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Cenek Kottnauer vs Vasily Smyslov
Moscow-Prague (1946), Prague CSR, rd 2, Mar-03
Slav Defense: Czech Variation. Classical System (D18)  ·  1-0



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Sep-25-06  who: Why isn't the 10...Bxc3 standard? Where is white's compensation for losing the pawn majority?
Oct-08-06  orio24: <who>, you can see in the game, the compensation was in the bishop pair, and especially the dark square bishop was very strong witout its opponent, and also because the dark squares in the black camp were very weak.
Sep-19-09  King.Arthur.Brazil: 15.a6! was a strong move from Kottnauer.After Nxc4 axb7+ and BKing would be exposed. 26.Ne5 broke Smsylov defence, the treat is d5!Smyslov tried a combination f6 to lose quality but caught a P. 31.Rf3 was forced by b5, cxb5, cxb5 and win the Ba4.37.Bg6 forced the changing of material which turns white victory unavoidable.

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