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Victor Ciocaltea vs Boris Spassky
Varna ol (Men) fin-A (1962), Varna BUL, rd 7, Oct-04
Formation: King's Indian Attack (A07)  ·  1/2-1/2

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Mar-20-06  notyetagm: Very nice play by Spassky, taking the sting out of the KIA by trading off both pairs of knights.

It's funny but in the Euwe chess history book this is exactly how it was recommended that Geller should have played in 1968 when he lost three(!) Closed Sicilian games to Spassky in the candidates match. Spassky three times launched KIA-like kingside attacks from the Closed Sicilian and won all three games.

The point is that by trading off the minor pieces, White has nothing left to attack the Black kingside with.

Mar-20-06
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  plang: Which Euwe book are you referring to?
Is it any good?
Mar-21-06  notyetagm: Euwe's The Development Of Chess Style, Nunn's algebraic edition. Very good.

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