chessgames.com
Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing
Boris Spassky vs Krzysztof Pytel
Nice Olympiad qual-1 (1974), Nice FRA, rd 5, Jun-11
King's Gambit: Accepted. Schallop Defense (C34)  ·  1-0

ANALYSIS [x]

FEN COPIED

Get this game explained with Decode Chess
explore this opening
find similar games 2,341 more games of Spassky
PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: You can change the color of the light and dark squares by registering a free account then visiting your preferences page. Or, you can change it with the "SETTINGS" link in the lower right.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.
PREMIUM MEMBERS CAN REQUEST COMPUTER ANALYSIS [more info]

A COMPUTER ANNOTATED SCORE OF THIS GAME IS AVAILABLE.  [CLICK HERE]

Kibitzer's Corner
Apr-14-17  Straclonoor: One more Schallop defense in King's gambit in this day-:))) Perfect play by Spassky in difficult variation of the opening!
Dec-24-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  woldsmandriffield: Instructively, Spassky doesn't grap the d5 pawn immediately but first improves his position (24 h3).

White's preceding middle-game play, however, does not convince. In place of 20 Ne5 (allowing Pytel to exchange pieces), Spassky hd at his disposal the remarkable 20 Bh6!!? There doesn't appear to be a forced win but it is an excellent practical try.

Black can capture the Bishop but it takes strong nerves: 20..gxh6 21 Bc2 Re8 22 Qh7+ Kf8 23 Ba4 (nice how the Bishop operates on both sides of the board) 23..Rc7 24 Qxh6+ Bg7 25 Qh7 and now Black has the resource 25..f5! (x-ray on the Qh7) 26 Bxc6 Bxd4= 27 Nxd4 Rxh7 28 Bxe8 Bc8 29 Bg6 with R,N & P for Q

If instead 20..Re8 a similar position arises but with the B on c2: 21 Bc2 gxh6 22 Qxh7+ Kf8 23 Qxh6+ Bg7 24 Qh7 f5 25 Qh5 with 2 Ps for a piece and the prospect of a 3rd P and an attack.

INSANE !!!

NOTE: Create an account today to post replies and access other powerful features which are available only to registered users. Becoming a member is free, anonymous, and takes less than 1 minute! If you already have a username, then simply login login under your username now to join the discussion.

Please observe our posting guidelines:

  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate, or gibberish posts.
  3. No vitriolic or systematic personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No cyberstalking or malicious posting of negative or private information (doxing/doxxing) of members.
  6. No trolling.
  7. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by moderators, create a false impression of consensus or support, or stage conversations, is prohibited.

Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.

Blow the Whistle

See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a moderator.


NOTE: Please keep all discussion on-topic. This forum is for this specific game only. To discuss chess or this site in general, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of Chessgames.com, its employees, or sponsors.
All moderator actions taken are ultimately at the sole discretion of the administration.

This game is type: CLASSICAL. Please report incorrect or missing information by submitting a correction slip to help us improve the quality of our content.

<This page contains Editor Notes. Click here to read them.>

Featured in the Following Game Collections[what is this?]
268
from Boris Spassky's 400 Selected Games by jakaiden
Spassky's KG!
by SkySports
268
from Boris Spassky's 400 Selected Games by JoseTigranTalFischer
268
from Boris Spassky's 400 Selected Games by Incremental
KGA. Schallop Defense (C34) 1-0
from SmyslovV and SpasskyB Games by fredthebear
KGA. Schallop Defense (C34) 1-0
from x( C34 - C35 ) KG Accepted Fredthebear's Apology by fredthebear
268
from Boris Spassky's 400 Selected Games by Retarf
268
from Boris Spassky's 400 Selected Games by webbing1947
Gambito de Rey
by Chessdreamer

Home | About | Login | Logout | F.A.Q. | Profile | Preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | New Kibitzing | Chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | Privacy Notice | Contact Us

Copyright 2001-2021, Chessgames Services LLC