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Boris Spassky vs Yasser Seirawan
Phillips & Drew Kings (1982), London ENG, rd 2, Apr-16
Caro-Kann Defense: Advance. Tal Variation (B12)  ·  1-0



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Feb-10-05  MidnightDuffer: 19. ...Rf8! with better chances
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  wordfunph: in his book Chess Duel, GM Seirawan described this game as..

<My game with Boris was, sad to say, a truly lousy, gruesome performance. Prepare yourselves - those with strong stomachs will be all right, but those with weak digestive tracks are advised to skip ahead.>


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  wordfunph: Spassky - Seirawan

after 20...Ng8

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according to my robot, Boris missed 21.Bxg6!! +19.0 eval.

go figure it out :)

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  Honza Cervenka: <according to my robot, Boris missed 21.Bxg6!! +19.0 eval.> Well, he missed that but for playing 21.Bxg6 it is necessary to spot 21...fxg6 22.Re8!! (diagram)

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On the other hand 21.g4 is definitely good enough for win.

Aug-20-16  tigreton: Here Spassky made some great moves, difficult for a club player: 7. a3! avoids Bb4+ exchanging bishops,which would favour Black because his pieces are cramped due to the lack of space; 10. cd5! opens the c-file, adding an extra factor -a second weakness- to make possible the win for the side with more space and development;
Aug-20-16  tigreton: The manouvre Qc1-f4, getting near the black king and putting pressure on f7 and f6, while keeping the knight on f3 supporting the tension between bishops; 19. Rc3! maximizing the force of the rook, making possible for it to attack the kingside along the 3rd rank and, at the same time, threating to invade along the c-file.
Aug-20-16  Buchner: Yes spassky Plays great, no need with a domination to calculate all times all fantastics just win. 28.R e8! Hard to See, when alternative attraktive.
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