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Fabian Fiorito vs Vasily Smyslov
Buenos Aires (1990), Buenos Aires ARG, rd 13, Apr-??
Slav Defense: Geller Gambit (D15)  ·  0-1

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Aug-01-11  Everett: 15..Bf8! White tried to blow the "old man" off the board, only to get crushed by a top-class exchange sac. Love these games.
Aug-01-11  Dr. J: Ditto. I also like 19...Qh5!, forcing the exchange of Queens, which is, surprisingly, to Black's advantage.

But wouldn't 22 Bf6 have been better than that g2-g4-g5xh6 nonsense, which loses time, material, pawn structure, King safety, etc.?

Aug-02-11  Everett: <Dr.J
But wouldn't 22 Bf6 have been better than that g2-g4-g5xh6 nonsense, which loses time, material, pawn structure, King safety, etc.?>

Interesting point, but at first glance Black's bishop pair and past d-pawn spell trouble. I don't see much hope for White after <22..Nxf6> giving black 3 potential passed pawns or <22..d2 23.Rfd1 Be2>

Aug-05-11  Dr. J: In general I agree with you (and, by implication, Smyslov) but I don't like 22...d2. After 22...c5 or 22...Nxf6 23 exf6 c5, White's position looks decidedly unpleasant.
May-06-20  jerseybob: Stockfish recommends 11.Nbd2, c3 instead of Smyslov's 11..Nf4!, which to me is practically the winning move. White's gotta get castled, so I vote for 11.Be2

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