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Boris Spassky vs Viacheslav Ragozin
USSR Championship (1956), Leningrad URS , rd 2, Jan-12
King's Indian Defense: Saemisch Variation. Steiner Attack (E80)  ·  1-0


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Kibitzer's Corner
Jul-11-08  ToTheDeath: 41 Rc8!! Nxc8 42.Qd8+ mating.


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  Calli: "42.Qd8+ mating"

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Jul-12-08  mcgee: 42 Qd8+ Kg7 43 Qg8+ Kh6 44 Qh8 mate - or 42...Nxe7 43 Qxb8 wins the Queen and Black's position is hopeless..
Jul-12-08  myschkin: still mate in 11:
42...Ne7 43.Qxb8 Kg7 44.Qxd6 Nxd5 45.Qxd5 Rd4 46.Qxe5+ Kf8 47.Qxd4 Ke7 48.Qe5 b6 49.axb6 a5 50.b7 a4 51.Bb3+ Kd7 52.Bxa4+ Kd8 53.b8Q#

Jul-12-08  Smothered Mate: Why not 12. Bxh6 ?
Jul-12-08  ToTheDeath: 12. Bxh6 Nfxe4. Though here this would not be bad for White really, generally Saemisch players avoid this tactic.
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