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William Hartston vs Boris Spassky
Hastings (1965/66), Hastings ENG, rd 3, Dec-31
King's Gambit: Accepted. Abbazia Defense (C36)  ·  0-1



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Dec-15-02  Kulla Tierchen: 9. Ng5 is närrisch because of 9...0-0 10. Nxe6 fe 11. Qxe6+ Kh8 12. Bxc6 bc u.s.w.
Dec-17-02  drukenknight: why 6...Nxc6? why not ...bxc6 kicking the B and gaining a tempo for 7...Qe7+
Jun-24-05  waddayaplay: interesting to see that Spassky himself chose this particular variation against an opening he played often and had a good record with as white.
Sep-05-06  Castle In The Sky: Spassky does a nice job of "bottling" white's king side rook.
Dec-11-06  who: Lawrence Day said that spasasky got the 6...Nxc6 idea from something played against him in a simul.
Jun-18-10  ajile: Good game. White is helpless with his Rh3 completely out of play and he can't stop ..Re2 coming up soon.
Feb-28-12  drukenknight: 13 Nxc6 Bxg3+
14. hxg3 Qd6 probably leads to a quick draw.
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  FSR: Wow. That's ballsy - playing the KG against Spassky, the King of the King's Gambit.
Sep-20-14  Jambow: <FSR> No doubt Spassky impresses with his dynamic forcing counter play. It seems more often white is the one answering questions and on the defence. This is a nice game to examine.
Sep-20-14  morfishine: <FSR> There's a fine line between gutsy and foolish. I guess all-in-all, one shouldn't criticize White, who at age 19 (or so) was facing Spassky (at virtually the height of his powers). At that time, it was difficult to play for a win vs Spassky
Dec-07-14  SimonWebbsTiger: Looking at the kibitzes:

6...bxc6 is considered inferior due the game Spassky-Sakharov, 27th Soviet Chp. 1960.

It's game 38 in Cafferty's "Spassky's 100 Best Games." Cafferty also noted how Boris met the 6...Nxc6 idea in a simul.

Apr-09-15  A.T PhoneHome: I think Hartston needed a bottle after this one.
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  TheFocus: "Hartston, we have a problem."
Apr-09-15  A.T PhoneHome: That would make a great pun! For the real one:

Short vs D Houston, 1981

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