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Boris Spassky vs Josef Pribyl
Tallinn (1973), Tallinn URS, rd 3, Feb-22
Sicilian Defense: Nimzowitsch. Closed Variation (B29)  ·  1-0


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  GrahamClayton: Why doesn't White play 10.♗d4?
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  wordfunph: from the book Boris Spassky's 300 Wins by Sergei Soloviov..

<During his 3-rd round game with Pribyl, Spassky used sophisticated maneuvering to convert his small opening edge to a spatial, and later - to a material advantage . For his victory in this game Spassky was awarded the special "Best Technician" prize.>

Nov-29-12  ozmikey: <GrahamClayton> On 10. Bxd4 e5! frees Black's game (it's too late for 11. b4 then because of 11...Bxb4!). After 10. b4! Black never quite solves his development problems, and he can't very well play 10...Qc7 11. Qxd4 e5? because of 12. Bb5+.
Nov-29-12  qqdos: <GC & ozmikey> Grigory Bogdanovich in his 2009 book prefers 10.Qxd4!? e5 11.Qe4 Be7 and 12.b4! He also states that "Boleslavsky showed that on 10.Bxd4 Black must reply 10...Bd7!? 11.Bc4 Bc6 12.0-0 Qg5 13.g3 e6, and the sky clears." There are quite a few games with both 10.Bxd4 and the "tempting" 10.b4.
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