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Alexander G Beliavsky vs Boris Spassky
Baden (1980), Baden AUT, rd 14, Nov-??
Queen's Indian Defense: Classical Variation. Polugayevsky Gambit (E17)  ·  0-1



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Jan-21-05  MidnightDuffer: 41. f3 ?? allows a fork check on the Rook with Ne3. It appears weak to me, but I guess it is not that faulty. Other pointers on this game, White's Rook gets a bit trapped on the a4 square; at times, it looks like a good idea and the other Rook almost comes out to join him.

Around the same time, of the f3 move, a chance by White to exchange his lightsquared Bishop for a Rook,

Nice manoeuvre, move 44. ... Qh3 by Comrade Boris; I think, White overexxagerates the meaning of the threat though; and moves f4; a one square move by the ol' faux pas f pawn, and Spassky takes advantage of that move, to move his Rook out of "en prise" with 45. ... Rbb6.

Then, Spassky turns around, and snatches that same f pawn now with his rook, so it can be taken by a pawn! 47. ... Rxf4+ 48. gxf4 .

Before it's all over, White does get a few nice counter-punches in, with 57. Rxf7+, but it is too little to late, the g and h pawns are on the move! 8 moves later, White resigns.

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  FSR: I don't think 41.f3 is a double-question mark (or even single question-mark) move. Otherwise Black takes the f-pawn, which is even worse for White. You're quite right about that poor rook on a4, though. If only it had scurried back with, say, 30.Rac4, surely Beliavsky would still have been OK.
Aug-15-10  Ulhumbrus: From move 20 Spassky gains ground until he first wins the exchange and then sacrifices a Rook for a winning attack.

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