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Miguel Najdorf vs Robert James Fischer
Second Piatigorsky Cup (1966), Santa Monica, CA USA, rd 7, Jul-27
King's Indian Defense: Averbakh. Benoni Defense Advance Variation (E75)  ·  1-0

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Jun-21-22
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  fredthebear: Don't say "fire" too loud -- it might cause a panic.

So, the deadliest hotel fire in history happened in 1971: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daeye...

The Door to Hell opened in 1971: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/science...

and https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/worl...

Also, 1971 was the 100th anniversary of The Great Chicago fire blamed on Mrs. O'Leary's cow: https://www.nytimes.com/1971/10/08/...

and https://education.nationalgeographi...

For those wanting hot romance, The Love Machine came out in 1971. Why yes, there is smoking in bed (that's a no-no) and an apartment fire in this movie: https://www.bing.com/videos/search?...

Were these deadly fires pre-mediated, pre-determined, insanity, bad luck, weather/climate related, the devil's due, an internal server error or oversight? One can only guess.

Then of course, there was the 1971 Pontiac Firebird: https://www.musclecarfacts.com/pont...

Some fires burn eternal.

Oh, let's see where Bent Larsen ranks on the Top 10 list in 1971:

Top players
FIDE top 10 by Elo rating - January 1971

Bobby Fischer United States 2740

Boris Spassky Soviet Union 2690

Viktor Korchnoi Soviet Union 2660

Bent Larsen Denmark 2660

Tigran Petrosian Soviet Union 2640

Lajos Portisch Hungary 2630

Mikhail Botvinnik Soviet Union 2630

Efim Geller Soviet Union 2630

Lev Polugaevsky Soviet Union 2630

Mikhail Tal Soviet Union 2620

jerseybob?

Jun-21-22
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  fredthebear: my premeditated is missing a "t" above.

premeditated
[ˌprēˈmedəˌtādid]

ADJECTIVE
(of an action, especially a crime) thought out or planned beforehand: "premeditated murder"

Why is it that a bear can read something four or five times, edit and post it, then and only then see a misspelling after going public? Ol' FTB was probably distracted by thoughts of The Love Machine, or the Pontiac Firebird, which might be one and the same, depending upon the circumstances.

Stay cool, wet and sober everybody! It's the first official day of summer 2022.

Jun-21-22
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  harrylime:

Watts riots goin on with this game here ??

Jun-21-22
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  saffuna: The Watts riots were in 1965.
Jun-21-22
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  harrylime:

<<saffuna: The Watts riots were in 1965.>>

Thanks mate I did not know . lol lol

Jun-21-22
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  harrylime:

Bobby came back in this tournament.

By half way he was in last place or near enuff lol

Credit and respects to Najdorf here ..

Jun-21-22
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  fredthebear: I figured you two fellas would have some insights on The Love Machine or The Door to Hell?

Najdorf's only classical win over BF in 9 tries. Najdorf won the 1965 Mar del Plata Tournament, so he was still formidable.

Jun-21-22
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  saffuna: In OMGP 4, Kasparov quotes Mednis as saying 14...Qe7 was the decisive error, and says 14...b4 was the best move.

Kasparov writes, after this game:

"A second successive nought, and what's more, against an "old man," left Fischer in a groggy state. In the next round he lost to Spassky and thus Najdorf was at the centre of an historic event: three successive defeats had occurred in his opponent's career only once before--in the 1959 Candidates tournament (where the youth was tested by Tal, Smyslov and Keres). And Bobby never again allowed this to happen!"

Jun-21-22
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  harrylime:

<<saffuna: In OMGP 4, Kasparov quotes>>

lolo lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol

STOP Reeeeeeeeht THERE mate

Jun-21-22
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  saffuna: Do you work at being offensive, <harrylime>, or is it just a gift?
Jun-21-22
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  harrylime:

Anything Kasparov says or writes on RJF is designed to flatter his own legacy.

Trust me on this one lol lol

Jun-21-22
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  harrylime:

<<saffuna: Do you work at being offensive, <harrylime>, or is it just a gift?>>

I explode LOVE

Look in the Mirror .

Jun-21-22  Petrosianic: <harrydavidchapman> <I explode LOVE

Look in the Mirror>

You tell 'em, Killer.

Jun-22-22
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  harrylime: <<Petrosianic: <harrydavidchapman> <I explode LOVE Look in the Mirror>

You tell 'em, Killer.>>

They Block me on here tho

Jun-22-22
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  harrylime:

Billy Ocean

Love Really Hurts Without You
https://youtu.be/q5uMOOQ6MV0

Jun-22-22
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  harrylime:

Miss you BOBBY

Billy Ocean - Love Really Hurts Without You

https://youtu.be/LWWQTqJhhKA

Jul-09-22  Saniyat24: When the old man catches a big fish and gets (s)limy respect...!
Aug-19-22  jerseybob: <Z free or die: Here's the Jan 1971 CL&R issue with the photo from the Westfield, NJ Larsen simul:It's on p44.The game on the bottom left, presumably with <jerseybob> as White, looks to have only played 1.e4 e5 - whereas all the other games seem to be several more moves into their games.> I got there late, driving from Stockton to Westfield, and there was one board left. I plunked down $5.00(I think) and I was in. The game was a Lopez, Berlin Classical(1.e4,e5 2.Nf3,Nc6 3.Bb5,Bc5 4.c3,Nf6) and I won in 37 moves. The game was played on 8-23-70, and 8 days later I was in the U.S. Army.

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Aug-19-22  MississQueen: Not many tales like that told on here. Glad you lived to tell us jerseybob. Were you sent overseas?

Lots of whining. Looks like harrylime was beside himself back June.

Aug-19-22  au contraire: Rappel de la houle des moments de votre vie!
Aug-19-22  jerseybob: <MississQueen: Not many tales like that told on here. Glad you lived to tell us jerseybob.(glad I did too! I turn 75 in 3 weeks) Were you sent overseas?> Yes. After 2 months at lovely Ft. Dix, I spent 3 months at Arlington Hall Station, HQ of the Army Security Agency(at the time), then on to East Africa for a 2 1/2-year stretch with AFRTS Asmara, Ethiopia(now Eritrea). The DC chess scene - Va/Md/DC - was vibrant, and I was initially sad to leave, but Africa was a world I'd never imagined. I was instantly hooked on it.
Aug-19-22  jerseybob: <fredthebear:......Oh, let's see where Bent Larsen ranks on the Top 10 list in 1971: FIDE top 10 by Elo rating - January 1971
Bobby Fischer United States 2740
Boris Spassky Soviet Union 2690
Viktor Korchnoi Soviet Union 2660
Bent Larsen Denmark 2660........
....jerseybob>
That's a sore point, still, after all these years. In Jan. '71 I topped out at low expert, briefly. My major fault: I took losses too seriously, and instead of being strengthened and resolving to do better, I'd get depressed. Overseas I played a lot of correspondence and did quite well.
Aug-19-22
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  perfidious: From 1967-1970, Larsen had quite possibly the best overall tournament record of anyone; small wonder he was equal third at the start of 1971.
Aug-19-22  jerseybob: <perfidious: From 1967-1970, Larsen had quite possibly the best overall tournament record of anyone;> And the reason Bobby ceded top board at Belgrade..thank God no drama.
Jan-15-23  N.O.F. NAJDORF: In his book of the match, Gligoric - when commenting on Fischer's 29 ... Bxh2 - made a remark which he followed by words to the effect of 'if ever he had made a blunder in his career'.

He certainly did make them from time to time.

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