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Robert James Fischer vs Charles Powell
"Powell Surge" (game of the day May-03-2019)
Simul, 50b (1964) (exhibition), Richmond, VA USA, Mar-05
French Defense: Winawer. Advance Variation (C18)  ·  0-1



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Jun-27-12  Everett: A mortal stroll for the White K in this one.
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: A Double Rook Sacrifice vs. Bobby Fischer?! I'll wager that did not happen too often.
Sep-14-12  hugogomes: I don't see the double rook sacrifice. Black regains both rooks and takes the win.
Dec-23-12  BwanaVa: It should be noted that the late Charlie Powell went on to win the US Armed services Championship, seven times VA champion, and one time Northern California champion before his untimely death in 1991.
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  HeMateMe: Powell to the people!

Well, Mednis said play the French against Fischer <How to Beat Bobby Fischer>.

May-03-19  AugCos: I wonder how could R. Fischer play 9.Qg4, without the intermediate move Rb4... ?
May-03-19  Ironmanth: Great to see a game by one of my early heroes when I was just learning the game. As I recall, Charlie was one of several masters engaged in a massive simul at Tyson's Corner, VA. in 1972, just after the Fischer match. RIP Charles Powell; gone far too soon.
May-04-19  ACMEKINGKRUSHER: Howdy Everybody...
After FISCHER's FOG Delayed arrival and Completion of the "Lecture of Game #29 from "My 60 Memorable Games" and The 50 Game Simul, BOBBY was convinced to go to a "Local" home and Play some BLITZ that night! Powell was "SKUNKED" twice by BOBBY. In The Simul POWELL and FISCHER had arrived at a DRAWN Position. Powell refused the DRAW and played "For The WIN" and he, in fact, did WIN! (The 1964 "TOUR" Book) I've written to GM John Donaldson and he told me that sometime this year a 3rd Edition of The '64 Simul Tour will be in BOOK FORM. I've already heard that a Bunch of The ACME PAWN PUSHERS CHESS CLUB wants to get a Copy. Can't wait to see it "LIVE and in Color" GO BOBBY FISCHER!!!
Feb-17-21  BwanaVa: Just read the newest edition of the Donaldson book on the Fischer simuls. JD writes there was bad weather, and Fischer arrived late in Richmond. Fischer requested that players be seated according to strength, but many players had left due the weather and Fischer being late. Charlie Powell arrived late intending to watch, but seeing things had not yet started he decided to play and took an empty seat...which happened to be in the weaker end of the seating. Apparently afterward Fischer complained that a ringer had been intentionally snuck into the weaker end of the players.
Mar-08-22  jerseybob: <BwanaVa: .....Apparently afterward Fischer complained that a ringer had been intentionally snuck into the weaker end of the players.> No sympathy!

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