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Boris Spassky vs Bent Larsen
USSR vs. Rest of the World (1970), Belgrade SRB, rd 1, Mar-29
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Leningrad Variation (E30)  ·  1/2-1/2



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May-24-16  JIRKA KADLEC: 7.Nf3 (7.d6!? Spassky)
7...d6 (7...Qa5 Larsen; 7...h6 8.Bh4 e4 9.Nd2 e3 Larsen) 8.Nd2! (Spassky)
12... 0-0 (12...Ne7 Larsen)
14.f4! (Spassky)
15.Rxf4 (15.exf4 Bf5 Larsen)
16.Rxf6!? (Larsen/Spassky; 16.Bxg6 fxg6= Larsen)
17... Qd8! (Spassky)
18.Nxd6 (18.Bxd6 f5 Larsen/Spassky)
18...Qg5! (Larsen/Spassky; 18...f5 19.Qh5! Qg5 20.Qxg5 hxg5 21.Rf1 Ne7 22.Nxc8 Raxc8 23.d6 Larsen) 20.Ne4 (20.Bxg6 Qxg6 21.e4 Spassky; 20.Rf1 Ne5 Larsen) 21.Rf1 (21.Bd6? f5 Larsen)
23.exf4 (23.Nxc8? fxg3 Larsen; 23.Bxg6? Qxd6 Larsen) 24...Qd8 [24...Ne5 25.Qe3 (25.Qe2 Re8 26.Re1 Larsen) 25...Re8 26.f6 Spassky] 28.Ke2! (Spassky)
28...Rf8 (28...Re8+ 29.Kd2 Larsen)
30...Re8 (30...h5 Larsen)
31.Bf2 (31.Bf4! Spassky)
33.g4 (33.Kf4 Re7 34.Bf5 Ba4 35.d6 Re2 36.Be3 Re1 Larsen) 35.d6 (35.Bg3 Spassky)
35...Rh1 (35...Bc6+ 36.Ke2 Be8 Spassky)
37...Rh3 (37...Ra1= Larsen; 37...Rh2= Larsen)
38.d7 (38.Be3 Rh2+ 39.Kd3 Rh3= Larsen)
40.Bc7 (40.g5 Bxd7 41.gxf6+ Kxf6 42.Bh4+ Kxf5 43.Bxd8 Kxg6 44.Bc7 Be6 = Larsen) 40...Rxd7 1/2-1/2
May-24-16  ewan14: Good game

Larsen drawing this game , and the mini match

Spassky entertaining again , and with the Leningrad

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