Mikhail Tal vs Vasily Smyslov

AnotherĀ  short sharp game by Tal.

Did Smyslov loose theĀ  game after 10. … Qa5? (following 11. … b5 minor mistake). But Tal, playing 12.Bd2 give Smyslov chance for 3-rep draw, which Smyslov didn’t see (18. … Bc7 or 18. … Bf6 lead to repetition possibility).If consider neither Tal nor Smyslov see this deep tactical draw possibility – 18. … Nf6 is not a blunder, game was lost due to weak Smyslov opening play: 4. Nd7?
10. Qa5?
11. b5?

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Graham Morris
April 27, 2019