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Robert James Fischer vs Boris Spassky
"The Matrix Ruy Loaded" (game of the day Sep-07-2010)
Fischer - Spassky World Championship Match (1972), Reykjavik ISL, rd 10, Aug-03
Spanish Game: Morphy Defense. Breyer Defense Zaitsev Hybrid (C95)  ·  1-0
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Apr-23-15
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  perfidious: <Everett: <perfidious> all those Magyars have barbarian strength from their time on the steppes, not a bourgeois among 'em.>

Y'all best not mess with 'em!!

Apr-24-15
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  offramp:


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Is anything wrong with 33.Nh6+?

Apr-24-15  Zonszein: Hello
Perhaps Mr Fischer did not want to give Spassky the possibiity of playing the bishop to g7 in some variations (?)
Apr-24-15
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  diceman: <offramp:

Is anything wrong with 33.Nh6+?>

...without a machine it looks ok.

Id guess Fischer wanted to get the rook on the seventh, behind black's knight pawn with check.

...besides, in game 3 Fischer showed black could get an advantage with busted kingside pawns from a knight on the rim. :)

Apr-24-15
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  offramp: <diceman>, thanks. I see it now that you point it out. Because the king is on f7 in the game, the white rook gets to the seventh with a gain of tempo. That has been on my mind for some time!
Jun-08-15  A.T PhoneHome: I find it beautiful to see the ending of the game, after 47.Rexb4.

Those b-file Rooks have a starring role; being a piece up, Fischer seals the deal!

Aug-03-15  Howard: Fischer: His Approach to Chess, states that instead of Fischer's sharp 26.Bb3, he should have reversed the moves by playing 26.Qf4, and THEN Bb3.

Comments ?!

Aug-03-15
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  diceman: <Howard: Fischer: His Approach to Chess, states that instead of Fischer's sharp 26.Bb3, he should have reversed the moves by playing 26.Qf4, and THEN Bb3. Comments ?!>

...with either move black's best seems to be a6xb5.

...so it would probably just transpose into the game.

Oct-03-15  slater369: 32...Bxe4???
Oct-03-15
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  keypusher: <slater369: 32...Bxe4???>

Are you saying 32....Bxe4 is a blunder? It isn't. It's not even a mistake. If 32....Kxf7 then 33.Rd7+ wins the bishop. So Spassky decides to grab a pawn with it first.

<leka: My the old 32mgz computer elo rating 2255 played 25 second thinking time better than the poor Spassky this Ruy Lopez Breyer.Spassky played this game about 2000 elo ratinhg level.The poor Spassky!!>

Where do people get this stuff?

Apr-12-16  Party Animal: The Maestro of The Ruy plays a beautiful endgame!
Apr-12-16  Howard: About where was the point of no return, as far as Spassky throwing away the draw for good ?
May-18-16
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  Tiggler: <Howard: About where was the point of no return, as far as Spassky throwing away the draw for good ?>

Consensus seems to be that 29... Re7 was the losing move, and that 29... Rad8 would have held.

Fischer vs Spassky, 1972 (kibitz #69)

May-18-16
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  Petrosianic: <Party Animal: The Maestro of The Ruy plays a beautiful endgame!>

Every game should have one comments section for comments, and another one for gushing, just to keep them separate.

May-18-16
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  Petrosianic: <29... Rad8 would have held.>

Well, "would have held" is a bit optimistic. The game probably would have continued on an even keel, but it's too early to talk about a final result.

May-18-16
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  Petrosianic: Now, if the line did play out <exactly> as zzyw told it (not a sure thing), this resulting position is probably drawn, just because the single Rook can't hold the pawns alone, and White can't attack the Black Kingside without his King's participation.

The main difference between this and the game line, is that Black gets to swap a pair of Rooks, and the passed pawns are less dangerous as long as White has two Rooks.


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May-18-16
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  diceman: <Petrosianic:

<Party Animal: The Maestro of The Ruy plays a beautiful endgame!>

Every game should have one comments section for comments, and another one for gushing, just to keep them separate.>

...and one for hate, so <Petrosianic:> can feel at home.

The nerve!
Calling Fischer's play <beautiful>.

Sep-01-16  Howard: It appears that the 35th move was Spassky's fatal blunder, correct?
May-03-17  Helios727: If 56... Bxf6 would White trade Rooks with 57. Rd1+ ?
May-03-17
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  beatgiant: <Helios727> White would trade rook for <rook and pawn> with 56...Bxf6 57. Rd1+ Kc4 <58. Rxc5+> Kxc5 59. Rxd7.
Oct-31-17
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  ajk68: <Howard: It appears that the 35th move was Spassky's fatal blunder, correct?>

Probably not. Stockfish 9 has the following line.

1) +0.12 (41 ply) 35...Ra1+ 36.Kh2 Bd6+ 37.g3 b4 38.Rb6 Kf5 39.Rh4 Rd1 40.Kg2 h6 41.Kf3 Ke6 42.Rg4 g5 43.h4 Rd3+ 44.Ke2 Rd5 45.hxg5 Kf5 46.Rh4 hxg5 47.Rc4 Ke6 48.g4 Re5+ 49.Kd3 Rd5+ 50.Kc2 Re5 51.Kb3 Rd5 52.f3 Kd7 53.Rb7+ Kc6 54.Rbxb4 Rd3+ 55.Kc2 Rxf3 56.Rb3 Rf2+ 57.Kd1 Ra2 58.Rf3 Bf4 59.Rfc3 Bd6 60.Rb3 Be5 61.Rb1 Ra3 62.Rc2

Oct-31-17
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  ajk68: 40...Kf7 looks like the losing blunder.
Nov-01-17  RookFile: I'd replace the word "blunder" with "error". A blunder is when you hang your queen. It's probably something other than a mistake uncovered by painstaking computer analysis 45 years after the fact.
Nov-01-17
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  Check It Out: 22.Bxf6 preserves the important diagonal-blocking e4 pawn.

26.Bb3 drops the b5 pawn but starts a brutal campaign on black’s f7 weak point.

45…Be5 allows 46.Rb5 and black’s Q side crumbles due to a nasty pin on an overloaded R.

54.Rxg5 it’s all over.

Dec-30-17
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  Penguincw: Video analysis of this game: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qx3....
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