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Vasily Smyslov vs Samuel Reshevsky
Rapid Match (1991) (rapid), Moscow URS, rd 2, Jun-??
Sicilian Defense: Scheveningen. Modern Variation General (B83)  ·  0-1



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Mar-16-04  mtalfan104: Nice win, but why not 22. Rf3, keeping the pawn - structure intact on qxh3 rxh3?
Mar-16-04  chessfected: 22. Rf3 Bxd5 23. ed Qxd5 when 24. Bxg6 can't be played (24....Qxd1+). 24. Be2 allows 24...Qe6 when Black appears to stand better.
Mar-17-04  drukenknight: a very difficult game to figure, possibly white's 17th and 20th are moves to improve upon.
Apr-14-05  RookFile: Is this the old warrior's last
game, or was it the one against
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  BishopBerkeley: <RookFile> Of course, we have two old warriors here!

Samuel Reshevsky has games from 1917-1991 (74 years) in the present database.

Vasily Smyslov has games from 1935-2001 (66 years) in the present database.

Two grand old men of Chess in their final confrontation.

(: ♗ Bishop Berkeley ♗ :)

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  GrahamClayton: All 4 games of the 1991 match between Smyslov and Reshevsky were won by the Black pieces!
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  GrahamClayton: Source: "Batsford Book of Chess Records", Yakov Damsky, Batsford, 2005
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  HeMateMe: Two big hitters, who delivered the goods for over half a century. This is the last game in the database for Reshevsky, fitting that he slugged it out against another tough vet, Smyslov.

V.S. was in the final 4 of the Candidates in 1983, the group that included Korchnoi, Zoltan Ribli and Karsparov--thirty years after being world champion himself! This was the cycle almost ruined by Campomanes and his masters in the Kremlin, who forfeited Kasparov and Smyslov after the USSR blocked GK and VS from playing in Pasadena and the UAE, respectfully. Some pressure finally got the matches reinstalled, to take place in London, Kaspy makes the final against Karpov, and the KK marathon begins.

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  FSR: <GrahamClayton> actually lists five games between them at that tournament - apparently two at a classical time control and three at 30 minutes a side.
Mar-05-18  AlbertoDominguez: There appears to be an error. Moscow Veterans (Boensch,U) is listed as game 2 at classical time control. I believe it was actually game 4 at the G/30 control. This is supported by Kasparov's MGP4 Game #23, which lists it as match game 4.

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