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Wolfgang Uhlmann vs Robert James Fischer
Havana Olympiad Final-A (1966), Havana CUB, rd 5, Nov-08
King's Indian Defense: Zinnowitz Variation (E90)  ·  1/2-1/2

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Apr-23-10  lost in space: ooops, a Fischer game without kibitzing!? Oooh, I see, mother's finest hasn't won!
Apr-23-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  diceman: Fischer was hard on himself after his blunder:
75...Ka1????
(Ka3!!! would have left play in the position)

The game was adjourned.

Later Uhlmann’s sealed move was opened.
76.Rb8!!! (a brilliant stroke not allowing
Fischer to legally play on.)

Its rumored Fischer muttered under his breath:
“Even Fischer cant beat stalemate“

However, he prided himself on playing to the end
and not acquiescing to a weak, gutless, grandmaster
draw.(which he loathed)
The way mere mortals would have.

Apr-23-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: <diceman> Nice analysis, but 76.Kc1!!! also works.
Apr-24-10  lost in space: ...and 76. Kc2
Apr-24-10  lost in space: 75...Ka3 76. Ra3+ Kb2 77. Rxa2+. Draw. No play left.
Apr-24-10  Travis Bickle: <lost in space> turn the comp off.
Apr-24-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: <lost in space: <ooops, a Fischer game without kibitzing!? Oooh, I see, mother's finest hasn't won!>>

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Apr-24-10  nummerzwei: <lost in space: 75...Ka3 76. Ra3+ Kb2 77. Rxa2+. Draw. No play left. >

76.Kc2! wins, doesn't it?

Apr-24-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: <nummerzwei: <lost in space: 75...Ka3 76. Ra3+ Kb2 77. Rxa2+. Draw. No play left. > 76.Kc2! wins, doesn't it?>

It sure does! 76...a1/N+ 77.Kc3 Ka4 78.Kb2.

Apr-24-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  diceman: <keypusher:Nice analysis, but 76.Kc1!!! also works.>

True, however most considered the rook move
more accurate.
Not tying down the king (redundantly) with the rook
allows it freedom to probe any weaknesses in Fischer’s camp.
(good luck finding any, Fischer’s flawless
defense has no apparent weakness)
(also keeping the rook as far as possible from
Fischer’s king reduced any “Lucena” type tricks.)

Some even brought up a complex line. Where
Fischer’s king was allowed access to the b file
and after pawn promotion, white “sac-ing” his
rook for the new piece.

Uhlmann dismissed this idea.
He said:
“I prefer to remove bobby’s ability
to play thru the laws of chess.
I have absolutely no desire to find out what
Fischer’s home analysis has unearthed
in pieceless, pawnless endings.”

Apr-24-10  Atking: Fischer seemed eager to win an approximatively equal position keeping enough unbalance chance for more than 50 moves ! Such fighting spirit should be praised. I suppose he had the feeling to have miss an something during the opening and wanted 0-1. I like the very hypermodern way he gave the center to take it back few moves later was.

Before h6-g5-Nh5 You have to look on 9.Nxg5 NxB 10.hxN hxN 11.Qh5 Re8! (11...f5? 12.Be2!) Enjoy! I suspect during the game Fischer realized that 11...BxNd4! (He gave up later this "strong" Bishop) 12.QxB (12.BxNh5? BxNc3+ 13.bxB f4) 12...Ng7!in this easy closed position (e5-f4-b6-a5 all pawns on black squares!) Black N is stronger than B

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