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Gilles Andruet vs Boris Spassky
"Don't Do It Andruet" (game of the day Feb-05-2017)
Bundesliga (1987/88), FRG
Bogo-Indian Defense: Exchange Variation (E11)  ·  0-1

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Sep-27-13  Travis Bickle: What an ingenious move by Spassky!!
Sep-27-13  devere: 28...Qf3!! is very pretty, but it was 26...c5! that made it possible. White shouldn't take the pawn, and can survive (barely) with 27.Bb5.
Sep-28-13  SuperPatzer77: <Domdaniel: A truly beautiful finish. Spassky's ...Qf3 must have come as the ultimate bolt from the blue. And I love <Phony Benoni>'s line about his "half-bored half-quizzical semi-smile". >

<Domdaniel> A big thunderbolt!!!

Just like a famous game - Bernstein vs Capablanca - See link below:

O Bernstein vs Capablanca, 1914

SuperPatzer77

Sep-14-14  Ke2: An important lesson in Qf3. The old rule- if you have time, examine all forcing moves. You have to examine all checks, captures, and *mate threats*
Sep-15-14  Mudphudder: Forced mate in three. Otherwise mate in one. Love it. Best Spassky win ever!!!!
Sep-15-14
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  FSR: I just love this game. An amazing finish.
Sep-18-15  sfm: When you, even after seeing a move, have to spend most of a minute to understand how it makes sense, you must admit that you wouldn't have found it over the board.
Jan-30-16  vajeer: I think 25. Ndf1 was a mistake. 25. Nb3 should have kept White in the game.
Oct-31-16
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  Sally Simpson: Hello,

This game was actually played in the 1988 Bundesliga match Koblenz v Solingen. Not the 'Ch FRG (1988)'.

Correction slip submitted.

Oct-31-16  RookFile: Wow, I didn't see this coming, and think white can be forgiven for missing it too. The amazing imagination of Boris Spassky!
Feb-05-17  AlicesKnight: 26.... c5 looks so innocent as a deflection; it looks as if he had seen the gift at once after Nf1? when he played ...Ra3 with threats of ....Rxd3 and ...Qxf2, and White in covering this missed the gem.
Feb-05-17  erimiro1: Kind of James Bond move, so I prefer the name "THUNDERBALL". It also brings me to the Kronstien-McAdams game from "From Russia with love", that also was based on Spassky (Spassky-Bronstien, of course.
Feb-05-17  Sularus: What a money shot! reminds me of that game where the players were allegedly showered with gold pieces.
Feb-05-17  morfishine: Another gem of a game scarred by having a dump truck load of manure (= game title) dumped on it

truly sad

*****

Feb-05-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  Stonehenge: Morfishine the Punjabber.
Feb-05-17  Rubenchik: Imagination=Spassky !
Feb-05-17  RandomVisitor: After 23...bxc6


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<+0.48/34 24.Nb3> Qf6 25.Qd2 Qd6 26.Ra1 Rab8 27.Rfb1 Bf5 28.Nc5 Rxb1+ 29.Rxb1 Bxd3 30.Nxd3 Nf5 31.Nf1 Nf6 32.Qc2 Rc8 33.Rb7 Kg7 34.h3 Nd7 35.Ra7 Ne7 36.Qc1 Rc7 37.Ra6 Rb7 38.Nd2 Rb5 39.Ra8 Rb8 40.Ra7 Nc8 41.Ra6 Ncb6

Feb-06-17
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  kevin86: A "Quiet" mate threat!
May-26-18
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  takchess: So is this game a modern immortal game ? Thoughts ?
May-26-18  Isilimela: 28 ... Qf3!! is a lightning strike / bolt from the blue! Bravo Boris!
May-27-18
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  takchess: http://tartajubow.blogspot.com/2018...
Mar-29-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  fiercebadger: useful plan against a minority attack,hover the knights near enemy king the add in the Queen
Mar-29-19  sudoplatov: Did the spectators shower the board with Euros?
Nov-27-19  Elidrissi: I love it ,genius
1.........Qf3
2.gxf3....Nf3+
3.Kh1.....Bh3
3.Bxe1....Bg2#
Jul-18-21  sudoplatov: Spassky did suggest erecting a statue to Frank Marshall (and probably Morphy). Andruet joins Janowski and Paulsen. I don't know of other games with the Queen sacrifice on f3 (of f6) to force mate; Fischer's game against Benko comes to mind.
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