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Boris Spassky vs Lubomir Kavalek
San Juan (1969), San Juan PUR, rd 11, Oct-??
King's Indian Defense: Saemisch Variation (E80)  ·  1-0


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Kibitzer's Corner
Nov-15-08  jerseybob: Concerning Kavalek's 8..dxe5 9..dxe5,Ng8?!:"That didn't turn out too well!" He later improved with 8..KN-Q2, sorry..Nf6d7, in his 1975 game w/ Portisch. (KN-Q2 has always been one of my favorite K.I.D. moves, but the algebraic way of writing it is so unsexy)
Nov-01-12  Zugzwangovich: <jerseybob> Maybe Nfd7 would be a bit less "unsexy"?
Nov-01-12  RookFile: 8. e5 makes no sense to me, yet we have the world champion playing it and winning the game easily against a top GM. I would think that playing that king's knight to the queen's second square (to use a <really> old form of notation) would be an adequate antidote.
Nov-01-12  unferth: <RookFile> I'm guessing Kavalek didn't like the thought of white playing king's pawn to his king's sixth square.
Nov-01-12  RookFile: Possibly, but in the sequel that jerseybob mentions, Kavalek was willing to allow it, and Portisch didn't play it:

Portisch vs Kavalek, 1975

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