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Raul Sanguineti vs Robert James Fischer
Santiago (1959)  ·  King's Indian Defense: Saemisch Variation (E80)  ·  1-0
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Mar-01-05  Whitehat1963: Fischer gets outplayed.
Feb-11-06  patzer2: Fischer makes a small error with 34...Nd7? (he should have played 34...h4 =) and is immediately punished with a winning passed pawn combination after 35. Bxd7! and the decisive follow-up moves 37. g6! and 38. Rxh5! .
Feb-11-06  patzer2: Notice how neatly 55. Kb8 closes the mating web on Black's King. White's threat is 56. Qd6+! Rb6 57. Qd2+ 58. Rb4 Qxb4#, for which Black has no satisfactory reply. For example 55...Kb6 is met with 56. Qd6#, and 55...b6 56. Qb7# meets the same fate.
Feb-04-07  Inf: its funny when fischer get onwed no ones says nothing, but when he wins..omg!! fischer is a god!! omg fischer is this and that. sorry but here he got COMPLETELY ONWED.
Apr-20-07  Richerby: Not trying to side with the Fischer fan-boys but he was only fifteen or sixteen when he lost this game...
Apr-20-07  dehanne: <Not trying to side with the Fischer fan-boys but he was only fifteen or sixteen when he lost this game...>So? Fischer was 13 when he played "the game of the century". Does that mean Byrne let the brat win?
May-15-07  Richerby: No, it just means that younger players often lack the consistency of their more mature counterparts.
Aug-05-07
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  Fusilli: <patzer2: Notice how neatly 55. Kb8 closes the mating web on Black's King. White's threat is 56. Qd6+! Rb6 57. Qd2+ 58. Rb4 Qxb4#, for which Black has no satisfactory reply.> You are right, but I think it's even more beautiful that 55.Kb8 places Black in zugzwang. If 55...Kb6 56.Qd6#. If R moves on the 4th row, then 56.Qxb7#. If 55...Rb6 56.Qc4+ and next move is mate. And if the b pawn moves then 56. Qa8#. Go Sanguinetti, he was a true talent... like other strong Argentine GMs who didn't get to play much in the international arena because of distance and cost.
Apr-24-09  falso contacto: esto es una maravilla.
Jul-26-10  Everett: <patzer2: Fischer makes a small error with 34...Nd7? (he should have played 34...h4 =) and is immediately punished with a winning passed pawn combination after 35. Bxd7! and the decisive follow-up moves 37. g6! and 38. Rxh5!>

It seems the straightforward <38.Kg5> is a strong improvement to the text. After <38.Kg5 Ke7 <..Rg8 39.Kh6> 39.g7 Rg8 40.Kg6> and the white king decisively penetrates.

Oct-18-11  sebagud742001: richerby: in 1959 Fischer was a GM, Sanguineti was not a GM, but with the power of one of them.
Apr-14-12  Zugzwangovich: According to Mednis in "How to Beat Bobby Fischer", RJF loses because he plays the automatic recapture 35...Kd7 instead of interpolating 35...de+.
Sep-17-12  vinidivici: fisher should resign when Sanguin queened.
Sep-17-12  Petrosianic: Emily Post doesn't have absolutely clear rules about when to resign. In general, it's bad manners to play on in a dead lost position. But a lot of it depends on how fast the game is moving. You wouldn't keep your opponent at the board another 2 hours in that position, but if the last dozen or so moves were blitzed out, or if White was in major time pressure, there's no real harm. There are a couple of chances for White to go wrong if he's careless (48. Qxd5+ Rc5). If the time control was 40/2, then White was probably in no time pressure, but when to resign is a very personal thing. And sometimes whether or not a game has officially "ended" can influence how other games proceed. I doubt Sanguinetti minded sitting in front of a winning position against Fischer for a few minutes longer.

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