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Boris Spassky vs Yasser Seirawan
Linares (1983), Linares ESP, rd 8, Feb-21
Queen's Indian Defense: Kasparov Variation (E12)  ·  1-0



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Feb-05-07  percyblakeney: Spassky won Linares 1983 ahead of the World Champion Karpov, but was maybe a bit lucky here. Seirawan has a clear advantage and for example 35. ... Ncd4 would have won quickly, with Rg6+ being threatened and many lines involving deadly knight moves end up winning at least the exchange.
Feb-05-07  IMDONE4: do you mean 36... Ncd4?
Mar-19-17  zanzibar: Spassky tells a story about the adjournment of this game in an interview:


<Q - Would you care to share?>

Linares, the decisive game against Yasser Seirawan. I've been smoking and drinking coffee non-stop. The game was adjourned. On my way to the room, I collapsed and gashed my head on the marble floor.

<Q-Why did you collapse?>

My body couldn't stand so much nicotine and caffeine. When I came around, I lay on the bed and started studying the adjourned position. In the morning, I won. This win allowed me to overtake Karpov and finish first. <<>>>

BTW- <CG> needs to make a tournament for this.

Mar-19-17  zanzibar: Till <CG> gets its act together:

(There's also a collection lying around someplace on <CG>... the usual suspects were involved)

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  Hasurami: In the Chessable course "Chess Duels" Seirawan makes an interesting presentation of this game.

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