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Bent Larsen vs Boris Spassky
Spassky - Larsen Candidates Semifinal (1968), Malmo SWE, rd 8, Jul-20
Queen's Gambit Declined: Tartakower Defense. Exchange Variation (D59)  ·  1/2-1/2

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Sep-06-13
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  offramp: Larsen was in the position of having to win 3 while not allowing Spassky a draw. His play seems a bit lacking in spirit. In this match Spassky won the first three games and I think Larsen was shell-shocked.
Mar-05-17
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  ZonszeinP: Spassky had a winning position in the fourth game as well.. But, he certainly didn't want to humiliate "Benya"..... Not that he gave up fighting, it's just the "killing instinct" wasn't the same.. It couldn't

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