botvinnik, 1954 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 28 moves, 1-0

B26: Sicilian, Closed, 6.Be3
Smyslov vs Boleslavsky, 1945 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 58 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 49 'The Soviet School of Chess' by A. Kotov & M. Yudovich
Smyslov vs Botvinnik, 1954 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 41 moves, 0-1

B26: Sicilian, Closed, 6.Be3
Smyslov vs Bronstein, 1951 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 39 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Great Snake Variation (A10) 1-0 Q trap
Smyslov vs S Schweber, 1966 
(A10) English, 30 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Great Snake Var (A10) 1-0 Smashing Rook sac
Smyslov vs V Liberzon, 1969 
(A10) English, 32 moves, 1-0

Wow! What a phenomenal endgame.
Smyslov vs Filip, 1958 
(A14) English, 109 moves, 1-0

English Anglo-Indian Def. K's Knight Var (A15) 1-0 Safe & sound
Smyslov vs Gheorghiu, 1967 
(A15) English, 41 moves, 1-0

English, Anglo-Indian Def. Mikenas-Carls Var (A15) 1-0 Lost B
Smyslov vs Sokolsky, 1950 
(A15) English, 23 moves, 1-0

English, Anglo-Indian Def. K's Knight Var (A15) 1-0 Stockfish
Smyslov vs Bronstein, 1956 
(A15) English, 57 moves, 1-0

"Taking a Lot of Guf" (game of the day Jun-24-2005)
Smyslov vs Gufeld, 1967 
(A15) English, 35 moves, 0-1

English vs. Anglo-Indian Def. Slav Formation (A15) 0-1Stockfish
Botvinnik vs Smyslov, 1957 
(A15) English, 69 moves, 0-1

Game 50: Leonid Stein - Master of Attack
Stein vs Smyslov, 1972 
(A17) English, 35 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Anglo-Indian Def. Hedgehog (A17) 1-0 Spearhead
Keres vs Smyslov, 1953 
(A17) English, 28 moves, 0-1

English, Anglo-Indian Def. Hedgehog Systm (A17) 1-0Exchange sac
Smyslov vs P Trifunovic, 1955 
(A17) English, 48 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Anglo-Indian Def. QID Formation (A17) 1-0
Smyslov vs Reshevsky, 1970 
(A17) English, 63 moves, 1-0

Anglo-Indian Def. Flohr-Mikenas-Carls Var (A18) 1-0 Enticement
Smyslov vs I Farago, 1977 
(A18) English, Mikenas-Carls, 17 moves, 1-0

King's English. Reversed Sic (A21)Remarkable little-known game!
Smyslov vs Keres, 1953 
(A21) English, 92 moves, 1-0

King's English. Reversed Sicilian (A21) 0-1 Remove the Guard
S Telljohann vs Smyslov, 1994 
(A21) English, 28 moves, 0-1

Game 83: 125 Selected Games by Vasily Smyslov
Smyslov vs V Liberzon, 1968 
(A25) English, 41 moves, 1-0

King's English. Four Knights Quiet Line (A28) 0-1 28...?
C Bielicki vs Smyslov, 1964 
(A28) English, 30 moves, 0-1

King's English. Four Knights Quiet Line (A28) 0-1 B-Q Spearhead
Suba vs Smyslov, 1982 
(A28) English, 56 moves, 0-1

English Opening: Symmetrical. Hedgehog Def (A30) 1-0
Smyslov vs Benko, 1975 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 68 moves, 1-0

English, Symmetrical. Mutual Double Fianchettos (A30) 1-0
Smyslov vs Benko, 1969 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 34 moves, 1-0

Benoni Def: Old Benoni. Schmid Var (A43) 1-0 Two Ns on 6th!
Smyslov vs L Schmid, 1952 
(A43) Old Benoni, 23 moves, 1-0

Simple Chess by Michael Stean, p. 152
Smyslov vs K Gudmundsson, 1974 
(A48) King's Indian, 32 moves, 1-0

Torre Attack: Fianchetto Def (A48) 0-1 Small but elegant combo!
W Pietzsch vs Smyslov, 1965 
(A48) King's Indian, 30 moves, 0-1

Budapest Def. Fajarowicz Var (A51) 1-0 Black center dissolves
Smyslov vs H Steiner, 1946 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 34 moves, 1-0

Smyslov sees at once the c4 weakness
Portisch vs Smyslov, 1971 
(A81) Dutch, 37 moves, 0-1

Dutch Semi-Leningrad (A81) 1-0 Black K walked up into mate in 1
Smyslov vs Oll, 1993 
(A81) Dutch, 31 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Defense: Modern Var (B04) 1/2-1/2 photo link
Smyslov vs A White, 1969 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

Alekhine Defense: Modern. ML (B05) 1-0 Another f6 weakness
Smyslov vs Spassky, 1960 
(B05) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 29 moves, 1-0

Modern Defense: 4.Bc4 Nf6 Pirc Def (B06) 1/2-1/2
Smyslov vs A I Hamed, 1987 
(B06) Robatsch, 54 moves, 1/2-1/2

Modern Defense: King Pawn Fianchetto (B06) · 0-1
P Ostojic vs Smyslov, 1969 
(B06) Robatsch, 42 moves, 0-1

IM Jeremy Silman: "How to Reassess Your Chess" p.75-78
A Tsvetkov vs Smyslov, 1947 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 64 moves, 0-1

Pirc Defense: Classical. Two Knights System (B08) 1/2-1/2
Aronin vs Smyslov, 1951 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 51 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 168 in Chess Highlights of the 20th Century by G. Burgess
Tal vs Smyslov, 1959 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 26 moves, 1-0

Game 54: 125 Selected Games by Vasily Smyslov
Smyslov vs Botvinnik, 1958 
(B11) Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4, 35 moves, 1-0

"The World Chess Championships of 1957 & 1958" - Harry Golombek
Smyslov vs Botvinnik, 1958 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 55 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Maroczy Advance (B12) 1-0 Rook roller mate
Smyslov vs Flohr, 1949 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 53 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def: Exchange. Rubinstein Var (B13) 0-1 Stockfish
Huebner vs Smyslov, 1968 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 53 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Defense: Karpov Var (B17) 0-1 Notes by Stockfish
Gligoric vs Smyslov, 1963 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 48 moves, 0-1

Alapin Sicilian. Barmen Defense Modern Line (B22) 1/2-1/2
Smyslov vs REBEL, 2000 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 53 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Defense: Grand Prix Attack (B23) 1-0 Stockfish notes
Smyslov vs Taimanov, 1959 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 27 moves, 1-0

#68: 100 Best Chess Games of the 20th Century-RANKED!
Smyslov vs Kotov, 1943 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 42 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Closed Variation (B25) 1-0 Missed combo
Smyslov vs Larsen, 1958 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 37 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Closed Bg2, f4, Nf3 (B25) 1-0 Dismantle the 0-0
Smyslov vs G Ilivitsky, 1952 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 31 moves, 1-0

Accelerated Dragon. Maroczy Bind Gurgenidze (B36) 1-0 Pin
Smyslov vs Korchnoi, 1961 
(B36) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, 27 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Kan. Modern (B42) 1-0 Zugzwang finale
Smyslov vs V Eingorn, 1988 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 46 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Kan. Swiss Cheese Var (B42) 0-1
Silman vs Smyslov, 1976 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 32 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: Kan. Modern Var (B42) 1/2-1/2 Stockfish notes
Smyslov vs Tal, 1959 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 4 in Smyslov's 125 Selected Games by Vasily Smyslov
Smyslov vs Veresov, 1940 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 41 moves, 1-0

Game 180 'The Guinness Book of Chess GMs' by William Hartston.
Smyslov vs N Ioseliani, 1994 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 29 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Richter-Rauzer. Neo-Modern Var Early deviations (B62)
Smyslov vs Boleslavsky, 1942 
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 49 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Scheveningen. Matanovic Attack(B82) 1-0 Masterful
Keres vs Smyslov, 1959 
(B82) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 40 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Scheveningen. Modern (B83) 1-0Impressive; w/great ease
Smyslov vs I Rudakovsky, 1945 
(B83) Sicilian, 29 moves, 1-0

Game 19: 125 Selected Games by Vasily Smyslov ...d5 pawn sac
Petrosian vs Smyslov, 1949 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 46 moves, 0-1

Game 14 in 125 Selected Games by Vasily Smyslov
Smyslov vs C Kottnauer, 1946 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 21 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Scheveningen. Classical (B84) 1-0 21.?
Smyslov vs K Grigorian, 1976 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 24 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf. Opocensky Traditional Line (B92) 1-0Stockfish
Smyslov vs Evans, 1964 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 39 moves, 1-0

French Def: Rubinstein. Blackburne Def (C10) 1-0 R on 7th
Smyslov vs E Zagoryansky, 1945 
(C10) French, 37 moves, 1-0

French Def: Rubinstein. Blackburne Def (C10) 1-0 Castled K wins
Shabalov vs Smyslov, 1993 
(C10) French, 29 moves, 1-0

French Def: Classical. Burn Var (C11) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
Smyslov vs Stahlberg, 1953 
(C11) French, 33 moves, 1-0

18th Moscow Championship 1938- Shared 1st, won Master title
Smyslov vs Lilienthal, 1938 
(C11) French, 56 moves, 1-0

Page 25, Move 7: A P'S WORTH Solitaire Chess by I. A. Horowitz
Smyslov vs J H Donner, 1950 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 29 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik - Smyslov World Championship Match (1954), Moscow URS
Smyslov vs Botvinnik, 1954 
(C15) French, Winawer, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

G46 The New in Chess Book of Chess Improvement by S. Giddins
Gligoric vs Smyslov, 1994 
(C16) French, Winawer, 52 moves, 0-1

Botvinnik - Smyslov World Champship Match (1954)Moscow URS, Rd9
Smyslov vs Botvinnik, 1954 
(C18) French, Winawer, 25 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Winawer. Advance (C19) 1-0 Well done~
Smyslov vs Letelier, 1950 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 42 moves, 1-0

French Winawer. Advance Var (C19) 1-0 White seizes f-file
Smyslov vs M Eklund, 1996
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 29 moves, 1-0

Vienna Game: Mieses Variation (C26) 1-0 28.?
Smyslov vs C Guimard, 1962 
(C26) Vienna, 32 moves, 1-0

Latvian Gambit: Accepted. Leonhardt Var (C40)1-0 2 big threats
Smyslov vs M Kamyshov, 1945 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 17 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Modern Attk. Center Var (C43) 1-0She's overworked
Smyslov vs Lilienthal, 1941 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 37 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Game: Scotch. Accepted (C47) 0-1 21...?
Bondarevsky vs Smyslov, 1945 
(C47) Four Knights, 22 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Classical. Closed 4.c3 Qe7 (C53) 0-1Which passer?
M Govbinder vs Smyslov, 1979
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 42 moves, 0-1

John Saunders, CHESS, March 2012, p. 40.
M Corden vs Smyslov, 1970 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 55 moves, 1-0

Spanish Classical, Central Var (C64) 1-0...d5 blunder, f7 crush
Smyslov vs Barcza, 1952 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 21 moves, 1-0

Game 32 in 'Soviet Chess Strategy' by Alexey Suetin
Ivkov vs Smyslov, 1956 
(C73) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 41 moves, 0-1

Game 21 in 'Think Like a Grandmaster' by Alexander Kotov
Smyslov vs Reshevsky, 1948 
(C75) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 52 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Morphy Def. Modern Steinitz Def Fianchetto (C76) 0-1
J Xie vs Smyslov, 1996 
(C76) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, Fianchetto Variation, 52 moves, 0-1

Game 86 in My Great Predecessors, Part 2 by Garry Kasparov
Smyslov vs Euwe, 1946 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 49 moves, 1-0

17th USSR Championship 1949- Shared 1st with Bronstein
Smyslov vs V Lyublinsky, 1949 
(C79) Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred, 33 moves, 1-0

Smyslov's King goes for a walk on a crowded board.
Timman vs Smyslov, 1979 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 55 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spanish Game: Open. Howell Attack (C81) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
Smyslov vs Euwe, 1948 
(C81) Ruy Lopez, Open, Howell Attack, 26 moves, 1-0

25th Moscow Championship 1946- Shared 3d with Alatortsev
Bondarevsky vs Smyslov, 1946 
(C85) Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD), 42 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Closed. Bogoljubow Var (C91) 1-0 tpstar notes
Smyslov vs I Rabinovich, 1941 
(C91) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 42 moves, 1-0

Game 15 in 125 Selected Games by Vasily Smyslov
Boleslavsky vs Smyslov, 1946 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 34 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Closed. Chigorin Def (C97) 1-0 Stockfish notes
Smyslov vs Filip, 1956 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 49 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Closed. Chigorin Def (C98) 0-1 KEG annotates!
Euwe vs Smyslov, 1948 
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 42 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Morphy Def. Chigorin Def Panov System (C99) 1/2 - KEG
Smyslov vs Reshevsky, 1948 
(C99) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 12...cd, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 189 in 'Pawn Structure Chess' by Andrew Soltis
Smyslov vs Keres, 1941 
(C99) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 12...cd, 72 moves, 1-0

Veresov Attack. Two Knights 4.Nf3 (D01) 0-1Shift Kside to Qside
C Hoi vs Smyslov, 1985 
(D01) Richter-Veresov Attack, 51 moves, 0-1

London System (D02) 0-1 Black chews on White like a bug bite
Bondarevsky vs Smyslov, 1953 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 41 moves, 0-1

Game 1: 125 Selected Games by Vasily Smyslov
K Gerasimov vs Smyslov, 1935 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 22 moves, 0-1

Slav Defense: Modern Line (D11) 0-1 wing flings
Simagin vs Smyslov, 1946 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 36 moves, 0-1

Middlegame Combinations by Peter Romanovsky
G Fridstein vs Smyslov, 1944 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 43 moves, 0-1

Slav Defense: Geller Gambit (D15) 0-1 White should have castled
Tolush vs Smyslov, 1947 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 27 moves, 0-1

Slav Def: Czech. Wiesbaden Var Sharp line (D17) 1-0 KEG notes!
Reshevsky vs Smyslov, 1948 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

Slav Defense: Czech. Classical System (D18) 0-1 Stockfish notes
V Mikenas vs Smyslov, 1944 
(D18) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 54 moves, 0-1

Queen's Gambit Accepted: Alekhine Def (D22) 0-1 2 connected Ps
Botvinnik vs Smyslov, 1954 
(D22) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 37 moves, 0-1

QGA: Janowski-Larsen Var (D25) 0-1
Z Milev vs Smyslov, 1964 
(D25) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 49 moves, 0-1

A classic example of the principle of two weaknesses in the end
Golombek vs Smyslov, 1952 
(D25) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 59 moves, 0-1

Game 18 in 50 Essential Chess Lessons by Steve Giddins
Smyslov vs Karpov, 1971 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 29 moves, 1-0

QGD Semi-Tarrasch Def. ML (D42) 1-0 The Old Lion Strikes Again!
Smyslov vs Ribli, 1983 
(D42) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 7.Bd3, 41 moves, 1-0

Road to the Championship - Vasily Smyslov
Smyslov vs Bronstein, 1950 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 55 moves, 1-0

QGD: Pseudo-Tarrasch Var (D50) 1-0 Crazy sacs
Smyslov vs Geller, 1955 
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 41 moves, 1-0

Game 92 in 'Modern Chess Strategy' by Ludek Pachman
Smyslov vs Keres, 1948 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 41 moves, 1-0

Neo-Grünfeld Def: Exchange with 6.e4 (D72) 0-1 Stockfish
Euwe vs Smyslov, 1953 
(D72) Neo-Grunfeld, 5.cd, Main line, 58 moves, 0-1

Game 53 in 'Modern Chess Strategy by Ludek Pachman.
Smyslov vs Lilienthal, 1942 
(D76) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.cd Nxd5, 7.O-O Nb6, 41 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld Def: Exchange. Spassky Var (D87) 0-1 Smash the center
Gligoric vs Smyslov, 1959 
(D87) Grunfeld, Exchange, 39 moves, 0-1

Gruenfeld Def: Three Knights Var (D90) 1-0 OCB ending
Smyslov vs Stein, 1969 
(D90) Grunfeld, 51 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld Defense: Smyslov Defense (D94) 0-1 a masterpiece!
Polugaevsky vs Smyslov, 1960 
(D94) Grunfeld, 45 moves, 0-1

Gruenfeld Defense: Smyslov Def (D94) 0-1 Dynamic
Bisguier vs Smyslov, 1955 
(D94) Grunfeld, 36 moves, 0-1

Gruenfeld Def: Russian Var (D96) 1/2- Stockfish, KEG annotates!
Smyslov vs Botvinnik, 1948 
(D96) Grunfeld, Russian Variation, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

Smyslov's My Best Games of Chess 1935-1957.
Smyslov vs T Florian, 1949 
(D97) Grunfeld, Russian, 25 moves, 1-0

Catalan Opening: Closed (E01) 1-0 Zwischenzug capture w/check
Smyslov vs L Prins, 1952 
(E01) Catalan, Closed, 16 moves, 1-0

Catalan Opening: Open Defense (E02) 0-1 KEG annotates!
Smyslov vs Keres, 1948 
(E02) Catalan, Open, 5.Qa4, 57 moves, 0-1

Catalan Opening: Open Def (E03) 1-0 Tripled Ps destroyed ending
Smyslov vs Evans, 1952 
(E03) Catalan, Open, 65 moves, 1-0

Moscow Central Chess Club International 1961- Shared 1st
Smyslov vs Tolush, 1961 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 17 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Anti-Nimzo-Indian (E10) 1-0 Stockfish notes
Smyslov vs Ivanchuk, 1988 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 52 moves, 1-0

Bogo-Indian Defense: Wade-Smyslov Variation (E11) 0-1 K attack
Browne vs Smyslov, 1982 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 32 moves, 0-1

Bogo-Indian Defense: Wade-Smyslov Var (E11) 0-1 Lost pawn plus
K Spraggett vs Smyslov, 1985 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 14 moves, 0-1

QID Nimzowitsch Quiet Line (E15) 0-1 Deflection combination
Uhlmann vs Smyslov, 1956 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 18 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Saemisch Var (E29) 0-1 Stockfish notes
Geller vs Smyslov, 1953 
(E29) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 54 moves, 0-1

NID: Normal Line (E40) 1-0 Dark-squared Bishop Delight
Smyslov vs G Stoltz, 1953 
(E40) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 46 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Normal Line (E40) 0-1 44...?
Bondarevsky vs Smyslov, 1950 
(E40) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 51 moves, 0-1

NID: Normal. Gligoric System (E53) 0-1 Surrender, or else!
I Bilek vs Smyslov, 1967 
(E53) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 32 moves, 0-1

NID: Normal. Gligoric System Smyslov Var (E54) 0-1 Masterly
Gligoric vs Smyslov, 1959 
(E54) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, 50 moves, 0-1

Botvinnik - Smyslov World Championship Match (1954), Moscow URS
Botvinnik vs Smyslov, 1954 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 72 moves, 0-1

KID: Normal. King's Knight Variation (E60) 1-0 26.?
Smyslov vs M Fuller, 1969 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 29 moves, 1-0

One of Vassily Smyslov's greatest games!!
Botvinnik vs Smyslov, 1954 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 33 moves, 0-1

"Solitaire Chess" by I.A. Horowitz, p. 117
Smyslov vs K Plater, 1947 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 23 moves, 1-0

King's Indian Defense: Kramer Var (E70) 0-1 25...?
Alatortsev vs Smyslov, 1942 
(E70) King's Indian, 32 moves, 0-1

KID Saemisch. Bobotsov-Korchnoi-Petrosian Var (E81) 0-1Stockfis
Kotov vs Smyslov, 1940 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 51 moves, 0-1

King's English. Two Knights' Var Keres Var (A23) 1-0 SF notes
Smyslov vs Bronstein, 1969 
(A23) English, Bremen System, Keres Variation, 27 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Najdorf (B96) 0-1 Exch Sac
Suetin vs Spassky, 1960 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 46 moves, 0-1

Slav Def: Czech Var. Classical System (D18) 1-0 1954 WC, Rd 12
Botvinnik vs Smyslov, 1954 
(D18) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 38 moves, 1-0

Game 133 'Soviet Chess 1917-1991' by Andrew Soltis
Averbakh vs Spassky, 1956 
(A15) English, 41 moves, 0-1

The 68 yr old Smyslov teaching the younger generation how it's
Smyslov vs Kamsky, 1989 
(B82) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 64 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld Def: Russian. Smyslov Var (D98) 1/2-1/2 KEG annotates
Botvinnik vs Smyslov, 1948 
(D98) Grunfeld, Russian, 79 moves, 1/2-1/2

Smslov's technique is impeccable.
Fischer vs Smyslov, 1959 
(B86) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 48 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Defense: Two Knights Attack (B10) 1-0 Q on 7th
Smyslov vs B Ratner, 1945 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 30 moves, 1-0

King's English. Reversed Sicilian (A21) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
Spassky vs Kholmov, 1964 
(A21) English, 44 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Closed. Martinez Var (C78) 0-1 Stockfish notes
Diez del Corral vs Spassky, 1968 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 46 moves, 0-1

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