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Robert James Fischer vs Ingi Randver Johannsson
Reykjavik (1960), Reykjavik ISL, rd 1, Oct-05
Spanish Game: Morphy Defense. Modern Steinitz Defense (C75)  ·  1-0


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Jul-10-05  calman543: Why did black give up the exchange on move 27 by playing Rc8?
Jan-05-09  Xeroxx: Because he suffered from dementia?
Jan-17-12  Helios727: If black did not resign (or perhaps lost on time) can white force a win here?
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  Sastre: 41...Ke7 42.Kb4 Rd8 43.Rh1 Rh8 44.Rh6 Kd7 45.Ka3 Kc7 46.Rb1 Kd7 47.Rbh1 wins.

If the Black king tries to protect the h-pawn, White can sacrifice a rook on d6. For example, 41...Kf7 42.Kb4 Kg8 43.Rxd6 Rxd6 44.Kxc5 Rd7 45.d6 Kf7 46.Kd5 .

Jan-17-12  sneaky pete: 41... Ke8 42.Kb4 Ke7 43.Rh1 Ke8 44.Rxd6! Nd3+ 45.Kc3 Rxd6 46.Kxd3 .. (Johannsson).
Jan-17-12  kasparvez: Is there no better move to hold the queenside than 27...Rc8?
Jan-18-12  sneaky pete: Johannsson suggests 27 ... b6!

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  GrahamClayton: Sastre's first line of analysis is an excellent example of how a space advantage makes it easier for Fischer to transfer his pieces from the Q-side to the K-side.
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