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Robert James Fischer vs Fridrik Olafsson
Havana ol (Men) fin-A (1966), Havana CUB, Nov-??
Spanish Game: Open Variations. Classical Defense (C83)  ·  1-0


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Oct-31-05  Poisonpawns: Impressive,I have never played the ruy lopez in my life but Bobby makes me want to switch to 1.e4 soooooooo bad! He had to be the best ruy player ever.
Sep-04-10  jerseybob: Fischer knew how to snatch a pawn with style, did it many times and almost always got out alive.
Aug-24-12  Cemoblanca: 30...Ne3+?? What a "deflection"! Maybe not the right word! "Bluffection" sounds even better! :D "Wenn schon, denn schon" (literally: IF already, THEN already) he should bluff with more courage! ;0) For example: 30...f3+!? 31.Kg3! (31.Kg1?? Rh4! 32.Nxd8 Rxg4+!! 33.Kf1 Rh4! 34.Kg1 Rg4+ & there is nothing more than a draw) & 31...Rde8 doesn't change anything 32.Nd4 Bd7 33.Nxf3, etc.

However, good game by Bobby with some nice defensive moves!

Aug-24-12  RookFile: Courageous play by Fischer.
Jan-27-16  Ziryab: 13.Nd4! was played by Fabiano Caruana today, leading to an impressive win against Wei Yi. I think it represents an improvement over Fischer's play.
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  thegoodanarchist: Why not 31.fxe3, I wonder?
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  thegoodanarchist: Never mind, I found it: if 31.fxe3, then 31...Bd5+!
Mar-07-16  marcguy1: 13. Nd4 was played yesterday (6 March 2016) in the Woman's world ch. match. It resulted in a short, tactical draw. Also possible in this game was 13...Nc5 14.Bd5 Qd7 15. Bc6 Qc6 16. Nd4 Qd5 looks equal.
Mar-07-16  morfishine: Its easy to say stuff like "Courageous play by Fischer" but the fact of the matter is, courage is the wrong word. 'Guts' and 'Nerves' are more accurate

Real "Courage" is reserved for people that actually risk their lives for a better cause or situation, and sometimes give it; not for someone perusing a chess position


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