Master Chess Class: Bent Larsen – Boris Spassky 0-1

White has just played 14.Rg1 How does Boris Spassky win as Black?

Here is a position from an immortal chess game: Bent Larsen vs Boris Spassky, Belgrade, 1970 USSR vs Rest of the World. White has just played 14.Rg1. How do you think Spassky won this game? You can replay the game below with Chess King. You can use the game search feature in Chess King to find any game or position in the huge database Gigaking that has all the chess games since the beginning of time. Check it out in the Chess King shop.


Larsen Bent (2415) – Spassky Boris V (2548)

Result: 0-1
Site: Belgrade (Yugoslavia)
Date: 1970
[…] 1.b3 e5 2.♗b2 ♘c6 3.c4 ♘f6 4.♘f3 e4 5.♘d4 ♗c5 6.♘xc6 dxc6 7.e3 ♗f5 8.♕c2 ♕e7 9.♗e2 O-O-O 10.f4? (10.a3) 10…♘g4∓ 11.g3 h5 12.h3 (12.♘c3 ♖xd2!−⁠+) 12…h4! 13.hxg4 (13.♗xg4 ♗xg4 14.hxg4 hxg3 15.♖g1 ♖h2−⁠+) 13…hxg3 14.♖g1 ♖h1! 15.♖xh1 g2 16.♖f1

16.♖g1 ♕h4+ 17.♔d1 ♕h1 18.♕c3 ♕xg1+ 19.♔c2 ♕f2 20.gxf5 ♕xe2 21.♘a3 ♗b4−⁠+ Spassky

16…♕h4+ 17.♔d1 gxf1=♕+

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