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Vasily Smyslov vs Vladimir Simagin
USSR Championship (1952), Moscow URS, rd 15, Dec-20
English Opening: Agincourt Defense. Catalan Defense (A14)  ·  1-0

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Oct-13-06
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  nasmichael: To see the pawns overwhelm the kingside is very instructive; to see material equality is not necessarily equality on the whole is a powerful idea. The white pieces just get smothered. Beautiful. Both players have clear plans, and they stick to them. Kudos to both of them. Thank you both.
Jul-02-15  zydeco: It looks like Simagin had a draw for the taking with 28....Nf2+. I'm not sure where it goes so wrong for him. Maybe he can just play 49....g4 and give up the knight once the pawn reaches b8?

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