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Gennady Kuzmin vs Boris Spassky
USSR Championship (1973), Moscow URS, rd 1, Oct-02
Spanish Game: Morphy Defense. Breyer Defense Zaitsev Hybrid (C95)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Mar-08-06  RookFile: This game is actually quite interesting. In Fischer's famous win in 1992 against Spassky, Fischer too dominated the a file with his heavy pieces. But there was one difference: Fischer though to first get his b pawn up to b4. This left the b5 pawn as a weakness white could attack and win on wholesale major piece trade offs.
Dec-13-15  Brandon D Davis: I don't get why they agreed to a draw,there's still obviously lots of play left in the game after Nf1 a plausable plan for Black would be to improve the position of the knight on h7 via Nf8;g5 and Ng6 headed for the excellent square f4!With slightly better chances for Black...
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  Sally Simpson: Hi Brandon,

I was thinking possible last round and all Spassky needed was a draw but apparently this was a first round game.

Dec-14-15  offramp: If you've played 42 moves and only 2 pawns have left the board a draw is a reasonable result.
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  dernier loup de T: After 42.Nf1 Nf8 43.N1d2 g4 it seems it would be double edged and potentially dangerous for White...? Sorry for my english...
Oct-16-16  edubueno: At the moment of the draw agreement, black's position is better, much more agressive.
Mar-20-20  okiesooner: Is 41...h4 a mistake? Can White respond with 42. Nh5+ gxh5 43. Rxa8 winning the Exchange?

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