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Vasily Smyslov vs Andre Lilienthal
USSR Absolute Championship (1941), Leningrad-Moscow URS, rd 6, Mar-31
Russian Game: Modern Attack. Center Variation (C43)  ·  1-0



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May-01-05  chess man: Beautiful ending. If 37...Qxd6 then 38.Rxe8 checkmate. Or if 37...Rxe1 then 38.Qf8 checkmate.
May-01-05  chess man: Just a little correction here before anyone corrects me if 37...Qxd6 38.Rxe8 38...Qf8 39.Rxf8 checkmate.
Jul-19-09  King.Arthur.Brazil: Smyslov planted Q and N into blacks position weak side and explores column E soundly, evoids complications,take the black N and B from good positions, win a P and then game! Seem seasy like take a candy from childs hands...
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  GrahamClayton: Lilienthal thought that he was going to win a rook with the X-ray attack 36...♖e8, but Smyslov refutes it brilliantly with 37.♕d6!.
Feb-18-18  tigreton: 33 ... Rde8 is not correct, obviously Black would lose the knight after 34 ... Qxe8 with 35. Qxd6. In Smyslov's best games vol. I the score is 33 ... Rfe8.

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