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Boris Spassky vs Evgeni Ellinovich Sveshnikov
USSR Championship (1973), Moscow URS, rd 12, Oct-17
Sicilian Defense: Lasker-Pelikan. Sveshnikov Variation (B33)  ·  1-0



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Aug-11-04  Stavr0gln: Can someone tell me why black resigned? It seems to me that if he takes whites a8 bishop with his rook he is ahead. I may be missing something, but this is driving me nuts!
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  Zenchess: Black resigned because White is an exchange up and about to trade queens off. After 23...Rxa8 24. Qxg7+ Qxg7 25. Bxg7+ Kxg7 26. Rfd1 White has a won ending.
Mar-04-05  aw1988: h6?? What is this?
Sep-16-08  Ulhumbrus: With 17 Nf4! White responds to the attack 16....f5 by discovering an attack upon the Nc6. This resource seems useful to know about.
Apr-02-09  drukenknight: Is 12..Qa5+ playable in this?
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  Sokrates: Instead of 24.Qxg7 and Q exchange, I'd go for 24.Nxg7 Qxg7 25.Qxd6 grabbing another pawn and dominating the board. 25.-Rg8 26.g3 and white can begin activating his rooks.
Oct-18-13  vasja: Why not 17... Bf7, I fail to see what white can do?
Oct-18-13  Nerwal: <Why not 17... Bf7, I fail to see what white can do?>

17... ♗f7 18. ♕xf5.

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  kingscrusher: Blimey
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  paavoh: <aw1988: h6?? What is this?>

This may come too late for you, <aw1988>, but my understanding is that Black may want to offer an exchange of Queens at g5, and if rejected, then he could have pressure on the half-open g-file.

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