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Robert James Fischer vs Samuel Reshevsky
Herceg Novi blitz (1970) (blitz), Herceg Novi YUG, rd 4, Apr-08
Sicilian Defense: Kramnik Variation (B40)  ·  1-0

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Mar-01-05  Whitehat1963: An excellent game with excellent analysis by Fischer himself. I'm surprised no one has kibitzed about it.
Mar-01-05  aragorn69: Remember this is only an error-laden - though entertaining - blitz game...
Jul-03-05  calman543: Do GMs resign in 5 min blitz, or do they just let their clock run out? And does someone write down all the moves, or do they players have to reconstruct the moves from memory?
Aug-21-05  wheelchiar bandit: iam sure someone would be write down just because fischer was playing. also fischer was know to be able to rember every game he ever played.
Jan-07-06  dzechiel: I'll kibitz. Can anyone see why Fischer didn't play 41 Rbxd2 instead of 41 Rdxd2? To me you not only win the pawn, but you get the other d-pawn on the next move and don't have to deal with the complications in the game. There must be a typo in the game score or some other reason (perhaps psychological) that doesn't present itself on the board.
Aug-21-08  Helios727: Why is this called the "Kramnik Variation" when we all know Kramnik was not around then?
Aug-21-08  AnalyzeThis: <I'll kibitz. Can anyone see why Fischer didn't play 41 Rbxd2 instead of 41 Rdxd2? To me you not only win the pawn, but you get the other d-pawn on the next move and don't have to deal with the complications in the game. There must be a typo in the game score or some other reason (perhaps psychological) that doesn't present itself on the board.>

I thought the same way.

Aug-24-08  Helios727: Maybe he was afraid of 41...Qf5, threatening the h-pawn and f-pawn simultaneously. Whereas Rdxd2 secures the defense of the f-pawn so he only has to worry about the h-pawn.
Sep-12-08  joelsontang: where can i get notes by fischer apart from his 60 memorable games???
Sep-06-09  WhiteRook48: swindles!!
Aug-27-10  Lil Swine: if helios727 is still wondering why its called the kramnik variation its pretty obvious that the variation didnt have a name until kramnik came along
Feb-16-14
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  thegoodanarchist: <Helios727: Why is this called the "Kramnik Variation" when we all know Kramnik was not around then?>

There is and has been for a long time effort by some in the chess world to not give Fischer credit for his opening lines.

Jul-28-16  ToTheDeath: A great swindle! Reshevsky must have been livid.
May-01-21
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  kingscrusher: I realise this is blitz chess but I find Fischer's comments quite instructive here and makes me feel better about my own chess and swindles!

(1) Fischer outlines structural concerns when he talks about a move being very anti-positional - isolated pawn for him and passed pawn for the opponent

(2) Acknowledgement of the power of creating complications - so a kind of Tal attitude there for mixing things up.

(3) Fischer doesn't morally mind Swindles and quotes Tarrach as the refuter must see the refutation.

May-01-21
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  kingscrusher: Chessbase has some details about this Blitz tournament generally:

https://en.chessbase.com/post/the-b...

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