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Vasily Smyslov vs Garry Kasparov
Candidates Final (1984), Vilnius, rd 12, Apr-07
Tarrasch Defense: Classical. Carlsbad Variation (D34)  ·  0-1



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Kibitzer's Corner
Sep-12-05  blingice: I don't think that a knight in this situation is a tremendous advantage...
Sep-12-05  SneechLatke: ...but it will be once black forces a queen trade of the win of a (few) pawn/s, with, for example, 41... ♕f5. White's e pawns are going to be pretty weak in any case, especially when Kasparov is exploiting their weakness on the black side.
Aug-26-11  SimonWebbsTiger: once again sirb0b1 has been a superstar and uploaded the TV coverage of the time!

Apr-10-14  estrick: Curiously, at move 42, White's queen has no squares it can go to without being captured, save h3, which is not exactly a useful location.

White can do nothing except wait for Black to close in on him and force a queen trade, loss of material, or mate.

Nov-14-20  fisayo123: Impressive win. 27...g5! Just beautiful

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