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Robert James Fischer vs Arthur Bisguier
US Championship (1957/58), New York, NY USA, rd 5, Dec-23
French Defense: Winawer. Advance Variation General (C16)  ·  1-0
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Feb-15-02  knight: Bisguier's "attack" on the kingside was no match for Fischer's well coordinted onslaught on the queenside.
Sep-03-04  wall: 32...Qxd4 may be wrong. Maybe best is 32...Ra2 since 33.Qxa2 loses to 33...Qh3.

39...Qxc4 loses the rook to 40.Qf8+ and 41.Qxa3. Perhaps Black can hold with 39...Qa1+ or 39...Rd3.

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  lostemperor: 32... Ra2 is the best try but it is not enough. The following analysis, I assume, is from Fischer:

32... Ra2
33. Bxg5 Rb2
34. Qc3 Rc2
35. Qd3 Rxc4
36. Bd8 threatening Bxc7+ and Qxh7+

And now: a)36... Rd4 b) 36... bxc5 c)36 ...Qh3 d)36 ...Nb5 e)36 ...Nd5 All is not enough as you can try.

37. Bxc7+ Kxc7
38. Qxd4 Qxd4

36 ... bxc5
37. Qxc4 Qh3
38. Qb3+ Nb5

c)36 ....Qh3
37. Qxf3 bxc5
38. Qxc6 Nd5
39. Qb5

d) 36... Nb5
37. Na6+ Kb7
(...Ka8 Qxc4)
38. Qxh7+ Kxa6
39. Ra1+ Na3
40. Rxa3+ Kb5
41. Qb1+

e)36 ... Nd5
37. Na6+ Kb7
(...Ka8 Qxc4)
38. Ra1 Qxd4
39. Qa3

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  GrahamClayton: The first game in Fischer's run of 13 consecutive victories against Bisguier from 1957 to 1970.
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  perfidious: The French was a strange choice by Bisguier; in all the events we played together, I never saw him answer 1.e4 with anything but ....e5, facing average player and GM alike.
Jun-03-11  DrMAL: 32...Qxd4 was OK as was 33...Qa1

34...Ra3 was a blunder

34...Qa2 (only move) leads to an extra pawn for white, along with bishop versus knight, but probably a draw.

e.g., 35.Nd7+ Kb7 36.Qd1 Qe2 37.Qc1 Ra2 38.Nxb6 Nxb6 39.Rxb6+ Kc8

Nov-27-12  piroflip: Bobby misses the simple 26. Na4 here.
Of course he didn't have an engine like the rest of us.
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  diceman: <piroflip: Bobby misses the simple 26. Na4 here.

Of course he didn't have an engine like the rest of us.>

Yeah, his was better.

Mar-06-13  Garech: Definitely GOTD material.


Mar-06-13  Garech: "Arthur and Merlin"


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  thegoodanarchist: <Garech: "Arthur and Merlin"


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