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Dragoljub Janosevic vs Robert James Fischer
Skopje (1967), Skopje YUG, rd 12, Aug-22
Sicilian Defense: Najdorf. Amsterdam Variation (B93)  ·  1-0



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Kibitzer's Corner
Oct-07-03  ughaibu: Fischer had a strong preference for bishops over knights so in this game 7.Nf3 may have been the winning move from the psychological standpoint.
Oct-07-03  Benjamin Lau: Fischer's preference and stronger intuition for the bishops is why I've always wondered why he played the Nimzo Indian occasionally. His record is relatively bad with it.
Feb-25-05  aw1988: A powerful game.
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  ToTheDeath: It's amazing how much resistance Fischer puts up in losing positions.
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  Pawn and Two: In his book, "How To Beat Bobby Fischer", Edmar Mednis stated after Black's 36th move, <Clearly the "automatic" active 36...Re2 must be the right move. Fischer would be the first to know and realize it. He did not like that White could then force a draw with 37.Rc7 Ke8 38.Rc8+, etc>.

Mednis was of the opinion that the losing moment occurred at move 37. He believed Black would still have excellent drawing chances if he had played 37...Rf5.

Nov-17-06  RookFile: Yeah, there was another game, I think it was against Matulovich, where Fischer lost the exchange right out of the opening. So, Fischer defended tenaciously, and could have made a draw by 3 fold repetition - and spurned it! Later, the game ended up as a draw anyway.

Only Fischer.

Nov-03-10  elohah: Notes...

11 !

16...?! (?) 18 Bxf7+! Kxf7 19 Qd5+ ( 19 fe+? Kg8 20 Qd5+ Kh8 21 Qxd7 Qxe5 [ also 21...Qxc2=] 22 Bf2 Nc4= [ 23 Rde1 Qb5 24 Rxe7 Qxd7 25 Rxd7 Nxb2]; Also 22...e6=) 19...e6 (note that this move is forced.) Now not 20 Qxd7+? Qxd7 21 Rxd7+ Kg8 22 Bc5 ( 22 fe Bxe5=) Rxf4 23 Rxf4 exf4 24 Bxb4 Nc6 25 Bc3 Bxc3=. 20 fe+!, since if 20...Ke7 21 Bg5+! wins. If 20...Kg8 21 Qxe6+! wins.

Nov-03-10  elohah: Finally, if 20...Nf6 21 Qd7+! Qxd7 22 Rxd7+ Kg8 23 exf6 Bxf6 24 Bc5 wins. Or 23...Rxf6? 24 Rxg7+! Kxg7 25 Bd4 wins.
Nov-04-10  elohah: 24...Mednis suggests 24...Re4. White can then respond 25 Rc6 d5 (or Black just dumps a pawn) 26 Rxd5, with complications that will likely still favor White.

28...Since just 28...Rxf4 is possible, one should assume that Bobby's move is stronger. Mednis gives it an exclam.

55 Kf5! Ne7+ 56 Kxf4 Nd5+ 57 Kg4 Nxb6 58 h7 Re4+ 59 Kg5 wins.

Jan-07-16  Joker2048: I think bobby fischer do anything that the game doesn't go draw.. And this is why he caught in this situation.
Jul-06-20  seneca16: Why not 48 .. h7 followed by queening with check? If 49 Rh2 then h8=Q anyway.
Jul-06-20  hcgflynn: White's play in the endgame was horrible imo.
Aug-09-22  Zugzwangovich: After Fischer resigns, Mednis notes "The QNP will cost Black the rook."

This seems slightly cryptic to me. Since White can't play 69...Rb2, I surmise he meant a line like 69...Re3+ 70. Kxf2 Rb3 71. b8=Q etc.

Aug-09-22  Little Caezarz: They put me on RESTRICTED POSTING so my message might not work. I was free to post when I started out here. Now I get one post per day or the next day. They never explained why or when so I dont kno what will happen but I will try this message.

Bobby Fischer won the world championship in 1972, exactly 50 years ago this month. They don't like to show Fischer games so you might get put on RESTRICTED KIBITZING. I think there must be lots of people on RESTRICTED KIBITZING because I did not do anything wrong. Look at the people above who stopped posting.

Good luck Zugzwangovich! I will look you up next week to see if you are still posting.

Aug-09-22  stone free or die: <<Little Caezarz> I was free to post when I started out here. >

Which was not too long ago...

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Aug-09-22  Little Caezarz: Did you put me on RESTRICTED KIBITZING? Why? How come I cannot post freely?
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  sorso: 34...f6

this is where black goes downhill

Nov-28-22  FSTIMJP: Game moves can't be correct.
Ie 47 Black.
Nov-28-22  Retireborn: In Muller's book the comment is "Hays gives 47...Rd2? as the game continuation, but as 48.h7 would win immediately, I think that it is highly unlikely that it was played."
Nov-28-22  FSTIMJP: Chessbase has it right:

[White "Janosevic, Dragoljub"]
[Black "Fischer, Robert James"]
[Result "1-0"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. f4 Nc6 7. Nf3 Bg4 8. h3 Bxf3 9. Qxf3 g6 10. Be3 Bg7 11. Bc4 O-O 12. O-O Qc7 13. Bb3 b5 14. g4 b4 15. Na4 Nd7 16. Rad1 Na5 17. e5 Nxb3 18. exd6 exd6 19. cxb3 Rae8 20. Rc1 Qb8 21. Rfd1 Re6 22. Bf2 Rfe8 23. g5 h6 24. h4 R8e7 25. Qd5 Qe8 26. Rc2 Re4 27. Qxd6 Bf8 28. Qxa6 Qb8 29. Qd6 Re1+ 30. Kg2 Rxd1 31. Qxd1 Qxf4 32. Qf3 hxg5 33. Qxf4 gxf4 34. Rc8 f6 35. Nb6 Kf7 36. Nd5 Re5 37. Nxf4 g5 38. Rc7 Ke8 39. Ng6 Re2 40. Nxf8 Nxf8 41. h5 Rxb2 42. Kg3 f5 43. Bc5 Nd7 44. h6 f4+ 45. Kh3 Rxa2 46. Bd4 g4+ 47. Kxg4 Rh2 48. Bg7 Nb6 49. Rb7 Nd5 50. Rb5 Ne7 51. Rxb4 Ng6 52. Rb6 Rg2+ 53. Kf3 Rg3+ 54. Ke4 Re3+ 55. Kd4 Kf7 56. Rf6+ Kg8 57. b4 Kh7 58. b5 Rb3 59. Kc4 Rb1 60. Rf7 Kg8 61. Rb7 Rc1+ 62. Kd3 Rf1 63. b6 f3 64. Ke3 Nh4 65. Rb8+ Kh7 66. b7 Re1+ 67. Kf2 Re2+ 68. Kg3 f2 69. Rf8 1-0

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