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Yuri S Gusev vs Boris Spassky
URS-ch qf (1951), Riga, Dec-??
Van Geet (Dunst) Opening: Gruenfeld Defense (A00)  ·  0-1



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Jan-09-02  bishop: It took White's queen knight four moves to reach f3.Why not put the king's knight there in one move?
Aug-16-03  PVS: 6.Nf3 Be4 7.dxe Qd1 8.Kd1 Bc5
Jan-15-06  blingice: Yes, Yuri, there IS a concept called "piece value".
Nov-18-08  chocobonbon: <blingice> Very apt! But check out Gusev's wins against Averbakh & Tal!
Mar-29-15  A.T PhoneHome: White has Queen and Bishop to Black's Queen and Rook pair and passed pawn on g2 and the guy with Black pieces, who has that Queen and Rook pair and passed pawn on g2 is Boris Spassky.

Time to resign!

I really wonder what Mr. Gusev was thinking after Spassky played 13...Qf6. I mean, he plays 14.Qf3 and now a1 Rook has no protection. Spassky plays Qxb2 yet Gusev doesn't move the a1 Rook. Then Spassky captures it with check so Gusev concedes his second Rook after moving his King away from that check. Why not simply 14.c3?

In the ending Gusev has no more checks AND he has to move his Queen. And Spassky is about to promote.

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