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Jan Timman vs Boris Spassky
Bugojno (1986), Bugojno BIH, rd 7, Jun-??
Spanish Game: Cozio Defense. General (C60)  ·  0-1


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Jan-13-13  JENTA: Spassky accomplished four bindings:

1) 15... Rae8 on e-line;

2) 22... Bb5 on a6-f1 diagonal;

3) 33... Bd4! on a7-g1 diagonal;

4) 37... Re1! on the first line.

39... f3! is excellent.

In the case of 28. Nd5 the diagonal a8-h1 would be used as well.

Jan-14-13  JENTA: Possible improvements for white:

A) 16. Rfc1 (instead of 16. Rac1);

B) 17. Nc4 (instead of 17. Nc6), for example:
17... Qa6 18. Nc5 Qc8 19. Bd2;

C) 24. Nc3 (instead of 24. Ng3?!) to attack as quickly as possible the central knight d5. For example:

24... f5 25. Nd5 cd5 26. Qd5 Kh8 27. Bb4;

24... Nc3 25. Bc3 f5 26. Re1 Qe1 27. Ne1 Bd4 28. Nc2;

D) 27. Nc6 (instead of 27. Rd5), for example: 27... Qc6 28. Rd5 Bf1 29. Nf1;

E) 28. Nd5 (instead of 28. Na6), for example:

28... Qd8 29. Qb3 Bf1 30. Nf6 Kh8 31. Ne8

F) 31. b4 (instead of 31. Rc1), for example: 31... f5 32. f3

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  offramp: Much binding in the Marsh.
Spassky shows, again, that, "All one wants from an opening is a playable middle game." (Kramnik)
Jan-15-13  JENTA: Yes, instead of 28. Na6? more promising was 28. Nd5! with extremely interesting tactical possibilities.

However, in my previous posting I made a mistake.

After 28. Nd5! Qd8! 29. Qb3? Bf1 30. Nf6 Kh8 31. Ne8 black answers 31... Qd2 and wins because of the threat 32... Qf2+ .

But the move 29. Rd1! is there. Suppose black answers naturally 29... Bb7!

Now there are nice combinations on the board:

30. Nf6?? Qf6 31. Qb7 Qf2 32. Kh1 Qd2! and black wins;

30. Bc3?! Rf7! 31. Ne4
(31. Nf6 Qf6! 32. Bf6 Bf3 )
31... Bd5 32. Rd5 Qd5!! 33. Nf6 Bf6 34. Qd5 Bc3 and black wins;

30. Bb4! Rf7 31. Qb3!

(31. Ne7? Qe7! and black wins, but not 31... Rfe7? 32. Qb3 Bd5 33. Rd5 Qc8! 34. Be7! and white wins)

31... Bd5 32. Rd5 Qc8! with the idea Qe6 and black has the upper hand.

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