|Jun-11-03|| ||kevin86: Black's escape does not work the second time. His inescapable threat is 36R-g8ck-Kxh7 37 R-h1 ck and mate is forced. Black has no escape. |
|Feb-29-04|| ||boordgamer: Fischer on the white side of the keres,huh forget about it! |
|Feb-29-04|| ||Sneaky: Is this gamescore right? Why can't Black go up a piece with 15...Nxb6 16.Bxb6 Qxb6 ??? |
|Feb-29-04|| ||Sneaky: Oh!! I think I see it: 15...Nxb6 16.Qxb4! recovers the piece with interest. |
|Apr-23-04|| ||tacticsjokerxxx: any comments about Fischer's implementation of the chameleon sicilian with castle-long in this game..?|
I've never seen this opening before, did fischer ever use it prior to '92?
|Apr-23-04|| ||WMD: Is the game score correct? Seirawan's No Regrets gives the opening move order as 1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.Nge2 d6 4.d4 cd 5.Nxd4 e6 transposing into the Scheveningen.|
At one time Keres was partial to the move 2.Ne2 in the Sicilian, intending to meet d6 with g3 when an ensuing d6-d5 would involve the loss of a tempo. In response to e6 or Nc6, Keres would typically transpose back into an open Sicilian with d4.
After 8.f3 Seirawan has an instructive note:
"I'm not sure if this can be called the "English system" for bashing the Sicilian, but Nigel Short has made a living by clobbering the tour's elite with this petite continuation. The text shores up the center while preparing the all-terrifying g-pawn attack, g2-g4-g5-g6 and wins. Black's options include a counterattack in the center with ...d6-d5, which generally favors White, or a queenside rush with ...a6-a5, ...b7-b5 in connection with ...Nc6-e5-c4. The latter is Kasparov's method for dealing with the English/Short system."
Of Spassky's 10...Nxd4 Seirawan comments:
"While the trade permits a quick queenside pawn rush, Black loses that elasticity so beloved of Siclian players. Kasparov has used 10...Nd7 11.h4 Nde5, aiming to control the c4-square while side-stepping White's kingside pawn rush. I think Garry's method is the correct one."
14...Bb7 was apparently a novelty and a losing one at that.
Here are Fischer and Spassky at the press conference after the game:
Spassky: Is Bb7 a novelty? Host: According to the books. Fischer: What is the book move? Host: The book move is Rb8 or Qa5, just the two possibilities. Fischer: And what does the book say? Host: Some advantage for White. Maybe that was the crucial point in the game. Fischer: This Bb7 was maybe a mistake, yes that was a mistake. Spassky: Nb6 is very strong, otherwise I would have counterplay. Fischer: Yes, that was very tricky. Spassky: Yes, very tricky.
|Apr-23-04|| ||WMD: Fischer missed the quicker finish with 30.Qg2. Then, for example 30...Qd8 31.Rg3 f6 32.Rh3 Rb7 33.Qg7+ Rxg7 34.hxg7 mate. |
|Jul-24-04|| ||OneArmedScissor: I love this game. It just seems so elegant to me. This one of my favorite Fischer games. |
|Aug-23-04|| ||pmihai21: Fisher was, is, and he will be the best player in chess!!!!!!!!! most than Fasparov! |
|Sep-21-04|| ||oogie: Could Spassky have saved this game at 28 by either pf6 or Qxh5? Am I missing something? Maybe so. Thanks. |
|Sep-21-04|| ||percyblakeney: 28. … f6 doesn’t work because of 29.Rg8+ Bxg8 30.hxg8+ Rxg8 31.Qh6#.
28. … Qxh5 is followed by 29.Qg2 f6 30.Re7 and black will lose at least the bishop because of the mate threats.
According to Fritz 28. … Qf4 is the best move, 29.Qg2 Qh6 30.Bb5 is given as the best line, which isn’t immediately losing for black, but probably soon enough. |
|Sep-21-04|| ||Hanada: <onearmedscissor> I completely agree with you!! There is a certain elegance in this game and an innovation that i think is fairly profound. It is actually the only game i have in my collection thus far, is that tells u how I feel about it. |
|Oct-14-04|| ||OneArmedScissor: <Hanada>
I just played a game similiar to this one. Similiar in the sense that the rooks dominate both the g and h files. And black leaves the h pawn instead of capturing it (like spassky did)
Here is the game. It's a weird opening that sorta transposed into a Sicilian variation.
I'm playing as white.
Evan vs. NN
1. e4 a6
2. d4 d6
3. Nf3 Nd7
4. Be3 c5
5. Qd3 cxd4
6. Nxd4 Ngf6
7. Nc3 e5
8. Nb3 Be7
9. 0-0-0 0-0
10. f3 b5
11. g4 Re8
12. Nd5 Nxd5
13. Qxd5 Rb8
14. Qd2 Nf6
15. Na5 Bd7
16. h4 b4
17. Nc4 a5
18. h5 Bb5
19. g5 Bxc4
20. Bxc4 Rc8
21. Bd3 Nd7
22. Bb5! Qc7
23. Bxd7 Qxd7
24. g6 f6
25. gxh7+ Kh8
26. Qg2 Rf8
27. Rdg1 Rf7
28. h6 Bf8
29. hxg7+ Rxg7
30. Qh2 Rxg1+
31. Rxg1 Bg7
32. Bh6 Bxh6+
33. Qxh6 Qc7
the ending is:
35. Qg6+ Kh8
36. Rh1+ Qh7
|Mar-20-05|| ||RookFile: This game of Kasparov's is similar.
I think what the GM's are showing us
is that the bishop on f6 is of huge
importance. Kasparov is successful
because he is able to preserve it.
Adams vs Kasparov, 2005
|Jan-28-06|| ||joelsontang: hmm, strange, Fischer has nEVEr used 6.Be3 before!|
|Jan-28-06|| ||Steppenwolf: Rather weak game by two "has-been". But what to expect after 20 years off the competition for Fischer. And Spassky was way past bedtime as far as his career was going.|
|Jul-27-07|| ||talisman: <Steppenwolf> bad post.Herman Hesse is not happy. i'm siding w/GM Keene(because he knows and i don't) 15.KNb6!!...a wonderful move and one easy to overlook.Many GM's did a double-take when they saw this dramitic coup. if now 15...KNxb6 16.Qxb4 d5 17.Qxb6 Qxb6 18.Bxb6 dxe4 19.Rd7 and white wins. the whole point of 15. KN-b6 vulnerability of Black's undefended column of pieces on the b-file which White can pick off at his leisure. Fischer said after the game that the idea behind his brilliant knight manoeuvre was to eliminate Black's own defensive knight, which could have been an important guardian of his flank.|
|Aug-10-07|| ||RookFile: Actually, Fischer played a <great> game with white here. Quite possiblity, <this> was Fischer's best game of the match.... 15. Nb6 was a wonderful idea, the move gets rid of a kid defensive piece of black's, and then Fischer accurately plows over Spassky with his kingside attack.|
|Aug-24-07|| ||RookFile: Put it this way. Fischer clearly showed a higher level of understanding of this opening than Adams did, especially in his manuever to get rid of the key black defensive piece.|
|Mar-08-08|| ||panzerkampf: it pretty much is like adams-kasparov 2005 game. but there kasparov wins decisively|
|Apr-06-10|| ||thegoodanarchist: <Rookfile> Thanks for the link to the Kasparov game. After looking at it, I see that Fischer and Kasparov had a deeper understanding of the position and the importance of Black's king bishop.|
Spassky played 19...e5 ?! and Gaza never shut down the diagonal like this.
|Apr-07-10|| ||Damianx: black should of never taken 27 f3|
|Mar-12-11|| ||fab4: <Damianx: black should of never taken 27 f3>|
Spassky is dead by now anyway. Just Rg3 and Qg2 and the g7 pawn is indefensible.
Again, ipressive game by RJF. His best games in this match are very impressive and pleasing on the eye. But he could'nt maintain it throughout the whole match and did indeed play some pretty awful stuff too.. Tho, after a 20 year break ? I think we can forgive him for this.
|Mar-13-11|| ||hottyboy90: This and the kasparov link I have just seen are some pretty damn impressive games. Fischer simply put wipes thr floor with his nemesis and soon sent Spassky back to France with his tail between his legs wishing he had never come back to play. THE BEST KINGSIDE ATTACK I HAVE EVER SEEN, I WILL BE WATCHING THIS ONE AGAIN AND AGAIN.|
|Feb-05-13|| ||RookFile: This game deserves to be the first one present in any book on this attack. It's a model example of what white is supposed to do. The Na4 and Nb6 stuff was a bonus - Fischer brilliantly got rid of a relatively unimportant knight in exchange for a key defensive piece of black's.|