Smyslov vs Martinovic
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[Event "Groningen"] [Site "?"] [Round "0"] [White "Smyslov"] [Black "Martinovic"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "A05"] [Opening "Reti: 1...Nf6"] 1. Nf3 Nf6 2. d4 g6 3. c4 Bg7 4. Nc3 O-O 5. Bg5 c5 6. e3 cxd4 7. exd4 d5 { The Opening has transposed to a variation of the Panov-Botvinnik attack from the Caro-Kann Defense.} 8. cxd5 Nxd5 { White excepts the isolated d-pawn in exchange for active piece play.} 9. Qb3 Nxc3 {9...Nb6 would keep pressure on the isolated d-pawn at the expense of moving the knight for the third time.} 10. bxc3 Nc6 11. Be2 b6 12. O-O Qd6 { This commits Black's queen too early. 12...Bb7 would have been better.} 13. Rad1 e6 14. Nd2 Na5 {14...Bb7 15.Ne4 Qd7 16.Nf6+ Bxf6 17.Bxf6 would be better for White due to the dark square weaknesses around Black's king .} 15. Qb4 Qc7 {15...Qxb4 16.cxb4 Nc6 With pressure against the isolated d-pawn was better.} 16. Ne4 h6 17. Qe7 { With this intermediate move White is able to gain the bishop pair.} 17... Qxe7 18. Bxe7 Re8 19. Nf6+ { Now the position without queens will favor White, who has the bishop pair.} 19... Bxf6 20. Bxf6 Bb7 21. Rd3 { Played with the idea of attacking on the h-file after a future Rh3.} 21... Bd5 22. Rh3 Kh7 23. Re1 e5 { 23...h5 24.g4 would win a pawn while keeping a powerful attack on the h- file.} 24. dxe5 Nc4 25. Bxc4 Bxc4 {Black resigned before White could play a winning combination. Do you see it? If not, Gambit can demonstrate it for you if you set Gambit up as White..} 1-0
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Players
WhiteSmyslov
BlackMartinovic
Game
Moves25
OpeningA05 — Reti: 1...Nf6
Result1-0
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Tournament
TournamentGroningen
Location?
Round0