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Vladimir Simagin vs Vladimir Zbandutto
1st USSR CC Ch (1948)
Spanish Game: Bird Variation (C61)  ·  1-0



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  tamar: The bishops take apart the King's shelter with impunity.

First 20 Bxc7 then 22 Bxc6! neither of which can be captured.

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  tpstar: [Fritz 10]: 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nd4 4. Nxd4 exd4 5. 0-0 c6 6. Ba4 Ne7 7. d3 d5 8. Nd2 [last book move] g6 9. Re1 Be6 10. Nf3 Bg7 11. exd5 [11. Bg5 h6 12. Bxe7 Kxe7 13. exd5 cxd5 ] Nxd5 [ ] 12. Re4 Nc7 13. Bg5 Qd7 14. Qd2 h6 [14 ... 0-0!? ] 15. Bf4 [ ] 0-0-0 16. Ne5 Qe7 17. Qa5 [17. Bb3!? g5 18. Nxf7 Qxf7 19. Bxc7 Qxc7 20. Bxe6+ Kb8 21. Rae1 ] g5 18. Bg3 f5 19. Ng6 Qd7?? [19 ... Qf7 20. Bxc7 fxe4 ] 20. Bxc7 [20. Rxe6 makes sure everything is clear f4 21. Re7 ] fxe4 21. Bg3 a6 [21 ... Rdg8 22. dxe4 b5 ] 22. Bxc6! [Double attack: h8/b7] Qf7 [22 ... bxc6 23. Qxa6+; 22 ... Qxc6 23. Ne7+] 23. Bxe4 1-0

After 19 ... Qd7:

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5. 0-0 c6 6. Ba4 = Opening Explorer

6 ... Ne7 7. d3 d5 8. Nd2 = Opening Explorer

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