Smyslov in 2002
Please Click HERE to play through a game of Smyslov V. – Denker A. played in
Moscow, 1946. They played a Sicilian Opening. Click HERE for more Sicilian openings! You do get different variations on the Sicilian.
If you click HERE you can read on Wikipedia about the Sicilian Defence! I like the Dragon -variation = see the 2nd small image in this post = because of the white Knights’ formation…! It looks beautiful….hehehe…
Vasily Vasiliyevich Smyslov was born March 24, 1921, in Moscow and is a Russian chess grandmaster, and was World Chess Champion from 1957 to 1958. He was a Candidate for the World Chess Championship on eight occasions (1948, 1950, 1953, 1956, 1959, 1965, 1983, and 1985). Smyslov was twice Soviet Champion (1949, 1955), and his total of 17 Chess Olympiad medals won is an all-time record. In five European Team Championships, Smyslov won ten gold medals.
Read HERE more about Smyslov and if you scroll down on this link, you will find more chess games of him.
DRAGON-variation on the next image.