Inspired by GP's assertion that Smyslov had had an affair with an "Yougoslavian GM and journalist" during Candidates tournament in Yugoslavia in 1959.
There are not many candidates for that role.
Milunka Lazarević looks most likely the one.
She used to be one fo the prettiest chessesses in the World ever.
There is a story that Mikhail Tal was also in love in her and jealous on Smyslov. He defeated Smyslov in 4th round of that tournament and Miss Lazarević was sitting in first row.
When Tal sacrified in 25th move, he got off the table and came t Miss Lazarević and said to her:
- I did it for you, madamme!
Smyslov had beaten his wife in 1962 so she had to file a comlaint to Central Committee to get a civlised divorce and a flat. Smyslov had t live bachelor lfie in rented studios for some next years.
Russian GMs' wives looked pretty much like female wrestler, which sparked a theory in CIA circles, that they (GMs) are latent homosexuals.
Of all World Champions, only Capablanca had a presentable wife, real beauty, other had rich fat monsters for wives.
Milunka Lazarević was inches away from becoming a challenger of Nina Gaprindashvilli. But in the last round of Candidatesses' tournament, she refused a draw against an American down-tabled player, whose rich husband approached to Miss Layarević wth an offer.
- Do you really think I am excited by making a quick draw with your not-so-good wife?! - said Miss Lazarević to him, and she was punished for her arogancy the same way Bora Ivkov was in La Habana 1965.
She lost the game n last round and had to play play-off with two other players.
Yugoslav Chess Association had troubles with Miss Lazarević, and without her knowledge wrote to FIDE that Miss Lazarević wants SSSR as a host of play-off threematch!!! It was their dirty revenche.
It was held in Kyev, and many years later now divorced and again Miss Lazarević disclosed that from that play-off in SSSR she was suffering from ailing health ever since. In 1980. she finally visited a good doctor in Belgium who said to her:
- You had been poisoned!
Milunka Lazarević has a son and now is living in a facilitating home for old people in Belgrade. She is 82, but still in good shape. Once a week she welcomes her son and daughter-in-law and prepares a lunch for them in her studio.
Her husband used to beat her. They had been divorced for decades and he is now dead.
I caught a quick glimpse of her at Gligoric's funeral some years ago.
She was talented journalist, with a guift for interview just like Oriana Fallaci. He once refused to take an interview from Bobby Fischer because she "had to sleep"!
She was always saying:
- I love two things in life: to smoke cigarettes and to sleep.
She didn't like sex either. Chess and sex don't come together very often...