Smyslov vs Stahlberg
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[Event "04"] [Site "Zurich"] [Round "0"] [White "Smyslov"] [Black "Stahlberg"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "C11"] [Opening "French: Burn, 5.Nxe4"] {Another example of a castled position weakened by the doubling of a pawn} 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bg5 dxe4 5. Nxe4 Be7 6. Bxf6 Bxf6 7. Nf3 Nd7 8. Bc4 O-O 9. Qe2 Nb6 10. Bb3 Bd7 11. O-O Qe7 12. Rfe1 Rad8 13. Rad1 Ba4 14. Bxa4 Nxa4 15. Qb5 Nb6 16. c4 c6 17. Qb3 Qc7 $2 18. Nxf6+ gxf6 19. Qe3 Kg7 $2 20. Ne5 $1 {In suprising fashion White lays bare the weakness of the Black King position. The Knight can't be taken Of course the Knight can't be maintained at e5, but the move has set an irresistble attack in motion} 20... Qe7 (20... fxe5 21. Qg5+ Kh8 22. Qf6+ Kg8 23. Rd3 Rfe8 24. Qh6 { White attack will go like butter through knife}) (20... -- 21. Qg3+ Kh8 22. Ng6+) 21. Ng4 Rg8 (21... Nd7 22. Qh6+ Kh8 23. d5 cxd5 24. cxd5 e5 25. Re3 Rg8 26. Rh3 Rg7 27. Ne3) 22. Nh6 Qc7 (22... Nxc4 23. Nf5+ Kh8 24. Qh6 Qf8 25. Qxf6+ ) 23. Nxg8 Rxg8 24. b3 {Now it is easy for White. Not only is Black behind on material, but he is still plagued by his doubled pawn} 24... Kh8 25. Qh3 Rg6 26. Qh4 Nd7 27. Re3 Qa5 28. Rh3 Nf8 29. Rg3 Qxa2 30. Rxg6 Nxg6 31. Qxf6+ Kg8 32. Qf3 Qc2 33. Qd3 1-0
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WhiteSmyslov
BlackStahlberg
Game
Moves33
OpeningC11 — French: Burn, 5.Nxe4
Result1-0
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Tournament
Tournament04
LocationZurich
Round0