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Vasily Smyslov vs Ilya Rabinovich
Leningrad-Moscow Telephone Match (1941), Moscow URS, Jul-03
Spanish Game: Closed. Bogoljubow Variation (C91)  ·  1-0

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Apr-28-07
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  tpstar: 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. 0-0 Be7 <Ruy Lopez Closed> 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 d6 8. c3 0-0 9. d4 <9. h3 is far more frequently played Opening Explorer preventing 9 ... Bg4> Bg4 10. Be3 <10. d5 is also common Opening Explorer > Re8 <10 ... Nxe4? 11. Bd5 - a stock trap> 11. Nbd2 <[last book move]<>> d5 12. h3 <12. dxe5 Nxe5 13. exd5 Nd3 Yates vs Rubinstein, 1925 > Bh5 13. g4 <White often plays h3 & g4, aiming to establish a Ruy Knight at f5> Bg6 14. dxe5 Nxe4 15. Nf1 <White avoids trading because the Pd5 is lost> Na5 <[15 ... d4!? 16. Nxd4 Nxd4 17. Qxd4 Qc8 ]<>> 16. Bxd5 c6 17. Bxe4 Bxe4 18. Qxd8 Bxd8 19. N3d2 Bd3 <19 ... Rxe5?? 20. Bd4> 20. Bd4 Bg5 <[20 ... Nb7 21. b4 ]<>> 21. Ne4 Bf4 <[21 ... Bxe4!? 22. Rxe4 Be7 ]<>> 22. Nc5 Bg6 23. b3 Reb8 24. Ne3 Nb7 25. Nxb7 Bxe3 <Black wants an endgame with BOOC> 26. Rxe3 Rxb7 27. f4 h6 28. f5 Bh7 29. e6 fxe6 30. Rxe6 <White has a clear advantage> Rc8 31. b4 Kf7 32. Rae1 Rcc7 33. Kf2 a5 34. a3 <[34. Bc5!? Rd7 35. bxa5 ]<>> axb4 35. axb4 Rc8 <35 ... Rb8? 36. Be5> 36. Kg3 Rd7 37. Kf4 Kf8 <[37 ... Rcc7 ]<>> 38. Bc5+ Kf7 <38 ... Kg8? 39. Re8+ Rxe8 40. Rxe8+ Kf7 41. Rf8#> 39. Re7+ Rxe7 40. Rxe7+ Kf6 <40 ... Kf8 41. Rc7+; 40 ... Kg8 41. Bd4 g6 42. Rg7+> 41. h4 <The mating net wins a piece> Bxf5 <41 ... g5+ 42. fxg6 Kxg6 (42 ... Bxg6 43. g5+ mates) 43. h5+ Kf6 44. Rxh7> 42. gxf5 1-0.

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May-03-08  ForeverYoung: This is very slick technique by Smyslov. Once Rabinovich lost a pawn he never had a chance. His best try was 12 ... exd4 13 cxd4 Bxf3 14 Qxf3 dxe4 15 Nxe4 Na5 16 Nxf6+ Bxf6 17 Bd5 though Smyslov rates this in White's favor.
Jul-18-09  King.Arthur.Brazil: After 31.b4 teh white has superior position and must win.
Feb-02-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  WCC Editing Project:

This game was played July 3d, 1941 in the <Leningrad-Moscow Telephone Match>.

Each board played only one game, so the entire tournament was completed on this day.

<Smyslov> defeated <Rabinovich> on board 3.

Leningrad won the event 7 - 3

Game Collection: Smyslov All Tournaments and Matches

SOURCES

1.Rusbase http://al20102007.narod.ru/matches/...

2.Edward Winter ed. "World Chess Champions" (Pergamon Press 1981), p.149

Jun-27-14  zydeco: 12.h3 is Smyslov's idea - "an important strengthening of white's opening system." 12.....exd4 is more challenging than black's continuation. 15.Nf1! is the star move, winning a pawn.
Mar-07-18
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  mifralu: This game was played <July 3d, 1941> in the Leningrad-Moscow Telephone Match

Moscow-Leningrad Telephone Match <1941 (12 Jan)> 3d board for Moscow vs. I. Rabinovich, with +1 -0 =0. Leningrad won 7-3. [rusbase-7] Winter, p.152

Game Collection: Smyslov's Tournaments and Matches 1935-1979

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