[Event "GotM #36"] [Site "Bled/Zagreb/Belgrade"] [Date "1959.??.??"] [Round "?"] [White "Tal, Mihail"] [Black "Smyslov, Vassily"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "B10"] [Annotator "Connaughton, Ken"] [PlyCount "51"] [EventDate "1959.??.??"] {[%evp 0,51,40,28,59,44,44,28,43,28,28,28,16,16,70,60,59,51,104,70,69,42,66,35, 84,-1,0,-239,106,-242,0,0,0,0,0,0,24,0,250,250,266,259,259,259,259,288,288,282, 367,323,330,322,322,322]} 1. e4 c6 {Caro-Kann Defense} 2. d3 d5 3. Nd2 e5 4. Ngf3 Nd7 5. d4 {White wants to break up the center.} dxe4 6. Nxe4 exd4 7. Qxd4 {[#] White leads in development.} Ngf6 8. Bg5 Be7 9. O-O-O O-O 10. Nd6 { What is Tal intending here?} Qa5 11. Bc4 {Develops and covers the a-pawn.} b5 12. Bd2 {[#] White using tactics now as he seeks to outmaneuver his illustrious opponent.} Qa6 13. Nf5 {Again defending c4 with an even greater threat.} Bd8 14. Qh4 $5 {[#] White sacrifices the Bishop, daring Black to take and then navigate through the oncoming attack.} bxc4 {This time Smyslov thinks he has time to take the Bishop.} 15. Qg5 Nh5 (15... g6 16. Nh6+ Kh8 17. Bc3 Kg7 18. Ng4 $16 {with pressure mounting on f6.}) 16. Nh6+ {As always White looks for a tactical way forward.} ({If} 16. Qxh5 {then} Qxa2 17. Bb4 Nf6 18. Nh6+ gxh6 19. Qxh6 c5 20. Qg5+ Kh8 21. Bc3 Qa1+ 22. Kd2 Qa6 $17 {and Black with the extra piece should win.}) 16... Kh8 17. Qxh5 Qxa2 ({If} 17... gxh6 18. Bc3+ f6 19. Qxh6 $18 {and a winning position for White.}) 18. Bc3 {Giving his King an escape square.} Nf6 $4 {Black overlooked the weakness of his back rank but White does not.} 19. Qxf7 $3 {[%CAl Rd1d8] [#] Black can't take the Queen.} Qa1+ {Pushing the King in front of his Rook and ending the pressure on Black's home rank.} 20. Kd2 Rxf7 21. Nxf7+ Kg8 22. Rxa1 Kxf7 {[%csl Rc4,Rc6] [#] White has won the exchange.} 23. Ne5+ Ke6 24. Nxc6 Ne4+ 25. Ke3 Bb6+ 26. Bd4 { [#] Black is down a pawn and an exchange, his Queenside pawns are isolated and weak, the position can't be held. He resigns.} 1-0
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