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Vasily Smyslov vs Kazimierz Plater
Moscow (1947), Moscow URS, rd 12, Dec-15
King's Indian Defense: Fianchetto Variation. Classical Fianchetto (E67)  ·  1-0



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Apr-30-04  Resignation Trap: A nice quickie by Smyslov: 18. Nf5! and 23. Bxc6!
Apr-26-08  astaub: 17 ... Bh8 is probably the losing move since apparently 18 Nf5 wins a pawn without yielding any particular compensation.

At move 22 ... Ne8 seemed better to me than 22 ... Nd7. This opinion was confirmed by the ChessMaster 9000 program playing at a rating of about 2640. The same computer program then played 23 N3b5 and followed with 23 ... cb 24 Ba8 bc which apparently winds up with Black losing an exchange for a pawn so that he is then a full exchange down. This probably allows somewhat more fight than was available in the game continuation which apparently loses an exchange AND a pawn.

Oct-11-09  King.Arthur.Brazil: After natural Qxc6 24.Qd5 (if Bb7?? Nxb7 loose more) Qxd5 25.Nxd5 not only attack the R but also Nxe7 is mate! If Re8, 26.Nxe8 and again Ne7 (f6 ou f5, Nd6). So black must move Bg7 to have h8 place for his K, but lose the R in e7.
Jan-11-10  watwinc: Qc6 24 Nd5 and Black has to lose a lot of material to avoid a quick mate.

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