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Vladimir Simagin vs Boris Spassky
USSR Championship (1955), Moscow URS, rd 11, Feb-28
English Opening: Agincourt Defense. Wimpy System (A13)  ·  0-1



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Apr-28-04  whithergoes: This is another reason why the Reti is so frowned seems kind of off the beaten track. 19...♕g6 was nice!
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  Mateo: The young Spassky showed already his tactical skill with a sound offer of a pawn. When he did it, no doubt he foresaw many others hidden sacs in some variations. In one word: brilliant.

18...Ne4!? <an interesting sac> 19.Bxg7 Qg6 20.Be5 <20.Bd4? Bg3! 21.hg Ng3! 22.Kh2 Ne2 23.Nh4 (23.Kh3 Qf5 24.Kg2 Qg4 25.Kh2 Re6! 26.Bf6 Qf3 27.Rg1 Kf8!, Black wins) Qg4 24.Bf6 (it seems that the Knight is lost) Bf1! 25.Rae2 (25.Rf1 Re3! mating) Qh3 26.Kg1 Be2 27.Re2 Re6! (with the threat 28...Rf6!, xc1) 28.f3 (28.Ng2 Qf3, Black wins, as 29.Nf4 Rf6!) Rf6! 29.Rg2 (29.Qf6 Rc1) Rg6! 30.Ng6 hg, Black won a pawn> Bxe5 21.Nxe5 Qf5 22.f4? <weakening the e pawn. better 22.Nd3. Then 22...Nc3 23.Rd2 d4!> f6 23.Nf3? <23.Nd3 Nc3 24.Rd2 d4!, White's position looks very difficult. 23.g4 Qe6 24.Nd3 Rc3 (with the idea 25...Rd3. But not 24...Bg4? 25.Bg4 Qg4 26.Rg2) 25.Qd1 Nc5, Black wins back the pawn with a very good position> Nc3 24.Nh4 <24.Rd2 Re3 25.Nh4 (25.Nd4 Qe4 26.Kf2 Re8 27.Bf3 Re1!wins) Qe4 26.Qb2 Re8 27.Kf2 Rf3! 28.Kg1 Qe3 29.Kh1 Ne4 wins> Qe6 25.Bh5 Nxa2 26.Bxe8 Rc1! 27.Qxc1 <27.Rc1 Qe3 28.Kh1 Nc1 wins> Nxc1 28.Bb5 a6 0-1

May-14-17  edubueno: Otra paliza.
May-26-21  tibone: what if 24. Nd4? <Mateo>
Aug-16-21  edubueno: Tibone. That's a good question. It seems 24 Nd4 - Qe4; 25 Bf3 - Qd3 with domination
Oct-02-21  tibone: Hi edubueno!

Could you show me one of your own games that you played? That would be funny.
I am looking forward to your answer.

Tim from Germany

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