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Vasily Smyslov vs Efim Geller
8th Soviet Team Cup (1974), Moscow URS, rd 4, Aug-24
Sicilian Defense: Dragon. Classical Variation (B73)  ·  0-1



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May-01-12  SChesshevsky: I just came across this really interesting game with no kibitz.

Geller who it seems didn't have that great success with the Dragon manages to pull this one out.

I'm guessing Smyslov might of had time trouble.

Aug-08-13  TheFocus: From the USSR Team Championship.
Nov-09-14  tranquilsimplicity: In such exquisite fashion the fearsome Dragon breathes fire!#
Aug-20-16  Albanius: Smyslov wasn'y in his best form, losing two tempi with 12 Be2-f3?! and 15 Bf3-e2 for example.

In the final position, W resigns in view of
A) 35 Qxe6? Bf3#
B) 35 Rxe2 Qxe2, 36 Rb1 (or Qb1) Rf2! mates

Aug-20-16  Albanius: After 30 ..d4!
31 Rxe5 Qxf2+ 32 Kh1 (Kh2 Qf4+) Bf1! 33 Rf1 Qf1+ 34 Kh2 Qf4+ wins both Rs.
Aug-20-16  Albanius: 29 Rxd5 my improve, but 29..gf4 30 Bd4 f3! looks strong. Possibly 30 Bf2 is better, but B still looks better

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