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Russia vs The World: When Pawns Attack

Chess Lesson and Video:  In our featured game today, we are moving from Bobby Fischer to the previous World Champion, Boris Spassky. Spassky faces off with Bent Larsen in a match between the USSR and the rest of the world. Larsen was known for playing very unorthodox openings and having a unique style. Before Fischer took the chess world by storm, Larsen was known as the best from the west. Larsen plays the opening that eventually came to share his name, but despite his success with it in his career, Spassky picks it apart in this game. Spassky’s pawn play is something to take careful note of as he wins this brilliant miniature.


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