Smyslov vs Keres
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[Event "World Championship"] [Site "?"] [Round "0"] [White "Smyslov"] [Black "Keres"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "D50"] [Opening "QGD: 4.Bg5 c6"] 1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bg5 c6 5. e3 Nbd7 6. cxd5 exd5 {The openin g is an Exchange Queen's Gambit Declined where White's main strategy is the minority attack on the queenside. While Black chances are on using the half open e-file to start a kingside attack.} 7. Bd3 Be7 8. Nf3 O-O 9. Qc2 Re8 10. O-O Nf8 11. Rab1 {White prepares to play pawn b4, b5 thus attacking Black's queenside pawns where White has only two pawns hence the term minority attack.} 11... Ng6 {11...a5 would not stop White's intentions after 12.a3 Ng6 13.b4 axb4 14.axb4 with pawn b5 to follow.} 12. b4 Bd6 {This is not the most accurate move. 12...a6 13.a4 Ne4 exchanging a few pieces, offered better chances.} 13. b5 Bd7 14. bxc6 Bxc6 {This move is definetly a mistake as Black's light squared bishop is tied to the defense of the isolated d-pawn. 14. ..bxc6 when White would still have to prove the weakness of Black's queenside pawns.} 15. Qb3 Be7 16. Bxf6 { White removes an important defender of Black's isolated d-pawn.} 16... Bxf6 17. Bb5 Qd6 18. Rfc1 {White stands much better due to his pressure on Black's queenside while Black's kingside play have never gotten off the ground.} 18... h5 19. Ne2 h4 20. Bxc6 bxc6 21. Qa4 { White has saddled Black with a new weakness the backward c-pawn.} 21... Ne7 22. Rb7 {All of White's activity can be traced back to his minority attack.} 22... a5 23. h3 {Before proceeding with his queenside play White safeguards his king. } 23... Reb8 24. Rcb1 Rxb7 25. Rxb7 { White's better pawn structure and active pieces give him a winning advantage.} 25... c5 26. Rb5 cxd4 {26...c4 27.Rxa5 Rc8 28.Nc3 would leave White a healthy pawn up with Black's c-pawn safely blockaded.} 27. Nexd4 Rc8 28. Nb3 Bc3 29. Qxh4 {White's straightforward plans have netted him a pawn.} 29... Rc4 30. g4 { 30.Qg3 Qxg3 31.fxg3 Ra4 would give Black play against White's a-pawn.} 30... a4 31. Nbd4 Bxd4 32. Nxd4 Qe5 {32...Nc6 33.Nxc6 Rxc6 34.Ra5 Qd7 35. Qg5 leaves White a pawn ahead with more on the way.} 33. Nf3 Qd6 { Black has to watch his back rank otherwise White will get in Rb8+.} 34. Ra5 Rc8 35. Rxa4 {After this loss of a second pawn Black could safely resign.} 35... Ng6 36. Qh5 Qf6 37. Qf5 Qc6 38. Ra7 Rf8 39. Rd7 d4 40. Rxd4 Ra8 41. a4 { Black resigned as he is three pawns down.} 1-0
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Players
WhiteSmyslov
BlackKeres
Game
Moves41
OpeningD50 — QGD: 4.Bg5 c6
Result1-0
Date
Tags
Tournament
TournamentWorld Championship
Location?
Round0