Smyslov vs Botvinnik
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[Event "Moscow"] [Site "?"] [Round "0"] [White "Smyslov"] [Black "Botvinnik"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "B33"] [Opening "Sicilian: Open, 2...Nc6"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 d6 6. Bg5 e6 7. Be2 Be7 8. O-O O-O 9. Ndb5 a6 10. Bxf6 gxf6 11. Nd4 Kh8 {The strategic situation here is not unlike that of the previous example - two Bishops accompanied by a weakned pawn position. in what follows we shall see White working logically against eh pawn complex, while Black aims at opening lines. Remarkably enought, these plans do not cut across one another. black seems to play right into his opponent's hands; his pawns are badly doubled and isolated. Then, just when White seems to have realized his aims, suddenly it emerges that Black has also achieved his. The Bishops control the board and the resulting attack gives Black a decisive advantage.} 12. Kh1 Rg8 13. f4 Bd7 14. Bf3 Rc8 15. Nxc6 $2 { This strengthens the Black centre.} (15. Nce2 Na5 16. b3) 15... bxc6 16. Ne2 d5 {If Black deffered this one more move White could have played Pc4} 17. f5 $2 { In accordance with White's plan, which is to ruin the enemy pawn formation.} ( 17. b3) (17. Qd2) 17... Qc7 18. c4 dxc4 19. Qd4 c5 20. Qxc4 Bd6 21. g3 Bb5 22. Qc2 exf5 23. exf5 { White has achieved what he wanted: all the Black pawns are weak.} 23... Rce8 24. Rf2 (24. Qd2 Bxe2 (24... Be5) 25. Bxe2 Bxg3 26. Bf3) 24... Re3 25. Bg2 (25. Nc3 Bc6 26. Bxc6 (26. Bg2 Qb7 {every Black piece in active play}) 26... Qxc6+ 27. Kg1 Bxg3 $1 $19) 25... Qe7 26. Ng1 $8 Bd3 27. Qd2 c4 {Thus one bishops secures a splendid strong-point on d3, while a new line is opened for his colleague.} 28. Rf3 (28. -- Bb4 29. Qd1 Re1 $19) 28... Re8 29. Rd1 (29. Rxe3 Qxe3 30. Qxe3 Rxe3 $17) 29... Bc5 30. b3 (30. Rxe3 Bxe3 31. Qc3 Qe5 32. Qxe5 Rxe5 33. b3 Rxf5 34. bxc4 Bxc4 $19) 30... Re1 31. bxc4 Bxc4 (31... Bxg1 $2 32. Qxd3 Bf2+ 33. Rxe1 Qxe1+ 34. Qf1) 32. Bf1 Rxd1 33. Qxd1 Rd8 34. Qc2 Bd5 35. Qc3 Bd4 36. Qd3 Qe3 37. Qxe3 Bxe3 38. Bg2 Bxf3 39. Bxf3 Rd2 40. Ne2 (40. a4 Ra2 41. Bc6 Ra1) 40... Rxa2 0-1
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Players
WhiteSmyslov
BlackBotvinnik
Game
Moves40
OpeningB33 — Sicilian: Open, 2...Nc6
Result0-1
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TournamentMoscow
Location?
Round0