1950 USSR Chess Championship: Geller vs. Vatnikov – Fischer-Sozin Attack

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This is a semi-final round game from the USSR Chess Championship between Efim Geller and Josif Vatnikov. Observe how ignoring control over the critical e5 square can easily translate into a very quick defeat in the Sicilian Defense, Fischer Sozin Attack.

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 d6 6.Bc4 e6 7.O-O
Be7 8.Be3 O-O 9.Bb3 Na5 10.f4 b6 11.e5 Ne8 12.f5 dxe5 13.fxe6
f6 14.Nf5 Nxb3 15.Nd5 Nd4 16.Ndxe7+ Kh8 17.Ng6+ hxg6 18.e7 1-0

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