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Vasily Smyslov vs Svetozar Gligoric
Warsaw (1947), Warsaw POL, rd 4, Apr-20
Catalan Opening: Closed Variation (E06)  ·  0-1



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Dec-22-02  Sylvester: A battle with Smyslov when both were still under 30.
Dec-23-02  PVS: Does Gligoric put an "!" after 12...Be4
Dec-23-02  Sylvester: He does not give an exclamation point, but he says it "exploits the moment to disrupt the harmony in the arrangement of the white pieces." I guess that's a fancy way of saying he busted Smyslov's position.
Dec-23-02  PVS: <"exploits the moment to disrupt the harmony in the arrangement of the white pieces.">

It is also an allusion to Smyslov's book, In Search of Harmony.

Dec-23-02  Sylvester: I'm glad it was kind of a joke instead of just fancy talk.
May-05-04  fred lennox: 21...g5 a move of deep strategy. Gligoric sees a temporal disadvantage, white's queen restricted mobility, and uses it to force a remarkable R&P ending. It's true 29 Ra3 is not forced but it alters nothing. 29...Nc4 still forces 30 Nxc4 to save the b pawn. 29 Ra2 is very passive and easily refuted by black.
Feb-07-06  Resignation Trap: Miroslav Filip may not have known about this game. He played ...Be4 against the same opponent, but one move too late: Smyslov vs Filip, 1958 , and lost a long game.
Oct-24-09  King.Arthur.Brazil: Seems that Smyslov didn't want that black did c5 anytime, so he planned Ta7, Nb3, adn Sf4 to avoid it. Black with 12...Be4 make a sound development and after giving his pais o B, made 19...c5! Free! White could not imagine he lose a P, in this fight N-B x 2Ns when reach 23...Nxe3. The final was well conducted by black.
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  plang: Gligoric thought that 13 Qc1 allowed Black an easy game recommending 13 Qd2 instead. 21 Ra6 would allowed the White queen access to d6; instead after 21 Rfa1?..g5! he was forced into a bad endgame.

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