Botvinnik vs Smyslov
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[Event "match-tournament"] [Site "Ch World , Hague/Moscow (Neth"] [Round "0"] [White "Botvinnik"] [Black "Smyslov"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "D90"] [Opening "Gruenfeld: Three Knights Variation"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Nf3 Bg7 5. Qb3 dxc4 6. Qxc4 O-O 7. e4 Bg4 8. Be3 Nfd7 9. Nd2 Nb6 10. Qd3 c6 11. f3 Be6 {A comparison with the previous position favours Black in some respects; the Bg7 is very well placed striking directly through the centre d4-e5 square. However, there are more minor pieces on the board, therefore White's space advantage has more significance here.} 12. Rd1 Na6 {Black's primary strategical task here is to fix white's vulnerable d-pawn so her concentrates his forces on the d5 square} 13. a3 Qd7 14. Qc2 Nc7 (14... Bxd4 15. Ndb1 c5 16. Nb5 Rac8 17. Bxd4 cxd4 18. N1c3 { White wins a pawn, which, however, will give him only a slight advantage}) 15. Nb3 Bc4 (15... -- 16. Nc5 {securing two Bishops}) 16. Be2 Bxe2 17. Qxe2 Rad8 18. O-O Qe6 19. Nc5 Qc8 20. Kh1 Nd7 21. Nb3 b6 {The attack on the d-pawn has fizzled out, so Black must think of some other way to keep his opponent busy} ( 21... e5 22. d5 $14) 22. Qc4 Qb7 23. f4 e6 24. Rc1 Nf6 25. Bg1 Rc8 26. Rc2 Rfd8 27. Qe2 Nb5 {Suddenly the game flares up. For that matter, any further waiting tactics by Black would be questionable in view of the vulberability of his c-pawn} 28. e5 (28. Nxb5 cxb5 29. Rxc8 Rxc8 30. e5 Nd5 31. Qxb5 Rc2 $44) 28... Nxc3 29. bxc3 Nd5 30. c4 (30. Nd2 { More accurate, now Black will be able to save himself because of the d4weakness }) 30... Ne7 31. Nd2 Nf5 32. Ne4 Nxd4 { Black gives up the exchange, thereby smashing White's centre} 33. Bxd4 Rxd4 34. Nd6 Rxd6 35. exd6 {This pawn must soon fall, so that Black, with two pawns for the exchange, will have full compensation, at least as regard material. The task which he faces in the endgame, however, is far from simple, mainly because his extra pawns can't play any active part} 35... c5 36. Rd2 Rd8 37. Qf3 Qxf3 38. Rxf3 Bd4 39. g3 Rxd6 40. Kg2 f5 41. a4 Kf7 42. Rb3 Kf6 43. Ra2 a5 44. Rd2 Ke7 45. Kf3 Kd7 46. g4 h6 47. Rg2 Ke7 48. Rd3 Kf7 49. h4 fxg4+ 50. Rxg4 h5 51. Rg2 Rd8 52. Rgd2 Ke8 53. Rg2 Kf7 54. Rgd2 Ke8 55. Ke2 Ke7 56. Rd1 Rf8 57. Rf1 Bf6 58. Rb3 Bxh4 59. Rxb6 Bg3 60. Rb7+ Kf6 61. Rb5 Kf5 62. Rxc5+ Ke4 63. Re5+ Kd4 64. Rd1+ Kxc4 65. Re4+ Kc5 66. Kf3 h4 67. Rb1 Kd6 68. Rb6+ Kd7 69. Kg4 Rf5 70. Rd4+ Ke7 71. Rb7+ Kf6 72. Rb5 e5 73. Rd6+ Kg7 74. Rxa5 Rxf4+ 75. Kh3 Kh6 76. Raa6 Kh5 77. Rxg6 Rxa4 78. Rh6+ Kg5 79. Rhg6+ Kh5 1/2-1/2
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Players
WhiteBotvinnik
BlackSmyslov
Game
Moves79
OpeningD90 — Gruenfeld: Three Knights Variation
Result½-½
Date
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Tournament
Tournamentmatch-tournament
LocationCh World , Hague/Moscow (Neth
Round0