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|Sep-27-13|| ||Abdel Irada: The pun would work better if French were pronounced differently. ;-)|
The game itself, however, is superb.
|Sep-27-13|| ||kevin86: The queen sac is followed by a quiet move that makes mate inescapable!|
|Sep-27-13|| ||Domdaniel: Combinations without checks have a unique beauty. I vaguely recall seeing a game (was it in Coles' book 'The King Hunt'? was it a Botvinnik game?) where a King was chased all the way across the board without checks.|
The finale here is more abrupt, but has the extra feature of an unavoidable mate after the Queen is taken.
|Sep-27-13|| ||Domdaniel: Coles? Oops, I meant Cozens. This game collection may contain it: Game Collection: The King-Hunt|
|Sep-27-13|| ||Domdaniel: This is the one: Botvinnik vs Gligoric, 1956
Black's King is drawn across the board, apparently by some deadly magnetism.|
|Sep-27-13|| ||offramp: At move 27 Spassky said, "I bet you a buck and a half I can win this..."|
|Sep-27-13|| ||offramp: That's right. Spassky never got his $1.50.|
|Sep-27-13|| ||Travis Bickle: What an ingenious move by Spassky!!|
|Sep-27-13|| ||devere: 28...Qf3!! is very pretty, but it was 26...c5! that made it possible. White shouldn't take the pawn, and can survive (barely) with 27.Bb5.|
|Sep-28-13|| ||SuperPatzer77: <Domdaniel: A truly beautiful finish. Spassky's ...Qf3 must have come as the ultimate bolt from the blue. And I love <Phony Benoni>'s line about his "half-bored half-quizzical semi-smile". >|
<Domdaniel> A big thunderbolt!!!
Just like a famous game - Bernstein vs Capablanca - See link below:
O Bernstein vs Capablanca, 1914
|Sep-14-14|| ||Ke2: An important lesson in Qf3. The old rule- if you have time, examine all forcing moves. You have to examine all checks, captures, and *mate threats*|
|Sep-15-14|| ||Mudphudder: Forced mate in three. Otherwise mate in one. Love it. Best Spassky win ever!!!!|
|Sep-15-14|| ||FSR: I just love this game. An amazing finish.|
|Sep-18-15|| ||sfm: When you, even after seeing a move, have to spend most of a minute to understand how it makes sense, you must admit that you wouldn't have found it over the board.|
|Jan-30-16|| ||vajeer: I think 25. Ndf1 was a mistake. 25. Nb3 should have kept White in the game.|
|Oct-31-16|| ||Sally Simpson: Hello,
This game was actually played in the 1988 Bundesliga match Koblenz v Solingen. Not the 'Ch FRG (1988)'.
Correction slip submitted.
|Oct-31-16|| ||RookFile: Wow, I didn't see this coming, and think white can be forgiven for missing it too. The amazing imagination of Boris Spassky!|
|Feb-05-17|| ||AlicesKnight: 26.... c5 looks so innocent as a deflection; it looks as if he had seen the gift at once after Nf1? when he played ...Ra3 with threats of ....Rxd3 and ...Qxf2, and White in covering this missed the gem.|
|Feb-05-17|| ||erimiro1: Kind of James Bond move, so I prefer the name "THUNDERBALL". It also brings me to the Kronstien-McAdams game from "From Russia with love", that also was based on Spassky (Spassky-Bronstien, of course.|
|Feb-05-17|| ||Sularus: What a money shot! reminds me of that game where the players were allegedly showered with gold pieces.|
|Feb-05-17|| ||morfishine: Another gem of a game scarred by having a dump truck load of manure (= game title) dumped on it|
|Feb-05-17|| ||Stonehenge: Morfishine the Punjabber.|
|Feb-05-17|| ||Rubenchik: Imagination=Spassky !|
|Feb-05-17|| ||RandomVisitor: After 23...bxc6
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<+0.48/34 24.Nb3> Qf6 25.Qd2 Qd6 26.Ra1 Rab8 27.Rfb1 Bf5 28.Nc5 Rxb1+ 29.Rxb1 Bxd3 30.Nxd3 Nf5 31.Nf1 Nf6 32.Qc2 Rc8 33.Rb7 Kg7 34.h3 Nd7 35.Ra7 Ne7 36.Qc1 Rc7 37.Ra6 Rb7 38.Nd2 Rb5 39.Ra8 Rb8 40.Ra7 Nc8 41.Ra6 Ncb6
|Feb-06-17|| ||kevin86: A "Quiet" mate threat!|
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