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Lajos Portisch vs Boris Spassky
Budapest-Leningrad (1961), Budapest HUN, rd 1, Apr-??
English Opening: King's English. Two Knights' Variation Keres Variation (A23)  ·  0-1


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Jun-28-10  sicilianhugefun: 38.Qf3?? What a faulty move by portisch!
Jun-07-11  Everett: <<sicilianhugefan>: 38.Qf3?? What a faulty move by portisch!>

I imagine you did not look carefully at the position and find improvements. Portisch was lost no matter what he played.

Dec-29-14  poorthylacine: Indeed, for instance 38.Rc2 Rh2+ 39.Ke1 Qh1+ and it's finished...

The veritable "blunder" of Portisch was 33.Rb5?? missing the two winning following moves of Black, instead of 33. Rcc5! and Black has no attack. Spassky could then only resist against an attack of Portish, for instance after 33... Qd7 34.Rcd5 Qg4 35.Rg5! Rxg5 36.Rxg5 Qd7=...

To be frank, I am a little sorry that my silicon friends indicate that, because I was at first happy to see a nice and neat win of Spassky (I am a fan of Spassky rather than of Portisch) playing Black in the English opening!...

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