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Vasily Smyslov vs Jan Hein Donner
Venice (1950), Venice ITA, rd 9, Oct-??
French Defense: McCutcheon. Lasker Variation (C12)  ·  1-0



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Aug-24-15  ToTheDeath: Excellent attacking play by Smyslov.
Aug-25-15  RookFile: Smyslov gambits a pawn, relying upon the dark squares as compensation. I wouldn't want to have the black pieces. Over the board it must have been very hard to play against this.
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  offramp: Normally one gambits a pawn in order to gain a move or two.

Here Smyslov gambits a pawn by losing two moves:

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Aug-25-15  paavoh: Why not 22. -f5 instead of Bd7? Without an engine, I do see 23.Qh5+ but the game continuation seemed rather an easy win for White.
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  plang: Not that familiar with the McCutchen - clearly not easy to play with Black.

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