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Robert James Fischer vs Eliot Sanford Hearst
Third Rosenwald Trophy (1956), New York, NY USA, rd 11, Oct-24
Spanish Game: Classical Variation (C64)  ·  0-1


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Mar-11-04  Dick Brain: An interesting counterattack scheme and pawn sacrifice by Black aimed at creating open lines and creating and exploiting a weak square complex.
Aug-27-04  wall: Perhaps 31.Ne7+ instead of 31.exd5. 32.dxc6 looks bad. Perhaps 32.d6 is better. Perhaps before 33.d5, 33.c4, then 34.d5. 38.Rc2 is losing. Perhaps 38.Qa4. Instead of 38...Rc5, why not 38...Rd1+ 39.Kf2 Qg3 mate. After 40...Qg3+ (or 40...Qh4+) 41.Kd2 Rd8+ wins for Black.
Jul-09-07  RandomVisitor: Eliot Hearst holds the distinction of defeating Bobby Fischer in the final round of the October 1956 Rosenwald Tournament, just three rounds after Fischer had played his "Game of the Century" against Donald Byrne.

Fischer should have tried 25.Qg3 and settled for perpetual check:

1: Robert James Fischer - Eliot Sanford Hearst, New York Ros-mem Rd: 11 1956

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Analysis by Rybka 2.3.2a mp:

1. (0.00): 25.Qg3 Qh5 26.dxe5 dxe5 27.Qg8+ Ke7 28.Qxa8 Qxh2+ 29.Kf2 Qh4+ 30.Kf1 Qh1+ 31.Kf2 Qh4+

After 25.Bxf4? exf4 Fischer is practically lost:

1: Robert James Fischer - Eliot Sanford Hearst, New York Ros-mem Rd: 11 1956

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Analysis by Rybka 2.3.2a mp:

1. (-1.20): 26.Ng4 0-0-0 27.e5 Rdh8 28.Kf1 Bxg4 29.fxg4 dxe5 30.Bc2 Rh1+ 31.Ke2 Qxg4+ 32.Qf3 Rxe1+

2. (-1.87): 26.Nc2 0-0-0 27.Kf1 Rh2 28.Bxf7 Rdh8 29.e5 dxe5 30.dxe5 Bh3 31.gxh3 Rxf2+ 32.Kxf2 Qf5

3. (-2.18): 26.Nc4 0-0-0 27.d5 Kb8 28.e5 Rdh8 29.Kf1 Rh1+ 30.Ke2 R1h2 31.Rg1 dxe5 32.Kf1 cxd5

Jul-09-07  Petrosianic: In 1964, Hearst wrote in his column in Chess Life that he'd beaten Fischer in 1956, and liked to believe that Fischer hadn't improved since then.
Jun-02-10  cjgone: Wow, risky plays ultimately lead to a loss. Impressive for someone to take such risks though.
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  sfm: Errors in the scoresheet?
it says
but instead Black has
38.-,Rd1+ 39.Kg2,Qg3#
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