|Mar-09-05|| ||Whitehat1963: A simple but clever little finish for the player of the day. |
|May-12-07|| ||Peter Nemenyi: According to Soltis's book, Fischer's 24...Kf8? (instead of 24...b5!) is an error which would have allowed Bazan to draw if he'd seen 25. Nd6! Soltis suggests that this is why this "forgotten gem" didn't make it into MSMG.|
|May-12-07|| ||BAG: 17...bc7 makes no sense to me. Move 21 why not take blacks queen for free?|
|May-12-07|| ||fictionist: 4th? Am i 4th? :)|
|May-12-07|| ||Maxwell843: If white takes the queen on move 21 then black plays 22. Ne2+ which forks the king and the queen thus winning back the queen|
|May-12-07|| ||utssb: A clever game. And a nice finish to add.|
|May-12-07|| ||tal lover: BAG on 17...Bc7 Bazan see that if the queen doesnt protect the pawn on d5 he can takes the pawn and pinning the bishop on e6 (Re1 dont let the bishop leave because the king is on e8), so he forces the queen to move to a square that doesnt protect d5, so Bazan see that he can trade pieces and open lines with this move, which is not bad for one who is behind in material|
|May-12-07|| ||keypusher: <Soltis suggests that this is why this "forgotten gem" didn't make it into MSMG.> But a gem nonetheless. Nice choice for GOTD -- I never saw it before.|
|May-12-07|| ||al wazir: <BAG: Move 21 why not take blacks queen for free?> 21. Qxf4 Ne2+ 22. Kh1 Nxf4 23. dxe6 Nxe6 23. Rxc4 h5, and white remains a down, with a lost endgame. (But that's better than getting mated.)|
|May-12-07|| ||Chessmensch: As a learning player, I found black's play to be very instructive. However, he was in control throughout the game; it seemed hardly a match. Anyone know Bazan's rating? His won/lost record is unimpressive. Further, look at the names he lost against vs. those he defeated.|
|May-12-07|| ||Phony Benoni: Bazan must have thought that 17.Bc7 was a clever little shot, having no idea what he was getting into.|
This is the sort of tactical play you see from super GMs. It's not the initial earthquake that causes the damage, but all the little aftershocks.
|May-12-07|| ||keypusher: <Bazan must have thought that 17.Bc7 was a clever little shot, having no idea what he was getting into.>|
You may be right. But I suspect he already thought his position was bad and was trying to find a way to save it. Instead of 17. Bc7, 17. e5? is obviously horrible and 17. exd5 Qxd5 leaves White with nothing for the pawn that I can see. The position is reminiscent of this old classic:
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Steinitz vs Lasker, 1896
|May-12-07|| ||Peter Nemenyi: Chessmensch: <Anyone know Bazan's rating? His won/lost record is unimpressive. Further, look at the names he lost against vs. those he defeated.>|
No one is claiming that Bazan was very good. It's just a fact of life that great players produce a lot of their most artistically pleasing games against inferior opposition, not their peers. If we only knew Kasparov from his games against Karpov he'd look like a boring drawing master.
|May-12-07|| ||GreenCastle: Is Bazan a blind man? That would explain Bc7. I'm looking to understand the pun.|
|May-12-07|| ||keypusher: <greencastle> A blind alley is a dead end or cul-de-sac. It's where the white King finds himself at the end of the game.|
|May-12-07|| ||mvnonup08: Gotta love Fishy!|
|May-12-07|| ||mvnonup08: I think 25 Rxe2 works, as Fisher has to give up two minor pieces for a rook, thus black is up one point and has the inititative.|
|May-12-07|| ||keypusher: After 25. Rxe2 Bb5 26 Rec2 Bxc4 27. Rxc4 White is down the exchange and is losing. (Remember, White was down a piece before 25. Rxe2.)|
|May-12-07|| ||kevin86: Fischer's attacking style is inescapable-as is the final mating combination. The king is in prison and the rooks are coming in for the kill|
|Oct-20-07|| ||PAWNTOEFOUR: great game!!!..........bazan didn't know what hit him<peter nemenyi>great players produce a lot of their most artistically pleasing games against inferior opposition, not their peers....so i guess you can lump larson,taimanov,petrosian and spassky into that catagory to|
|Feb-02-08|| ||zev22407: After the game Bronstein sugested 17)N-e5 with Q-h5 and f4.|
|Feb-02-08|| ||D4n: 30..Ng3!|
|Jun-26-08|| ||Flemming: What if White had played 16.Ne5 instead of 16.e4?
I could come up only with 16... Nxe5 17. Bxe5 O-O.
|Oct-22-09|| ||linmaica: Osvaldo Bazán was a very strong argentinian master. He was born in the city of Cordoba, were lived the great Erich Eliskases. Eliskases created a very powerful chess school, but the cordobian masters played almost only in local tournements, and were little known even in Argentina. Bazan made draw with Fischer in another game.|