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Viktor Korchnoi vs Boris Spassky
Leningrad (1952)
Slav Defense: General (D10)  ·  0-1
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Jan-09-02  bishop: Spassky allowed a protected passed pawn on c6,this could not possibly have been good.Why did Korchnoy castle on the queenside?
Jan-09-02
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  Sneaky: Perhaps Korchnoi's reasoning behind O-O-O was this: it's the only move which both transfers the rook to the D file (thereby pinning the d5 knight) and getting the king out of variations containing Bb4+.
Jan-09-02
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  Sneaky: Nevertheless, I think that O-O and Rad1 might have been better, even at the loss of a tempo.
Aug-15-03  Qian: 48.Qxd2 Bb3# one of the better or weirder mates Ive seen.
Feb-25-16
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  dernier loup de T: After seeing such a game, I can understand better Spassky's victory facing Smyslov the following year...
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