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Robert James Fischer vs Leonid Stein
"Brooklyn Lager" (game of the day Mar-22-12)
Sousse Interzonal (1967)  ·  Spanish Game: Closed Variations. Flohr System (C92)  ·  1-0
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Nov-23-10
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  Eyal: 27...Rh8 is forced, otherwise 28.Qh6+ (followed, e.g., by e6) wins very quickly.
Nov-15-11
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  talisman: 14. b4!..."in an extensive study of fischer's openings,prepared by an elite soviet team, this game was cited as a case of how fischer metes out punishment for fanciful opening play designed merely to avoid the beaten path."-soltis-...and stein almost always played the sicilian.
Dec-24-11
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  kingscrusher: I have video annotated this game here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipBo...

Feb-11-12  drukenknight: IM Day: what does it mean:

"Instead as above to 24..Ra6 where 25.Bh6 Rfa8 is better than 26.Nxc5 Nxc5 when 27.Bb2 or 27.Bh6 can be met 27..Nf4."

what does that mean? What is better 21st move?

Mar-22-12  LoveThatJoker: Wow! It's awesome that this should be GOTD today: This game was recommended to me by <Honza Cervenka> on my forum recently and I made some analysis there.

In the final position, if 56...Rf4 57. Nd5 Re4+ 58. Rxe4 Nxe4 59. Ne7+! K b-file 60. Rb2+ any 61. f7 and Black cannot stop the eventual f8=Q.

LTJ

PS. Swing by my forum and talk about any chess topic that you like - post your favourite Fischer game or anyone else's, for that matter!

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Mar-22-12
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  whiteshark: <IMlday: ..."Missing a chance for glory. 26.Nxf7!! Rxf7 27.Bxg6 Rg7 28.Bh6 wins.">

<CharlesSullivan: ...Huebner (circa 2003, I believe) was the first to point out that 26.Nxf7!! is a beautiful winner.>

It's analysed on p164-165 in:

<Robert Hübner: "Materialien zu Fischers Partien" (roughly <Materials to Fischer's games>, 235 pages, published 2004)>, where he is analysing <the quality of Fischer's M60MG <annotations>> and thereafter classifying its mis-evaluations and mistakes.

Mar-22-12  sofouuk: <14. b4!..."in an extensive study of fischer's openings,prepared by an elite soviet team, this game was cited as a case of how fischer metes out punishment for fanciful opening play designed merely to avoid the beaten path.">whatever - 14 ... exd4 15 cxd4 c5! and it may be sharp but black can play it. we understand the world less well than we think we do, and chess is no exception

the bishop sac is interesting* tho if black accepts. 29 ... gxf5 30 Ne5! (30 Qg3+ is also possible)


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... Nxe5 31 Rxe5 Qd1+! 32 Kh2 Qd6! 33 Qxf5! Bf6 34 Bb2! Nd3? 35 f4!


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i struggle slightly to believe both players saw this (i mean if tal had played it fair enough, but ...), anyway after Bxe5 (not ... Nxb2 36 Rd5! winning) 36 fxe5 Qe7 37 Qxd3 Rh6 38 Rf1 Rxe6 39 Rf6! white wins

... which means black should play 34 ... Nc6 instead, and the fun continues

*i.e., requires an overnight rybka run, and the recommended continuation should be treated with extreme caution

Mar-22-12  Penguincw: That's three days in a row where the pun rhymes.
Mar-22-12  srag: Three comments on this game:

a) Pablo Morán, "Bobby Fischer: su vida y partidas": "una bella victoria";

b) Frand Brady, "Profile of a Prodigy":
"a multifarious game in pure Fischer style";

c) David D. N. Levy, "How Fischer Plays Chess":
"one of his greatest masterpieces";

d) Bobby Fischer, "My Sixty Memorable Games":
"1) P-K4
I have never opened with the QP- on principle".

Mar-22-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  waustad: The brewer threw out the the first pitch at a Southern Ohio Copperheads game and chatted with us for a while. This was during Ohio Brew Week.
Mar-22-12
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  numbersguy70: Moves like 29.Bxf5 and Tal's 11.Qh4 in Tal vs Smyslov Tal vs Smyslov, 1959 are what separates chess as a hobby from chess as a career.
Mar-22-12
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  kevin86: While black's pieces are tied up,the pawn advances...
Mar-22-12  thendcomes: For those wondering about the pun...

Brooklyn Lager is a delicious beer from Brooklyn Brewery in Brooklyn, New York. It's more of an ale than a lager, but I digress.

Bobby Fischer moved to Brooklyn around the age of 5-6 and lived there for many years. A stein is a mug that you pour beer in.

Mar-22-12  ughaibu: Ridiculous! That there are no delicious beers brewed outside Norther Europe is an established myth.
Mar-22-12  rapidcitychess: Very nice game, I honestly could understand very little of it. ^^
Mar-22-12  ughaibu: Rapidcitychess: has it occurred to you that maybe very little of it made sense?
Mar-22-12
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  haydn20: re <ulhumbrus> from 2010. Even belatedly, it's nice to hear of someone listening to Hummel, the great rival of Beethoven's youth. The Trios by the Beaux Arts on Philips are very fine too. I was glad to be reminded of this game, tho' it is far beyond my level of chess ability.
Mar-22-12  ughaibu: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUjK...
Mar-22-12  MichaelJHuman: How can a lager be an ale? It's either made with lager yeast, and fermented at lager temps, or it's an ale (or it's Anchor Steam, but that's an aberration :)
Mar-22-12
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  HeMateMe: I remember voting for this pun, in the Pun Voting Booth, and giving it 4/4. I'm surprised it took this long for it to be the GOTD.
Mar-23-12  sofouuk: so overnight run completed. still no decisive verdict


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29 ... gxf5 30 Ne5! Nxe5 31 Rxe5 Qd1+! 32 Kh2 Qd6! <so that if the WQ moves the WR is pinned> 33 Bb2! <threatening Rad1 winning, so ...> Nd3


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34 Qxf5! Rf8! 35 Qxh5 Nxb2 <if Bf6 36 Rae1! wins:


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an amusing position, but black is helpless>

36 Qg4+ Kh6 37 f4! Qxe5 (forced) 38 fxe5


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still no straightforward knockout, but looks very good for white

Mar-23-12  sofouuk: correction @ instead of 34 Qxf5?, 34 Qg3 seems to win - Kh7 35 Rd1 Nxb2 36 Rxd6 Bxd6 37 Qf4!


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apparently white is just winning(!) ... Nc4 38 Qxf5+, a few more checks then play f2-f4, the WQ, e-pawn and wide open BK means black can't resist. believe it or not

Aug-29-12
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  TheFocus: This is game 60 in Fischer's <My 60 Memorable Games>.
Mar-29-13  leka: i bought Stephen Hough the Gramophone winning record of Hummel concertos.There are lot of forgotten composer like Georg Anton Jiri Benda the harpsichord concerto for strings b minor.The people shuld go to te youtube to listen Benda concerto 3mvt it is an amazing.W.F.Bach keyboard sonata a minor is one of the most beautiful sonatas ever 1st mvt!!!!!
Jul-09-13  Conrad93: 22. Nf6?! would have been an interesting Tal-like move.
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