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Boris Spassky vs Vladimir Tukmakov
USSR Championship (1973), Moscow URS, rd 4, Oct-06
Sicilian Defense: Najdorf Variation (B96)  ·  1-0



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Mar-16-04  caballos2: Nice game by Spassky. I believe black lost too much time with his queen-manoeuvre (move 11-13). White can easily get his pieces on the right squares to attack. Maybe 10.Be7 is more in the style of the Najdorf, and then o-o-o (though these positions require a good preparation and a lot of specific knowledge).
May-13-04  weepingwarrior: On move 13. Black plays Qc7. One of my programs play 13...Qc6 instead.
Apr-15-09  alshatranji: What was Tukmakov thinking playing the Najdrov against Spassky? He had to have a great deal of courage and (over)confidence, which obviously was not born out by the outcome. Spassky was not known to be a fiercely competitive player, but he must have been offended by Tukmakov's presumption and decided to teach him a lesson. Great attack.
Feb-26-12  Ulhumbrus: With the move 27 Qe4! Spassky offers Tukmakov his bishop on c4. Tukmakov cannot accept the sacrifice because on 27...Bxc4 28 Qa8+ Ke7 29 Qd8+ Ke6 30 Qc8+! Ke7 31 Qd7 is mate
Oct-16-16  edubueno: Paliza total!
Oct-16-16  ewan14: HHow pre 1970 was Spassky not known as a fierce competitor?
Oct-16-16  ChessHigherCat: <weeping warrior> Exactly, I was thinking 13. Qc6, too. How does white protect the knight on a4? The only move I can think of is 13. e5 so QxN could be followed QxB, but if 14. ...QxQ 15. g2xQ, Bxf3 16. Rd2 Nd5 16. Be4 (threatening to win the knight since it's pinned and black can't play Be7 to unpin it because then white takes the pawn on d6 to drive away the bishop, winning either the bishop or the knight). I'm probably missing something because I don't have an engine or even a chessboard and my days of beating Spassky blindfold are over (just kidding, unfortunately those days never even began...)

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