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Rodolfo Tan Cardoso vs Robert James Fischer
Fischer - Cardoso (1957), New York, NY USA, rd 1, Sep-06
Sicilian Defense: Najdorf Variation. Goteborg (Argentine) (B98)  ·  0-1

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Jan-09-05  DevinPFelter: This was the first meeting between Cardoso and Fischer in an 8 game match in 1957. Fischer's record against Cardoso would end up at 6-1-2, 5-1-2 in this match set, and 1-0 at the 1958 Portoroz Interzonal (Caro-Kann). This game opens with a Sicilian, which, interestingly enough, opened 7 of the 8 games in this match. This first game is the Najdorf. Although 8...h7-h6 and 9...g7-g5 may seem a bit aggressive, by the time black recaptures with 12...h6xg5, the game is roughly even with chances for both sides. By move 17.Qe1-d2, black has a slight but definite edge. White moving the Queen three times from moves 12 to 17 (granted, it was sometimes forced) does not help very much. However, Fischer would have been better off with 17...g5-g4, as opposed to 17...Ne5xf3 which seems to give back whatever edge he had. 19.Bg3xe5 results in doubled pawns, but this seems to definitely favor black more than white. 22...a6-a5 looks better than the text, f7-f6. 23...Ke8-f7 does very little, as well. Luckily, 25.c2-c3 weakens white's position, and Bobby capitalizes with 25...a6-a5. 32...Rd8-d2 is the prettiest tactical sequence of the game, 31.Qe2xd2 being really the only option, allowing for the Bc6xe4+ fork which regains a rook and pawn. Although white can flail away with the checks as 37.Qh6-h7+ and 38.Qh7-h5+, after the trade of Queens at move 44, black is happily a pawn up and stronger positionally. Very little can be done to stop black from eventually queening, and 46.Ka1-a2 and 47.Nc1-e2 does not help the cause. The 8 game match between Cardoso and Fischer was sponsored by the Pepsi-Cola Company, and Bobby was awarded $325 for winning.
Jun-02-06  ArturoRivera: 11.-Qh5! refutes or rather obtains a substancial advantage of the opening for white. After 0-0-0? 11.-...Ne5 and black its already better.
Jun-02-06  borisbadenoff: <ArturoRivera: 11.-Qh5! refutes or rather obtains a substancial advantage of the opening for white. After 0-0-0? 11.-...Ne5 and black its already better.> I don't share you view. Why should black after 11. .. Ne5 be better. 11. Qh5 is more common yes but white still has the advantage.

Or could you show me a line where black gets definitve advantage?

Jun-11-06  ArturoRivera: <borisbadenoff> : you see my friend, black's struggle its just about the e5 square, the struggle its to implant a knight on e5 and the other on c6 or d7, it makes no difference, except that a knigh will permanently have a command post on e5, his rook its actively developed and he its actually leading in developement. white has no useful moves but to wait, while black its making b5-b4, Bb7 and even long castle. I dont said that not to make Qh5 or Nxe6 its a bad move and yields an advantage for black, it was said by Kasparov in his video "How to Play de Najdorf Volume 1, the capitule its called "the Gottemburg variation"
Jun-11-06  borisbadenoff: <ArturoRivera: it was said by Kasparov in his video "How to Play de Najdorf Volume 1, the capitule its called "the Gottemburg variation"> Ok then maybe I should believe you ;)
Jun-11-06  ughaibu: Go to similar games and check the kibitzing on the top three.
Jan-06-07  billyendo: Perhaps I'm not looking closely enough (and I am new), but once to similar games, is there an easy way to determine the amount of kibitzing on a particular game other than to look at each one individually?
Feb-10-15  siegbert: The doubled pawns didn't trouble Fischer here at all!

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