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Vasily Smyslov vs Harry Golombek
Venice (1950), Venice ITA, rd 3, Sep-30
Caro-Kann Defense: Two Knights Attack (B10)  ·  1-0



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Jun-26-08  GMNick: Very nice demonstration by Smyslov of how to make use of a weak square. c5! is a very simple, yet effective way to take control of the game.
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  Chessical: Here is a very dangerous looking, but in the end satisfactory equalising route for Black:

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<15... b6!> Ne5 Ba6 and now <17.g3> = but White try to blast his way to Black's King with a Knight sacrifice well know on this variation:

<17. Nxf7!?> Kxf7 18. Qxe6+ Kf8 19. Bg6 Bxh2+

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<20. Kh1> Nc5 (the Knight must move to avoid mate, but surely Black is now just a piece down) 21. dxc5 Re8!

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(White cannot keep a Black Rook off the <e> file and this threatens White with a back-rank mate) 22. Qf7+ Qxf7 23. Rxe8+ Rxe8 24. Bxf7 Kxf7 25. Kxh2 Bxc4 26. cxb6 axb6; and after all that, Black emerges slightly better

Sep-05-19  Hokey pokey: 19.c5 is a high level positional move, gaining d6 and surrendering d5. One consideration is that a white N on d6 will be doing more than a black N on d5. Also, c5 constricts the Black B.
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