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Boris Spassky vs Miguel Najdorf
Varna Olympiad Final-A (1962), Varna BUL, rd 4, Sep-30
King's Gambit: Accepted. Cunningham Defense (C35)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Aug-13-03  ksadler: <> I'm sorry to bring this up again, but this is a copy of Spassky vs Najdorf, 1962 with one meaningless extra half move for Black applied at the end of the game. So just to clarify, because there is no definitive evidence for one version over the other both are to be left in in this case of extra moves at the end of games? (I realize that is the case for transpositions)
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  wordfunph: When Boris Spassky played 2.f4 against Miguel Najdorf, Miguel smiled, indeed smiled benignly for a few seconds. But then he suddenly looked serious and put his jacket on his chair with a nervous hand movement. "King's Gambit --- against me?" Sunk in thought, Najdorf looked very worried. After the drawn game, back to his customary good humour, he explained: "I had no idea how to play it. It was the first time in my life anyone had played the King's Gambit against me. So I wanted to punish Spassky, but in the end I was glad to come away with just a black eye. I'll show you the game. I was dead lucky."

(i missed where i lifted this story..)

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