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Boris Spassky vs Robert Huebner
FRG-ch International (1979), Munich FRG, rd 15, Mar-15
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Normal. Bronstein (Byrne) Variation (E45)  ·  1-0



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Nov-13-04  drukenknight: November: NimzoIndian. We are going to do a nimzoindian a day until you people get the hang of this. You know every game I see w/ Huebner is fantastically complicated and this is no exception, there are like mate in 8s with the K in the corner, you can work on those or do it the easy way, spot Huebner's blunder, because there is a basic violation of chess theory that Huebner overlooks, you dont need to see 20 moves deep either...
Nov-15-04  drukenknight: So what happens, Huebner wins a pawn, his Q has to run around and...doesnt he forget to give check w/ his Q? It seems pretty basic.
Dec-23-07  Everett: Wow. After 28...Nxe7 white plays 29.Bf7 Ng4 (either N to f5 loses in the same way) 30.Rh3 Nh6 31.Rxh6#
Aug-05-08  whiteshark: Last round game. For becoming sole tournament winner Spassky needed a win and Hübner needed a draw.
Aug-05-08  whiteshark: What's the winning line for White after <24...Nxe5 25.Qxe5> (what else?) <Nf7>?

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  tpstar: Fritz 7 Deep Position Analysis [20MB]:

24 ... Nxe5 25. Qxe5 Nf7:

1. 26. Qe4 Qc5+ 27. Kh1 Ng5 28. Qh4 Rxf1+ 29. Rxf1 Qxe7 = [0.00/14]

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White has perpetual check after 30. Bd3+ Kg8 31. Bh7+.

<whiteshark> Fritz 7 suggests 24 ... Nxe5 25. Qxe5 Rf6 = (and thus 24 ... Qe3+??) since 25 ... Nxc4?? & 25 ... Bxc4?? both get mated. Earlier Fritz liked 18 ... g6 19. Ne7+ Kh8 (over 18 ... Nb7) and then didn't like 23. Qf2?? "throwing away the advantage" - instead 23. Bd3 Nb7 24. Ng6+ Kg8 25. Nxf8 Qc5+ 26. Kh1 Qxf8 27. Bxf6 gxf6 28. Rf3 .

Aug-06-08  whiteshark: <tpstar <Earlier Fritz didn't like 23. Qf2?? "throwing away the advantage" - instead 23.Bd3 Nb7 24.Ng6+ Kg8 25.Nxf8 Qc5+ 26.Kh1 Qxf8 27.Bxf6 gxf6 28.Rf3 .>> Yes, I think after <23.Bd3!! > it would habe been only a question of time before Black shall resign.

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There a two main threats: 24.Ng6+ and 24.Qe3 with the idea of 25.Qh3+ and winning the Qa3 with a discovered check.

Oct-03-10  Ulhumbrus: After Huebner defends the h7 pawn by 21...Nf6, Spassky sacrifices his bishop on h7 all the same by 22 Bxh7!!

If Huebner captures the bishop with his Knight, On 22...Nxh7 White offers a second sacrifice by 23 Bxg7+! opening the g file for his Queen with tempo by checking Black's King.

On 23... Kxg7 24 Qg4+ White's Rook occupies the f file, together with which White's Q occupies the g file, so that Black's King has to choose one of two squares on the h file.

On 24...Kh6 25 Qg6 is mate.

On 23...Kxg7 24 Qg4+ Kh8 White wins by both 25 Ng6+ Kg7 26 Nxf8+ and 25 Qd4+ Nf6 26 Rxf6 Qc1+ 27 Rf1+

On 22...Kxh7 White wins by both 23 Rc3 Qc5+ 24 Kh1 (when Black appears to have no satisfactory answer to the threat of the threat of Rh3+) and 23 Qc2+ Kh8 24 Rf3 Qc5+ 25 Kh1 when once again Black appears to have no satisfactory answer to the threat of the threat of Rh3+).

Michael Stean, commenting on this game, said that at his best Spassky executed without trial.

Oct-03-10  parisattack: If I didn't know the date of this game (or that the opponent was Heubner) I would place it in the mid-1960s when Spassky was at the top of his Power Player period.

The push through the center to disrupt the opponents forces and bring in the heavy artillary is a great mofit - currently its chief practicianer is Mamedyarov.

Apr-18-12  Everett: <great mofit>

This is one of the best typos ever, I can't stop laughing...

May-27-15  Howard: Munich 1979, however, was tarnished by the sudden withdrawal of a key player.

Anyone know who ?

May-27-15  Retireborn: <Howard> It was Anatoly Karpov, after his father died suddenly, I think.
May-27-15  Howard: Ding, ding, ding !!!!

We have a winner !

Jun-30-20  carpovius: Spassky won this beautiful game and the championat.

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