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Boris Spassky vs Yasser Seirawan
Zuerich op (1984), Zuerich SUI, Sep-??
Pirc Defense: Classical. Schlechter Variation (B08)  ·  1-0

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Jul-28-04  Spassky69: 21. Bxe5?? falls victim to 22.Nxe6!! better was 20. h6! 21.Bd4 Rfe8 22.Ne4 Kh8 23.Nf6 Red8 and although white has a very strong knight on f6 black should be able to draw.
Feb-06-06  woodenbishop: Classic Spassky!
Feb-06-06  babakova: I guess Yaz shouldnt have snatched the g2 pawn...
May-07-15
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  ToTheDeath: Playing the Pirc against Spassky is really asking for it. 17.Rxd7! Boris was making these sacs as a child.
May-07-15
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  perfidious: Another sharp opening line in which Seirawan got cut against his redoubtable foe was featured in Spassky vs Seirawan, 1985.
May-07-15
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  ToTheDeath: Gotta love the balls on Boris, playing the KG against one of the best defenders and materialists in the game.
May-08-15  RookFile: I think white was on top when he got 9. e5 in. If the Pirc is worth anything black should be controlling the e5 square, not white.
Feb-27-16  not not: Jul-28-04 Spassky69: 21. Bxe5?? falls victim to 22.Nxe6!! better was 20. h6! 21.Bd4 Rfe8 22.Ne4 Kh8 23.Nf6 Red8

maybe taking this pawn earlier?

why not 18... black bishop takes pawn on e5?

18... Bxe5

is it ok move earlier???

Aug-10-16  tigreton: Once Spassky starts an attack, he never comes back. Moves like Ng5, Qg4, h4-h5, Txd7... not letting the iniciative die, and keeping all the pieces on stage, are typical from him.
Jan-06-19  mcs4: Wherein black's light-squared bishop murders a rook, both knights, and a pawn before he is finally brought to justice.
Jun-28-21
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  Jonathan Sarfati: 23...♔h8 24.♖g8+ ♖xg8 25.hxg8=♖/♕#
23...♔f6 24.♕f5# or 24.♕h6#

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