Spassky's Kingside Attack

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Former world chess champion Boris Spassky will always be remembered as the man who played and lost a match to Bobby Fischer, twice.  Boris started out as one of the world's youngest grandmasters,  Here is a game from his early days where he was able to launch a kingside attack after he castled queenside.  A mistake by his opponent led to an interesting mate.  Spassky was playing in the World Junior Championship (under 20), held in Antwerp, Belgium in July 1955.  At age 18, he won the event with a score of 14 out of 16 (total games from the preliminary and final), and became a Grandmaster, the youngest at the time.


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