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Boris Spassky vs Walter Dobrich
9th Canadian Open (1971), Vancouver CAN, Aug-??
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Leningrad Variation (E30)  ·  1-0



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Mar-27-15  goldenbear: I played this 11.Ng3 recently and I thought I was really being clever, but maybe I had already seen this game before...
Mar-26-19  Allanur: As usual, Spassky plays preposterously and wins. * Within the 13th move, he gives both of his bishops for knights. The position is not a closed game and does not seem to lead to such position. Intuition would say to maintain the bishops * Black has semi-open g file. He can just land a rook there, risky to castle kingside and Spassky castled kingside. * Within 20th move, not only g file is open but H file is open as well and Spassky himself opened these files, not the adversary. The adversary did not even need to sacrifice a pawn so that he can open them. * As if The adversary having the bishop pair and Spassky having awkwardly yet defensively positioned knight is not enough, Spassky sacrificed a pawn (which was declined by the opponent. * Spassky's rooks were passive.
* Sacrificed the exchange.

But at the end won spectacularly. He is the real artist of chess, he is the real magician.

When Spassky plays chess, his pieces do not move - they dance.

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  carpovius: <When Spassky plays chess, his pieces do not move - they dance. Allanur> Well said!!

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