18 July 2007

The Botvinnik - Smyslov Rivalry

How many games did Botvinnik and Smyslov play against each other? I looked at four databases and received four different answers...

121 GMchess.com (Smyslov collection)
106 Chessgames.com
102 Chesslab.com
98 GMchess.com (Botvinnik collection)

...I'll look at the Chessbase online database when I have time. For a number of reasons, their data is harder to extract. In any case, further analysis is required. (To be continued)

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