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Efim Geller vs Boris Spassky
Leningrad master (1954), Leningrad URS, Jul-??
Sicilian Defense: Najdorf Variation (B95)  ·  0-1



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May-12-05  sharkbenjamin: Spassky and Geller loved sharp games.
May-12-05  Achilles87: I feel that Geller dug himself into a hole with his 33rd move. It was even all game until that, he makes a blunder and Spassky jumps to what isn't enormous but certainly an unassailable lead.
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  Benzol: This might not be Efim Geller. Boris Spassky's 300 wins has his opponent listed as A Geller. Perhaps this is Alexander Geller ?
Feb-15-11  Tridel: What would've happen if 29 Nd6?
Feb-15-11  Shams: <Tridel> 29.Nd6?? 30.Nd4!
Feb-24-12  master of defence: Why not 37. Rxd6 Rxb3 38. Rd8+ Kf7(or Nf8) 39. Rxc8? Or white loses in time?
Feb-29-12  master of defence: Anybody knows answer my question? White loses in time or what?
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  Sastre: <master of defence> 37.Rxd6 Rxb3 38.Rd8+ Nxd8.
Feb-29-12  master of defence: How I didn´t see the knight on e6??? I don´t know what i thinked. Thanks Sastre.
Feb-29-12  Shams: Checking my previous analysis with Shredder: I gave 29.Nxd6 Nd4 but this leads to only a small plus for Black as White will give up the exchange with 30.Qxc8 and 31.Rxd4.

Instead either 29...Nc5 30.Qxc8+ Bxc8 31.b4 Nb3+ (-2.44 16/40) or 29...Qc2 30.Nf5 Bc6 31.Nxg7 Nd4 (-1.71 15/48) are good.

Mar-02-12  master of defence: <Shams> You think after 29. Nxd6 Nd4 30. Qxc8+ Bxc8 31. Rxd4 exd4 32. e5 Rb8 33. Kxa2 white can draw, is this?
Mar-30-15  A.T PhoneHome: Efim Geller and Boris Spassky were brilliant tacticians! Now I wonder if you could exchange Queens so that it'd be Black to move instead of White? Like, not capturing Queen right away with Rook but on the next move.

Or if the game would continue after 37.Rxd6 Rxb3 38.Bh3

I wonder how Spassky would continue then..

Jun-07-17  Endrass: To A.T PhoneHome: If 37.Rxd6, Rxb3; 38Ah3....Spassky would play 38...Rxh3.
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  Mateo: 32.h6?? was a blunder. Spassky had the simple 32...Qd2 with double attack. White had to play 32.Nf5, but not 32.Nxb7?? Nd4, and the threat ...Nb3+ wins the Queen.

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