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Boris Spassky vs Marcel Bieler
World Champions Simultaneous Exhibition (2009) (exhibition), Zurich, rd 1, Aug-22
Sicilian Defense: Najdorf Variation. Traditional Line (B98)  ·  1-0

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Boris Spassky vs Marcel Bieler (2009)


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Mar-28-17  HaydenB: I played a simul with Mr. Spassky in August of 1986 in San Diego Ca. Mr. Spassky shook every hand, signed every autograph (I got 2 of each) and was a perfect gentleman: urbane, witty, dignified and was accompanied by his lovely French wife. I too wanted to last 30 moves and after 4 hours resigned a hopeless pawn down rook endgame. The event was covered by a local television news station and was featured on their 11 o'clock broadcast. The only game I ever enjoyed losing.
Mar-28-17  BOSTER: <FSR 29...gxh5>. No obligation.
Mar-28-17
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  Longview: One of the games where the commentary and Kibitzing are more interesting than the game. Thank you to the participants, especially the player.
Mar-28-17  saturn2: If my goal were to survive many moves against a GM I would not choose the Sicilian.
Mar-28-17  takchess: I loved that he chose the King's Gambit for the e4 e5 games! A quick note; At one point Spassky played a simul at a defense contractor here in Nashua,NH. Unsure if at the time whether they were Sanders Associates, Lockheed or BAE. A member of our local club played a game. he said he was a class act.
Mar-28-17  realbrob: We all know that chess champions are often nuts, but I really don't see the point of misbehaving or saying all that crap, especially against your opponents in a simul (who are supposed to be much weaker than you are).
Mar-28-17  catlover: <Longview> Agreed. This was a good POTD, but the photo of Spassky plus the entertaining commentary were a bonus.
Mar-28-17  hemy: <realbrob> Indeed. I have more respect to Marcel than to Boris Spassky. The superior chess skills are not making a person better.
Mar-28-17
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  gawain: Enjoyed this one. A pretty mate of the cornered king if Black captures the queen.

(White's winning path if Black refuses the queen is pretty interesting, too.)

Mar-28-17
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  cu8sfan: Yeah, that position looked familiar... :D
Mar-28-17  offramp: Wonderful notes by the loser. I'd love to see a book of about 50 simul games with memories from the loser.
Mar-28-17
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  cu8sfan: <saturn2: If my goal were to survive many moves against a GM I would not choose the Sicilian.> I don't know about you but when you always answer 1.e4 with a Sicilian, I think this is safer than being out of book at move 1.
Mar-28-17
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  tamar: From the photo Spassky appears strained and possibly ill. Far from displaying bad behavior, he gradually began to engage in wisecracks, and gave the players a memorable show.
Mar-28-17
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  scormus: "I am looking for a mate". Understandable, at such a time in his life
Mar-28-17
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  cu8sfan: <offramp: Wonderful notes by the loser. I'd love to see a book of about 50 simul games with memories from the loser.> That's a great idea, I would buy such a book!
Mar-28-17
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  Tactical Wizard: I have met Spassky 3 or 4 times over the years but never at a simul. I remember in Montreal 1979 he was playing at a tournament eventually won by Tal and Karpov. I bowled in a league at that time at Laurentian Lanes and lo and behold Spassky and his wife showed up one league night to eat dinner at the bowling alley. Very unusual.
Mar-28-17  Macbeth: After 22 exf6 it was necessary to play 22...,Rd8; once 22....,Kg8 was played there is no defense.
Mar-28-17  ChessHigherCat: <offramp: Wonderful notes by the loser. I'd love to see a book of about 50 simul games with memories from the loser.>

Wasn't it Korchnoi who said that history is written by the viktor?

Mar-28-17  Milesdei: "I can kill you with my business." It's kind of funny that he brought his swagger to the patzers...It's gratuitous, but I think I'd love it if a grandmaster talked trash to me, as long as it was done in fun, and not intended to demean.
Mar-28-17  Cheapo by the Dozen: I always like pins that are against squares more than they are against actual pieces. I put this one in that category.
Mar-29-17
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  Benzol: This game is a good candidate for
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Mar-29-17  offramp: Was GM Spassky speaking in German, French or English? The notes suggest English, but Zurichers should speak French, and Spassky was then a French citizen.
Mar-29-17  offramp: People here may be interested in a man with a great record in simultaneoii, Sydney Thomas Sharp.
Mar-29-17
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  cu8sfan: <offramp: Was GM Spassky speaking in German, French or English? The notes suggest English, but Zurichers should speak French, and Spassky was then a French citizen.> He was speaking English. And Zurichers speak German.

<Benzol: This game is a good candidate for Game Collection: Chessgames.com members in action> I actually thought it was already in there. Maybe I haven't been active enough recently for me to get recognized. :-)

Mar-29-17  offramp: <cu8sfan: <offramp: Was GM Spassky speaking in German, French or English? The notes suggest English, but Zurichers should speak French, and Spassky was then a French citizen.> He was speaking English. And Zurichers speak German.>

I am surprised. I thought most Swiss were bilingual. That must be just the French Swiss.

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