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Robert James Fischer vs Gyozo Forintos
Monte Carlo (1967), Monte Carlo MNC, rd 2, Mar-25
Spanish Game: Closed Variations. Breyer Defense (C95)  ·  1-0



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Dec-17-05  joelsontang: 46...Rh3 would have held(in my opinion!) even i could have played that. shame on the mistake after black had played so well against bob fischer
Dec-17-05  shaikh123: 46....Rh3 is not a possible move for black.i donn't know what you talking about?
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  beatgiant: <shaikh123> I think <joelsontang> was thinking of 46...Rh1, but that might lead to 46...Rh1 47. Rd3 Bc6 48. Rd8+ Be8 49. Be5 Re1 50. Kf6, which still looks winning (the threat is 51. Bd6+ Kg8 52. Be7, trapping the bishop).
Aug-27-06  tonsillolith: I like the last three moves by Fischer. He moves his rook back and forth on the same rank, winning a piece by threatening checkmate.
Jun-02-07  Ulhumbrus: 18 Be3 offers the b2 pawn, but Black can't accept it. After 18...Bxb2 19 Qc2 (forking the Bb2 and Nc6) 19...Bxa1 20 Qxc6 both the Ba1 and Nb6 are attacked, and White wins material. This suggests that master handling of the Ruy Lopez consists partly of offers of pawns which the opponent can't accept.

Instead of 24..Qxd1, 24...Re8 avoids getting the f pawn doubled.

Fischer advances his King side pawns on White squares throughout the concluding phase of the game.

Jun-02-07  2Towers: Fischer is the best in winning simple drawish like positions. Look at the way he structured his pawns in the endgame. Fascinating.
Jul-05-11  kitbitzer31: Dear beatgiant, I have looked at the analysis position after 46..Rh1 and found a few interesting things... Firstly, Black could have fought on since after 47.Rd3 Bc6 48.Rd8+ Be8 49.Bc3(this is much better than your Be5 since it stops 49..Re1 while setting the same trap), Black has the sacrifice 49...f6+!? 50.Kxf6(not 50.Bxf6 Re1) 50...Rh6+ 51.Kg5 Rb6, Black is two pawns down but has chances of a draw due to the opposite coloured-bishops. Here my analysis stops since i am merely giving my own notes and analysis to the game and do not have an engine. If you have a better analysis of the position after 46..Rh1, please share it with me. Thank you for your time.
Oct-21-11  kitbitzer31: My previous anaylsis was right but the judgement after the analysis was completely wrong.. White is easily winning. For instance after 51. ... Rb6, play might continue 52. f6!(idea is to make space for the White king so that the g5 pawn can advance all the way to g6 creating a bind). 52. ... Kf7 53. Kf5 Rb7(There is nothing better. 53. ... Rc6 only prolongs the resistance. In this case, play might simply continue 54.g5 and White is easily winning even after 54. ... Rc5+) 54.g5 Bd7+ 55.Rxd7+! Rxd7 56.g6+ and Black is dead lost since there is no way to prevent the queening of the White f-pawn. An interesting way of wrapping the game up would be 56. ...Kf8 57. Bb4+ Kg8 58. f7+ (here relatively best is 58. ...Rxf7+ 59.gxf7+ Kxf7 but the win would be very simple for White in this case.) 58. ... Kh8 59. Bc3+#.
Feb-29-12  drukenknight: 35...h4 may be the way to hold this getting something like:

36. Kf2 Bd5
37. Bd6+ Kg7
38. Re7 Be6
39. Ra7 Rd5
40. Bb4 Bc8
41. Rc7 Bd7
42. g4 hxg3+
43. Kxg3 Kg6
44. h4 f6
45. Bc3

Feb-29-12  RookFile: Black was really stylish with his play in this game. Against a lesser player, he would have held.

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