GM BryanSmith |
At the time that Vasily Smyslov became world champion, a rule was in effect giving the previous champion an automatic rematch in the event that he lost the title. Mikhail Botvinnik benefited from this rule twice -- the first instance was with Smyslov.
So, the rematch took place in 1958, again in Moscow (as had Botvinnik's previous matches with Bronstein and Smyslov). In this match, Botvinnik&... Read More