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I was reading "How like imitates Chess" by Kasparov and came across this funny but somewhat peculiar advice Spassky gave Kasparov on how to play Petrosian. p-28
"Over the next two years I equalized our career score by twice beating Petrosian with a quiet positional style, almost the style of Petrosian himself. I credit my sucessful change of approach by advice given to me by the man who took the world title from Petrosian in 1969, Boris Spassky. Before I played Petrosian again, less than a year after the defeats described above, I spoke with Spassky, who was playing in the same tournament in Yugoslavia. He counselled me that the key was to apply pressure, but just a little, steadily. 'Squeaze his balls,' Spassky told me unforgetably, but just squeaze one, not both!'
Anyone care to interpret Spassky's advice?
Spassky doesn't have to justify his pseudo-erotic advice to anyone!
Fyy---Kasparov seems to think it is funny as well but, he appears to understand the strategy Spassky is describing. If you think you know what that strategy implies ---please tell us in chess terms please.
Gary just dreamt this... he's had a thing for (being half) fellow Armenians for years.
Anti-Sicilians, ok, but what about the antis for the other 1.e4 defenses?
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huge rating jump
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Should i use the same opening in every game?
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Can anyone identify the maker of my Vintage Club Staunton Chess Set?
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NOW I'm REALLY quitting. For sure.
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What are people like here ?
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New Logic for Auto-pairing and Seek Graph!
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Standard Ratings Boost
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