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Gyula Sax vs Robert Huebner
I Champions League (2011), Leon ESP, rd 2
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Three Knights Variation (E21)  ·  0-1
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Jan-11-18  King Crusher: One of Sax's last games before his death and the only time that he ever opened with the queen's pawn.
Jan-12-18  Petrosianic: Are you sure?

I remember once seeing someone trying to analyze Spassky's play. It was as much poetry as chess, but one of the points I remembered was the claim that 1. Nf3 was only a "half move", and it said something about Spassky's style that he'd never opened with it.

That was written before the internet. After the internet, it became clear that Spassky actually had opened 1. Nf3 in a couple of not-very-well-known games, which blew the whole thesis out of the water.

I just tried to check Sax in this site's search engine. I entered Sax, Playing White, and opening with 1. d4, and it returned a slew of King's Pawn games for some odd reason. So I'm not sure how to check it here.

Jan-12-18  Howard: Interesting point about Spassky and 1.Nf3...Andy Soltis wrote a letter to NIC magazine shortly after Kasparov's MGP III came out, in which he questioned a statement in the book about Spassky and 1.Nf3...and he pointed out that Spassky had opened with that very move in two games at Nikosic 1983.

And, upon checking his games from that event, one can see that Spassky indeed indeed opened with 1.Nf3 in his games against Timman and Portisch.

Both games ended in quick draw, just for the record.

Jan-12-18  Petrosianic: Here's one where Spassky won with 1. Nf3.

Spassky vs D Ciric, 1964

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