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Robert James Fischer vs Carlos Incutto
Mar del Plata (1960), Mar del Plata ARG, rd 11, Apr-10
Spanish Game: Morphy Defense. Chigorin Defense Panov System (C99)  ·  1-0

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Feb-26-05  Whitehat1963: This is a gorgeous game by Fischer that I'm surprised no one has commented on.
Feb-26-05  goldthread: This is certainly a great game by Bobby. However, it seems that black might have gone into a slightly favorable ending by 35...Nf3+!, the point being that after the forced 36.gxf3 black captures the white Queen at g5 with check, and then takes the rook at c8.
Feb-26-05  Kingdumb: <Whitehat1963: This is a gorgeous game by Fischer that I'm surprised no one has commented on.> I agree. I think this game is a perfect example of Fisher's mastery of chess. I am amazed at some of these moves. After studying this game for hours I didn't see half of them coming. At times even scratching my head at what he was thinking. Just amazing!
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  keypusher: <goldthread> black can't play 35...Nf3+, because he is in check himself.
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  keypusher: oops, sorry, <goldthread>, I was looking at move 36, not move 35.
Feb-27-05  BlazingArrow56: An instructive endgame move with 52. Bxf5! Winning a pawn at the very least and the game. He had a game against Euwe with a similar finish.
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  samvega: <goldthread> You seem to be right: 35..Nf3+ 36.gxf3 Qxg5+ 37.Bxg5 Rxc8 38.Nf7+ Kg8 39.Nd6+ Rxc4 40.Nxc4, and I would think black has the advantage. Yet Fisher would have seen the possibility of 35..Nf3+ before he played 39.Qg4, and it is impossible to think Incutto didn't consider 35..Nf3+ before playing Bf6 instead. So why wasn't this move played?
Jul-10-05  calman543: Don't know why. Looks like a good line for black.
Jul-17-05  calman543: When I try that better line against Winboard, I can't get more than a draw. But that is still better than Incutto did.
Nov-03-09  dTal: It was an oversight, both Fischer and Incutto missed 35 .. Nf3+!. This game was played at Mar Del Plata in 1960 which Spassky won ahead of Fischer. Spassky wrote an article for a Russian magazine afterwards, analysing Fischer's playing style, given that he and Spassky both were clearly destined to be challengers for the World title in the future at some point. It mentions Fischer's clear positional style and how his favourite player is Capablanca, but also how he happily defends dangerous positions if necessary, for example for the win of a pawn, and subsequent victory in the endgame. Spassky also writes that Fischer occasionally gets carried away, and leaves his opponents dangerous opportunities. He mentions this game against Incutto as an example, when 35... Nf3+ would have left Black on the favourable side of the complications.
Apr-04-10  pferd: David Levy quotes Spassky's article in his [Levy's] book "How Fischer Plays Chess". Unfortunately Levy places White's Rook on d8, not c8, in his diagram, which makes Spassky's commentary rather puzzling!
May-05-14  sicilianhugefun: 33. Bxb5 is fantastic.. A star move
May-05-14  tonsillolith: <46. Be8> is the type of move that really adds to the opponent's frustration. Nicely played. Dominating middlegame followed by efficient endgame.
Jun-10-19  Patzer Natmas: Game featured in "New in Chess - Tactics Training - Bobby Fischer"
Aug-08-21  Albion 1959: In 1959 and 1960, Fischer was very active in South America. He competed in 4 tournaments. This is one of his lesser known games from that period. It gets a mention in Robert E Burger's book - The Chess of Bobby Fischer . (Chilton books) 1975 on page 135. Move 40 Bh6! Is a subtle move that forces exchanges, while at the same forces the black king into the corner, that leaves Fischer with the better placed king in this ending:

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