chessgames.com
Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

(If you register a free account you won't see all these ads!)
Robert James Fischer vs Samuel Reshevsky
Herceg Novi blitz (1970), rd 4, Apr-08
Sicilian Defense: Kramnik Variation (B40)  ·  1-0
ANALYSIS [x]

FEN COPIED

Click Here to play Guess-the-Move
Given 23 times; par: 111 [what's this?]

Annotations by Robert James Fischer.      [15 more games annotated by Fischer]

explore this opening
find similar games 28 more Fischer/Reshevsky games
sac: 31.Rxa2 PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: Some games have annotation. These are denoted in the game list with the icon.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.
PREMIUM MEMBERS CAN REQUEST COMPUTER ANALYSIS [more info]

Kibitzer's Corner
Mar-01-05  Whitehat1963: An excellent game with excellent analysis by Fischer himself. I'm surprised no one has kibitzed about it.
Mar-01-05  aragorn69: Remember this is only an error-laden - though entertaining - blitz game...
Jul-03-05  calman543: Do GMs resign in 5 min blitz, or do they just let their clock run out? And does someone write down all the moves, or do they players have to reconstruct the moves from memory?
Aug-21-05  wheelchiar bandit: iam sure someone would be write down just because fischer was playing. also fischer was know to be able to rember every game he ever played.
Jan-07-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  dzechiel: I'll kibitz. Can anyone see why Fischer didn't play 41 Rbxd2 instead of 41 Rdxd2? To me you not only win the pawn, but you get the other d-pawn on the next move and don't have to deal with the complications in the game. There must be a typo in the game score or some other reason (perhaps psychological) that doesn't present itself on the board.
Aug-21-08  Helios727: Why is this called the "Kramnik Variation" when we all know Kramnik was not around then?
Aug-21-08  AnalyzeThis: <I'll kibitz. Can anyone see why Fischer didn't play 41 Rbxd2 instead of 41 Rdxd2? To me you not only win the pawn, but you get the other d-pawn on the next move and don't have to deal with the complications in the game. There must be a typo in the game score or some other reason (perhaps psychological) that doesn't present itself on the board.>

I thought the same way.

Aug-24-08  Helios727: Maybe he was afraid of 41...Qf5, threatening the h-pawn and f-pawn simultaneously. Whereas Rdxd2 secures the defense of the f-pawn so he only has to worry about the h-pawn.
Sep-12-08  joelsontang: where can i get notes by fischer apart from his 60 memorable games???
Sep-06-09  WhiteRook48: swindles!!
Aug-27-10  Lil Swine: if helios727 is still wondering why its called the kramnik variation its pretty obvious that the variation didnt have a name until kramnik came along
Feb-16-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  thegoodanarchist: <Helios727: Why is this called the "Kramnik Variation" when we all know Kramnik was not around then?>

There is and has been for a long time effort by some in the chess world to not give Fischer credit for his opening lines.

Jul-28-16  ToTheDeath: A great swindle! Reshevsky must have been livid.
NOTE: You need to pick a username and password to post a reply. Getting your account takes less than a minute, is totally anonymous, and 100% free—plus, it entitles you to features otherwise unavailable. Pick your username now and join the chessgames community!
If you already have an account, you should login now.
Please observe our posting guidelines:
  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, profane, raunchy, or disgusting language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate or nonsense posts.
  3. No malicious personal attacks, including cyber stalking, systematic antagonism, or gratuitous name-calling of any member Iincludinfgall Admin and Owners or any of their family, friends, associates, or business interests. If you think someone is an idiot, then provide evidence that their reasoning is invalid and/or idiotic, instead of just calling them an idiot. It's a subtle but important distinction, even in political discussions.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No malicious posting of or linking to personal, private, and/or negative information (aka "doxing" or "doxxing") about any member, (including all Admin and Owners) or any of their family, friends, associates, or business interests. This includes all media: text, images, video, audio, or otherwise. Such actions will result in severe sanctions for any violators.
  6. NO TROLLING. Admin and Owners know it when they see it, and sanctions for any trolls will be significant.
  7. Any off-topic posts which distract from the primary topic of discussion are subject to removal.
  8. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by Moderators is expressly prohibited.
  9. The use of "sock puppet" accounts in an attempt to undermine any side of a debate—or to create a false impression of consensus or support—is prohibited.
  10. All decisions with respect to deleting posts, and any subsequent discipline, are final, and occur at the sole discretion of the Moderators, Admin, and Owners.
  11. Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.
Blow the Whistle See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a Moderator.

NOTE: Keep all discussion on the topic of this page. This forum is for this specific game and nothing else. If you want to discuss chess in general, or this site, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of Chessgames.com, its employees, or sponsors. All Moderator actions taken are at the sole discretion of the Admin and Owners—who will strive to act fairly and consistently at all times.
Spot an error? Please submit a correction slip and help us eliminate database mistakes!
This game is type: BLITZ (Disagree? Please submit a correction slip.)

Featured in the Following Game Collections [what is this?]
The Swindle
by ChessDude33
SD21
from ANIL RAJ.R's KING PAWN GAMES by ANIL RAJ.R
even Fischer makes mistakes, but imagination prevails
from Aritra Chatterjee's favourite games by Aritra Chatterjee
Studying Fischer
by Johnny52
annotated
from doogie's favorite games by doogie
Annotated Games
by balasana128
Annotated Games
by Morphischer
Sicilian, Kramnik Variation/Symmetrical (B40) 1-0blitz mistakes
from Melbourne CC Idea by fredthebear
Sicilian Defense: Kramnik Var (B40) 1-0 Notes by Bobby Fischer
from -ER Fischer by fredthebear
Art of War's favorite games 4
by Art of War
31.Rxa2!!
from chesschampion11's favorite queen sacrifaces by chesschampion11
Queen sacrifices 4
by obrit
mid-to-end-game
by saveyougod
Interesting notes by Fischer
from DrChopper's study games 2 by DrChopper
Mikenas attack
from samhamfast's favorite games by samhamfast
Fischer's Blitz Games at Herceg Novi, 1970
by OBIT
Lost game for Fisher but harried Reshevsky misses it
from personal opawnion's favorite games by personal opawnion
fischer's swindle
from fav Capablanca & Fischer games by guoduke
woodenbishop's favorite games #2
by woodenbishop


home | about | login | logout | F.A.Q. | your profile | preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | new kibitzing | chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | privacy notice | contact us
Copyright 2001-2019, Chessgames Services LLC