chessgames.com
Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

(If you register a free account you won't see all these ads!)
Boris Spassky vs Axel Otto Ornstein
Olympiad Final-A (1974), Nice FRA, rd 7, Jun-21
King's Gambit: Accepted. Fischer Defense (C34)  ·  1/2-1/2
ANALYSIS [x]

FEN COPIED

explore this opening
find similar games 1 more Spassky/A Ornstein game
PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: You can get computer analysis by clicking the "ENGINE" button below the game.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.
PREMIUM MEMBERS CAN REQUEST COMPUTER ANALYSIS [more info]

Kibitzer's Corner
Jul-28-04
Premium Chessgames Member
  Benzol: This is a King's Gambit Spassky was lucky not to lose.

Is the Rook ending after 62...♖xh2;63.♔xh2 ♖xf1 drawn?

Spassky also had some problems with Judith Polgar see Spassky vs Zsuzsa Polgar, 1988 Judith looked OK until she played 26...♕c8

Jul-28-04
Premium Chessgames Member
  acirce: I would guess it is drawn. Ornstein as an endgame expert and very fine study composer should know :)
Jul-28-04
Premium Chessgames Member
  Benzol: I think I'm loosing it. It was Zsuzsa Polgar not Judith. At least on good days I can still feed myself!?
Jul-28-04
Premium Chessgames Member
  acirce: You also mean 63..Rxh2 etc, not to be picky but so that people will know where in the game to look, I think White holds after 65.Ra4 without any problems since his king is so near the f-pawn.
Jul-28-04
Premium Chessgames Member
  Benzol: Yes <acirce> I do mean that. I also feel sure Black missed a win in this game.
Jul-29-04  azaris: <acirce> is correct, White holds easily. For example:

63...♖xh2 64. ♔xh2 ♖xf1 65. ♖a4 f4 66. ♖xa7 ♖b1 67. ♖g7+ ♔f5 68. ♔g2 ♖b2+ 69. ♔f3 -

White's king will prevent the black king from sneaking in front of the pawn and the rook will keep checking from behind.

Jul-29-04  chess4games: Maybe white will try to take the F-pawn from promothing and black will keep checking the black king. Draw agreed. Good game.
Sep-09-04  WarehouseMan: 17...Qd1+ ...is there really no attacking resources in that move?
Sep-09-04
Premium Chessgames Member
  tpstar: <WarehouseMan> That looks like a very good suggestion! Maybe 17 ... Qd1+ 18. Kf2 Qc2+ 19. Be2 (19. Kg1? Rd1#; 19. Kg1? Qg2#) and then 19 ... Bxf5 20. Qxf5+ Kb8 and Black is up the exchange. Instead of 15 ... Ne5!?, what do you think of 15 ... Bg5 chopping wood (16. Rxf7 Qg4 17. Qg6?? Be3+) while up a piece? Thank you.
Sep-26-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: <Benzol> In the tournament book, David Levy gives 46.... Rd3 as winning, and I agree with his assessment; he also mentions 69.... a4 as a winning try.
Sep-26-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  Benzol: <perfidious> Thanks. Can't believe it's been over 2 years since we looked at this game.
Aug-12-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: One aside on the nomenclature for this game: it isn't a Fischer Defence, as it transposes to a line in the Classical more often reached via the move order 1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 g5 4.Bc4 Bg7 5.d4 d6 6.0-0 h6 7.c3 Nc6, though in my playing days, I nearly always used Becker's 3....h6.
Jul-17-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: < Benzol: I think I'm loosing it. It was Zsuzsa Polgar not Judith. At least on good days I can still feed myself!? >

When I was faced with all of them in a tournament I could tell them apart, anyway! In the real world I wouldn't bank on it though.

See the first kibitz on this page (Alex Cherniack) for a funny story from many years ago; it still makes me laugh when I remember it!

Jul-17-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: <WarehouseMan> and <tpstar>: At move 17, both ....Qd1+ and the move Ornstein played look very good for him, but one can hardly fault Black for heading into that ending. Another place where Black might have improved his play was 20....Bg5 21.Nxg5 hxg5, after which he should be able to untangle his kingside and realise his material advantage.
NOTE: You need to pick a username and password to post a reply. Getting your account takes less than a minute, is totally anonymous, and 100% free—plus, it entitles you to features otherwise unavailable. Pick your username now and join the chessgames community!
If you already have an account, you should login now.
Please observe our posting guidelines:
  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, profane, raunchy, or similar offensive language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, nonsense, or duplicate posts.
  3. No personal attacks, antagonism, name-calling or trolling of any member or their family, friends, associates, or business interests—including Admin and Owners.
  4. No posting of or linking to personal or negative information about any member or their family, friends, associates, or business interests. This includes all media: text, images, video, audio, or otherwise.
  5. Any off-topic posts which distract from the primary topic of discussion are subject to removal, at the sole discretion of the Moderators.
  6. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by Moderators is expressly prohibited.
  7. The use of "sock puppet" accounts in an attempt to undermine any side of a debate—or to create a false impression of consensus or support—is prohibited.
  8. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  9. Try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.
Blow the Whistle See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a Moderator.

NOTE: Keep all discussion on the topic of this page. This forum is for this specific game and nothing else. If you want to discuss chess in general, or this site, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of Chessgames.com, its employees, or sponsors. All Moderator actions taken are at the sole discretion of the Admin and Owners—who will strive to act fairly and consistently at all times.
Spot an error? Please submit a correction slip and help us eliminate database mistakes!
<This page contains Editor Notes. Click here to read them.>
This game is type: CLASSICAL (Disagree? Please submit a correction slip.)

Featured in the Following Game Collections [what is this?]
g5 d6 Ndxf3!!
from KING'S GAMBIT CLASSICAL by gambitfan
KGA Fischer Defense (C34) 1/2-1/2 White had some scares
from x( C34 - C35 ) KG Accepted Fredthebear's Apology by fredthebear
KGA Fischer Defense (C34) 1/2-1/2 White had some scares
from KGB Secrets of the KOld War by fredthebear
Spassky scrapes by with a draw.
from EVERYONE loves the King's Gambit by Backward Development
Gambito de Rey
by Chessdreamer


home | about | login | logout | F.A.Q. | your profile | preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | new kibitzing | chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | privacy notice | contact us
Copyright 2001-2019, Chessgames Services LLC