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Vlastimil Hort vs Boris Spassky
Spassky - Hort Candidates Quarterfinal (1977), Reykjavik ISL, rd 16, Apr-19
Spanish Game: Exchange Variation. Alapin Gambit (C69)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Sep-09-07  hicetnunc: The way both players fought for space in this game is interesting :

- first, Spassky's systematic plan to prepare the freeing move b5 : 20...Rh6, 21...c5, 22...Bg7 and 24...b5! which looks like an equalizer

- second, Hort's nice 37.e5! to keep black's pieces under control

Dec-29-15  RookFile: Hort had to have been close to winning. Nothing major here, just the fate of the whole match was at stake.
Mar-30-18  Howard: After Hort's absolute debacle in the previous game, he was probably not in a fighting mood here.
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  areknames: The final position with its unusual pawn structure is highly instructive. After 63.Kxd3 Kd5 White has no waiting moves and can never gain the opposition and break through Black's fortress.

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