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Vasily Smyslov vs Wolfgang Uhlmann
Mar del Plata (1966), Mar del Plata ARG, rd 1, Mar-12
French Defense: Winawer. Positional Variation (C19)  ·  1-0



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Feb-04-06  Drudge: 3 stack wins!! Anyone know any other 3 stack wins?
Feb-04-06  ughaibu: Smyslov vs Botvinnik, 1954 Smyslov vs Botvinnik, 1957
Mar-23-14  ndg2: Triple pawn wins!
Mar-24-14  whiteshark: >The French IPC> --> Game Collection: 56_IPC = Irish Pawn Centre/middlegame-structure
Jan-29-15  jerseybob: Even though Smyslov's 11.dc was much praised at the time, this tripled-pawn variation hurts my eyes! But a few years later against Hartston, Uhlmann improved with 12..Nge5.
Nov-11-15  PhilFeeley: John Watson examines this game in some detail in "Secrets of Modern Chess Strategy", but he stops at move 42 and says "and White won rather easily." I had to say What?! It doesn't look easy at all. What about 42...Ke7, stopping the white king from getting to f6 and then the h7 pawn? What does white do after that? Later, why not 57...Bxc4? Then it's queen against queen and 2P, but hardly "easy".
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  beatgiant: <PhilFeeley>
On 42...Ke7 White can break through with <43. g4> fxg4 44. Bxg4, now threatening Be6 followed by Bd5.

On 57...Bxc4, White can avoid the queen ending with <58. Bb1> a2 59. Bxa2 Bxa2 60. f6, winning back the Bishop and it's 2P against nothing.

Jan-30-18  tonsillolith: Don't you hate it when your opponent lets you inflict double or triple pawns but doesn't let you exploit them?
Sep-29-18  Saniyat24: pawn eating Kings...!
Sep-29-18  siggemannen: These guys really do plan ahead. If 34...Rc8 then 35.Rxe4 wins the bishop
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  K Any: Doesn't 57...Bc4 draw? 58. Bb1 Bd3 etc.
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  beatgiant: <K any>
57...Bc4 <58. Bxc4> Kxc4 59. f6 a2 60. f7 a1=Q 61. f8=Q with a won ending.
Aug-14-21  tbontb: Smyslov demonstrates that his ragged pawn structure is more than compensated for by superior piece activity. After 42.Ke5 the B ending is clearly won for White so the last chance is 41....Bf3 42.Bf1 Kd7 43.Ke3 Bc6 44.Be2 h5 which surprisingly seems to hold (the Black K staying near c6 to prevent White exchanging Bs on f3).

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