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Lajos Portisch vs Boris Spassky
HUN-RSFSR (1967), Budapest HUN, rd 2
Queen's Gambit Declined: Tartakower Defense. General (D58)  ·  1-0


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  Honza Cervenka: Pretty game. Portisch outplayed Spassky positionally and later managed to handle successfully also tactical complications in which Spassky tried save the game. 55.Rf2!! is cool shot.
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  who: 55.Rf2 exchanges a pawn, rook and bishop for a queen. I am certainly in no position to judge, but my computer thinks the position is equal after 60...Rd1! 61.h6 g6 62.h7 c2 63.h8=Q c1=Q.
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  Honza Cervenka: <who> 60...Rd1! is a good find. I have thought that 61.Qg6+ Kf8 62.Qxe6 a2 63.Qc8+ Ke7 64.Qb7+ is good for white at first but black has a surprising resource in 64...Nc7!! 65.Qxc7+ Rd7 66.Qa5 c2 and one of black Pawns promotes with win. 60...Rd1 also keeps white King out of d6 where he could help to create mating threats. I cannot see anything leading to white's advantage after that. It seems to be that white has only perpetual after 60...Rd1.

Btw, 60...Rf1 can hold black's game too.

Dec-29-14  poorthylacine: But Portisch almost had to be satisfied with the draw even later, because he played 63. Qa6? instead of the only winning move 63. Qg4! After 63.Qa6 it seems Spassky could still draw by 64...c2! instead of 64...Nf5? For example, 65. Qxa3 Kg8! 66.Qc1 Nf5+ (NOW, it's good!) 67.Kc5 (the only try remaining to win) Ne3 68.Kd4 (same) Rh3! and neither Fritz 11 neither Rybka 2.3 can no more find a win for White...
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