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Boris Spassky vs Ratmir Kholmov
USSR Championship (1962), Yerevan URS , rd 17, Dec-15
Spanish Game: Closed. Kholmov Variation (C92)  ·  1-0



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Feb-12-07  russep: Can someone please tell me whats the finish
Feb-12-07  Tomlinsky: White wins the h pawn with Nf5+ and black cannot make progress against king and knight while white creates a passed pawn on the king side. Play it out against an engine.
Jul-11-11  notyetagm: Game Collection: KNIGHTS *HATE* ROOK PAWNS!
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  GrahamClayton: If 30...♘d8, White plays 31.♘a3 with the unstoppable threat of 32.♘xb5 and 33.a6, when the a-pawn can't be stopped from queening.

If Black's knight wasn't so poorly placed on b7, he would have a defendable position.

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