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Boris Spassky vs Andreas Ostl
"Ostl la Vista, Baby" (game of the day Feb-01-2017)
Bundesliga 89/90 (1990), ?
Formation: King's Indian Attack (A07)  ·  1-0



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Mar-11-06  Autoreparaturwerkbau: I didn't know Spassky was ever in my town ...
Mar-11-06  dakgootje: would have been a nice puzzle too, though not chessgames' best pun ;-)
Mar-11-06  alexandrovm: what a great game by Spassky!
Mar-11-06  DiceToThat: How does White respond to 19. ...bxc3?
Mar-11-06  kevin86: The play is fascinating;whiteplays a game that is loaded with queenside counter-attack by black,yet he castles queenside. By the way,what ever happened to the black counter-attack? I looks like black left it on the countertop :)
Mar-11-06  Peter Reeve: White responds to 19. ...bxc3 with 20.Qxc3+ which wins the bishop next move and leaves white a pawn up and black with a pressured king.
Mar-11-06  EmperorAtahualpa: Very appropriate pun. :) Did you guys know that Schwarzenegger is actually a chess fanatic?
Mar-11-06  Bobwhoosta: <Kevin86> White castled on the queenside after obtaining a lasting initiative on the kingside. The rule "Firstest with the mostest" used to see who has the advantage and attack in games with opposite side castling was already clearly in white's favor before he castled. After that it was "Kaplow, kaplooy, and kerplunk". (Quotes by BobWhoosta ;-) )
Sep-03-06  Tariqov: <Peter Reeve> e5 is actually not that bad, many openings have done the same sicilian, english etc. Like they say "It is not a weakness if you can't exploit it", but Black played wrongly here somewhere, if you need further proof check the opening explorer in the e5 idea for the closed sicilian, Blacks winning percentage is higher!!
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: 6...e5 looked dubious to me, but in checking the CG database, it seems fine, and the real mistake consisted of 9...Bxf6. Simply 9...0-0 seems adequate for equality unless someone has an improvement on current praxis.
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  al wazir: What's wrong with 21...Bxd5 22. Nxf5+ Kf6. Now what?
Feb-01-17  AlicesKnight: The white horses needed a better Ostler (NB only makes sense to old English people.....)
Feb-01-17  clement41: After 22 Rxg6! Kxg6 23 Nxf5 we get a rare and cute fork motif.

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Whatever white knight is taken and with whatever piece (there are 2 knights en prise, four possible captures), white then gets a royal fork!

Feb-01-17  ndg2: <AlicesKnight> Lol, in German, "Ostler" means "people coming from / living in the east"
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  offramp: <ndg2: <AlicesKnight> Lol, in German, "Ostler" means "people coming from / living in the east">

In English it means something slightly different. An Ostler is a man who looks after horses.

Feb-01-17  gofer: <al wazir: What's wrong with 21...Bxd5 22. Nxf5+ Kf6. Now what?>

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Black's king is on f6, with a semi open g file and a completely open e file. Positionally, black is in a world of pain.

Without the help of silicon white can choose between Ne3 and Nh4 or even <Nxh6!>, all of which ask immediate questions of black's defences and after that white can always try to open the centre with d4...

...lots of choices.

Feb-01-17  Eduardo Bermudez: Hasta la vista Baby !
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  offramp: <Eduardo Bermudez: Hasta la vista Baby !>

Brilliant! That is SUCH a good one!

Feb-01-17  The Kings Domain: Good combinational play by Spassky. Opening lanes to make the opponent's king live on borrowed time is always a feast for the sight.
Feb-01-17  ColeTrane: Finally a polyglotal pun...!
Feb-01-17  kevin86: Black's game really fizzles out!
Feb-01-17  TaniaWinter: I was always a huge Spassky fan
Feb-01-17  Grbasowski: What if 27. ... Bxd5?
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  tpstar: On 27 ... Bxd5 then White wins with 28. Qf5+:

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28 ... Ke8 29. Nxd5+ Kd8 30. Qf8+ mops up.

Spassky specialized in the White side of the Closed Sicilian = Repertoire Explorer: Boris Spassky (white)

Feb-01-17  Crapablanca: What if 27 . . . Bd7?
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