Fischer - Spassky

(1) Fischer,R (2785) - Spassky,B (2560) [C69]
St Stefan/Belgrade m Belgrade (9), 1992

Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation. 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 [ The Schliemann Variation: 3...f5 4.Nc3 fxe4 5.Nxe4 Nf6 6.Nxf6+ Qxf6 7.Qe2 Be7 8.Bxc6 dxc6 9.Nxe5 Bf5 10.0-0! 0-0 11.d4 Bd6 12.c3 c5 13.Bf4! Rae8 14.Rfe1 cxd4 15.cxd4 leaves Black insufficient compensation for the pawn, Kotronious-Vouldis, Greek Chp. 1992.; The Berlin Defense: 3...Nf6 4.0-0 Nxe4 5.d4 Nd6 6.Bxc6 dxc6 7.dxe5 Nf5 8.Qxd8+ Kxd8 9.Nc3 h6 10.h3 Be6 11.g4 Ne7 12.Nd4 Bd7 13.Bf4! c5 14.Nde2 Kc8 15.Rad1+/= Geller-Romanishin, USSR 1977. White must play very accurately to gain an edge against the underrated Berlin Defense. - MCO14; The Classical or Cordel Defense: 3...Bc5 4.c3 f5 5.d4 fxe4 6.Bxc6 dxc6 7.Nxe5 Qd5 8.Nxc6! bxc6 9.dxc5 Ba6 10.Qxd5 cxd5 11.Bf4 0-0-0 12.Nd2 with an extra pawn, Kinsella-Blackmore, corr. 1988. - MCO14; The Old Steinitz Defense: 3...d6 4.d4 Bd7 5.Nc3 Nf6 6.0-0 Be7 7.Bxc6 Bxc6 8.Qd3 exd4 9.Nxd4 Bd7 10.b3 0-0 11.Bb2 c6 12.Rad1 Qc7 13.Rfe1 Pillsbury-Steinitz, Vienna 1896. Although Black's position is solid, White has more space and a harmonious position. -MCO14; The Cozio Defense: 3...Nge7 4.0-0 g6 5.c3 Bg7 6.d4 exd4 7.cxd4 d5 8.exd5 Nxd5 9.Re1+ Be6 10.Bg5 Qd6 11.Nbd2 0-0 12.Ne4 Qb4 13.Bxc6 bxc6 14.Qc1 Rfe8 15.h3 Rab8 16.b3 Bf5 17.Bd2 Qf8 18.Ng3+/= Tiviakov-I.Sokolov, Wijk aan Zee 1995. -MCO14; The Bird Defense: 3...Nd4 4.Nxd4 exd4 5.0-0 Bc5 6.c3 c6 7.Ba4 Ne7 8.d3 d5 9.Nd2 Bb6 10.cxd4 Bxd4 11.Kh1 0-0 12.f4 f5 13.e5+/= Huebner-Nunn, Brussels 1986. -MCO14; 3...g6 4.d4 exd4 5.Bg5! f6 6.Bh4 Bg7 7.Nxd4 Nge7 8.Nc3 0-0 9.0-0 Kh8 10.Nde2 d6 11.a3 Be6 12.f4 Bg8 Glek-Huebner, Germany 1993. 13.Kh1+/= -MCO14] 4.Bxc6 dxc6 [ 4...bxc6 5.d4 exd4 6.Qxd4 leaves White in control of the center. - MCO14] 5.0-0 f6 6.d4 exd4 7.Nxd4 c5 8.Nb3 Qxd1 9.Rxd1 Bg4 10.f3 Be6 11.Nc3 Bd6 12.Be3 b6 13.a4 0-0-0 [ 13...Kf7 14.a5 c4 15.Nd4 b5 16.f4 Ne7 17.e5 fxe5 18.fxe5 Bxe5 19.Rf1+ Bf6 20.Bg5 Rad8 21.Bxf6 gxf6 22.Ne4 Rxd4 23.Rxf6+ Kg7 24.Rxe6+/- Sherzer-Littlewood London Lloyds 1987; 13...a5 14.Nb5 ( 14.Nd5 Bxd5 15.Rxd5 Ne7 16.Rdd1 Nc6 17.Nd2 Nb4 18.Rdc1 Be5 19.Nc4 Bd4= Brinck Claussen-Elseth OL Novi Sad 1990) 14...0-0-0 15.Nxd6+ cxd6 16.Rd2 Ne7 17.Rad1 d5= Djurhuus-Kogan EU-chT Haifa 1989] 14.a5 Kb7 15.e5 Be7 [ 15...fxe5 16.axb6 cxb6 17.Ne4 Be7 ( 17...Bxb3 18.Nxd6+ Kc6 19.cxb3 Rxd6 20.Rxd6+ Kxd6 21.Rxa6 Nf6 22.Rxb6+ Kd5 23.Rb7 g6 24.Rc7+- ) 18.Rxd8 Bxd8 19.Nbxc5++- ; 15...Bxb3 16.exd6 Bxc2 17.Rdc1 Bg6 18.dxc7+- ] 16.Rxd8 Bxd8 17.Ne4N /\18.Nbxc5 bxc5 19.Nxc5+ +- 17...Kc6? [ 17...Bxb3 18.cxb3 Ne7 ( 18...f5 19.Rd1 Be7 20.Ng3 g6 21.axb6 cxb6 22.Rd7+ Kc6 23.Ra7 a5 24.Ra8+/- ) 19.axb6 cxb6 20.Nd6+ ( 20.exf6 gxf6 21.Rd1 ( 21.Nxf6 Nf5 22.Nd5 Nxe3 23.Nxe3 Bf6 ) 21...Nf5 22.Bf2 Kc6 23.g4+/= ) 20...Kc6 21.Rxa6 Nd5= ; 17...Be7 18.Bxc5! ( 18.axb6 Bxb3 ( 18...cxb6? 19.Bxc5 Bxb3 20.Bxe7 Nxe7 ( 20...Bxc2?? 21.Bf8+- ) 21.cxb3 fxe5 22.Nd6+ Kb8 23.Rxa6 Rd8 24.Nc4 Nc8+/= ) 19.cxb3 cxb6 20.Nd6+ ( 20.Rd1 Kc6~~ ) 20...Bxd6 21.exd6 Nh6 ( 21...f5 22.b4! cxb4 23.Rc1+/- ) 22.Bxh6 gxh6~~ ) 18...Bxb3 19.Bxe7 Nxe7 ( 19...Bxc2?? 20.Bf8+- ) 20.cxb3 fxe5 21.axb6 cxb6 22.Nd6+ -> 18.axb6 cxb6?; 17...Bd5!? 18.Rd1 Ne7 19.exf6 gxf6+/= ] 18.axb6 cxb6 19.Nbxc5+- Bc8 20.Nxa6 fxe5 21.Nb4+ [ 21.Nb4+ Kb5 22.Nd6+ Kxb4 23.Ra3 Nf6 24.c3# ] 1-0

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