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Boris Spassky vs Zoltan Ribli
Interpolis 4th (1980), Tilburg NED, rd 5, Sep-24
Queen's Indian Defense: Spassky System (E14)  ·  1-0



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Jun-03-12  wordfunph: breakthrough 24.d5!
Jul-28-16  tigreton: Great attack! Spassky doesn't miss a chance. A little mistake such as 17 ... Kf8 was enough for him to build a decisive attack against the weakened King. Who could have guessed, when playing Kf8, that the White Queen would invade h7? I'm almost sure Spassky did it
Mar-01-17  sudoplatov: As in Keres-Spassky and Spassky-Tal, the side with the Queen on K2 does better than the side with the Queen on QB2.
Mar-01-17  sudoplatov: This game also shows the first Ne4 (or Ne5) gets the initiative as in the famous Nimzovich-Tarrasch game from 1914.
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  woldsmandriffield: Ribli’s 17..Kf8 didn’t work out and he would have done better to play ..a3 & ..Na5 (moves he went for in the game) right away.

Spassky must have been tempted by 22 d5 but chose the more pragmatic 22 c5 and won quickly.

After 22 d5 Nxc4 23 dxe6 Rxd1 24 Rxd1 Nd6 25 Bxb7 Nxb7 White has the Bishop sac 26 Bxg7+ !Kg7 27 Rd7

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Now 27..Qc1+ achieves nothing, so 27..Qc5 28 Ne5! Rc7 29 Qf3 Nd6 30 Qg3+ Bg5 31 Nd3 and white is winning.

But very complicated. 22 c5! is simpler and saddles Black with a heap of problems.

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