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Robert James Fischer vs Jorge Alberto Rubinetti
Palma de Mallorca Interzonal (1970), Palma de Mallorca ESP, rd 17, Dec-02
Sicilian Defense: Fischer-Sozin Attack. Flank Variation (B87)  ·  1-0
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Jan-06-05  Shams: check chessbase.com`s online database:

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Jan-09-05  Alaric: Thanks,it really helped me
Apr-17-05  AdrianP: According to Megabase 2004, 12. Bd5!! had been played twice before - in Polgar (Istvan) v Filep (1969) and Ribli v Szekely (1969), both in the Hungarian Championships.
Apr-17-05  Hesam7: <AdrianP> Just wanted to thank you for the game collections you have they are great!!
Apr-17-05  RookFile: I guess 8... b4 isn't necessarily
losing, but it would be very risky.

Rubinetti probably wouldn't have
known this, but Sherwin once played
the move against Fischer. I'm sure
that after the Fischer - Sherwin
game, Bobby learned everything there
is to know about 8....b4

Fischer vs J Sherwin, 1957

Apr-18-05  AdrianP: <Hesam7> Thanks and no worries.
Mar-05-06  Dres1: The best piece in this game in my opinion is the Knight on d4... look at it not even have to move to exert the decicive influence...if you play the moves quickly you can really see it.. like those fast motion videos of the traffic, the knight is a building
Dec-12-06  joelsontang: where did black go wrong then? in any case, what should black's plan be after 8.0-0? playing ...Be7 at any time seems to allow white Bxe6 then Nxe6. does fisch say anything about 0-0 instead of his usual 8.f4?
Feb-10-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  fm avari viraf: In sozin attack, there is always a pressure on d5 & e6 and at a opportune moment white can sac. his B or a N to open up lines for attack as u can find how Fischer accomplish his ideas.
Sep-17-07  euripides: Pedersen recommends 11...g5 12.Bg3 Ne5 when he thinks BLack is fine.
Dec-04-07  ahmadov: I was looking at an annotation of this game on a book published by a Russian chess specialist yesterday. He identified three bad Black moves in this game: 8...Bb7, 11...Nc5 and 18...g5 and interestingly, he pointed Be7 as better alternative for each of the mentioned moves... This is what means not to activate your bishop in a game against such player like Fischer...

Fischer's bishop sacrifice is amazing...

Jan-03-08
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  Eyal: In case of 21...Bxd5 instead of Qxd5, White should win quickly by 22.Qb6! with threats of Re8+ followed by mate and of c6. For example: 22...Qb7 23.Qa5 Nxg3 24.c6 Bxc6 25.Nxc6 Qxc6 26.hxg3 and Black can't escape heavy loss of material; or 22...Be7 23.Nf5 (this move is decisive after Bg7 as well) 23...Re8/Bd8 24.Nd6+; or 22...Ng7 23.c6 Qa7 24.Qa5 Bc4 25.Rac1 Bb5 26.Red1.

The recent A Kogan vs V Popov, 2006 is another example of Black being promptly finished off after accepting the bishop sac on d5 in this line.

Jan-18-08
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  chancho: If 24...Qxc6, then 25.Rd1+. On 24...Rxd8, 25.Nb4+ winning the Queen.
Jul-18-08  Ulhumbrus: With the pair of moves 12 Bd5 and 14 b4 Fischer gains a pawn roller and an exposed Black King in return for the piece.
Jan-06-09
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  Travis Bickle: Fischer flushes Blacks King out like a defensive end does to a QB and the rest is childs play.
Jan-06-09  newton296: B sac was a nice one . but after that its just straight tactics
Oct-17-10  sevenseaman: One can always see a plan permeating Fischer's moves. He never sacrifices flippantly.

A beauty of a finish. On a near full board, I do not think we come across such a helpless situation for the opponent very often.

Aug-25-12  csmath: Rubinetti was already lost but Fischer missed

17. Bxf6 ... Qxf6
18. b5!

with opening of c-file and a death blow immediatelly.

It is rare to see such a blowout in Fischer's Najdorf nowadays.

Jul-24-15  Chessplayer150X: I remember this game well. Note the complete disorientation of the Black pieces. The situation the leader of the Black pieces is in is more to be pitied than criticized. Black is completely helpless against the threat of discovered check as of the final move.It may be immaterial but I wonder how much time remained on Mr. Rubinetti's clock.
Jul-25-15
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  denopac: <...I wonder how much time remained on Mr. Rubinetti's clock.>

According to the tournament book the elapsed times were 1.46 for White and 2.20 for Black, so Rubinetti had ten minutes on his clock when he resigned.

Jul-26-15  ToTheDeath: Fischer of this era was on his own plane, one shared only by Alekhine, Kasparov and a handful of others. Great game.
Jul-26-15  Albion 1959: If Fischer can play a move like Bd5! as early as move 12, then surely this opening with all it's heavily-analysed theory has got to be wrong ?
Jul-26-15  RookFile: A brilliant game, one that Tal would have been proud to have played with white.
Jul-26-15
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  Dionysius1: For me, even better than a Tal sacrificial game. There doesn't seem to be a speculative move in this - an example of the iron cast logic of classical chess. Nothing messy (and I've read somewhere that comparatively speaking Fischer was less happy with messy positions). The game made me laugh out loud!
Aug-13-15
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  perfidious: <RookFile> Sure is.
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