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Boris Spassky vs Juan Gonzalez de Vega
Capablanca Memorial (1962), Havana CUB, rd 13, May-??
Queen's Indian Defense: Kasparov Variation (E12)  ·  1-0



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Apr-07-15  A.T PhoneHome: "Well that was speedy, Gonzales."

- Boris Spassky after winning against Gonzales at Havana (1962)

Apr-07-15  TheTamale: Gonzales to Spassky: "Please, your puns Boris to tears."
Apr-07-15  A.T PhoneHome: Before the game, Spassky was rumoured to have rhymed: "First I'm going to down Gonzales, after which I'll down a few strong ales."
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  perfidious: A rhyme which also works, after a fashion, for Spassky vs J Gonzalez, 1986.
Apr-07-15  A.T PhoneHome: I guess also there, Spassky was going to live up to his rhyme, however, Gonzales got to the nearest bar first. (referring to how he lost three games in a row after losing to Spassky at U.S. Open (1986)
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  perfidious: Gonzalez had something of a homemade opening repertoire: in the blitz match I mentioned elsewhere, he insisted on playing the dodgy 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.Nc3 Nxe4 5.Bxf7+ in every game as White, one reason why he did not fare so well. Faced the line more that night than during my entire career.
Apr-07-15  A.T PhoneHome: There aren't even any games in our database with such opening. Tells something I guess. :P going to head off for a bit though. See you around sir!
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  offramp: Mr Anthony Miles showed how to destroy black's extravagant opening in Miles vs Beliavsky, 1986.
Apr-07-15  A.T PhoneHome: <offramp> You are probably aware of this gorgeous game by Mr. Miles:

Beliavsky vs Miles, 1973 - Those Rooks and Queen are like a mangle on the a-file!

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