|Jan-07-04|| ||Whitehat1963: A very interesting ending! |
|Jul-21-04|| ||fzamty: En espaņol yo diria que es un final de alarido!... aqui ya se notaba lo fuerte y profundo que ya entonces era el juego de Fischer en los finales. Realmente es para disfrutarse! |
|Jul-21-04|| ||Lawrence: Hola, <fzamty>, bienvenido. |
|Sep-03-05|| ||Prisoner of Zelda: me gusta la technica de Senor Fischer.|
|Sep-03-05|| ||Sneaky: Wow, I don't believe I've seen this game before. Very nice work especially considering that Fischer was about this age at the time: http://www.academicchess.com/images...|
|Sep-03-05|| ||Benzol: I was wondering if 54...e4 might have been better than 54...g4?|
|Sep-03-05|| ||aw1988: Nope, Ke4 fails to Rg8 attacking the pawn with tempo.|
|Jun-12-07|| ||Peter Nemenyi: According to Soltis the crucial passage in this game occurred when Fischer, unwilling to take a draw with the correct 39. h4 Rb4+, played the bad 39. Rgd5. Kalme's fortieth move was then a counter-blunder which gave Fischer an almost-winning edge, but 40...Rf2! 41. Ke5 Bxh3 would have brought Kalme a definite advantage.|
Soltis also mentions that 20...b4!? was the first new move of the game. Even fifty years ago the Slopez was a bog of theory.
|Jun-12-07|| ||Jake Robertson: An absolutely masterful play at the end|
|May-14-09|| ||Petrosianic: <Kalme's fortieth move was then a counter-blunder which gave Fischer an almost-winning edge, but 40...Rf2! 41. Ke5 Bxh3 would have brought Kalme a definite advantage.>|
I see. The difference between Soltis' line and what actually happened, is that, rather than taking two moves to play Bxh3, Kalme would use one to play Bxh3 and use the other to play Rf2+. This is critically important a few moves later, as it allows him to play Rh5+ and Rf6+ (which isn't possible with the Rook still on the g file) when chasing the King a few moves later.
But the real point of no return for Kalme seems to be on Move 47. Instead of the losing 47...Rb2?, 47... Re6+! instead, seems to hold the game.
47...Re6+! 48. Kc5 Rh1! 49. b7 Rc1+, and Black just keeps checking with the Rook. White's king can't go to the 4th rank without allowing a check from the Rook on e6, which would cost Fischer both his Pawns, so draw. A really fierce battle.