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Vassily Smyslov, at 76, still plays at a grandmasterly level, but in this game from the tournament in Hoogeveen, in the Netherlands, he miscalculated the complications after 20 ... Nf6 and landed in an endgame with his knight fatally corralled in the enemy camp.

White: Loek van Wely

Black: Vassily Smyslov

1 d4 d5 21 Qxe5 Bb3

2 c4 c6 22 Rd3 Ng4

3 Nc3 Nf6 23 Qd4 Nxf2

4 Nf3 dxc4 24 Rxb3 Rxd6

5 a4 Bf5 25 Rxb7 Rxd4

6 Ne5 Nbd7 26 Rxc7 Ne4

7 Nxc4 Qc7 27 R7xc6 Rxa4

8 g3 e5 28 R6c4 Rxc4

9 dxe5 Nxe5 29 Rxc4 Nd2

10 Bf4 Nfd7 30 Ra4 Rb8

11 Bg2 f6 31 Rxa5 Nc4

12 0-0 Be6 32 Ra4 Nxb2

13 Nxe5 fxe5 33 Rd4 g6

14 Be3 Bc5 34 Kf2 Rc8

15 Qc1 0-0 35 Bd5 Rc1

16 Rd1 Bxe3 36 Bb3 Rc3

17 Qxe3 a5 37 Rb4 Rc7

18 Ne4 Kh8 38 Ke1 Kg7

19 Rac1 Rad8 39 Kd2 Kf6

20 Nd6 Nf6 40 Bd5 resigns

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