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Vasily Smyslov vs Fred Kohn
Columbus simul (1976) (exhibition)
French Defense: Winawer Variation. Winckelmann-Riemer Gambit (C15)  ·  0-1

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Jul-20-11  number 23 NBer: Smyslov drops a rook on the nineteenth move and has no comments? A shocker. Though his position looked a mess in any event.
Jul-20-11
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  Phony Benoni: I'd like to know what Smyslov was doing in Columbus. He did play in Lone Pine that year, so this may have been from a simul at about that time.

That is, if it actually is Smyslov playing White.

Sep-06-11
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  perfidious: <Phony Benoni> Of course, this could be rather like the Schulien-Korchnoi games which were making the rounds here a time ago....
Jan-10-13
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  Phony Benoni: I just received a note from Fred Kohn over at GameKnot. It was indeed a simul, and one in which Smyslov performed badly, winning only about half of his games.
Aug-06-16
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  perfidious: <number 23 NBer: Smyslov drops a rook on the nineteenth move and has no comments? A shocker. Though his position looked a mess in any event.>

Even before 18.f3, Smyslov's game looks clearly worse despite the extra pawns, due to his lack of development.

This has come to resemble a Winawer Poisoned Pawn in which Black has managed to successfully play ....d5-d4 as well as inveigle his opponent into giving up the centre with dxc5; in short, a dream position.

Dec-30-18  fkohn: When Smyslov played 18. f3 I could hardly believe my eyes. And when he played 19. ♕f2 I was so excited I broke protocol and played my 19th move immediately. My game was the first one to finish.
Feb-03-19  jith1207: Well Played, <fkohn>.

What do you think made Smyslov blunder?

Jul-08-19  fkohn: <What do you think made Smyslov blunder?>

Well he had a very bad night. As I recall, he lost 15 games in addition to giving up a draw or two. Maybe he was just tired.

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