Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing
Vasily Smyslov vs Igor Bondarevsky
USSR Championship (1940), Moscow URS, rd 5, Sep-09
French Defense: McCutcheon. Lasker Variation (C12)  ·  1/2-1/2



explore this opening
find similar games 14 more Smyslov/Bondarevsky games
PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: Premium members can suggest a game for Guess-the-Move with the Guess-the-Move Suggestion Queue.

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
  Gypsy: A rook andgame of theoretical importance.
May-20-06  square dance: definitely worth studying.
Oct-31-06  Dres1: gotta keep the white rook attatched to the a pawn so that it can not improve its position. that's why the black rook is either putting pressure on the pawn sideways, or checking the king.
Dec-29-06  sucaba: Instead of 45. _ ♔f6, Black could keep the draw with 45. _ ♖c2, 45. _ ♔h7, 45. _ ♔g6, or 45. _ ♔h6.

White could win with 46. ♖f4+ #38, 46. a3 #41, 46. ♔h5 #41, or 46. ♔f3 #54.

(Nalimov tablebase)

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?]
Rook vs Rook
from Endgames World champions - part two by Alenrama
Rs; a-h pawns, Vancura position
from Endgame paradigms by Gypsy
from 95_Neglected {RR} endgames by whiteshark
Metamorphosis :D
from 96c_The Unbearable Lightness of rook endgames 3 by whiteshark
USSR Championship 1940
by suenteus po 147
from Instructive rook endgames by Cushion
Rook + 2 pawns vs. rook
from Instructive chess endgames I by Jaredfchess
Soviet School of Chess
by samsloan
R + ah pawns vs R
from Classical rook endgames by Nerwal
Rook + 2 pawns vs. rook
from Instructive chess endgames I by wwall
Lesser Known French Players
by subielife
French Def. McCutcheon. Lasker Var (C12) 1/2-Important R ending
from Lasker Approved, Fredthebear Applauds by fredthebear
French Def. McCutcheon. Lasker Var (C12) 1/2-Important R ending
from French McCutcheon Fredthebear C12 by fredthebear
R + ah pawns vs R
from Classical rook endgames by brucemubayiwa
Rook vs Rook
from Endgames World champions - part two by brucemubayiwa
Game 80
from Soviet School of Chess (Kotov/Yudovich) by Qindarka

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