|Feb-15-02|| ||knight: The answer to 19...Bxd5 20.exd5 Rxd5 is 21.C4! with white better. Fischer's 35.Qxd7! left black with no hope. |
|May-15-04|| ||crippledpawn: This is a sutle key people miss in chess all the time it is not just the scope of where my pieces can go, but at what key hing point 2 or 3 pieces meet up!! In this case it was the d7 square. Fischer looking thur the temporary block of the d3 pawn saw this, and rightly kicked black in the balls for missing it. |
|Nov-05-07|| ||kingscrusher: These comments are pre-Rybka. Now we are in a great position to see critical variations and Fischer thinking in my view - with modern technology , independent of finding the relevant annotations in books.|
Fischer's conception after Nd5 was I believe that after 20..Rxd5, White plays a4!! :-
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And what does black do ?! The b3-g8 diagonal is very sensitive. If black plays Rb8 then c4! winning the b5 pawn in effect.
But before this I think Fischer might have had this great idea in mind, when he allowed the pawn structure to be symmetrical by playing earlier in the game d4xc5, keeping the d5 square available for a piece outpost.
|Nov-05-07|| ||RookFile: Yes, absolutely, Fischer in his writings did say that the purpose of d4xc5 was to bring a piece such as a knight to d5.|
|Nov-05-07|| ||kingscrusher: I have done a video annotation now of this game:
|May-28-09|| ||Eyal: There's a rather amusing comment by Fischer in MSMG following 31...Na5: <A useless excursion, but there was no good defense. Strangely enough, Black's difficulty stems from his third move and its consequent weakening of b6. If the pawn were still on a7 (preventing a later Bb6) he might well hold.> Surely Bisguier should have considered this when playing 3...a6 ...|
|May-28-09|| ||Jim Bartle: What does Fischer say in the more authoritative "My 61 Memorable Games"?|
|Jun-06-09|| ||totololo: To <Jim Bartle>
He said the 63 is better!
Sorry for the pun....
|Jun-07-09|| ||An Englishman: Good Evening: Now that the title contest is over, I finally thought of a submission. In Evans' introduction to the game, he quotes Bisguier as saying that he expected a Two Knights Defense, but Fischer "surprised" him with the Ruy Lopez. Hence my candidate title:|
"I certainly wasn't expecting the Spanish Inquisition."
|Jun-07-09|| ||kurtrichards: Very good game by then 20-year old Bobby Fischer.|
|Aug-29-12|| ||TheFocus: This is game 47 in Fischer's <My 60 Memorable Games>.|
|Nov-27-12|| ||perfidious: Poor <Jim>, still waiting for the 'authoritative' reply to his query of 2009.....|
Another fine example of how White gets the better game in the Closed Spanish when he is able to play Nd5 after having played dxc5.
|Nov-27-12|| ||AylerKupp: <perfidious> I don't know but if you are to believe this article, http://www.chesshistory.com/winter/..., "A number of (purported) quotes from masters of the past have also been added as fillers. In the case of the original 60 games, the annotational differences are extensive, with frequent improvements proposed."|
Regardless of its authenticity, I think it's a fascinating article. But poor <Jim Bartle> may have to wait a little longer for the "authoritative" answer . . .
|Nov-28-12|| ||qqdos: <AylerKupp> Many thnx for the link to Bobby's 61 Memorable Games - whether authentic or not! The more Winter examines in detail, the more I feel Bobby's voice comes through - e.g. insisting on calling Kasparov, Weinstein.
That is not to say that every word is genuine. Fascinating to read "his" revised analysis of games such as Fischer vs Geller, 1967.|
|Nov-28-12|| ||Joshka: <qqdos> In the 2007 version Bobby writes after move 25. h5
"In M60MG I originally gave this move a (?) believing that 25. Be3 was stronger. There's really no reason why Be3 could not be played in follow-up, as in this actual game, so I'm siding with my original gut reaction."|
"And in M60MG this was given an (!) for "alertness", but in some of the original play, post mortem, and later analysis, all involved were 'seeing ghosts'. The truly gutsy 25...Kg7! deserves the mark, for valor as well as precision. Now on 26. Be3 Nc5! (intending both the "threat removing"...Qe6 and the annoying...Nd3) 27. Qh3 Qe6! 28. Qh2 Nd3! 29. hxg6 hxg6 30. Qh6+ Kf7 31. Qh7+ Ke8 32. Qxg6+ Kd7 Black is down a Pawn and his King has been chased across the board, but he's not bad with the d-file plugged. Trying to open things with 33. Bxd3 cxd3 34. Qh7+ Qe7 35. Qh5 Kc7 will eventually pay dividends, but Black already outlasted this game."
"Originally in M60MG I said: "On 26. hxg6 Rg8 White is in trouble!" This is what I meant about 'seeing ghosts' earlier. Once playing through the dangerous looking lines, most of the attacks had 'dodging resources' though they were not fully repelled. So, some of the trouble was illusionary. Still, best to avoid it all by playing for a position that doesn't mandate nerves of steel."
|Dec-03-12|| ||Conrad93: 16.g3 must have been an innovation in this game.|