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Boris Spassky vs Robert James Fischer
Spassky - Fischer World Championship Match (1972), Reykjavik ISL, rd 3, Jul-16
Benoni Defense: Knight's Tour Variation (A61)  ·  0-1



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Dec-24-17  ardeejo: In the movie Pawn sacrifice which was the last where Fischer won against Spasky?
Dec-24-17  Granny O Doul: Another well-known Fischer Benoni, from the Palma Interzonal: Uhlmann vs Fischer, 1970
Feb-04-18  edubueno: La movida 41 Dd4 es la que pierde.
Parece razonable 41 Re1 y después de tiros al aire, el empate es rápido.

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  Gregor Samsa Mendel: <edubueno>--Despues de una hora de analisis Stockfish 8 dice esto:

1) -3.00 (38 ply) 41.Ke1 c3 42.Qg5+ Bg6 43.Qd8+ Kh7 44.Qxd6 c2 45.Qf4 Qxd5 46.Qd2 Qe4+ 47.Kf1 f6 48.Kg1 Kg7 49.Qe3 Qxb4 50.f3 gxf3 51.Kf2 Qd6 52.Qxf3 Qd1 53.Qe3 Qh1 54.Bb2 Qxh2+ 55.Kf3 Qh1+ 56.Kf2 Qc6 57.Bc1 Be4 58.Qh6+ Kg8 59.Qe3 Kf7 60.Qa7+ Ke6 61.Qd4 Bf5 62.Qe3+ Kd7 63.Qh6 Qc5+ 64.Qe3 Qd5 65.Qf4 Ke6 66.Qe3+ Be4 67.Qb6+ Kf5 68.Qc7 Kg6 69.Qe7 Qc6 70.Qa7 b4 71.Qe3

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Parece que las negras van a ganar.

Jun-24-18  ewan14: Did Geller not warn Spassky about Nh5 ?

P.S. the Petrosian System was very successful against the KID for a while

Jun-24-18  ClockPunchingMonkey: I doubt it. I think Fischer came up with ...Nh5 over the board.
Jun-25-18  Howard: But, if I remember correctly, Fisher's
11...Nh5 was later deemed to have been not as good as it looked. Edmar Mednis mentioned that in a CL column back around 1999, roughly.

But, as far as its "shock" value, it certainly did the job.

Jun-26-18  Granny O Doul: 11...Nh5!? is at first blush hard to understand, but once you've read Reuben Fine's book of the match, it makes perfect sense: like 29...Bxh2 in Game 1 and 22.Nd6 in Game 4, it is a move toward the edge of the board, intended to convey Bobby's constant threat to run away from the match.
Jun-26-18  Howard: That "book" by Fine was so atrocious, I'd take anything in it with a large grain of salt. To be fair, I hardly know beans about psychology, though.
Jun-26-18  ewan14: Bb5 in the overrated 6th game was not as good as it looked
Jun-27-18  Petrosianic: <ewan14: Bb5 in the overrated 6th game was not as good as it looked>

Are you sure about that? You sound like you're guessing.

Jun-27-18  ZonszeinP: This game is a terrible blow that could have been avoided
Sep-03-18  Aliquantum: I was wondering why most GM with ELO 2700 and above stopped playing the King’s Indian Defense with White and Black since the Norwegian GM became World Champion. Then, I read at Wikipedia “The first chess book Carlsen read was Find the Plan by Bent Larsen,[7] and his first book on openings was Eduard Gufeld's The Complete Dragon.[8]” He also played a lot of Sicilian dragon in the early 2000. The King’s Indian Defense, the Sicilian dragon and most chess defenses with Black fianchetto are dead because GM with ELO 2700 and above are afraid of the Norwegian GM became World Champion knowledge about chess defenses with Black fianchetto!
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  Sally Simpson: Hi Aliquantum,

Nice coincidence here on a Fischer thread and the King's Indian.

About 30 minutes ago I was reading C.N. 10244 which mentioned Fischer reviewing a book on the King's Indian by M. Yudovich calling it a pot boiler and 229 pages of nothing.

Fischer ends with:

'Still. for $1.50 it's a good buy. If you win a game with it, it's worth it. Right? The End.

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  dkappe1: Leela does not like Nh5. She much prefers Ne5. But she downright hates 14... Qh4, preferring 14... Ng4. See the leela analysis of this match.
Jul-26-19  bubuli55: This is the only game without a PUN from this entire championship. I wonder

“Return to Glory”

Jul-26-19  bubuli55: It could be worse.

“The Return of the Come Back”

Jul-26-19  bubuli55: I believe this is the most important game of the match. Heck make that of the century! This is the straw that broke the camel’s back, so to speak. And yet no PUN. Not a hoax. But it’s not in my purview. :)
Mar-11-20  Ulhumbrus: If after 12 Bxh5 White is unable to make count the shattering of Black's king side pawns one alternative is 12 Nc4
May-03-20  joddon: 14.ne3...terrible move move for championship mode....Spassky must have started to feel uncomfortable at this point and afterwards as well....chess is nothing but tempo....Spassky lost ALL HIS TEMPO....meanwhile in the middle game he had no idea what to do with his e3 square....screwed for space, couldn't convert his moves into nothing!!
Jun-09-21  apexin: One of the best games i've ever seen.
Jun-10-21  Olavi: Timman commented that Spassky simply let himself be slaughtered.
Jul-16-21  Albion 1959: Nh5!? Must have come as a shock to Spassky! Judging from his subsequent play, he played in a passive manner and gradually drifted into a lifeless position, where Fischer eventually broke through to score his first win against Spassky. Spassky's moves such as 15.Bd2 / 18.g3? and 22.Rae1 did nothing to help his cause and for g3?? that was a positional shocker. As for the Fischer novelty Nh5!?, hardly anyone plays it, because it is unsound ! Over the years improvements for white were found, thus refuting Fischer's concept. And as for Fischer after the game, to quote from Brad Darrasch's book Bobby Fischer v The Rest of the World - page 212. Fischer "I sealed a crusher!" And as he smashed his fist into his palm, he added "I am crushing him with brute force! Haaaaaa!"
Jul-16-21  Petrosianic: <bubuli55: This is the only game without a PUN from this entire championship.>

Well, we can't have that. I just submitted one.

Nov-13-21  Ulhumbrus: 14...Qh4 threatens 15...Ng4 forcing White to improve Black's shattered pawn structure by 15 Nxg4 hxg4.

Can White do something to answer the threat and avoid improving Black's shattered pawn structure?

Suppose that White tries to answer Black's attack on the wing with a classic response, namely, by play in the centre.

One example is 15 Re1. Then on 15...Ng4 16 Nf1 covers h2 and leaves Black's king side pawns shattered. 16...f5 attacks the pinned e4 pawn but 17 Bf4 unpins the e4 pawn. 17...Ne5 discovers an attack on the bishop but it also undevelops the knight. Then 18 Bg3 removes the bishop from attack with tempo and attacks the black queen. Then 18... Qg5 invites the fork 19 f4.

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