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Robert James Fischer vs Herbert Seidman
Third Rosenwald Trophy (1956), New York, NY USA, rd 5, Oct-14
Formation: King's Indian Attack (A07)  ·  1-0
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Jul-24-04  chesscookie: obviously a loss from time pressure
Aug-09-04  CrackerSmack: what a Herbert
Aug-28-04  wall: After 33.Nc4, threatening the bishop, 33...Bc7 looks better than 33...Bxf2. In the game 34...Nh5 doesn't look right. Perhaps 34...Qe6 is best. After 39.Qxh5 if 39...Rxc1 40.Ra8+! Kg7 41.Ra6 and White will checkmate Black's king.
Aug-06-05  kashparov72c5: I have a book that says blacks 37th move was actually Rd1?
Jan-11-06
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  Mateo: It is quiet unusual for Fischer to miss a tactical point but he still was a young boy. 18. Na5! Bf1 19. Nc6 Qc6 20. Kf1 wins a pawn.
Nov-20-06  Wolfgang01: <wall> 33. Nc4 Bc7
34. Ra7 threats Nxe5
34. Qc8 only move!! and white has still two pawns ahead 34. Re8 ? looses e piece

Bobby was at that time better than Seidman.

May-10-07  Chess Classics: 34...Nh5? Whoops!

Pardon my ignorance, but why is 34...Qc8 the only move? Wouldn't 34...Qe7 at least postpone the slaughter?

Regards,
CC

Aug-06-07  amntony: 34...Qe7 does postpone the slaughter, but Queen at e7-square could not guard the center pawn because of Ra5!

And the a3-f8 diagonal is of no use to the Queen at e7-square because the white rook can come out right away. Please note there is no pawn in front of the rook at a2 :-)

Jan-18-08  RandomVisitor: 19.Nd6! followed by Bxb5 .

20...a4 [why did white play Nb3?] 21.Nbd2 Qb7 might be better for black.

27.f3!

29.f3!, g4 or Be3.

RIP Robert James Fischer

Jan-19-08  RandomVisitor: After 10.c3:


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Rybkav2.3.2a.x64: (22-ply)
1. (-0.21): 10...Be6 11.Qe2 Rad8 12.Ng5 Bg4 13.Ngf3 h6 14.Nc4 Rfe8 15.a4 Rd7 16.Ne3 Be6 17.c4 Nxe4 18.Nd5 Rxd5 19.cxd5 Bxd5 20.Nxe5 Nd4

2. (-0.18): 10...Rd8 11.Qe2 a6 12.Nf1 Be6 13.Ng5 Bg4 14.Nf3 Bc8 15.b3 a5 16.a4 h6 17.N1d2 Be6 18.Nc4 Rd7 19.Ra2 Rad8 20.Rd2 Rxd2 21.Bxd2 Nd7 22.Be3

3. (-0.18): 10...a6 11.Qe2 Rd8 12.Nf1 Be6 13.Ng5 Bg4 14.Nf3 Bc8 15.b3 a5 16.a4 h6 17.N1d2 Be6 18.Nc4 Rd7 19.Ra2 Rad8 20.Rd2 Rxd2 21.Bxd2 Nd7 22.Be3

Oct-18-08  mrriddler: Hey, just stumbled across this site and I'm completely hooked. I'm going to give this a shot but it's been a while since I played.

33. Nc4, Black plays Bc7 (like wall mentioned)
34. Ra7 (pins Bishop on Queen, continuing with Nxe5 threat)

After this I see 34... Qe7 (necessary to guard e5 and Bishop) Afterwards,

35. Ra5 is no good (35. ... Bxa5) so Black looks alright on the Queenside so is the danger then... 35. f4? where White can expect to come out ahead with: a) superior position:
35... gxf4
36. gxf4, exf4
37. Bxf4 (hitting hopeless Bc7)

b) the e5 pawn after Black declines the pawn trade-off?

I'm probably missing something big but it's been awhile. Comments are appreciated.

Jun-28-09  WhiteRook48: Fischer loved playing the KIA
Mar-20-11  jbtigerwolf: 39...Qf2+ 40.Kf3 Rf1+ 41.Kg4 Qd1+
That's game to Black! Nothing White can do except block for one move with the Rook, then it's checkmate.

White has a better alternative than 40.Kf3, being 40.Re2, but it's worth a stab!

Apr-12-11  nowo: <jbtigerwolf: 39...Qf2+ 40.Kf3 Rf1+ 41.Kg4 Qd1+. That's game to Black! Nothing White can do except block for one move with the Rook, then it's checkmate. White has a better alternative than 40.Kf3, being 40.Re2, but it's worth a stab!>

I'm confused by what you wrote. 40. Re2 would be white's reply to Qb2+. then the black queen must retreat - therefore Qb2 wouldn't be blacks move. I think white is looking to capture the h6 pawn which leaves the g6 pawn vulnerable, the a1 rook able to check the black king (which would be mate if black's 1st rank is not protected), and white's e3 rook able to attack the f7 pawn after moving to f3. Black resigns because of these apparently unstoppable threats. Correct, anyone, or am I way off?

Apr-12-11  fab4: I like the moves 27.Re1 and 28.Kg2

Bobby obviously knew he was sitting on a won position, and quietly neatens things up ..

Jun-03-11  DrMAL: seems Mr Seidman did not like his pieces LOL
33...have a bishop, in case the two connected passed pawns given earlier is not enough 34...no make it a rook instead
37...oh heck have a knight too!
LMAO
Aug-28-14  hscer: Fischer's *other* win in this tournament.
Apr-28-16  newzild: <<Mateo:> It is quiet unusual for Fischer to miss a tactical point but he still was a young boy. 18. Na5! Bf1 19. Nc6 Qc6 20. Kf1 wins a pawn.>

18. Nxa5 Bxf1 19. Nxc6 Bxh3 (instead of your 19...Qxc6) maintains material equality.

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