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Robert James Fischer vs Gedeon Barcza
Stockholm Interzonal (1962), Stockholm SWE, rd 6, Feb-04
Caro-Kann Defense: Two Knights Attack (B10)  ·  1-0

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Aug-26-05  Palma Vest: Weird not to hv any kibitzing on this great game. Fischer clearly outplayed the Hungarian GM in this lengthy endgame. Not sure where he'd gone wrong in the process; Fischer demolished his opponent just like Capa in this endgame
Nov-10-06  Jack Kerouac: And now there are two posts.
Having played through the majority of Fischer's games, I always thought the Caro-Kann was a good defense to play against him.
Jun-02-07  Buno382: And now three, Nice game, Fischer demonstrates why he favors the bishops in this Bishop and Rook vs Knight and Rook ending
Jun-02-07
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  IMlday: 9..Na6 looks like an improvement.
Apr-15-08  Lutwidge: Bxh7 almost seems to me a sort of odd anticipation of game one of the Fischer - Spassky match.

Er, except that it worked. :)

Nov-10-09  birthtimes: "I was sitting next to the table on which the game was played. In a matter of seconds, Fischer found the right way to win. He played 27.Rd1!...33.Rb5! Here the rook stands best. After 36.Kd5 an obvious winning position was reached."

Statement by Alexander Kotov on page 6 of "Bobby Fischer: A Study of His Approach to Chess" by Elie Agur, 1992.

May-30-10  ckeckmate: After this 1962 match, kotov made his famous line regarding Fischer. " His chess future is without limit"
Jun-27-11  thejack: This always used to be one of my favourite Fischer games..the famed clarity of his style and lightness of touch (16.d5, 24.Nf5-d6-c8:, 33.Rb5) ..it´s all here!

Although one has to admit that Black´s play wasn´t too bright (beginning in the opening..after 5.-ef6: it´s a pretty one sided affair..).

Btw: It´s a pity that this isn´t included in Marin´s "Learn from the Legends".

Apr-07-12  King Death: Another beautiful Fischer endgame that shows the influence of Capablanca in his play. It's no wonder that Tal commented that it was impossible to give Fischer this kind of small clear advantage and expect to survive.
May-27-12  RookFile: Well, he reasonably thought that white wouldn't have the bishop take the rook pawn, due to the bishop becoming trapped. Fischer calculated like a computer and said wasn't so.
Feb-05-20
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  Sally Simpson: ***

"No fireworks in this subtly played game, but one gets the impression that a future World Champion is handling the white piece."

Harry Golombek, BCM May 1962.

Here in his notes Golombek mentions the Bishop being trapped is an illusion.


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45.Bxh7 Nd5+ and Ne7


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It looks a pawn steal you would offer as Black and reject as White due to the trapped Bishop. Fischer of course goes deeper and can see he can dig it out with a pawn in his back pocket.

Along with many other games this one too would not have looked out of place in his 60 Memorable Games.

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