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Robert James Fischer vs Edmar Mednis
"How to Beat Edmar Mednis" (game of the day Aug-09-2015)
United States Championship (1957/58), New York, NY USA, rd 9, Dec-30
Pirc Defense: Byrne Variation (B07)  ·  1-0



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  agb2002: I remember this game.
Mar-29-19  Walter Glattke: White threatens 32.Rxe6 Kxe6 33.Qg4+ Kf7 34.Qh5+ A) 32.Rxe6 Qxa3 33.Nxa3 Rxa3+ 34.bxa3 Rb3 35.Qf7 Rxa3+ 36.Kb1 (b2) Rb3+ 37.Kc2 Rb2+ 38.Kxb2 and mate soon B) 32.Rxe6 Kxe6 33.Qg4+ Kf7 34.Rf2+ Ke8 35.Qg8+ Kd7 36.Qxb8 C) 35.Qe6 Qc7 (against Rf7) 36.Rf7 Kd8 37.Rg7 Qd7 38.Rg8+ Kc7 39.Qxd7+ Kxd7 40..Rxb8 3 pawns more for white. D) 35.Qe6 Rb7 36.Qc8+ Qd8 39.Qxb7
Mar-29-19  Walter Glattke: corr: 40.Qxb8
Mar-29-19  Walter Glattke: No, 40.Rxb8
Mar-29-19  Boerboel Guy: <sydbarrett: This is a pun? How> Mednis wrote the book "How to beat Bobby Fischer".
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  HeMateMe: I liked that book. It was a Saucerful of Secrets.
Mar-29-19  Cheapo by the Dozen: I didn't see the shot, and would have pinned the bishop with Rh7 or, more sharply, Qf7. The idea is to shut down Black's attack and head toward a won endgame. Per the engine, those moves win as intended, but not as quickly as in Fischer's line.
Mar-29-19  mel gibson: <Mar-08-13 fokers13: Ludicrously easily.

Better fit for a Monday.>

I agree - I saw it in 2 seconds.

Mar-29-19  AlicesKnight: Found the way in but not the exact follow-up. Perhaps it's surprising the black B was taken away from defence, but not doing so does not seem to help.
Mar-29-19  1stboard: Does black hold the game with 35 ... Qd8 instead of the text move Re8 ??
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  ChessHigherCat: <1stboard: Does black hold the game with 35 ... Qd8 instead of the text move Re8 ??>

No: 35...Qd8 36. Qg7+ Ke6 37. Qf7#

I thought white would play Qd8 in my first line, too, but without Bxa3:

32. Rxe6 Kxe6 33. Qg4+ Kf7 34. Qd7 Qd8 35. Rf2+ Kg8 36. Qg4+ Kh8 37. Qh5+ Kg8 38. Rf7

Mar-29-19  Walter Glattke: Instead of 34.-Qd8 34.-Rf8 Looks more resistive.
Mar-29-19  gars: Great pun! Great game!
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  harrylime: fischer is best by test. 😎
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  chrisowen: <harrylime> Cha cha goo tuck nos lob x
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  harrylime: <chrisowen: <harrylime> Cha cha goo tuck nos lob x>

Grizzle tips Knob zorba 😎😝x

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  harrylime: Fischer is BEST BY TEST 😎 xx
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  chrisowen: <harrylime> the lazer good no?
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  harrylime: <chrisowen: <harrylime> the lazer good no?>


Mar-29-19  bamaexpert: [agb2002: I remember this game.]
Yes, we are in awe of you.
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  harrylime: Bobby would have bin what ?

15 ? when this game was played ??


Regardless of this site lol lol

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  thegoodanarchist: <zanzibar: I thought the same <Granny>, and even read the entire wiki article on puns on account of this.>

no need for such self-flagellation, but OK.

Mar-29-19  chessrookstwo: great game bobby the chess king.....all time great player rest in peace .
Mar-30-19  CopyBlanca: Greatest ever definitely. This game played when he was 15 or 16.
Jun-11-19  Patzer Natmas: Game featured in "New in Chess - Tactics Training - Bobby Fischer"
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