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Boris Spassky vs Vladimir Simagin
USSR Championship 1961a (1961), Moscow URS, rd 14, Feb-02
Formation: King's Indian Attack (A07)  ·  0-1



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Jul-19-05  ughaibu: Who: a nice finish by Simagin here.
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  kamalakanta: 13. Nd5 is a mistake by White. After 15..b6 Black has a structural-positional advantage. His pawn chain is superior, and the Black knight can block the pawn on d6.
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  whiteshark: How do you evaluate this position after <36.b4>?

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Dvoretsky wrote:

"In the first place, Simagin has mobile pawns - and his opponent must constantly be on the look-out for the thrusts ...h5-h4 and ...e5-e4.

There is also a second, exceptionally important factor: White has a blockaded d5-pawn on the same coloured square as his own bishop.

In general it would be better for him if it were not there at all! The bishop on c6 has no prospects. But if it is moves to g2, it has nothing to do there either.

How can Black strengthen his position? <36...h4? 34.g4> is premature. Simagin discovers an excellent plan: he moves the bishop to c7 and concentrates his efforts on a kingside attack. Then pawn break-throughs will become more dangerous."

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  whiteshark: Black missed ...Rxf3 earlier on move 47.:

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e.g. <47...Rxf3!! 48.Qxf3> (if 48.Kxf3 Qf5+ 49.Kxe3 Qxb1 ) <...e2 49.Qxg3 Qe4+ 50.Qf3 e1Q 51.Rxe1 Qxf3+> easiest <52.Kxf3 Bxe1 >

Nov-29-16  edubueno: BS jugó la apertura sin precisión.
Sep-08-18  jabinjikanza: Vrandimir chews spark lighter

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