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Boris Spassky vs Viktor Korchnoi
Spassky - Korchnoi Candidates Final (1968), Kiev URS, rd 5, Sep-15
Sicilian Defense: Closed Variation. Korchnoi Defense (B23)  ·  1/2-1/2


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Mar-24-16  jerseybob: Trifunovich, in CR Jan.'69, recommends 29..f5, with the idea of fg followed by g6 and an eventual h5 creating an outside passer. Not a guaranteed win of course considering how well Spassky was playing in those days, but black would have all the play.
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  offramp: What's a "passer"?
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  Benzol: <offramp> <What's a "passer"?>

A passed pawn.

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  zanzibar: Drat, I thought it was like this:

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Jul-29-16  edubueno: Same as the previous, little advantage to Korchnoi, no possible to win.
Jun-18-17  edubueno: I saw Korchnoi comments to this game. Very deep, and foreseing the famous Spassky vs Kasparov game, on the same line.
Oct-04-17  ewan14: Boris has to defend well here as well
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