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|Mar-27-16|| ||ZonszeinP: Hello. And Larsen win in that game was of great class|
|Apr-02-16|| ||DLev: Spassky's 1970 unbeaten streak pales in comparison to Tal's 1973-74 unbeaten streak of 95 consecutive games.|
|Apr-02-16|| ||ughaibu: There was also Lasker's seven year unbeaten run from 1914 to 1921. But as with Capablanca's eight year run, this was probably due to the war.|
|Jun-26-16|| ||brankat: My own unbeaten streak was from June of 1971 till October 2005. Must be the world record.|
|Jul-10-16|| ||ZonszeinP: Need to double check.
But probably nobody can match that
|Jul-11-16|| ||HeMateMe: I haven't been beaten by a GM since I took up chess at age 10.|
|Jul-20-16|| ||ZonszeinP: Amazing|
|Oct-30-16|| ||MissScarlett: <So Liverpool go marching on - but not without the inspiration of Philippe Coutinho. What a performance by the little man. He might only be 5ft 7in but he stood head and shoulders above any other player at Selhurst Park on Saturday evening. The Brazilian was involved in almost every move Liverpool produced. As for the through ball he played for Sadio Mane, who pulled a fabulous save out of Steve Mandanda in the Palace goal, it was like watching chess legend Boris Spassky make a move that no-one saw coming.>|
|Oct-31-16|| ||Sally Simpson: "...make a move that no-one saw coming."
Football commentator Garth Crooks on the Liverpool player Philippe Coutinho.
"As for the through ball he played for Sadio Mane, who pulled a fabulous save out of Steve Mandanda in the Palace goal, it was like watching chess legend Boris Spassky make a move that no-one saw coming. Wonderful stuff."
I wonder if the 'move that no-one saw coming.' was this one from G Andruet vs Spassky, 1988
Black to play.
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|Oct-31-16|| ||HeMateMe: It must be N(4)-f3+. The Knight can't be taken because of a mate on g2. Black probably then plays Bishop to h3, prying open the weak square g2.|
Reminds me of that game (Marshall?) where he played Q-g3, where his queen could be taken by the h or f pawn but really can't because of forks and back rank traps that lead to a mate.
|Oct-31-16|| ||Sally Simpson: Hi HeMateMe.
"Reminds me of that game (Marshall?) where he played Q-g3."
So try again. Think Marshall.
|Oct-31-16|| ||HeMateMe: Oh, I think I see it now. Q-f3+. The queen has to be taken, opening up the weak squares. then, N (5) to f3+, followed by B-h3 with mate on g2.|
|Oct-31-16|| ||Sally Simpson: You got it!
I solved it from a set puzzle possibly because I was looking for something special.
I'm not sure if I would have seen it during a game. Probably not. The first move is not a check or a capture. These are hard to spot.
|Oct-31-16|| ||HeMateMe: I doubt I'd ever see it in one of my games. Four pieces pry open the kingside, in a non-violent manner. Hard to spot. It wasn't easy for Mr. Andruet, either, I guess.|
|Oct-31-16|| ||john barleycorn: <HeMateMe: ... It wasn't easy for Mr. Andruet, either, I guess.>|
Nothing was easy for Monsieur Andruet up to his bitter end.
|Oct-31-16|| ||ZonszeinP: Apart from the famous Marshall's game, the move Qf3!! reminds the non less famous game Fischer-Benko 1963...
I'm sure Boris was thinking about his old friend Bobby when he saw it...|
|Nov-16-16|| ||ZonszeinP: Hi,
Why is it that on "notable tournaments" there appear some in which Spassky didn't even win, whereas the one at Santa Monica 1966, in which he finished above Fischer, Larsen and all the others, included the WC is not in the list?
|Nov-16-16|| ||ewan14: 1958 because he chose to go for automatic qualification by beating Tal as opposed to a play off with Averbakh by drawing with Tal|
|Nov-29-16|| ||Joshka: <Dlev> Well speaking of Tal's winning streak, he still NEVER beat Karpov;-)|
|Nov-29-16|| ||perfidious: <Retireborn: <SteinitzLives> Not strictly true, as Boris did lose one game to Bent Larsen in the USSR vs World match, although it was AFAIK the only game he lost that year.>|
It was indeed Spassky's only defeat of 1970.
|Nov-29-16|| ||Howard: Didn't know that ! Spassky lost only one game the whole year ?!|
|Nov-29-16|| ||ZonszeinP: Spassky lost only one game in 1970 (qt least officially) against Larsen...
Fischer lost two games: against Spassky and.....the same Larsen|
|Nov-29-16|| ||Howard: Uhhhh....make that three games, not two, that Fischer lost that year. He also lost to Kovecivic (sp) at Zagarb (sp).|
That was the game where Fischer's position, as White, was in knots within about 20 moves.
|Nov-29-16|| ||ZonszeinP: Correct!
|Dec-02-16|| ||RookFile: Tal vs Karpov, 1987|
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