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Robert Huebner vs Boris Spassky
Interpolis 2nd (1978), Tilburg NED, rd 9, Sep-11
English Opening: Agincourt Defense. Neo Catalan Declined (A14)  ·  1-0



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May-15-05  vonKrolock: <9.♘e5> Dr Hübner himself criticizes this move and recommend 9.♗b2 followed by ♘d2 and an eventual e2-e4, as in Khalifman vs Z Almasi, 1995

<15...♖a8> One is tempted to figure out that with 15...♘c5 the white ♕ will be in trouble, but presumably the line 16.♘d5 (forced) ed 17.♖c5 ♗c5 18.♕a6 etc was too dry for Spassky's taste

May-15-05  vonKrolock: <19.♘b1> After being - so to say - in the air for some moves, the possibility of a ♘ sac in 'd5' vanishes... It's curious to remark that Dr Hübner says he would play "♘d5 ed ♗d5" in case of 18...b4 in the previous move, and that he discards the sac now whithout concrete lines - but my own (zk) suggestion (even after 18...♖a7) is: <<19.♘d5 ed 20.e6!>> - as 20...fe?? loses quickly, and neither 20...♘f6 21.♗e5! ♕a8 22.♗d4 followed by ♗f6 and ♗d5 etc, nor 20...♘b6 21.♗e5! etc are satisfactory for black, so the only reasonable move would be 20...♗f6!, and now white had 21.ed! (better than 21.♗a3 d4!(best) 22.♕d2 fe 23.♗f8 etc with a roughly even game) 21... ♗b2 22.♖c2 ♗f6 23.♖d5, and white's pawn in 'd7' is very dangerous, even with 'd8' controled by the ♗f6, and white can steadily improve his position advancing his pawn's majorities

<45...f5>?? The decisive mistake

<47...♔g7> The score here is incomplete - 48.♖e2 ♗c7 49.♖e6 ♗f4 50.b5 ♘g8 51.♖a6 ♖e7 52.♗c6 ♘f6 53.b6 ♘e4 54.♗e1 ♗b8 55.♖a8 1-0 - are the remaining moves

Nov-18-18  cunctatorg: <@ vonKrolock:>

What is Dr Huebner's writings of which you made use as your source?

Btw what's wrong with 43... Nf5 44. Rd2?! Ba7 45. b5 h5 46. h3 ?

Nov-19-18  Retireborn: <cunctatorg> Huebner gives extensive annotations in Informator (26/533) and even expanded ones in Chessbase Magazine. The score is complete though, so I suppose <von Krolock> has another source.

In the Chessbase Magazine version, Huebner gives 43...Nf5 44.g4 Nxd4 45.Rc8+ Kg7 46.Bh4 with Bf6, Rg8 to follow as winning.

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