Do you dare to play the Budapest against a World Champion?

Do you dare to play the Budapest against a World Champion?

Some players think that an unorthodox opening is a good weapon against a superior opponent. I think such openings can be useful against an equal opponent or a weaker one, but against a superior opponent one can only hope for the oppoent to choose a poor line. In fact, in an unusual position it is a battle of wits where superior talent will prevail. In a standard opening, a prepared variaion using the opponent's known repertoire can lead to a comfortable position.

In this game the White side is played by no less than World Champion Smyslov, and his superior skills and veteran experience lead to a convincing win. Notice that both players follow the general guidelines, getting rooks connected in the first 15 moves.

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