Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing
Svetozar Gligoric vs Robert James Fischer
"Bled, Svet, and Tears" (game of the day Feb-05-2014)
Bled (1961), Bled YUG, rd 1, Sep-03
King's Indian Defense: Orthodox Variation. Classical System Misc. Lines (E98)  ·  1/2-1/2



Get this game explained with Decode Chess
explore this opening
find similar games 25 more Gligoric/Fischer games
PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: Some games have annotation. These are denoted in the game list with the icon.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.


Kibitzer's Corner
< Earlier Kibitzing  · PAGE 4 OF 4 ·  Later Kibitzing>
Feb-05-14  Ferro: Amenazar
Premium Chessgames Member
  OBIT: <King Sacrificer> Since you mention it, I remember wondering why Fischer was "taking a minute to look for something better" when a club player only needs a few seconds to see there IS nothing better.
Feb-05-14  RookFile: Gligoric was pretty no-nonsense in this game. I think that 99 percent of the time, such fine play on his part would have gotten him the win.
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: BEST pun I've seen here, in five years!
Feb-05-14  morfishine: <HeMateMe> You are either playing blindfold or don't know what a pun is in the first place. Both 'Napoleon Blown Apart' and 'Control Ault Delete' leave this pathetic attempt at word play relegated to where it belongs: the scrap heap of bad ideas
Feb-05-14  King Sacrificer: <morfishine> Agreed. And there is "Hanging Pieces of Baburin".
Feb-05-14  RandomVisitor: After 21...Bd4+:

click for larger view

Rybka 4.1 x64:

<[+0.80] d=19 22.Rf2> Nf6 23.Kg2 Nxe4 24.Nxe4 Bxf2 25.Nxf2 Qg7 26.Qb3 Bf5 27.Bd3 Rae8 28.Bxf5 gxf5 29.Qc2 Re3 30.Rd1 f4 31.g4 Rd8 32.Ne4 b6 33.d6

Feb-05-14  RandomVisitor: After 21.Bxd3:

click for larger view

Rybka 4.1 x64:

<[+0.96] d=18 21...Bd4+> 22.Rf2 Nf6 23.Nxf6+ Rxf6 24.Ne4 Bxf2+ 25.Kxf2 Rf8 26.Qd2 Qg7 27.Kg2 b6 28.Nc3 Ra7 29.Be4 Raf7 30.Rd1 Rd8 31.Qd3 g5

Feb-05-14  morfishine: <RandomVisitor> Hey, thanks for dropping in on this one; its a real beaut, no?
Feb-05-14  PJs Studio: Fischer was very fond of "Gligo" (as Fischer called him). I've read he was a very personable and gracious man. I never knew how good he actually was (even into his later years) as I only saw Fischer's wins against him.

A truly classy Serb, chessplayer and man.

Feb-05-14  RandomVisitor: <morfishine>not your typical draw...
Feb-05-14  RandomVisitor: A final look at the suggested improvement 22.Rf2: white emerges with 2 pawns for the exchange

click for larger view

Rybka 4.1 x64:

<[+0.92] d=22 22...Nf6> 23.Nxc8 Raxc8 24.Kg2 Bxf2 25.Nxf2 g5 26.Rb1 Qh7 27.Qd1 Rcd8 28.Bd3 Qe7 29.Qc2 b5 30.b3 Qe3 31.Bf5 Kg7

Feb-05-14  yureesystem: Fischer play very dynamic, just like Alekhine and put on the pressure and Gligoric defended well. Obvious white cannot take on 23.hxg3 or 23Kxg3 because of 23...Qh3 mate. And again white cannot take rook 25.Nxa8?? because of 25...Qxh2+ 26.Kxf1 Qg1 mate.
Feb-05-14  RandomVisitor: After 16.g3 Fischer might have had better luck with 16...a6, preventing the cramping Nb5

click for larger view

Rybka 4.1 x64:

<[+0.11] d=18 16...a6> 17.Be3 Nf6 18.Nxf6+ Bxf6 19.Ne4 Bg7 20.Rc1 Qf7 21.Qd2 Bf5 22.Rf2

Feb-05-14  WhiteRook48: Quite the lively draw here. You can literally feel Gligoric and Fischer trying to blast each other off of the board.
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: <morphshine> This pun is harder to put together than the silly control-ault you mentioned.
Feb-06-14  Howard: So did either player miss a probable win here ? Given the complexity of the game, it seems that there was plenty of room for improvements for either player.
Premium Chessgames Member
  kevin86: A great BOOC game-and a fighting draw;as expected.
Feb-06-14  RandomVisitor: <Howard>My analysis posted earlier shows that white could have made an exchange sacrifice and obtained a strong positional edge. Not a guaranteed win, however.
Jan-03-15  Resignation Trap: Photo of Dr. Milan Vidmar watching this game in progress:
Apr-03-15  ToTheDeath: A diamond cuts diamond draw. Great game.
Apr-25-17  Mithrain: I discovered this game in the Kasparov's book and what a game! By the way, the 20 ... d3! was a great practical move, inspiring indeed.
Premium Chessgames Member
  tpstar: "Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess" (Bantam Books, New York, 1966) uses the position after 22 ... Nxg3:

click for larger view

"Here's a position from one of my games in which I was Black. Assume White's Pawn captures the Black Knight. Draw an arrow to show how I would then mate in one move."

"NOTE: This position is from my game with Gligorich in Bled, Yugoslavia (1961). Gligorich has been Yugoslavian Champion many times. He has qualified for the Candidates Tournament for the World Championship three times. Actually, my opponent made a different move (Knight-takes-Bishop) and after some complicated play the game was eventually drawn."

Apr-16-18  malt: Never seen this one before, great game.
Apr-16-18  Howard: Yes, it was a great game. In fact, Soltis included it in his book of the top-100 games of the 20th century.
Jump to page #    (enter # from 1 to 4)
search thread:   
< Earlier Kibitzing  · PAGE 4 OF 4 ·  Later Kibitzing>

NOTE: Create an account today to post replies and access other powerful features which are available only to registered users. Becoming a member is free, anonymous, and takes less than 1 minute! If you already have a username, then simply login login under your username now to join the discussion.

Please observe our posting guidelines:

  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate, or gibberish posts.
  3. No vitriolic or systematic personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No cyberstalking or malicious posting of negative or private information (doxing/doxxing) of members.
  6. No trolling.
  7. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by moderators, create a false impression of consensus or support, or stage conversations, is prohibited.

Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.

Blow the Whistle

See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a moderator.

NOTE: Please keep all discussion on-topic. This forum is for this specific game only. To discuss chess or this site in general, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of, its employees, or sponsors.
All moderator actions taken are ultimately at the sole discretion of the administration.

This game is type: CLASSICAL. Please report incorrect or missing information by submitting a correction slip to help us improve the quality of our content.

Featured in the Following Game Collections[what is this?]
Electric General
by Gottschalk
"Bled, Svet, and Tears" (game of the day Feb-05-2014)
from motel swim pool Entertained Fredthebear by fredthebear
Balanced storm
from Impressive & Entertaining Draws by Honza Cervenka
My Great Predecessors by Garry Kasparov
by JoseTigranTalFischer
0ZeR0's Favorite Games Volume 1
by 0ZeR0
Game 30: A lyrical performance
from Bobby Fischer: My 60 Memorable Games by psherman31
Robert Fischer's Best Games
by Okavango
#23. score 85 A lyrical performance, #30 Fischer's M60MG
from 100 Best Chess Games of the 20th Century, RANKED by quickmateTV
Game 64
from Garry Kasparov's On My Great Predecessors (4) by nakul1964
A lyrical performance
from My 60 Memorable Games/Fischer by zetazeus
Game 48
from Veliki majstori saha 29 FISCHER (I) -Marovic by Chessdreamer
Game 30
from My Sixty Memorable Games (Fischer) by bjamin74
A lyrical performance
from Exciting, Original, Unusual And Other Draws by T by Octavia
Dull Drawn!
from Manuel G. Vergara's favorite games by Manuel G. Vergara
100 best games of 20th century by Andrew Soltis
by nakul1964
A lyrical performance
from My 60 Memorable Games/Fischer by Krebstar
100 best games of 20th century by Andrew Soltis
by northernsoul
Game 30 in 'My 60 Memorable Games' by Robert James Fischer.
from 1960s- The Lasting War by fredthebear

Home | About | Login | Logout | F.A.Q. | Profile | Preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | New Kibitzing | Chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | Privacy Notice | Contact Us

Copyright 2001-2021, Chessgames Services LLC