|Mar-05-02|| ||bishop: Not one of Spassky's better games. |
|Sep-21-04|| ||PivotalAnorak: Poor Spassky... At the time he was criticized for his countless "grandmaster draws", and before the Belfort tournament he announced "okay, in my game against Karpov I intend to attack him". And then he forgot 21... Re1+ followed by 22... Rxc1. Sad really. |
|Nov-20-04|| ||kostich in time: a really sad blunder,especially as Spassky had a reasonable position for most of the game. Earlier, iwould have chopped off the N on d4, then doubled rooks on the e-file, and then just waited..Spasskys mistake was going out for an illusory mating attack and forgetting about his own back rank |
|Dec-28-05|| ||szunzein: Was this a rapid game?|
|Apr-12-07|| ||russep: Was spassky better before he blundered the bishop?|
|Apr-30-07|| ||Dr.Lecter: I'd say he was. His position looks reasonably strong.|
|May-01-07|| ||plang: "Was this a rapid game?"
No, it was from one of the very powerful 6 World Cup tournaments held during 1988-89. Kavalek wrote a great book on these tournaments. Too bad the World Cup was discontinued.
|May-01-07|| ||Brown: <plang>
I would love to get my hands on that book. What was it called? I'll snoop on Amazon...
|Sep-09-07|| ||sezori: Ouchies, yeah your right. Man get's like instant all timers and misses simple tactics. But I think if we were in our own shoes we would've lost years ago! LOL
Like 20 or so moves ago, *my opinion*|
|Sep-10-07|| ||RookFile: Yeah, this game was pretty silly.|
|Apr-22-12|| ||jackpawn: Spassky, for whatever reason, could never play against Karpov. Just one of those things . . .|
|Aug-13-14|| ||Mabashibuku: According to Andy Soltis, Spassky's plan was to continue with 23. Rxg6+ fg 24. Qxg6+ Kf8 25. Bxh6+ Rxh6 26. Qg8 mate. Only when 22... Rxc1 had been played on the board did he realize that 25. Bxh6+ would involve a piece that no longer existed.|