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Boris Spassky vs Bent Larsen
Spassky - Larsen Candidates Semifinal (1968), Malmo SWE, rd 5, Jul-13
Three Knights Opening: Steinitz Defense (C46)  ·  0-1
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Sep-06-05  Everett: Larsen seems to have the knack of beating all the best players at least once while in their primes. Of course, most of the time he got clobbered, but his uncomprimising style resulted in some impressive wins.
Sep-07-05  Juan De Pisto: great Larsen game, he fixed very well whites position, 13.Re5 is quite elegant
Sep-07-05  JohnSilver: One has to keep in mind that Spassky led by +3=1 to that moment. Larsen's fighting spirit is remarkable.
Sep-07-05  RookFile: Well, I don't know why Spassky castled kingside. Usually in this line, if white castles queenside, with some combination of f3, Qd2,
0-0-0, Bh6, and h4 for white, white
gets a strong attack. In fact, the
attack is usually better than comparable positions in the Sicilian Dragon, because White doesn't have to worry about counterplay down the c file, or ....Qa5.
Jan-30-11  Everett: One of only 3 losses suffered by Spassky in 1968. The other two were to Korchnoi.

In 58 games, he went +27 -3 =28

Aug-23-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  Honza Cervenka: The final could have been 39.bxa4 Qe5 40.Rf2 Ne4 41.Rf3 Rxe2 42.Qxe2 Ng3+ 43.Rxg3 Qxe2 etc.
Aug-28-18  Papagambit: good intell Hattori!
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