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Vasily Smyslov vs Max Euwe
FIDE World Championship Tournament (1948), The Hague NED / Moscow URS, rd 19, May-03
Spanish Game: Open Variations. Howell Attack (C81)  ·  1-0

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Jan-06-03  ughaibu: Here's a quick win against the open Lopez with Qe2 and Rd1.
Jan-06-03  mj29479: black should have taken fxe6.
Jan-06-03  ughaibu: I suppose he wanted to discourage the knight.
Jan-06-03  pawntificator: yes, with the white knight on e5 things could become hopeless for black very quickly.
Jan-07-03  Cyphelium: 18.- fxe6 19. Qxe6 and black has to meet the threat of Ne5 and Ng5.

So 19.- Qc8 and then perhaps 20. Qc4 Qf5 21. Ng5 with the threat of 22. Ra5!

Black might play 21.- a5 to parry this, but it doesn't look convincing. 22. Ra3 with the idea 23. Rf3 seems awkward for black.

Sep-29-08  carpetshark: I'd like to draw your attention to a Boleslavsky-Karaklaic game (1957)where black placed his knight on c5 one move later making it possible for white to sacrifice his bishop: 11. BXd5. An interesting idea.
Sep-29-08  ughaibu: This is the game: Boleslavsky vs Karaklajic, 1957
Sep-29-08  vwtaylorii: white could have played 6Re1
Sep-30-08  carpetshark: Yes, but that is a completely different variant. Black responds with Nc5 and after 7. Bxc6 dxc6 8.Nxe5 (8.Rxe5 Be7 9.Qe2 Ne6)Be7 9.c3 o-o 10.d4 Ne6 etc. According to Keres the opponents have equal chances.
Sep-30-08
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  whiteshark: Here is the link for a.m. game: Boleslavsky vs Karaklajic, 1957
Sep-30-08  ughaibu: Um. . . . .
Sep-30-08  Xeroxx: Here is a game between Boleslavsky and Karaklajic: Boleslavsky vs Karaklajic, 1957
Sep-30-08  ughaibu: Aaaaaaahh!!!!!
Sep-30-08
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  whiteshark: <xerox> Are you somekind of me-diator or sumphing? :D
Sep-30-08  ughaibu: I've put 'em both on ignore, that solved the problem.
Sep-30-08
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  whiteshark: What a copycat. ROFL

Nov-26-13
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  Sebastian88: What after this interesting variation?
17...Qe6 18.Rxa6 Qxc4 19.Rxa8+ Nc8 20.Rxc8+ Ke7 21.Rc7+ Ke6 22.Nd4+ Is this line correct?
Dec-28-14  SpiritedReposte: The end position looks like a Karpov game. No immediate mate but black is stymied with zero chance.
Mar-23-22  cehertan: Looks like Euwe got caught in a prepared variation with 12.c4! After 14.Qe4 he can try to hold the pawn with Qb7 but the engine shows white has more than compensation after 15.Nc3 Rd8 (not Nd8?? 16.Rxd8+) 16.Bg5.
Mar-23-22  Olavi: <cehertan> Yes, Smyslov improved upon this from the previous round Keres vs Reshevsky, 1948 and Euwe had also played the Open variation, in this tournament as well as all his life.
May-24-22
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  Phony Benoni: An odd finish. Black castles, White plays h3 -- and Black resigns!
May-24-22
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  Honza Cervenka: <Phony Benoni: An odd finish. Black castles, White plays h3 -- and Black resigns!> Well, he could resign already after 18.e6.
May-24-22
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  Honza Cervenka: 14...Ne7 looks awful, 14...Nb4 is more natural. 15...c6 is clearly bad but 15...Bb3 16.Rd3 Be6 17.Nxb5 Rb8 18.Nc3 gives white clear advantage as well.

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