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Robert James Fischer vs Max Euwe
"Bobby Pin" (game of the day Aug-22-2015)
Leipzig Olympiad Final-A (1960), Leipzig GDR, rd 7, Nov-03
Caro-Kann Defense: Panov Attack. Modern Defense Mieses Line (B13)  ·  1-0



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Dec-26-14  andrewjsacks: Beautiful final move. Study-like close to the game.
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  Penguincw: Bobby Pin, haha. I remember when I was first "introduced" to the "Bobby Pin".

(flashback to my middle school days, where one day, me and some other students needed to get inside a locked classroom door)

Girl: (laughs) Does anyone have a bobby pin with them?

Me: What do you need a <poppy> pin for right now?

Girl: No, a bobby pin.

Me: A what?

Girl: A bobby pin; you're a guy, you wouldn't understand.

(I've seen a bobby pin before, but didn't know what it was at the time, so I acted like an idiot trying to understand what it was)

While on that topic, can a Bobby pin actually free you from handcuffs (for future reference ;) ).

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  thegoodanarchist: I have analyzed so many games with my chess engine, when Black's DSB pins my Nf3 against my Qd1.

And so many times my engine wants me to play my queen to b3, threaten Black's b-pawn.

Why? I wonder. Black can just take my Nf3 with his LSB and ruin my pawn structure after gxf3.

Yet 35 years before computers got good, Fischer knew it was OK!!

Wow wow wow, chess genius at work.

Aug-22-15  dgm1214: Indeed!
Aug-22-15  morfishine: <thegoodanarchist> ! :)
Aug-22-15  Travis Bickle: Genius is the ability to simplify something complex that others don't see...
Aug-22-15  john barleycorn: <Travis Bickle> cannot agree more

<“It is my experience that it is rather more difficult to recapture directness and simplicity than to advance in the direction of evermore sophistication and complexity. Any third-rate engineer or researcher can increase complexity; but it takes a flair of real insight to make things simple again.”

(E.F. Schumacher, Small is Beautiful)>

Aug-22-15  dusk: <SeanAzarin> I didn't quite understand the notation. Can someone write the moves in modern notation?
Aug-22-15  JohnBoy: <Shams, Petrosianic> - the moment <Joshka>mentioned Fisher's 2007 notes all red flags went up.
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  perfidious: Next, Fischer will return from the grave with further analysis.
Aug-22-15  JohnBoy: NOW we're talking, <perf>! THAT would be worth a thorough read.
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  kevin86: Sadly for black, the bishop can be taken- but at the expense of the pawn queening.
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  AylerKupp: <<thegoodanarchist> I have analyzed so many games with my chess engine, when Black's DSB pins my Nf3 against my Qd1. ... Yet 35 years before computers got good, Fischer knew it was OK!! Wow wow wow, chess genius at work.>

Yes, to be able to pin the Nf3 with one's DSB is indeed chess genius at work, or perhaps a reflection of what used to happen before computers got good. Maybe that's Fischer's secret for winning so many games; his opponents were so intimidated by him that they didn't notice the chameleon-like transformation of his DSB into a LSB.

Don't fret, I'm just good-naturedly (hopefully!) pulling your leg about a simple typo. I do the same thing all the time, except I usually make a remark about pinning the Nf3 with my DSN.

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  thegoodanarchist: <AylerKupp: <<thegoodanarchist> ...

Don't fret, I'm just good-naturedly (hopefully!) pulling your leg >

Yes, yes - that's right. I meant LSB. In fact, in my head I did a mental check. White queen at home square is on a light square, so LSB. Yet I <typed> DSB.

I am blaming the beer. That is my story and I am sticking to it.

Aug-22-15  Jack Kerouac: <the focus> I've got that original 60 Memorable Games book and it is so
dog-eared and played through from the 200 hundred or more times I've opened it, I had to scotch tape the cover to save
that pursed concentrated hover of Robert over the chess board in 1960's suit. There is no doubt in my mind if he had been born in 1990 instead of 1943, he would still be at the top today. Although E4 always might have to be relegated to just occasional.
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  AylerKupp: <thegoodanarchist> Since you brought up the subject of beer, let me tell you a perhaps applicable story that you might enjoy. Many years ago I was at a summer BBQ on a particularly hot day and I saw a friend walking towards me a little wobbly. The following exchange took place:

Me: "Mike (or whatever his name was), you look a little out of it."

Friend: "Yes, I have one beer on a hot afternoon and it puts me right to sleep."

Me: "I have the same problem. That's why I always have at least two."

He was apparently so far gone that he didn't understand the sarcasm.

So, the next time that you are going to write a post after having a beer, first grab another one before you actually make the post. :-)

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  AylerKupp: <Jack Kerouac> So I suppose that if Fischer had been born in 1990 he would have had to amend his famous quote to say "1.e4, best by occasional test."
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  thegoodanarchist: <AylerKupp: ...

So, the next time that you are going to write a post after having a beer, first grab another one before you actually make the post. :-)>

You don't have to tell me twice :)

Nov-30-15  poslednieje: The move 15. Tb1! can be found in the book of Hans Muller <Botwinnik lehrt schach> ed. 1949. In the Dutch edition of 1950 its game 28, page 123, the analysis mentioned <with a better endgame>. Euwe wrote a small intro in this book and he must be aware of this position. I think he wanted to see if Fischer was able to exploit the advantage.
Oct-07-18  PsyMar2: <SeanAzarin> here you go (finally!): the trap is 32...Kc3 33.Ra5 Bd4 34.Be5 and ...Rc5
Oct-20-18  yadasampati: 6. ... Bf4 with an uncastled King is a terrible mistake in this opening
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  louispaulsen88888888: Nobody played 6...Bf4. I assume you mean Bg4, which is not a terrible mistake. It is the most common move
Mar-27-19  popkart: This is on Sims 2
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  thegoodanarchist: Having played over this game yet again, it is clear to me that the title should be plural, <Bobby Pins>
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  plang: 13..Nxc3?! is inferior to the main line 13..Qd7. 15 Rb1! had been a move suggested by Benko several months prior to this game. 15..Rd8?! may be too slow; after 15..Qxb5 16 Rxb5..Kd6 17 Rb7..f6 18 Ke2..Kc6 19 Rf7..a5 20 Be3 Kasparov suggested 20 Rb8! giving Black possibilities of resisting. 32 Rd6+..Kc5 33 Rd7 would have won instantly. 32..Kc6 would have been a tougher defense.

Very instructive positional game.

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