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Anthony Santasiere vs Robert James Fischer
West Orange open (1957), West Orange, NJ USA, rd 5, Feb-24
King's Indian Defense: Fianchetto Variation. Classical Fianchetto (E67)  ·  1-0


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Aug-30-04  wall: 41...Qd5 looks like the losing move. Perhaps best is 41...gxf5. In the game, 42.fxe6+ Kxe6 43.Rff7 is probably the fastest winning line.
Mar-15-06  Whitehat1963: Player of the Day gets by a very young Bobby Fischer.
Mar-15-06  DP12: Black should be winning after 41...g:f5 or I guess even 41...B:f5 Another good idea is 41... Bd5!? Now 42.Rb5 doesn't fly(Qc1+ Rf1 Qe3+) so I guess the only thing to do is to use the same trick, namely 42.f:g6+ B:f3 43. Rf7+ Kg5 Rf3 Kh6 and black is in control. Fischer's intuition even at this point was fantastic. He very naturally outplayed Santasiere only to faulter at the end.
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  Garech: Yes 41 ... Qd5 was a certain blunder - unfortunate as Fischer had performed a great comeback up until this point. 23. Rf6 also was a blunder, giving white a huge edge. Black had managed to equalise up until then.
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  TheFocus: Santasiere gave some nice annotations to this game, although it must be mentioned that his annotations to most games were among the silliest ever to grace the pages of American Chess Bulletin. Like Golombek, Santasiere was in love with the sound of his voice when it came to annotating games.
Oct-20-14  Ke2: in a winning position, just missing if Qxf3, then Rf7+
Dec-18-18  GumboGambit: Well we can say Santasiere's Jolly
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