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Vasily Smyslov vs Yuri Averbakh
Moscow Championship (1946), Moscow URS
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Normal Variation. Gligoric System (E53)  ·  1-0



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Sep-13-05  blingice: I would've fallen for the stalemate try...I wonder why black didn't take the pawn on the last move.
Sep-13-05  Resignation Trap: <blingice> If 67. Kxh4 68. Qc4+ picks up the rook.
Aug-08-08  CharlesSullivan: Smyslov missed 29.g4! winning at least a piece; for example: 29...♘g7 30.♕f6 ♕f8 31.♗xg7 ♕xg7 32.♕xd8+. Shockingly, after Smyslov's 37th move, Averbackh could have forced mate-in-seven: 37...♖b1+ 38.♔g2 ♕a8+ 39.f3 ♖b2+ 40.♔g1 ♕xf3 41.♖d2 ♖b1+ 42.♖d1 ♖xd1+ 43.♔h2 ♕h1#
Jun-24-09  zdigyigy: 29. g4 is a brutal move. If 29...Qxh3 30. Qc8 is curtains.
Sep-20-09  King.Arthur.Brazil: Very tatical game: 15...Bb5 (attacks the Rf1 while left Nc5,..g6 recover the piece Bc2, 19.nd4 attack the Rc2 giving quality at Rf1, 21..Qd5! great! treats Qxg2#, while Kxf1 Qd3 recover the Nc2. 22.Qc4 defends Bf1, attacks Nc2.23. Bh6 attacks Rf8 and treats Rf1, 23.Rc8 defens R an reattack the Nc2. After Qxa3, 29.g4! win the game. 37.Td6? was bad (lose after Tb1+ and Qa8) Maybe was case of time! 38...Qc8?? was even worst: if Nxd8 Qe8#! After Nxe8 time for everyone.
Sep-20-09  King.Arthur.Brazil: And seemed that black has no plan. White use his P to catch the N adn win the game.
Sep-20-09  King.Arthur.Brazil: After 68..Kf5 forced (of course no Qxe6?? Kxe6 Kxh5 Kf6 draw) Kf7 and win the R and the game.
Sep-21-09  UrVileWedge: Can someone explain to me why white can't simply play 22 Kxf1. ? ... Qd1+ doesn't work, because of 23 Ne1, followed by Bb2 at some later time. I don't see any other obvious counterpunches.
Sep-21-09  Manic: <UrVileWedge>

<King.Arthur.Brazil:<21..Qd5! great! treats Qxg2#, while Kxf1 Qd3 recover the Nc2.>>

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