Smyslov vs Boleslavsky
[Event "Soviet Championship"] [Site "?"] [Round "0"] [White "Smyslov"] [Black "Boleslavsky"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "C11"] [Opening "French: Burn, 5.Nxe4"] 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bg5 dxe4 5. Nxe4 Be7 6. Bxf6 gxf6 { 6...Bxf6 Keeping his pawn structure in order is also playable.} 7. g3 { White plays to stop Black from fianchettoing his light squared bishop with 7... b6.} 7... Bd7 {7...b6 8.Bg2 Bb7 would allow White to win material.} 8. Nf3 Bc6 {Black is developing his forces effectively must always worry about the fractured kingside pawn structure.} 9. Qe2 Qd5 10. Ned2 Na6 {10...Nd7} 11. a3 { A simple yet strong pawn move which keeps the Black knight out of the game.} 11... O-O-O 12. Bg2 Nb8 13. O-O Qd7 14. Rfe1 Bf8 {Black is playing without a plan. He should have tried to start play on the kingside by advancing the pawn to h5.} 15. c4 h5 16. b4 {Although, both sides are launching attacks on different flanks. White's is much more powerful since he has the better pawn structure.} 16... b6 17. Ne4 Bg7 18. b5 Bb7 19. c5 Bd5 {19...bxc5 20.Nxc5 Qe7 21.Nxb7 Kxb7 22.Ne5+ Kc8 23.Nc6 Nxc6 24.bxc6 when White has a winning attack on the light squares.} 20. Rac1 Rde8 21. c6 Qd8 {Most of Black's pieces have been pushed to the back rank which means they won't be able to defend the king. } 22. Qc2 a5 23. Rcd1 Bf8 24. Qd3 Be7 25. Nc3 Bb3 26. Rb1 a4 { 26...Bd5 27.Nxd5 Qxd5 allows White to win material. Do you see how?} 27. Nd2 h4 28. Nxb3 axb3 29. Qc4 f5 30. Qa4 { With no light-squared bishop Black is powerless to defend his light squares.} 30... Bd6 31. Qa8 Qg5 32. Nd5 {Black resigned as he has no good way of preventing 33.Qb7+. 32.Nd5 Black resigned as 32...exd5 33.Qb7+ Kd8 34.Qxb8+ Mates.} 1-0
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OpeningC11 — French: Burn, 5.Nxe4
TournamentSoviet Championship