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Robert James Fischer vs Nikifor Kostic
Simul, 20b (1970) (exhibition), Zeljeznicar CC, Sarajevo YUG, May-08
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Donaldson & Tangborn 'Bobby Fischer in Action' (the mention game was not included):

Grandmaster Predrag Nikolic reported about Fischer's visit in Sarajevo 1970:

'I talked to IM Ekrem Cekro who remembers the period of about two months which Fischer spent in Sarajevo. His main host was Dimitrije Bjelica, so he may have some written material.

Cekro remembers very well that there were 2 simuls. The first was played mainly against members of the Chess Club Zeljeznicar and was played on 20 boards. Cekro is very positive that result was 19-1 for Fischer, because Cekro played in the simul himself.

<But, the very first game to be finished was against Nikifor Kostic, which Fischer lost very quickly (maybe only 11 moves) with the final move being ...Bc2 trapping White’s queen on d1. Fischer immediately resigned. Cekro even claims that he saw this game published in some chess book, chess encyclopedia, or something, in French language. Fischer won the remaining 19 games.>'

(Another Kostic another trap - Muhlock vs Kostic, 1911)


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