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Vasily Smyslov vs Larry Evans
Helsinki Olympiad qual-3 (1952), Helsinki FIN, rd 7, Aug-19
Catalan Opening: Open Defense (E03)  ·  1-0



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Aug-22-05  WhoKeres: A beautifully played endgame by Smyslov, featured in many endame manuals. It's amazing that Smyslov is winning for a long time despite being technicaly behind in material.
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  fredthebear: Remarkable domination by Smyslov despite having pawn minorities on both wings.
Feb-19-20  Petrosianic: The Rakers can work wonders in open positions. I know I've seen the position at Move 61 in books, probably even one of Evans'.
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  Scuvy: Petrosianic, you are correct! See Evans ' New Ideas in Chess, p. 50, "Immobile tripled Pawns."
Nov-21-21  SChesshevsky: <...See Evans' New Ideas in Chess...>

Think "New Ideas in Chess" is one of the best Strategy/ Middle game books out there. Gives lots of useful info with examples. But best because written in a very concise format.

Here, probably a big gamble by Evans allowing the passed pawn with the 2 B's. At a minimum have to be very precise when facing such. Usually very dangerous and as seen, once that pawn gets moving.

Seen some other examples where the 2 B's come out on top. Maybe a Karpov game, though can't remember details. Definitely, Fischer-Larsen 1971 game 1.

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