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Boris Spassky vs Andreas Dueckstein
Zuerich op (1984), Zuerich SUI, rd 2, Sep-??
French Defense: Winawer. Positional Variation (C19)  ·  0-1


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  patzer2: Dueckstein's 28...Rxh1! takes advantage of 28. Rh1? to secure two pieces for the Rook as a result of the pin on c6.
Jun-13-05  RookFile: Yeah, this is pretty bad. Spassky
played the opening passively. With
black castling queenside, you have to
wonder why he advanced his h pawn up,
exchanging it off. He is almost
committing sui-mate down the h file.
I don't like 7. Nf3, preferring the
mainline Qg4 or 7. a4, with the idea
of Ba3, as Fischer played.
May-01-08  grasser: I didn't feel it was a dead lost position.
Aug-02-09  binno: Eval:-3,94 36.Kh2 d4 37.Qe2 Qf8 38.Kg1 dxc3 39.Bxc3 Ng3 40.Qf2 Qh8 41.Qh2 Ne2+ 42.Qxe2 Qh1+ 43.Kf2 Qxc1 44.Kg3 Qxa3 45.Qxc4 Qc1 46.Qe2 Qg1+ 47.Kh4 Qh1+ 48.Kg3

Fruit 2-3-1

Jun-03-11  hansdrp: what can i say, but spasski should have played on
May-08-12  optimal play: Apart from Korchnoi, it seems Andreas Dueckstein may be the only other person to have beaten Spassky with the French defence.
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