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Vasily Smyslov vs Alexander Konstantinopolsky
Leningrad/Moscow training (1939), Leningrad/Moscow RUS, rd 2, Jan-04
Spanish Game: Morphy Defense. Anderssen Variation (C77)  ·  1-0



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Feb-23-05  chess man: Very enjoyable game.
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  whiteshark: by all means it was better to open the b-file for the rook here:

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e.g. <27...bxc3 28. bxc3 Rab8 29. Rc2 Kf7>

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  wordfunph: smyslov-konstantinopolsky
final position

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thank you for the game Vasily Smyslov... rest in peace.

Jan-18-18  tigreton: Great Smyslov! We can learn a lot simply watching his games.
Jan-17-21  visis: I like 13.d4!. For black its hard to find the only good continuation 13...Bg4.

18.Bxd5 is objectively not the strongest. Smyslov realized that 18.Bc2 could be stronger move creating threats on the b1-h7 diagonal but he played for ending according his nature and proverb a bird in hand is worth two in a bush.

These are some remarks from the new book on Smyslov from Andrey Terekhov.

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