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Martin Christoffel vs Vasily Smyslov
Groningen (1946), Groningen NED, rd 15, Sep-02
Italian Game: Classical. Tarrasch Variation (C53)  ·  0-1



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Aug-30-09  King.Arthur.Brazil: After 10.Be3 equal position is found after exd4. W tried central attack with e5, but B enter in tatics with Nf4! 18. Nd6? was dangerous cause Tad8! 19...Be6 hide the line: 20.Bxe6 fxe6 21.Nxe5? Bxf2+ 22.Kxf2 Nd3+d. But W falls in another trap with Bc7! if 22.Nxb7 Rxd1 23. Rxd1 Bxe5, also 22.Ne4 is impossible: win a N. 22.Nxf7 is forced! Not Bxf7? cause 23.Nxf7 Rxd1 24.Rxd1 Rxf7 Rd7 win.
Aug-30-09  King.Arthur.Brazil: 23...Kxf7 to protect WR to enter 7 rank by e7. After 28.Kg2 seems there is adraw, but Smyslov end game is very precise and technical. Its a class.

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