Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing
Eugenio Torre vs Robert James Fischer
Training game (1992), Sveti Stefan YUG, Aug-??
Sicilian Defense: Alapin Variation. Smith-Morra Declined (B22)  ·  1/2-1/2



Get this game explained with Decode Chess
explore this opening
find similar games 1,423 more games of E Torre
PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: Some people don't like to know the result of the game in advance. This can be done by registering a free account then visiting your preferences page, then checking "Don't show game results".

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.

Kibitzer's Corner
Premium Chessgames Member
  Benzol: Was this game played around the same time that Bobby played his other training games against Gligoric or was it later?
Sep-12-14  Mudphudder: Fascinating. I had no idea Fischer had training game(s) with Torre. Prior to seeing his game I thought it was only with Gligoric.
Premium Chessgames Member
  Joshka: Well Torre was Bobby's second for the Spassky match in 1992. Torre introduced Bobby also to Justine who became pregnant, with what Bobby thought was his child. He was on Torre's radio show many times, lived I think in his house too. Also in Bobby's last book from 2007, he gives variations on which they worked on together. I believe Torre posts on his page here at, but do not think he makes references to his lost friend.
Sep-12-14  Riverbeast: This was a well played game....Fischer defended well in what looked like a somewhat worse position

<with what Bobby thought was his child>

I don't think Fischer thought Jinky was his daughter...I think he just treated her as his daughter

One of Fischer's Icelandic friends was interviewed in "BF Against The World"...He said when he asked Fischer if Jinky was his daughter, Fischer avoided the question and said he didn't like talking about those things

If Fischer really thought she was his daughter, wouldn't he have just said so?

Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: Strange to see Fischer in so much pressure in a game. He is usually the one dictating things.
Jan-10-17  RookFile: In a similar position, GM Lombardy suggested that black shouldn't castle so soon:

Evidently, in that game, Anand would have been in trouble too.

May-05-17  Helios727: Jinky at least thought she had a chance in court to be declared Bobby's daughter since she sued for an inheritance, only to lose after the DNA test.
Premium Chessgames Member
  MissScarlett: < Was this game played around the same time that Bobby played his other training games against Gligoric or was it later?>

Later. According to Gligoric, Fischer arrived in Belgrade several weeks ahead of the match (which began September 2nd). Their training games took place in Sveti Stefan, where they stayed in nearby bungalows (Bobby had the best one). Torre turned up closer to the match; it's not clear how many games he played with Fischer but more than this one surviving score.

That all but certainly means this game took place in August.

Premium Chessgames Member
  Joshka: <Helios727> When you see photos of Jinky she's a spit n image for Eugene. Of course I have no proof, but just like when you see photos of Nemenyi, you know that's Bobby's father.

NOTE: Create an account today to post replies and access other powerful features which are available only to registered users. Becoming a member is free, anonymous, and takes less than 1 minute! If you already have a username, then simply login login under your username now to join the discussion.

Please observe our posting guidelines:

  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate, or gibberish posts.
  3. No vitriolic or systematic personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No cyberstalking or malicious posting of negative or private information (doxing/doxxing) of members.
  6. No trolling.
  7. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by moderators, create a false impression of consensus or support, or stage conversations, is prohibited.

Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.

Blow the Whistle

See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a moderator.

NOTE: Please keep all discussion on-topic. This forum is for this specific game only. To discuss chess or this site in general, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of, its employees, or sponsors.
All moderator actions taken are ultimately at the sole discretion of the administration.

This game is type: CLASSICAL. Please report incorrect or missing information by submitting a correction slip to help us improve the quality of our content.

Featured in the Following Game Collections[what is this?]
Alapin Variation. Smith-Morra Declined
Alapin Variation. Smith-Morra Declined
from FISCHER GAMES by gambitfan
41_R+N - TActical TAngos
by whiteshark
Training Game
from Sic Fio Befriended Fredthebear by fredthebear
98_B22_Alapin Sillycian 2.c3
by whiteshark
Material: R+N - Tactical Tangos
by Baby Hawk

Home | About | Login | Logout | F.A.Q. | Profile | Preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | New Kibitzing | Chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | Privacy Notice | Contact Us

Copyright 2001-2021, Chessgames Services LLC