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Boris Spassky vs Igor Bondarevsky
Rostov (1960)
Sicilian Defense: Scheveningen Variation (B80)  ·  1-0



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Kibitzer's Corner
Jun-01-07  M.D. Wilson: Spassky played naturally. His sacrifices are relatively predictable and obvious, but it is of course the best way to continue.
Jun-01-07  Chicago Chess Man: Um.. what's with 39 Qh7?? Is that a mistake in the score sheet?
Jun-01-07  M.D. Wilson: You mean 36 Qh7. No, it's not a mistake. Spassky was probably planning a back rank mate by getting the Q off the g file. Even without the N capture, the win is only a few moves away. d6 sets up an eventual mate on e7 or loss of the rook, all while the N is hanging and causing no threat to White. Still, the obvious N capture may have been cleaner. I don't have any chess sofware so I can't analyse the position, but I'm sure someone has a program to elucidate the pros and cons of the position.
Jun-14-20  carpovius: Taking g7 knight leads to mate in 5. 36.Qh7 looks like a sarcastic move)
Jun-14-20  ewan14: Bondarevsky was to becomes Boris' ( successful ) trainer

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