Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

Chessgames premium membership fee will increase to $39 per year effective June 15, 2023. Enroll Now!

Evgeni Vasiukov vs Boris Spassky
USSR Championship (1959), Tbilisi URS, rd 3, Jan-13
Alekhine Defense: Hunt Variation. Mikenas Gambit (B02)  ·  1/2-1/2



explore this opening
find similar games 3 more Vasiukov/Spassky games
PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: To access more information about the players (more games, favorite openings, statistics, sometimes a biography and photograph), click their highlighted names at the top of this page.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.

Kibitzer's Corner
Premium Chessgames Member
  Honza Cervenka: Quite entertaining draw.
Premium Chessgames Member
  IMlday: 9.Bxf7+..such a move!
Premium Chessgames Member
  Honza Cervenka: It is not an easy thing for black to play this line. See K Kaiszauri vs W Schmidt, 1980
May-20-16  Breyannis Nektarios: Mutual errors at the end. 35...Kd6? loses to 36.f5+ (instead of 36.a5? as played).
Oct-18-16  zydeco: Great game! - nice find <Honza Cervenka>. If only every draw was this exciting! I count four true piece sacrifices before finally reaching the drawn king-pawn endgame.
Feb-02-17  Straclonoor: <Breyannis Nektarios: Mutual errors at the end. 35...Kd6? loses to 36.f5+ (instead of 36.a5? as played).> Exactly!
35....h4, 35....Kf6 and 35....c5 gives draw.
After 35....Kd6 36.f5 win.
Stockfish 8 64 11.72 (depth 30) 1.f5 hxg4 2.hxg4 g5 3.Kd4 c5+ 4.bxc5+ bxc5+ 5.Kc4 Kc6 6.a5 Kd6 7.f6 Ke6 8.Kxc5 Kxf6 9.Kd5 Ke7 10.Kc6 Kd8 11.Kb7 Kd7 12.Kxa7 Kc6 13.Ka6 Kc7 14.Kb5 Kb7 15.Kc5
Feb-06-17  Howard: But 36.f5 is not a checking move.
Apr-20-17  Breyannis Nektarios: <Howard: But 36.f5 is not a checking move>. You are right, of course..
Premium Chessgames Member
  nizmo11: According the Nikitin (game 7 in the book)
the game ended 35. Ke5 Kf6 (and not 35... Kd6??) 36. Kd4 Ke6 "after which Black offered draw, and White immediately accepted"

NOTE: Create an account today to post replies and access other powerful features which are available only to registered users. Becoming a member is free, anonymous, and takes less than 1 minute! If you already have a username, then simply login login under your username now to join the discussion.

Please observe our posting guidelines:

  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate, or gibberish posts.
  3. No vitriolic or systematic personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No cyberstalking or malicious posting of negative or private information (doxing/doxxing) of members.
  6. No trolling.
  7. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by moderators, create a false impression of consensus or support, or stage conversations, is prohibited.
  8. Do not degrade Chessgames or any of it's staff/volunteers.

Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.

Blow the Whistle

See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a moderator.

NOTE: Please keep all discussion on-topic. This forum is for this specific game only. To discuss chess or this site in general, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of, its employees, or sponsors.
All moderator actions taken are ultimately at the sole discretion of the administration.

This game is type: CLASSICAL. Please report incorrect or missing information by submitting a correction slip to help us improve the quality of our content.

Featured in the Following Game Collections[what is this?]
Grega's black repoertoire
by Grega
Round Three
from USSR Championship 1959 by suenteus po 147
Alekhine Def: Hunt Variation. Mikenas G. (B02) 1/2-Entertaining
from SmyslovV and SpasskyB Games by fredthebear
July 12:
from Dave's Game of the Day Archive by eternaloptimist
Chapter 14: Alekhine's Defense Game 12
from Chess Openings: Theory and Practice, Section 1 by Infohunter
Alekhine Def: Hunt Variation. Mikenas G. (B02) 1/2-Entertaining
from Oh Snap! said Fredthebear. by fredthebear
Octavia's favourite draws
by Octavia
Game 144
from Soviet Chess Strategy (Suetin) by Qindarka
Chapter 14: Alekhine's Defense Game 12
from Chess Openings: Theory and Practice, Section 1 by xdetroiter
game 7, Pawn wedge versus bishop
from Evgeny Vasiukov, Chess Champion of Moscow by nizmo11
Chapter 14: Alekhine's Defense Game 12
from Chess Openings: T&P, Section 1 ADD top by Littlejohn
Alekhine Def: Hunt Variation. Mikenas G. (B02) 1/2-Entertaining
from TLunch-O-Bunch FTB Munched Worlds by Littlejohn

Home | About | Login | Logout | F.A.Q. | Profile | Preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | New Kibitzing | Chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | Privacy Notice | Contact Us

Copyright 2001-2023, Chessgames Services LLC