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Boris Spassky vs Jan Hein Donner
Second Piatigorsky Cup (1966), Santa Monica, CA USA, rd 18, Aug-15
Spanish Game: Closed Variations. Worrall Attack Castling line (C86)  ·  1-0
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Oct-23-10  arecely63: 35... Kg8 36.R:f8 Q:f8 37. R d8
Nov-23-11
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  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
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  Benzol: I'm suprised <matey> doesn't have this game in Game Collection: Second Piatigorsky Cup 1966
Jan-10-15
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  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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