|Oct-23-10|| ||arecely63: 35... Kg8 36.R:f8 Q:f8 37. R d8|
|Nov-23-11|| ||profK: the humble 11...Re8 looks pretty unimpressive.|
|Nov-23-11|| ||King Death: < profK: the humble 11...Re8 looks pretty unimpressive.>|
Donner's play after 11...Re8 doesn't impress much either. Fischer fear is a term I used to hear now and then, but Black's play here was a little on the timid side.
This must be a typo. The event was played in 1966.
|Nov-23-11|| ||AnalyzeThis: Basically, black's queen and knight were not contributing much to the game, which would explain why black's kingside burned down.|
|Jul-23-12|| ||Benzol: I'm suprised <matey> doesn't have this game in Game Collection: Second Piatigorsky Cup 1966|
|Jan-10-15|| ||zydeco: This is a nice illustration of Spassky's style when he was at his peak -- his ability to play both aggressively and flexibly, and to cash in on an attack only when he was completely ready. |
Spassky played 5.Qe2 because it was a pet line -- "my first love" -- and avoided the Marshall Attack.
10.Rd1 is typical of Spassky's opening play -- a flexible waiting move that gives an opponent the opportunity to go wrong. Donner immediately makes a strategic mistake with 10....Be6, weakening his pawn structure. Spassky says that 10....Bb7 was better -- a more flexible move.
With 16.Bg5, 19.e5, and 21.Rh4, Spassky gets a clear advantage on the kingside.
Once Spassky has a big advantage, he makes a series of very quiet moves to strengthen his position (e.g. 28.Kh1 and 29.f4) before he begins the attack.
|Apr-10-15|| ||A.T PhoneHome: You never get a hurried feeling about Spassky's play. While his preference may be tactical chess, he still pays attention to those small details that make his tactical ideas and attacks work.|
Very nicely played game by Boris Spassky!
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