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Joao de Souza Mendes Jr. vs Robert James Fischer
Mar del Plata (1959), Mar del Plata ARG, rd 4, Mar-26
King's Indian Defense: Saemisch Variation (E80)  ·  0-1


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May-26-05  boowillo: 35.a4+ ...what is he doing wasting a perfectly good pawn..kxa4...36.b3 wasting another pawn..axb3..37.Be3 whats he doing I'll take one of his bishops with Rf3..38.Ra8+ oops he's going to checkmate me with Bd2...:)
Jan-16-06  Autoreparaturwerkbau: 35...? makes a perfect puzzle for mid-week.
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  sfm: This is a real pretty combination. In the book "Bobby Fischer teaches chess" the position after the forced 39.Kb4 is used as an exercise for mating in one(!) I looked at it and wondered if the opponent's last move(s) had been some blunder. Now I see that it was all planned by Fischer when playing 24.-,Rb8!!, after which I don't see any defence for white.
Jul-17-09  technical draw: Don't blame white for not seeing the combination. I never see it every time I replay this game!
Jul-17-09  ToTheDeath: After 17.Bd3 White is no worse, perhaps even slightly better. It is inspiring to watch Fischer proceed to win the two bishops and deny the White pieces any good squares as he weaves a subtle mating net.

A great example of the two bishops being used like a pair of scissors in a coordinated attack.

Jan-29-12  screwdriver: Bobby Fischer always looked for building the mate net. It is interesting how white's own pawn on b3 is a big part of the mating net. Boowillo on the 1st post, probably has the thoughts of what white was thinking during the game for those last moves, lol. It's actually quite amusing.
Dec-30-13  crystalpauper: Patzer question here: what is black's plan if 6) dxe5?
Feb-12-17  Dave12: <crystalpauper: Patzer question here: what is black's plan if 6) dxe5?> If 6.dxe5 i guess Nh5, with the threat of Qh4+ (g3? Nxg3), and in the next move Bxe5 would make it with Bishop improvement.
Feb-01-18  kishore4u: Fantastic
Aug-13-18  WorstPlayerEver: If we consider Stockfish as homo sapiens, then Fischer was the best of the Neanderthals.
Aug-13-18  WorstPlayerEver: 18. Nxe4

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18... Rxf3 19. Ng5

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18. Nxe4 Nf6

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Black is in a bad position, which is hard to defend. Another instructive game.

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