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Robert James Fischer vs Anthony Saidy
US Championship (1966), New York, NY USA, rd 2, Dec-12
Sicilian Defense: Classical. Anti-Fischer-Sozin Variation (B57)  ·  1-0


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  Honza Cervenka: Pretty game. Mr. Saidy played it very well, at least until the move 24. I like his manoeuvre Nc6-d8-f7-h8-g6 with blockade of g-Pawn. Even Nimzowitsch would have been proud of it!

It is a pity for him that he ruined his position with careless and unfortunate 24...e5? after which Bobby unleashed an unstoppable attack. I think that after 24...Rf7! 25.Bxh5 Nxh5 26.Rxh5 Bf8 black is fine. Also 24...Rf7 25.Bf3 Bb7! 26.Bxh5 Nxh5 27.Rxh5 Bf8! gives nothing to white as 28.Nxe6?! could have backfired on him after 28...Qc6 29.Qg3 <(forced by threatening Qh1#)> 29...Re8! 30.Nxf8 <(after 30.Nd4 Qd5 black's counter-play gives him some advantage too)> 30...Nxf4!! 31.Rh6 <(of course, the Knight is taboo for mate - 31.Qxf4?? Qg2# or 31.Bxf4?? Qh1+ 32.Kf2 Qxe1# - and 31.Rh4 Nh5!! 32.Rxh5 f4! would not have been much different from the main line.)> 31...Nd3!! <[31...Nh5?! is not convincing for 32.Rg6+ Ng7 <(32...Kxf8?! 33.Qxd6+ )> 33.Qh3 f4 34.Qh7+!? <(34.Bd2 is possible too.)> 34...Kxf8 35.Qh8+ Ke7 36.Bc5+! Kd7 37.Qh3+ Nf5 <(or 37...Kc7 38.Bxd6+ etc.)> 38.Rxd6+ etc.]> 32.cxd3 <(now 32.Rg6+ does not work because the Rook on e1 is under attack: 32...Kxf8 33.Qxd6+ Qxd6 34.Rxd6 Nxe1 etc.)> 32...f4! 33.Rh8+! <(There is nothing better. 33.Bxf4 Qh1+ 34.Kf2 Qxe1# or 33.Qh3 Qh1+ 34.Kf2 fxe3++ 35.Ke2 Bf3+ with mate.)> 33...Kxh8 34.Ng6+ Kg8 35.Nxf4 Rxf4! <(Final blow. The Rook is taboo for a mate.)> 36.Nf2 Rf3 37.Qg4 Rexe3 etc. Is not it nice?:-D

Mar-24-06  Ulhumbrus: 14...g6 disturbs the king side pawns. 14...Bd7 gets the QB out.
Mar-24-06  Ulhumbrus: 15...f5 gives White the option of 16 exf5. 15...f6 avoids this.
Oct-15-07  Ulhumbrus: In the position after 11...a6 White has an advantage in space, but no more. Yet he advances his King side pawns, and this can hardly have any aim other than at least to threaten to checkmate Black's King. If this aim is too ambitious, one possibility to consider is the pawn sacrifice 12...d5 eg 12...d5 13 e5 Ne4 14 Nxe4 dxe4 15 Bxe4 Na5 16 Nxa5 Qxa5 or 12...d5 13 e5 Ne4 14 Nxe4 dxe4 15 Bxe4 Bd7. This pawn sacrifice warrants examining further.One question is whether the exposure of White's King side by g4 is worth a pawn to Black, because White has an advantage in space, and this reduces the effect of the exposure of White's game, it reduces Black's ability to make the exposure count.
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  wwall: So if 24...e5 is no good, alternatives could be 24...Re8 or 24...Bb7 or 24...Rd8 or 24...Bd7.

For 24...Rf7, perhaps 25.Bf3 Bb7 26.Rxh5 (instead of 26.Bxh5) 26...Nxh5 27.Bxh5 Nf8 28.Bxf7+ Kxf7 29.h4.

After 25.Bxh5!, 25...exd4 fails to 26.Bxg6 dxe3 27.Rh8+! Kxh8 28.Qh4+, threatening Qh7 mate.

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  harrylime: 24..Bd7 looks safest for black, but seizing that long diaganal with 24..Bb7 looks so tempting.

So after say, 24..Bb7 25.Bh5 Nh5 26.Rh5 e5 ?! looking to play Qc6 and give up the exchange after Ne6 ect..If 27.fe maybe 27..f4?! still looking to play Qc6 ?

Sep-30-13  jerseybob: Honzo:How about 24..Rf7 25.Bh5,Nh5 26.Qf3,Rb8 27.Qh5,Rg7 28.Ne6,Be6 29.Bd4?
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