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Mark Surgies vs Robert James Fischer
New Western Open (1957), Milwaukee, WI USA, rd 5, Jul-06
King's Indian Defense: Fianchetto Variation. Immediate Fianchetto (E60)  ·  0-1



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Aug-02-04  kingrook: that check mate is awsome
Aug-30-04  wall: Why not just 24.Bxh3 instead of 24.Bf4 as in the game? 30.Bh6?? leads to mate in one, but why not 30 Kf3 and White may survive.
Dec-05-04  buscher07: Nice. What good does the last Bishop move do??
Dec-05-04  e4Newman: 12.f3 seems like a move I'd never consider. It blocks the fianchettoed bishop and invites the pin on the diagonal (13...Qb6). Is white trying to support the centre? The e4 pawn seems safe. If you're considering options, why not attack black's centre with f4?
Apr-05-05  buscher07: I really don't see anything wrong with f4. I guess that it just depends on what your plan is and how you want to achieve that plan by what move you make in the game.
Apr-05-05  RookFile: I guess, if 30. Kf3, black plays
30.... h5.... is this right?
Apr-05-05  buscher07: That would make sense.
Oct-05-09  DonJuanMD: 29... Rd1 or 29... g4 are better choices.

Bh6 was definitely a blunder... Surgies didnt see mating threat @ f1.

Mar-05-10  jmay: great thrashing. really like how fischer lures the rook in on move 23. cruel
Jan-27-12  screwdriver: Fischer tearing up the Milwaukee area on this one. I remember Mark Surgies in some past tournaments. I always remember him in the 1800-1900 range.
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  tpstar: Black to Play and Win after 14. Nce2.

10 ... a6 11. a4 a5 is interesting.

Apr-08-18  VipinZamvar: There is a slight mistake here. The 27th move was Rf x d6; and not Rd x d6.

Fischer would surely not have missed Mate in One.

28) Qg2 Checkmate.

Apr-08-18  WorstPlayerEver: <VipinZamvar>

Ironically enough; after 27. Rfxd6 the position looks drawish.

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  tpstar: The original gamescore had 27. Rfxd6, then I submitted this correction slip:

<27. Rdxd6 is correct (not Rfxd6) according to "Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess" (Bantam Books, New York, 1966) with a diagram on page 97.>

<Fischer would surely not have missed Mate in One.> He might have as a teenager, or else he modified his own game for his own book.

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