Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing
Tigran V Petrosian vs Vasily Smyslov
Bled-Zagreb-Belgrade Candidates (1959), Bled, Zagreb & Belgrade YUG, rd 3, Sep-10
English Opening: King's English Variation. Smyslov Defense (A21)  ·  1/2-1/2



explore this opening
find similar games 36 more Petrosian/Smyslov games
PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: You should register a free account to activate some of's coolest and most powerful features.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.

Kibitzer's Corner
Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: What a wacky game!
Mar-31-06  paladin at large: They are just horsing around.
Aug-06-11  Blunderdome: I don't recall ever seeing four knights in a square like that.
Premium Chessgames Member
  An Englishman: Good Evening: Another oddity is the "pinwheel" the Knights form with the pawn d5 as the focus of their attention.
Nov-11-13  zydeco: It looks like black's playing for a win towards the end, but changes his mind and takes the draw with 60....Kf7.

If 60....N2xa4 61.Ne2 Nb2 62.N2f4+ Kf7 63.g6+ Kg8 64.Ke2 (or 64.Nh5 Nd7) a4 65.Kd2 a3 66.Kc3 Nc4 67.Kb3 Nxe3 68.Kxa3 Nf1 69.Nh5 Nd7 70.Kb4 e3 and I think white wins with 71.N6f4 because after 71....Nf8 white holds onto the pawn with 72.g7 and 72....Nxe6 fails to 73.Nxe6 e2 74.Nf6+ Kf7 75.g8=Q+.

NOTE: Create an account today to post replies and access other powerful features which are available only to registered users. Becoming a member is free, anonymous, and takes less than 1 minute! If you already have a username, then simply login login under your username now to join the discussion.

Please observe our posting guidelines:

  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate, or gibberish posts.
  3. No vitriolic or systematic personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No cyberstalking or malicious posting of negative or private information (doxing/doxxing) of members.
  6. No trolling.
  7. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by moderators, create a false impression of consensus or support, or stage conversations, is prohibited.
  8. Do not degrade Chessgames or any of it's staff/volunteers.

Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.

Blow the Whistle

See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a moderator.

NOTE: Please keep all discussion on-topic. This forum is for this specific game only. To discuss chess or this site in general, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of, its employees, or sponsors.
All moderator actions taken are ultimately at the sole discretion of the administration.

This game is type: CLASSICAL. Please report incorrect or missing information by submitting a correction slip to help us improve the quality of our content.

Featured in the Following Game Collections[what is this?]
Round Three, Game Eleven - Knighty knight
from WCC Index [Candidates Tournament 1959] by Resignation Trap
+0 -1 =3 vs. Smyslov (Candidates 'minimatch', 1959)
from Match Petrosian! by amadeus
+1 -0 =3 vs. Petrosian (Candidates 1959 'minimatch')
from Match Smyslov! by amadeus
64idi0t's flank_&_english_2
by 64idi0t
+0 -1 =3 vs. Smyslov (Candidates 'minimatch', 1959)
from Match Petrosian! by docjan
+1 -0 =3 vs. Petrosian (Candidates 1959 'minimatch')
from Match Smyslov! by docjan

Home | About | Login | Logout | F.A.Q. | Profile | Preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | New Kibitzing | Chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | Privacy Notice | Contact Us

Copyright 2001-2023, Chessgames Services LLC