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Robert James Fischer vs Vasily Smyslov
Monte Carlo (1967), Monte Carlo MNC, rd 7, Mar-30
Spanish Game: Exchange. Gligoric Variation (C69)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Jan-10-07  Ulhumbrus: 19 Rh3 attacks the h7 pawn and ties down Black's R before doing anything else. For whatever reason, Fischer allows Smyslov to induce h3 and so to preclude this possibility.
Jan-11-07  Cyphelium: <Ulhumbrus> 19. ♖h3 ♖f7 and then what? Black plays 20.- ♔e6 and is completely soild.
Jan-11-07  Ulhumbrus: <Cyphelium> On 19 Rh3 Rf7 20 Rh6 Ke6 White has a pawn majority on the King side and one possibility is to advance it, prepare to advance it, bring up the King, and possibly all three.
Jan-12-07  Cyphelium: <Ulhumbrus> Sure, but does it get anywhere? A variation or two would be nice.
Jun-23-10  Notagm: Why not 40... Ra1 to win White's a pawn? Black could then advance his a pawn.
Jun-23-10  mistreaver: <Why not 40... Ra1 to win White's a pawn?> I think white can defend with g5
Dec-20-11  AlphaMale: <His game with Smyslov also had to be rescheduled because the Russian was afflicted with a terrible toothache, necessitating an extraction at the dental surgery.>
Jul-15-12  HenryAdams1838: Mistreaver: It looks like after Re3, defending the pawn, the game is still drawn. There are no pawn levers really. It'd just be a lot of piece shuffling.
Jul-30-12  goldenbear: Fischer had an incredible record with the exchange variation, but it didn't work against endgame-virtuoso Smyslov.
Jul-30-12  tonsillolith: Why not <10...Kd8>?

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