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Harold James Plaskett vs Boris Spassky
GLC Chess Challenge (1986), London ENG, rd 10, Mar-23
English Opening: King's English Variation. General (A20)  ·  0-1

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May-05-16
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  offramp: This game was from round 10. Spassky had drawn his previous 9 games, and after this he drew in rounds 11, 12 and 13.

Plaskett had 13 decisive results: won 5 lost 8. It is possible that Spassky offered a draw at some point but that Plaskett decided to continue.

After 31...Kd7 the position looks a little tricky for White.


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Spassky gets his major pieces right into White's position. Part of his plan is a rather dastardly waiting move.


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33...a6!

BTW, don't try saying Spassky-Plaskett too quickly or you might get dizzy.

May-05-16
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  OhioChessFan: Strange that Plaskett played Kd3 and then resigned. I suspect time trouble was involved. Maybe he was hoping for perpetual ideas with 38...Rd1 39. Re7+ Kxe7 40. Qe3+ Kd8 41. Qg5+ but then Black has a nice King retreat back at d7.

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