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Robert James Fischer vs Jacek Bednarski
Havana Olympiad qual-3 (1966), Havana CUB, rd 5, Oct-30
Sicilian Defense: Najdorf Variation (B90)  ·  1-0



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  keypusher: <> In 60MG Fischer wrote something like "By now I was after bigger game than the paltry win of a queen after 17 N-B6+."
May-21-07  timhortons: MUSANTI VS VARADI 2001....musanti chooses to castle on move 10 instead of taking at f6...hes a queen pawn player AS ID CHECK HIS PAGE...seem he didnt remember these line of fischer which is recorded on almost chess literature
Jan-19-08  Whitehat1963: More Fischer genius.
Nov-19-09  spotkicker: Today 9...Nfe4 and especially 9...Nfe4 10.fe6 Qh4 are abandoned variants in Sozin Attack. The best thing after 9.f5 is playing 9...Be7 for black. 10.fe6 fe6 11.Qe2 Qc7 is more playable.
Jan-02-11  notyetagm: Fischer vs J B Bednarski, 1966

12 ?

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How does Fischer (White) deal with the threatened <DISCOVERED CHECK>?

12 ♘d4-f3!

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By playing 12 ♘d4-f3!, attacking the Black h4-queen <PRINCIPAL ATTACKER> (Weteschnik), so that the intended <DISCOVERED CHECK> simply loses to 13 ♘f3x♕h4.

<APA>, attacking the principal attacker, is a standard way to meet the threat of a discovered attack.


Game Collection: APA: Attack Principal Attacker

Fischer vs J B Bednarski, 1966 12 Nd4-f3! attacks the Black h4-queen principal attacker

Jan-02-12  notyetagm: One year later ...
Jan-03-12  notyetagm: Game Collection: JOSEKI: APA: ATTACK PRINCIPAL ATTACKER (DISCOVER

Fischer vs J B Bednarski, 1966 12 Nd4-f3! attacks the Black h4-queen principal attacker

Aug-29-12  TheFocus: This is game 55 in Fischer's <My 60 Memorable Games>.
Aug-13-13  notyetagm: Fischer vs J B Bednarski, 1966

Game Collection: APA: ATTACK PRINCIPAL ATTACKER (DISC. ATTACK) 12 Nd4-f3! attacks the Black h4-queen principal attacker

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  Jarman: Spamming Collection: Jan-02-12, Jan-03-12, Aug-13-13. IN CASE YOU MISSED IT!
Aug-13-13  The Last Straw: <Jarman> He is NOT trolling. He is pointing out tactical examples to HELP you. Stop trolling, and accept this.
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  AylerKupp: And with 2 responses in 3 years I would certainly not call this successful trolling.
Aug-13-13  notyetagm: Fischer vs J B Bednarski, 1966

<The Last Straw: <Jarman> He is NOT trolling. He is pointing out tactical examples to HELP you. Stop trolling, and accept this.>

Svidler missed this theme when he lost Game 2 against Ushenina. He overlooked 30 ♕e6-d7+!, <ATTACKING PRINCIPAL ATTACKER> Black d4-bishop in the <DISCOVERY CHAIN>, intending to meet 30 ... ♖f2-f7+ with the simple 31 ♕d7x♗d4.

If Svidler(!) can miss it, then it must be important.


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  Jarman: <The Last Straw>, I didn't say he was trolling, but spamming. Do you happen to know the difference?

And yes, repeatedly posting the very same link *is* spamming as he keeps trying to get attention.

Aug-14-13  notyetagm: <Jarman: ... And yes, repeatedly posting the very same link *is* spamming as he keeps trying to get attention.>

I am not trying to get attention. I am refreshing my memory, my <PATTERN RECOGNITION>.

Why would I post here if I wanted to get attention? How many people on the Internet have visited this page?? Maybe 50???

Aug-14-13  Isilimela: Notice after move 19 0-0-0! how all Bobby's pieces are poised for the final attack. He wins in essence by applying the military maxim of concentration of force - "the decisive, synchronized application of superior fighting power".
Aug-14-13  The Last Straw: <Jarman> He is NOT spamming. These are different links to different collections. He is attempting to teach everyone a lesson about tactics by posting diagrams like a puzzle then leading to collections where you can find more such games.. Well, until you come along and complain that he is spamming or whatever you want to call it.
Aug-14-13  notyetagm: Fischer vs J B Bednarski, 1966

<The Last Straw: <Jarman> He is NOT spamming. These are different links to different collections. He is attempting to teach <<<everyone>>> a lesson about tactics >

Not everyone. Myself. :-)

Oct-17-13  capafischer1: The sustained attack reminds one of paul morphy. Fischer was relentless with the initiative.
Oct-25-14  Garech: Fantastic tactical play from Fischer. It's interesting that this is the only time in the database that 7...Nbd7 was played against him, as this move is now considered best in modern theory, and the reason why 6.Bc4 has fallen out of fashion and 6.Be3 has become the main move. (Of course, 6.Bg5 is another of the old mainlines, but, as with 6.Bc4, 6.Be3 has become much more popular).

7...Nbd7 is preferred nowadays with the idea of 8...Nc5, but not with the intention of taking on e4, IIRC - and this game is a great example of why that's the case.



Oct-25-14  Shams: <Garech> Seems to me that at top level, the most popular move lately has been 6.h3-- a move Fischer himself went 4-0 with in the early 60s: Repertoire Explorer: Robert James Fischer (white)
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  perfidious: It took many a year despite Fischer's advocacy, but Weaver Adams' legacy 6.h3 has proven hardy after all--far more enduring than his dogmatic approach regarding open games.
Oct-25-14  Garech: <Shams>

Sure thing, you may be right about the current trend. I was going by figures in the database for the most popular sixth move, where Be3 has 5,671 games and h3 has 791 games, and is only the eighth most popular choice (although it scores somewhat better). According to Wikipedia, too, 6.Be3 (and the English attack) has become the modern mainline:

Also: I was slightly out in my first post. The mainline nowadays, after 6.Bc4, is of course ...e6 first, and only then Nbd7-c5, as mentioned.


Jan-25-15  Helmy: Qe2???

the best continuation is: Kf6!!!

and Black loses his Queen

Jan-17-16  bobbyperez: What a magical game!Black was attacking,but the attack was lost at black and the attack was in thee hand of white.
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