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Boris Spassky vs Dibyendu Barua
? (1987), rd 7
Spanish Game: Bird Variation (C61)  ·  1-0



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Aug-12-04  Helloween: This has to be my favorite Bird Defence game yet. Spassky played a marvellous attack, constantly ignoring Black's threats by creating stronger ones of his own.
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  PizzatheHut: <Helloween> I posted a question for you over on the Caro-Kann (B10) page.
Aug-12-04  Helloween: <Pizza> I have responded at the Caro-Kann (B10) page.
Aug-12-04  Dick Brain: I like the move 9. f5! in this game.
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  tpstar: tpstar-number9 (InstantChess 8/27/04): 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nd4 4. Nxd4 exd4 5. 0-0 Bc5 6. d3 h6 7. f4 Ne7 8. Nd2 c6 9. Ba4 b5 10. Bb3 d5 11. ed?! (11. Kh1 de 12. de & 13. f5 over 11. Qf3 de 12. Nxe4 Bb6) cd 12. Nf3 0-0 13. Ne5? f6 14. Nf3 a5 15. a4 ba 16. Bxa4 Qd6 17. Qe1 Ng6 18. g3 Bg4 19. Qf2 h5? 20. Nxd4 Bd7 21. c3 Bxa4 22. Rxa4 f5 23. Be3 Rfb8? 24. Nxf5 Bxe3 25. Nxd6 Bxf2+ 26. Rxf2 and White won (1-0).
Dec-27-04  Poisonpawns: Actually black is winning after 15.Be3?? better was 15.Kh1 holding the advantage.Barua misses the winning continuation twice,instead of 17.Bd4!? the winning move is 17...Nxf5! with 2 main lines: A)18.exf5 gxh6 19.Qxh6 Bxf5 20.Qg5+ Bg7 21.Qxf5 Bd4+ 22.Kf1 Qc1+ 23.Ke2 Re8+ 24.Kf3 Re3+ 25.Kg4 Rxh3 26.Kxh3 B)18.Bxg7 Qc1+ 19.Bd1 Kxg7 20.Nc3 Qg6 21.exf5 Qxh5 22.Rxh5 Bxc3 Also 18...Qf2?? was fatal error that let spassky win 18...Nxf5! wins for black here also.

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