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Robert James Fischer vs Miguel Najdorf
Varna Olympiad Final (1962), Varna BUL, rd 2, Sep-28
Sicilian Defense: Najdorf Variation. Adams Attack (B90)  ·  1-0
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Oct-04-11  Everett: Fischer's positional power plays are such a pleasure to play through.
Oct-04-11
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  HeMateMe: It looks like Fischer is winning after move 15. Is the variation used here "The Adams Attack" a retro nod to U.K. Michael Adams, or is there a different Adams?
Oct-04-11
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  TheFocus: Weaver Adams
Oct-05-11
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  FSR: Weaver Adams: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weaver... I have a couple of copies of his book "White to Play and Win." Pretty ridiculous stuff. A bunch of his games against not-very-strong players are included as illustrative games, but they obviously do <not> constitute best play by Black.
Oct-05-11  Everett: Personally I am very fond of the positional approaches vs the Najdorf. Mickey Adams and, more recently, Kamsky, have played some enjoyable games in various lines designed to limit counterplay.
Oct-08-11  keithbc: they (Kasp and Fischer) discussed more obscure moves - that is my point!
Oct-08-11  keithbc: In my 60 memorable games, Fischer gives alternatives to 7...Bb7 (e6, Nbd7) but misses the obvious (for the reader anyway) of just taking the knight (Nxd5) after the recapture exd5 there is no win and black is still inthe game so why did black (a) not play it and (b_) was it not even mentioned. I still get no satisfactory answer to this. May have to write to Ray Keene or someone. Maybe EVERYONE missed this opportunity?
Oct-08-11
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  Dionysius1: Maybe the b5 pawn is a bit weak for that. I'm not great at thinking these things through but what if instead of recapturing the N with the e pawn white takes the b5 pawn with the N or B - then the Q can recapture the N with an attack on the rook. Is that the start of anything?
Aug-29-12
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  TheFocus: This is game 40 in Fischer's <My 60 Memorable Games>.
Nov-12-12  Fanques Fair: Once I played this incredible variation on-line : 7- g4 , b4 8- g5 , bxc3 9- gxf6 , cxb2 , 10- fxg7 , bxa1 = Q 11- gxh8=Q ... We have now 4 queens at move 11, which is extraordinay !
Nov-12-12  Fanques Fair:


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Mar-09-14  Ziguratt: Before the start of the match Bobby Fischer had said that he would beat Miguel Najdorf in 25 moves, And he did it in 24!!!!!!!
Mar-09-14
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  whiteshark: Hej <Ziguratt>!

Is that you: User: Ziggurat eller också User: Zigurat ?

Hjärtliga hälsningar!

May-19-14  Howard: I'm almost sure of reading a couple times that Fischer in his book My60MG overlooked around the 10th move a much better move on Black's part that Najdorf overlooked. The late Larry Evans mentioned it in a 1986 column in Chess Life, plus Soltis I believe also did so.

Anyone know what it might have been ?

Oct-08-14  SpiritedReposte: Fischer crushes Najdorf in his namesake opening playing 6. h3!!?

Wonder if it caught him by surprise.

Mar-02-16  kubbybulin: This is chess' answer to Ruth calling his shot.
Dec-20-16  piroflip: "The Adams Attack" a retro nod to U.K. Michael Adams?????????

The game was played in 1962!!!!!!!!!

Dec-20-16
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  keypusher: <piroflip>

No. This guy.

Weaver Warren Adams

In any case, it shouldn't be news to anyone that chess openings are rarely named for whoever played them first. Najdorf wasn't the first person to play the Najdorf, either.

Dec-20-16  Howard: Exactly ! I just made the point last week, in fact, that Pal Benko didn't "invent" the Benko Gambit.
Dec-20-16
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  RookFile: Fischer rolls up a world class player, playing his own version of the Sicilian, in 24 moves. Such was the power of Fischer's opening prep.
Mar-04-17
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  David2009: The critical position in Fischer vs Najdorf, 1962 was:


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Now 12...Bxg2 busts White e.g. 13.Qa4+ Nd7 14.Nc6 Qc8


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and if 15.Kxg2 Rg8+ 16.Kh1 dxc4 etc
There's a video link by Mato Jelic explaining all this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51Q...

The position at move 12 with Black to move would make an excellent Position of the Day. Cheers, David

Mar-04-17  morfishine: Najdorf sure messed up this Najdorf

I guess this is the Swiss-Cheese variation

lol

*****

Mar-04-17
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  RookFile: After 12.....Bxg2 Fischer might have been planning the tricky move 13. Ne6 with an unclear game. A cursory look with the computer indicates black has some sort of advantage, but it might be only a slight edge.
Mar-04-17  WorstPlayerEver: 12. Re1 is a blundorf.
12. Bb3 wins
Apr-30-17  Mithrain: After 12 ... e5 Black's position is very unpleasant to defend. I would like to add that the attack on the light-squares is really inspiring (14. Rxe4! executes perfectly that purpose) and the position at the move 21. Rd6 is just delightful (as long as you are the White player, for sure :P)
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