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Isaac Boleslavsky vs Boris Spassky
Bucharest (1953), Bucharest ROU, rd 14, Feb-??
Gruenfeld Defense: Exchange. Spassky Variation (D87)  ·  1/2-1/2

ANALYSIS [x]

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Feb-06-09  WhiteRook48: I would much have preferred 3...Bg7
Mar-03-18  Retireborn: Spassky's games on the White side of the exchange Gruenfeld are well-known, but here we have a rare (unique?) example of him playing the Black side.

The position after 20.d5 seems rather drawish, although it was still being debated 20 years later:-

Gligoric vs Tarjan, 1975

Boleslavsky could have tried 25.Qxa7, but then 25...Be5+ 26.f4 (only move) h4+ 27.Kf3 Bg4+! 28.Kxg4 Qxg2+ 29.Kxh4 Qxh2+ delivers a comfortable perpetual.

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