|Dec-05-03|| ||PinkPanther: Gosh, just look how much the theory on the Sveshnikov Sicilian has changed. |
|Jul-16-04|| ||apple head: No Soltis tryed to crack fischer with it but it oviously failed! |
|Jul-14-05|| ||aw1988: I'm suprised no one has answered Bc4 with the more accurate Ra7 yet.|
|Sep-08-05|| ||RookFile: This ...Ra7 idea is really interesting. Do you play such a move against Bobby Fischer? But, I can find no flaw in it, I think after 10... Ra7 white plays 11. Bd5 and black goes .... Nd4.|
|Aug-02-08|| ||jerseybob: This is the second of the two games Fischer and Soltis played that day, but incredibly the score of the first seems to have been lost. In a picture taken of them in play, we can see it was a Najdorf Sozin. Reportedly Soltis as white got the advantage and actually won Fischer's Queen but eventually lost. Is there any score of this game floating around?|
|Jul-29-10|| ||GrahamClayton: <jerseybob>This is the second of the two games Fischer and Soltis played that day, but incredibly the score of the first seems to have been lost. In a picture taken of them in play, we can see it was a Najdorf Sozin.|
Here is the picture:
|Aug-28-10|| ||jerseybob: GrahamClayton: Thanks, but I already have the picture. What I want is the score, and I can't believe that Soltis isn't able to reconstruct it.|
|Jan-06-11|| ||wordfunph: <jerseybob> no score available, they were playing almost too fast for the spectators to follow.|
twas the game where Soltis resigned and said to a New York Times reporter that he knew he would lose even though he had a winning position..
|May-30-11|| ||jerseybob: To beat this dead horse just a little more...Fischer was reportedly able back in the early '70s to reconstruct blitz games he'd played over a decade before during his visit to Moscow in 1958. This reportedly occurred during a conversation with one of the Soviets he'd played then, possibly Krogius. So what's the big deal about somebody getting this score correct right after it was played.? I bet even now, Soltis could at least partially reconstruct it.|
|Sep-11-12|| ||Helios727: Why not continue with 25... h6 ? Did Soltis lose on time?|
|Sep-12-12|| ||Helios727: Never mind. 26. gxf7+ would follow.|
|Nov-23-12|| ||HeMateMe: You don't hear much about Soltis on this site. He has written about 100 chess books, some of them very good.|
Here, he plays a guy named Bob.
|Nov-23-12|| ||Shams: <HeMateMe><He has written about 100 chess books, some of them very good.>|
"Pawn Structure Chess" is hands down his best, among those I've seen. A superb instructional book.
|Nov-23-12|| ||Atking: <GrahamClayton:> Seeing the picture the game might be something like : 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bc4 e6 7.Bb3 b5 8.0-0 Be7 9.Qf3 Qd7!? 10.a3 Bb7 Soltis playing the Sozin against Fischer's favorite Najdorf. 9...Qc7 is usual. 9...Qb6 sometime but I had never seen 9...Qd7.|
|Dec-24-12|| ||jerseybob: Atking: I've looked at this picture countless times and never noticed it's a knight on a2, not a pawn! So the sequence ...(black)b5 (white)a4,(black)b4 (white)Na2 must've occured. I doubt if Soltis played a3; that move is usually played to ensure the knight DOESN'T have to move.|
|Oct-28-15|| ||jerseybob: OK, here's my last post about this Fischer-Soltis picture(Sfx:Applause): I was at the Marshall CC last night for a Soltis lecture and asked GM Soltis about the lost game score. He said the manually-taken score was somehow messed up, and the scorekeeper, also in attendance, a well-known American master(whom I won't name) verified that and took the blame. So, case closed.|
|Oct-28-15|| ||Everett: <Shams: <HeMateMe><He has written about 100 chess books, some of them very good.>|
"Pawn Structure Chess" is hands down his best, among those I've seen. A superb instructional book.>
I know of but do not own that book. I also really enjoyed "Rethinking the Chess Pieces." His more recent one on the 100 priyomes (grandmaster secrets or somesuch) I find to be the only book I want to keep in my book-case, its that good. Most everything else is going.
|Jun-06-16|| ||Albanius: 16 ... Nxf5 17 Bxf5 Bxf5
(17...Qxd5? 18 Bxh7+ Kh8 19 Bg6% mates)
18 Ne7+ and Nxf5
|Jun-06-16|| ||Albanius: This was a double round blitz tournament with Fischer and several GMs and strong masters. I watched in person.|
Fischer had his winning streak going, after 6-0 match wins against Taimanov and Larsen. The streak ended when he hung a rook in a won endgame against Walter Shipman, but had enough of a clock edge and cheapo potential to hold the draw, finishing 21.5-0.5.
Soltis finished second 19-3, splitting 1-1 against Byrne IIRC but gaining a crucial half point against Mednis by playing out K+R vs K+R with no pawns left until Mednis' flag fell. Mednis was angry.
|Jun-06-16|| ||diceman: <Here is the picture:> |
On the right of Soltis, you can see
Magnus Carlsen watching the game.
|Feb-28-17|| ||Albanius: In the picture, Soltis is considering his 12th move.
Considering that Pe4 is en prise, as well as his hand position, I would expect 12 Re1.|
If then 12..d5 W has 13 e5, driving the Nf6 back to g8.
If B plays 12..a5 trying to keep the N confined,
W can play 13 c3 opening the position with a lead in development.
12...O-O might be possible, meeting 13 Nxb4 with 13 ..d5, for example 14 e5 Bxb4 15 exf6 Qxf6.