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Boris Spassky vs Samuel Zhukhovitsky
URS-ch sf (1957), Leningrad URS, rd 4, Nov-15
Sicilian Defense: Richter-Rauzer. Neo-Modern Variation (B68)  ·  1-0



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Jan-10-07  M.D. Wilson: interesting
Jul-31-08  Pawsome: The final position is approximately equal. 61. Rf8 Ke7 62. Rfxc8 Qxd5 63. Ka3 Qf3 64. b3 Kd7 65. Rd8 Kc7 66. Rac8 Kb7 67. Rb8 Kc7 68. Rg8 Qd1 69. Rbc8 Kb7 70. Kb2 Qd4 71. Ka2 Qd2 72. Ka3 Qe1. Where's the win?
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  ToTheDeath: Spassky is amazing. This game is a real gem.

The final position is not equal- it's a forced mate. 52..Kd7 53.Rf7+ Kd8 Rxd6+ forces the win of black's remaining rook, after which the win is trivial.

Jan-30-13  Eduardo Bermudez: Really amazing !
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  ToTheDeath: A purely positional queen sacrifice. One of Spassky's best efforts.
Feb-06-16  peterh99: Great game! Really imaginative play by Spassky. I thought Z was doing pretty well but Spassky broke him down beautifully. This game deserves to be well-known!
Apr-19-20  Agferna: Black had a good game: active bishop pair, active rooks and initiative. Thing of beauty how amazing Spassky converts a defensive queen sac, as Black is getting aggressive, into total white square domination and ultimate win. Spassky: thank you for your immense life long contribution to Chess. Cheers
Apr-19-20  sudoplatov: The final positions seems to be a mate in 9.

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