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Boris Spassky vs Vladas Mikenas
Riga (1959)
Queen's Gambit Declined: Albin Countergambit (D08)  ·  1-0


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  refutor: wonderful attaacking game by spassky
Jun-22-05  euripides: Spassky obviously meant to play the King's Gambit but moved the wrong pawn. By move 5 he's put things right.
Jul-08-05  e4Newman: haha!
Sep-28-05  Poisonpawns: Nice treatment of the albin with 4.e4 by spassky,It does looks like he turned it into a kings gambit,the way the oieces are all over.
Oct-18-05  azaris: Not only did he turn it into a King's Gambit, he turned into a Muzio Gambit (10.O-O!).

According to Kasparov, the right move for Black is 5...f6. It's not clear if White has an edge here. Spassky later played White against Lutikov in the 1963 USSR Championship, which went 5...f6 6. Nf3 fxe5 7. Bd3 Bb4+ 8. Nbd2 exf4 9. O-O Nf6 10. Nb3 O-O 11. c5? Qe7 12. Qc2 Nd7 13. Bb5 Bxc5 14. Kh1 Bb6 15. Bxc6 bxc6 16. Nfxd4 Nf6 17. Bxf4 Qxe4 and Spassky only drew the game barely.

Oct-26-09  ToTheDeath: A modern day Muzio. Powerful chess.
Sep-24-10  DocFox: Mekenas played the Albin Gambit very poorly. Granted Spassky took advantage of every mistake. I am sorry, that was a poor performance by Mekenas and a great example of how NOT to play the Albin Gambit!
Sep-24-10  morphy2010: The Albin is unsound anyway so why play it?
Nov-15-11  fokers13: 11..Bd6 and 12..Nxe5 are the blunders that ultimately cost black the game.He was constantly with the advantage before that.
Aug-22-16  tigreton: Above all, I like the move Qb3 by Spassky, putting all his pieces in play. It would be easy to play Qe2 or Qe1 to regain the piece, but he doesn't forget about the a-rook and adds it to the game via the e-file, without losing time. A simply manouvre not so easy to spot.
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