|Apr-12-07|| ||refutor: interesting that fischer would ignore the main lines (8.dxe5). was this before or after Fischer vs Larsen, 1966 if it was after i imagine the larsen game probably still left a bad taste in his mouth|
|Jul-26-07|| ||GoldenKnight: <refutor: interesting that fischer would ignore the main lines (8.dxe5). was this before or after Fischer vs Larsen, 1966 if it was after i imagine the larsen game probably still left a bad taste in his mouth>|
I knew Bill Addison when he was in San Francisco. He explained that Fischer told him after the game that he (Fischer) was worried about a prepared variation. This game is historical in the sense that in the U.S. Championship before, Fischer scored a perfect 13-0. Everyone was anxious to see if he could repeat that performance. This first round draw scuttled such expectations. Interesting also that Addison was only an IM. He never did become a GM.
In the next U.S. Championship, Addison came in second to Sammy Reshevsky.
|Jul-26-07|| ||keypusher: <GoldenKnight> Fischer scored 11-0 in the 1963-64 championship. The next one he contested was the 1965-66 championship, where he gave up one draw and two losses but won the title by a point. This is the game that broke his win streak. |
W G Addison vs Fischer, 1965
The game on this page was (according to Wade and O'Connell) played in Round 8 of the 66/67 championship. Fischer didn't manage a perfect score, but did get eight wins and three draws, including this one.
|Jul-27-07|| ||Petrosianic: Right, the sequence is
Fischer scores 11-0 (not 13-0) in 1963-4.
Addison and Fischer draw in Round 1 of the December 1965 championship.
Addison and Fischer draw in this game (Round 8 of the December 1966 championship).
And another correction, it was two championships later, not the next one, that Addison finished second to Reshevsky after leading most of the way. Addison didn't play in the 1968 championship.
Since this was December 1966, it was well after the Fischer-Larsen game that had been played early in the year.
|Jul-27-07|| ||keypusher: Fischer's two defeats in the '65-'66 championship constitute two-thirds of all the losses he suffered in eight U.S. championships.|
|Jul-27-07|| ||Petrosianic: They're also what helped drive him out of US Championship play entirely. After the close calls there and in 1962/3, he became afraid to play in the US Championship after this year because he thought it was too short and that a fluke loss could cost him first place.|
He almost refused to play in this tournament, but did so when assured that it was too late to talk about doubling the tournament to 22 rounds, but that they'd try to address it next year.
Imagine what he'd have thought if he'd known that FIDE would one day be using Best of 2 matches in a "World Championship".
|Jun-05-09|| ||Petrosianic: <was this before or after Fischer vs Larsen, 1966 if it was after i imagine the larsen game probably still left a bad taste in his mouth>|
It was after. This tournament was in December.
<In the next U.S. Championship, Addison came in second to Sammy Reshevsky.>
No, that was two championships later (in 1969). In the next championship, Evans won, with Byrne second. Addison wasn't in that one.
<Interesting also that Addison was only an IM. He never did become a GM.>
Well, that's because, like Fischer, Addison retired early, and went into banking or some such. The rumor I'd heard was that he married someone who made him give up chess (isn't that always the way?), but I couldn't confirm that. Addison was of GM strength, and if he'd kept playing, he probably would have gotten the title eventually.
|Jun-05-09|| ||Petrosianic: <This game is historical in the sense that in the U.S. Championship before, Fischer scored a perfect 13-0. Everyone was anxious to see if he could repeat that performance. This first round draw scuttled such expectations.>|
These are not the droids you're looking for... Sorry, I don't know what came over me. I meant this is not the game you're looking for. The game where Addison broke Fischer's 12 game winning streak is this one:
W G Addison vs Fischer, 1965
The current game was played the year after that. This game is historical too, but for a different reason: It's the last half point Fischer ever gave up in US Championship play.
|Nov-13-11|| ||profK: Just enough life in this one to make it entertaining !!|
|Nov-14-11|| ||AnalyzeThis: That artist in me wants to play, with white, 19. f5, playing for mate. Fischer must have considered 19...Bb2, and now do you try to be a hero and go for 20. Bd4 Bxa1 21. Bxa1? Fischer must have thought not.
So, what do you try instead? 19. Rab1 instead of the other rook, perhaps? This amounts to a pawn sacrifice because you don't have Bxd5 hitting a3. Would white be able to pull off a kingside attack, though?|
Don't have a computer in front of me, but 19. Rab1 or even 19. Rae1 might be worthy of consideration.