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Georgy Ilivitsky vs Boris Spassky
Gothenburg Interzonal (1955), Gothenburg SWE, rd 7, Aug-25
Zukertort Opening: Symmetrical Variation (A04)  ·  0-1



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Jul-16-04  fred lennox: 4...e3 would be an error for many since black's game is now cramp. Spassky knew a cramp game could contain explosives. 19...Nxc4! It could be white didn't have to loose. 29 Qc2 was an error being in time trouble. The knight is unguarded. I do believe Spassky exploits an unguarded piece as well as any. Though he too was in time trouble and didn't do it the most precise way.
Jul-16-04  aw1988: Please don't use the word 'loose', it drives me nuts. LOSE has ONE o.
Jul-16-04  Brian Watson: omigod a typo! stamp it out!

when the revolution comes the grammar nazis will be the fiirst against the wall

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  tpstar: <Brian Watson> Omigod, a typo! Stamp it out! When the revolution comes, the Grammar Nazis will be the first [one i] against the wall. C-

<aw1988> OK, people here are somewhat loose with the English language, but try not to lose your cool over it. When discussing chess, the loose associations required can make anyone lose the thread of their idea. If this site had a looser attitude towards editing previous kibitzes for typos, we wouldn't lose members to such frustration, or else get pegged as losers. But besides the loose cannons around, I wouldn't lose any sleep over it. Loosen up, mate; you've got nothing to lose.

Jul-17-04  Swindler: You also have to remember that not everyone here has English as their mother tounge.
Jul-17-04  Lawrence: <tpstar>, masterful.
Jul-17-04  Brian Watson: <<tpstar>, masterful>. yes, that was more skillful.

Not only are there many ESL users of varying levels of fluency, some people are dyslexic, and some people may have physical disabilities or injuries that render them prone to typing errors. Therefore to cavil over typing/spelling/grammatical errors is not just fatuous, it is bad form and displays a lack of breeding.

Jul-18-04  aw1988: HaR :)
Oct-03-04  aw1988: Seriously tpstar, that made me laugh. I just get bothered when people say 'loose' unless it's placed in context such as "loose change".
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  offramp: People get confused because of 'choose'.
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  Gregor Samsa Mendel: <aw1988> As in the phrase "I loose change because there's a hole in my pants pocket." :)

Spelling in English is so hard to use. There are so many variables and not enough clues. If it the problem weren't such old news, it would give me the blues. This post is too boring--makes me want to snooze.

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  Willem Wallekers: ... and then the Americans spell not the same as the Brits ...
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  tpstar: <aw1988> I had a bevy of loose women over watching "Choose or Lose" on MTV when we chose to have some fun. First they had to choose between "Lose Yourself" or "Wild and Loose" and naturally they chose Eminem. Next there was a loose bottle lying around so we chose Spin the Bottle, with me choosing to play solo against the ladies knowing full well I would lose. Soon after we chose the rules, my belt buckle became loose, and they would quickly choose for me to "Lose the pants." Fortunately I had my "Choose Life" boxers on (hanging pretty loose), although after losing again I would lose all control and chose the Full Monty route.

What were we discussing again?!

Oct-04-04  InspiredByMorphy: <tpstar> LOL! Best post of the day. Sounds like a great party! I read it the first time scratching my head and laughing, but got it the second time I read it.
Oct-05-04  aw1988: And fine, I'm sorry if I upset anyone, I forget there may be people who do 1) have some kind of disability or 2) are not too skilled at the english language. I just think spelling is important.
Oct-05-04  refutor: <i just think spelling is important>

LOL...th1$ 1z th3 1Nt3rn3t!!1!!!11!

Oct-05-04  acirce: <aw1988> You mean the English language?
Oct-05-04  aw1988: <refutor> good lord, <acirce> good grief, good point.
Oct-24-04  aw1988: And what's more, I never acknowledged the brilliant post of tpstar. Kibitzes are getting away from me in my old age.
Jan-02-06  lentil: there was a canadian comedian (david steinberg?) who used to play on grammar errors.. i think my favorite was about a tattoo that said "borne too loose"
Jan-30-10  Twocolors: All these loose semantics aside... I fail to see how black could play 4...e3 in the first place.
Mar-26-15  A.T PhoneHome: I guess this would end 36.Kg2 Rd2+ 37.Kf3 Qe2#

For me Boris Spassky is a definite Top 5 player. In a way I see similarities between him and Petrosian; both being patient players with tactical style although in Petrosian's case it's not so obvious.

Petrosian is the funny kind of commander. He has his troops surround his enemy, then he wins by having the cannons shot away from his enemy.

Back to this game and Spassky's win. Nice one!

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  zydeco: White has an appealing Maroczy Bind around move 18 and then he blows it -- black gets out with greater piece activity and a small material advantage. 18.b4 looks wrong -- it's really not so important to keep the knight off c5 and the move weakens white's queenside pawns.

34.Qb3 is incomprehensible.

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