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Borislav Ivkov vs Robert James Fischer
Herceg Novi blitz (1970) (blitz), Herceg Novi YUG, rd 2, Apr-08
King's Indian Defense: Fianchetto. Long Variation (E68)  ·  0-1



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Mar-17-05  BlazingArrow56: 15. ...Ne6! starts a nice deflection combo. Then 31. ...f5 32. ...Rxh3+! and 33. ...Qh4+ makes for a quick finish. Never seen this game before but its pretty good!
Jan-28-08  teak poker: I give up. Why did Fischer take the rook instead of the queen at move 17? Not that it mattered. Was this a form of contempt for his opponent?
Jan-28-08  fictionist: <teak poker> As you can see, 17...Nxe1+ wins an exchange. Taking the Queen loses a piece. Play it out on your board and you'll see. :)
Jan-29-08  teak poker: Thanks, fictionist. I am a newbie.
Jan-29-08  DaveyL: Fischer was just awesome in this tournament.
Jan-29-08  EdwardChisam: It was a nice sequence by Fischer, but Ivkov was fighting back. He even picked up two pawns for the exchange, and later, Ivkov could have won the game outright with 32. Qxd6. I'm sure that by this point, Ivkov's flag must have been ready to fall.
Jan-29-08  ounos: 32. Qxd6 still allows Rxh3+. Is there a significant difference?
Jan-29-08  EdwardChisam: Oh, my apologies..... I meant 31. Qxd6 and wins. Thanks.
Jan-30-08  fictionist: <teak poker> you are always welcome.feel free to ask if you want to. :)where are you from? you can visit my forum. :)
Feb-22-08  Helios727: What happens after 37. Kf3 or Ke3 ?
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  Gilmoy: 37.Ke3 Qg3+ 38.Ke4 Re8#

37.Kf3 Qh3+ 38.Kf2 (Ke4 Re8#) Qxg4 and White's Q must (a) run from Rh2+ (b) protect f4 (c) protect e2 (d) not block a flight square, and she can't do all four. Examples:

39.Qxd6/Qc1 (fails c) Rh2+ 40.Ke3 Re2+ 41.Nxe2 Qxe2#

39.Qe3 (fails d) Rh2+ 40.Ke1 Qh5+ and mate next.

39.Qe1 (fails b) Qxf4+ 40.Kg1 Qh2#

39.Rg1 (fails a) Rh2+ 40.Ke1 Qh5+ (40.Ke3 Qh3+) .

Jun-22-19  Patzer Natmas: Game featured in "New in Chess - Tactics Training - Bobby Fischer"

Solve for black on move 32...

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  harrylime: Fischer.


GREATNESS transcends it's genre.

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  kingscrusher: Fun game. White definitely had compensation for being the exchange down.

Instead of 31.Kg3, 31.Qxd6 looks like a big advantage for White. 31.Kg3 reduced white's king safety considerably giving a killer common square on h4 after f5 for the queen to join in.

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