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Frank Ross Anderson vs Robert James Fischer
Canadian Open (1956), Montreal CAN, rd 10, Sep-02
Sicilian Defense: Najdorf. Amsterdam Variation (B93)  ·  1/2-1/2


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Aug-28-04  wall: Maybe White should get his other knight on the kingside with 17.Ne2 instead of 17.Ng5. 18.Nh3 doesn't look best. Perhaps 18.Rf3 or 18.Be2 or 18.Rae1 are better choices. Instead of the game move 20.Rae1, maybe 20.Rf3 and 20.Raf1.
Dec-03-04  buscher07: What about 20.g4 ? It could lead to an intersting position because there is not a really great spot for the knight to go to.
Dec-03-04  Knezh: as a matter of fact i think after 20.g4 Nf4! looks good. If white beats on f4 twice, then black transfers the night to e5 via d7 and e4 pawn is pinned. So there is definitely enough compensation.
Apr-03-06  sneaky pete: Even better after 20.g4? .. would be 20... Nxe4 and if 21.Qxe7 Nf2++ 22.Kg1 Nxh3#.
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  keypusher: <sneaky pete> Nice! I think <buscher07> meant 19. g4, not 20. g4, but it seems that <Knezh> definitely had 20. g4 in mind.
Jul-09-09  shadowfold: Disclaimer: I'm a genuine patzer -

...I've looked at this game for a while, and cannot seem to figure out why the players agreed to a draw.

Any ideas?

Jan-01-12  Zugzwangovich: <shadowfold> It may have been because it was the last round of a swiss tournament and by drawing they both finished with 7-3 scores and got a $59 share of prize money--nothing to sneeze at in 1956, especially for the 13-year-old Fischer.
Jan-02-12  RandomVisitor: After 8...b5:

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Rybka 4.1 x64:

[+0.16] d=23 9.a4 b4 10.Nd5 Nxd5 11.exd5 Bb7 12.Qe2 Nd7 13.Bd2 g6 14.0-0 Bxd5 15.Kh1 Be7 16.Bxb4 Qb7 17.Bc3 f6 18.Nd2 0-0 19.f5 g5 20.Qg4 Nc5

[+0.13] d=23 9.Nd5 Nxd5 10.exd5 Be7 11.a4 bxa4 12.Rxa4 Nd7 13.0-0 Bb7 14.fxe5 dxe5 15.c4 0-0 16.Ng5 g6 17.Ra1 Nc5 18.Bc2 a5

Jan-02-12  RandomVisitor: After 19.Rae1:

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Rybka 4.1 x64:

<[-0.48] d=24 19...h6> 20.Rf3 Re6 21.Ref1 Rd8 22.Qe1 Re7 23.Qh4 Rd6 24.Qe1 Qd8 25.Qc1 Qb6 26.Qe3 Qxe3 27.Rxe3 Re8 28.g3 Nd7 29.Kg2

May-10-18  jabinjikanza: Draw agreed .
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