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Robert James Fischer vs Jaime Emma
Mar del Plata (1959), Mar del Plata ARG, rd 1, Mar-23
Nimzowitsch Defense: Williams Variation (B00)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Jun-13-06  BobbyBishop: Hmm..maybe this game was played in the morning when Bobby was still half asleep. I look at the position after say 16. Rad1 and wonder how black can survive this? His pawns are a mess, he's defending almost every move and yet he somehow manages to draw. Perhaps BF didn't see Black's Bxc5! after snatching the e pawn or maybe he just underestimated it. Was there anything better than Qc3? I would wager that young Bobby was none too happy after this game.
Aug-30-06  Crackov Bonestein: Indeed I would not want to be black at around move 16. As I've said, BF was not in his element playing in simuls. He was too likely to underestimate and lost some pretty bad games because of it. Of course to be fair he more often than not mercilessly blew most of his opponents off the board.
Aug-30-06  Resignation Trap: <Crackov Bonestein> This wasn't a simul game, it was played in an International Tournament: .
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  Fusilli: I was Jaime Emma's student for a couple years in the 1980s. He told me that he offered Fischer a draw and Fischer turned it down, but moves later (just a few moves before the actual end of the game), Fischer said, in a very annoyed tone, "OK, draw" and threw his score sheet at him. Emma told me he picked up Fischer's score sheet and placed it back on Fischer's side and turned down the offer, as he wasn't sure he didn't have a chance to win then. But two or three moves later he offered draw again, which Fischer accepted. I'm not sure whether the story is true. Emma may have embellished it, but that is what he told me.
Aug-12-07  RookFile: Normally a super GM wins 'anyway', despite getting off to a bad start in the game, but this game was an exception.
Aug-13-18  WorstPlayerEver: 18. Rd2 e4 19. Rfd1 h6=

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