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Correspondence Chess • Svetozar Gligoric vs Vasily Smyslov

Svetozar Gligoric plays Vasily Smyslov in a casual imported game of chess. Svetozar Gligoric resigned after 42 moves. Click to replay, analyse, and discuss the game!

A30 English Opening: Symmetrical Variation, Hedgehog Defense

Svetozar Gligoric
5 Inaccuracies
1 Mistakes
0 Blunders
24 Average centipawn loss
Vasily Smyslov
0 Inaccuracies
0 Mistakes
0 Blunders
17 Average centipawn loss
[Event "Zurich Candidates"] [Site "https://lichess.org/bDrT78vj"] [Date "1953.09.19"] [Round "12"] [White "Svetozar Gligoric"] [Black "Vasily Smyslov"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteElo "?"] [BlackElo "?"] [Variant "Standard"] [TimeControl "-"] [ECO "A30"] [Opening "English Opening: Symmetrical Variation, Hedgehog Defense"] [Termination "Normal"] [Annotator "lichess.org"] 1. c4 { [%eval 0.05] } 1... Nf6 { [%eval 0.27] } 2. Nc3 { [%eval 0.07] } 2... e6 { [%eval 0.47] } 3. Nf3 { [%eval 0.16] } 3... c5 { [%eval 0.2] } 4. g3 { [%eval 0.02] } 4... b6 { [%eval 0.33] } 5. Bg2 { [%eval 0.25] } 5... Bb7 { [%eval 0.43] } 6. O-O { [%eval 0.38] } 6... Be7 { [%eval 0.36] } { A30 English Opening: Symmetrical Variation, Hedgehog Defense } 7. d4 { [%eval 0.33] } 7... cxd4 { [%eval 0.41] } 8. Qxd4 { [%eval 0.25] } 8... O-O { [%eval 0.34] } 9. Rd1 { [%eval 0.37] } 9... Nc6 { [%eval 0.33] } 10. Qf4 { [%eval 0.25] } 10... Qb8 { [%eval 0.52] } 11. Qxb8 { [%eval 0.46] } 11... Raxb8 { [%eval 0.56] } 12. Bf4 { [%eval 0.57] } 12... Rbc8 { [%eval 0.51] } 13. Bd6 { [%eval 0.35] } 13... Bxd6 { [%eval 0.25] } 14. Rxd6 { [%eval 0.18] } 14... Ne7 { [%eval 0.33] } 15. Ne5?! { (0.33 → -0.61) Inaccuracy. Best move was b3. } { [%eval -0.61] } (15. b3 Nf5 16. Rd2 d5 17. Ne5 Rc5 18. Nd3 Rcc8 19. e3 Nd6 20. Ne5 Rc5 21. Rad1 dxc4) 15... Bxg2 { [%eval -0.56] } 16. Kxg2 { [%eval -0.71] } 16... Nf5 { [%eval -0.58] } 17. Rd2 { [%eval -0.64] } 17... d6 { [%eval -0.56] } 18. e4 { [%eval -0.71] } 18... Nxg3 { [%eval -0.43] } 19. hxg3?! { (-0.43 → -1.07) Inaccuracy. Best move was Rxd6. } { [%eval -1.07] } (19. Rxd6 Ngxe4 20. Nxe4 Nxe4 21. Rd4 Nc5 22. Rad1 f6 23. Nd7 e5 24. R4d2 Nxd7 25. Rxd7 Rxc4) 19... dxe5 { [%eval -1.02] } 20. b3 { [%eval -1.12] } 20... Rfd8 { [%eval -1.04] } 21. Rad1 { [%eval -1.03] } 21... Rxd2 { [%eval -1.12] } 22. Rxd2 { [%eval -1.15] } 22... Kf8 { [%eval -0.99] } 23. f3 { [%eval -1.26] } 23... Ke7 { [%eval -1.06] } 24. Kf2 { [%eval -1.25] } 24... h5 { [%eval -1.16] } 25. Ke3 { [%eval -1.19] } 25... g5 { [%eval -1.19] } 26. Rh2 { [%eval -1.24] } 26... Rd8 { [%eval -1.25] } 27. Rh1 { [%eval -1.24] } 27... g4 { [%eval -1.19] } 28. fxg4?! { (-1.19 → -1.72) Inaccuracy. Best move was Rd1. } { [%eval -1.72] } (28. Rd1 gxf3 29. Kxf3 Rd7 30. Ke3 Ng4+ 31. Ke2 Rxd1 32. Nxd1 Kd6 33. b4 f5 34. exf5 exf5) 28... Nxg4+ { [%eval -1.51] } 29. Ke2 { [%eval -1.63] } 29... Nf6 { [%eval -1.25] } 30. Ke3 { [%eval -1.7] } 30... Rd4 { [%eval -1.71] } 31. Rf1 { [%eval -1.67] } 31... Ng4+ { [%eval -1.36] } 32. Ke2 { [%eval -1.4] } 32... Kf8 { [%eval -1.22] } 33. Rf3 { [%eval -1.71] } 33... Kg7 { [%eval -1.44] } 34. Rd3 { [%eval -1.57] } 34... Kf6 { [%eval -1.27] } 35. Rxd4?! { (-1.27 → -2.05) Inaccuracy. Best move was Rd1. } { [%eval -2.05] } (35. Rd1 a5 36. Rxd4 exd4 37. Na4 Ke5 38. c5 bxc5 39. Nxc5 Ne3 40. a3 f5 41. Kd3 Nf1) 35... exd4 { [%eval -1.75] } 36. Nb5? { (-1.75 → -4.12) Mistake. Best move was Nd1. } { [%eval -4.12] } (36. Nd1 e5 37. b4 Ke6 38. Kd2 Kd6 39. Kd3 Nf6 40. Nf2 Nh7 41. Kd2 f6 42. Kc2 Kc6) 36... Ke5 { [%eval -3.95] } 37. Nxa7 { [%eval -3.98] } 37... Kxe4 { [%eval -3.92] } 38. Nc8 { [%eval -4.04] } 38... d3+ { [%eval -3.33] } 39. Kd2 { [%eval -3.86] } 39... Kd4 { [%eval -3.43] } 40. c5?! { (-3.43 → -3.97) Inaccuracy. Best move was Nd6. } { [%eval -3.97] } (40. Nd6 Ne5 41. a4 Nf3+ 42. Kd1 e5 43. b4 e4 44. Nf5+ Kxc4 45. a5 bxa5 46. bxa5 Kc5) 40... bxc5 { [%eval -3.67] } 41. Nd6 { [%eval -3.64] } 41... Ne5 { [%eval -3.0] } { White resigns. } 0-1