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Brian E Owens vs Robert James Fischer
57th US Open (1956), Oklahoma City, OK USA, rd 5, Jul-20
King's Indian Defense: Fianchetto. Long Variation (E68)  ·  1/2-1/2


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Jun-17-03  apple head: Fischer Rules
Jun-17-03  SicilianDragon: Not sure why apple head posted it in this game where he is a full pawn up and has to settle for a draw
Aug-29-04  wall: Why not 30.Rxb7, winning a pawn. Black is a pawn up. Is there more play after 43.Kd3 Ra4 and if 44.Rc8 Ra3+ 45.Ke4 Rc3 (to prevent White from playing Bc5)?
Aug-30-04  Cyphelium: <wall> 30. Rxb7 loses a piece: 30.- Bxf1 31. Qxf1 Qc2+ and white has to allow Qxc5, since 32. Bf2 Bd4 33. Kg1 Bxf2+ 34. Qxf2+ Qd1+ wins the queen for a rook.

After 43. Kd3, 43.- Ra4 looks very risky (but 43.- c5 looks safe), since it lets the white bishop out. The suggested 44. Rc8 Ra3+ 45. Ke4 Rc3 might be troublesome in view of 46. Bd4! (46. Bb6?! Rxg3 and black gets compensation for the piece), 46.- Rc4 47. Kd3 (threat Be5-d6) 47.- Rc1 (only move) 48. Bb6!, threatening Bc7-d6 and Bd8-e7.

Aug-30-04  clocked: <Cyphelium> 43...c5 44.Rb8 is lost.

Also, I am not sure your your bishop manuever works seems find ways to wiggle out. However, white can try 46.h4 or in your line, 48.Be3!

It is possible that the position is just lost for black.

Aug-30-04  Cyphelium: <clocked> Yes, after a second look, it's hard to understand why white was has happy with a draw.
Aug-30-04  clocked: <Cyphelium> I appreciate your "was has" to complement my "your your" and "seems find"
Mar-10-08  smarterthanbobby: white was happy with a draw because
he didn't want to loose... that pin
help fisher from beating him... for me ownes game plan didn't happen and he KNEW DEEP IN HIS SOUL HE WOULD LOOSE to fisher a pawn down so he pinned him and tied up the board... END OF STORY
May-23-13  pathfinder: a technically flawless game from fischer at age 13 , very impressive,unfortunately 19 Kh2 was a blunder, but only a master could convert so easily
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