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Boris Spassky vs Zenon Franco Ocampos
Buenos Aires (Clarin) (1979), Buenos Aires ARG, rd 1, Nov-26
Sicilian Defense: Closed. Botvinnik Defense I Edge Variation (B25)  ·  1-0



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  Mateo: A wild and weird game.

1) 27...d2?!/? seems dubious, since Black loses his d2 pawn after the simple 28.Rf2. But Black was already prepared to sacrifice the exchange. First, he has to play 27...d2, because 27...Rxe4 28.Qxf7+ Kh7 29.Qd5! is winning for White. So first he forces White to play 28.Rf2 (After 28...Rxe4 29.Qxf7+ Kh7 30.Qd5?? this time doesn't work. 30...Re1+, Black wins).

2) After 28...Rxe4, why not 30.Bxe4 (instead of 30.Rfxd2?!) Rxe4 31.Rdxd2? Obviously Black sacrificed the exchange with the idea to get some play on the white squares. But I could not see any concrete way for Black to build up an attack on these white squares.

3) 38.Rd2?? could be a zeitnot blunder (38.Rf1 wins), like 38...Re1??, instead of 38...Rxd2 39.Qxd2 Bxh3 with at least an equal game for Black.

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