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Robert James Fischer vs Ferdinand Middendorf
Simul, 20b (1970) (exhibition), Muenster FRG, Sep-27
Sicilian Defense: Fischer-Sozin Attack. Flank Variation (B87)  ·  1-0



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Sep-18-11  RookFile: Hmm. Let's play the Sicilian Najdorf against the world's greatest expert in a simul, and see what happens.
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  HeMateMe: What do you expect; he was just a middle-of-the road Dorf.
Aug-17-12  Garech: 21.Re4+! mates in three - instructive game. Cheers,


Sep-09-13  Zugzwangovich: A Google translation of a German article about the events surrounding this exhibition: "One of the highlights of Günther Hanke's chess career was an encounter with the recently deceased, legendary World Champion Robert James "Bobby" Fischer, who was staying at the Chess Olympiad in 1970 as a player for the U.S. team in the Westphalian town of Siegen. On a day of rest between rounds of the Olympiad the capricious American was obliged for a simultaneous exhibition at SK Munster, and it was Hanke's long task to summon the eccentric "fisherman" there. After initial difficulties - the hotel staff initially refused to call Fischer at 3 clock in the afternoon in his room - Hanke succeeded in piloting the chess genius on time to the train to Münster. During the trip the conversation naturally turned exclusively around a theme: chess. In the subsequent simultaneous exhibition in Münster Bobby Fischer won every game easily with two exceptions. He made a draw and lost a match against...Günther Hanke."

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