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Spassky - Geller Candidates Quarterfinal Match

Boris Spassky5.5/8(+3 -0 =5)[games]
Efim Geller2.5/8(+0 -3 =5)[games] Chess Event Description
Spassky - Geller Candidates Quarterfinal (1968)

Sukhumi, Soviet Union, 3-17 April 1968

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 1 Spassky 1 1 1 5 2 Geller 0 0 0 2

Their previous match was the Spassky - Geller Candidates Semifinal (1965) in Riga. Spassky again won with a score of 5-2, which qualified him for the Spassky - Larsen Candidates Semifinal (1968). Spassky's second was Igor Bondarevsky, while Geller's two seconds were Yuri Nikolaevich Sakharov and Eduard Gufeld.

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Geller vs Spassky ½-½211968Spassky - Geller Candidates QuarterfinalC09 French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line
2. Spassky vs Geller 1-0371968Spassky - Geller Candidates QuarterfinalB25 Sicilian, Closed
3. Geller vs Spassky ½-½191968Spassky - Geller Candidates QuarterfinalC19 French, Winawer, Advance
4. Spassky vs Geller 1-0481968Spassky - Geller Candidates QuarterfinalB25 Sicilian, Closed
5. Geller vs Spassky ½-½421968Spassky - Geller Candidates QuarterfinalC19 French, Winawer, Advance
6. Spassky vs Geller 1-0321968Spassky - Geller Candidates QuarterfinalB25 Sicilian, Closed
7. Geller vs Spassky ½-½531968Spassky - Geller Candidates QuarterfinalC09 French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line
8. Spassky vs Geller ½-½511968Spassky - Geller Candidates QuarterfinalB25 Sicilian, Closed
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Kibitzer's Corner
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  perfidious: Seeing Spassky play the French all four games as Black in this match makes a strange impression.
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  offramp: Geller may have been ukuleled by Spassky's use of the French!
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