|Mar-13-04|| ||morphyvsfischer: Is white really going to be mated? Or did he just lose a pawn? Kind of reminds of a Botvinnik game where he accidently left his rook en prise for a bishop. |
|Mar-13-04|| ||Benjamin Lau: I think being up a queen is useful. |
|May-30-04|| ||tintin: good point Benjamin Lau!! |
|Jun-18-04|| ||Najdorf: Exactly!!! |
|Dec-15-04|| ||Novice713: When white captures the black bishop, then 15...Qxd3 |
|Dec-15-04|| ||cu8sfan: <When white captures the black bishop, then 15...Qxd3> And if White doesn't capture the Black then 15....xd3. (-; |
|May-17-05|| ||Marvol: This wouldn't even make it to become a Monday's puzzle.|
|Nov-05-05|| ||lopium: I guess Ghitescu just woke up or didn't sleep at all during the night to get ready against Fischer or was just too stressed during the night and if the game was played in the morning, then he was still dreaming.|
|Nov-05-05|| ||tamar: <...didn't sleep at all during the night to get ready against Fischer or was just too stressed...>|
That's a reasonable scenario. Playing Fischer was too fraught with tension for most medium strength grandmasters.
Years ago I had a book by Krogius on the Psychology of Chess where he discusses why errors occur. One was too many choices if I recall. Here Ghitescu probably saw that with 14 Rfe1, 14 Rae1 or 14 d5 he would have a nice edge, but with a full-fledged middle game with some counterplay by Black. Were the central pawns gone , which at first glance seems possible with 14 dxc5 Bxc5, he would then have the option to play purely technically against the isolated c pawn.
Trying to steer the game away from your opponent's strengths often results in gross oversights like this one.
|Sep-06-07|| ||Monkey King: Bad, game for white who is a strong master.|
|Sep-06-07|| ||paul1959: Even GMs have bad games:
Bobotsov vs Larsen, 1969
|Jul-18-08|| ||The Ninth Pawn: From Game Collection: The Ninth Pawn's Chess Course :|
In Ghitescu vs Fischer, 1960 , the automatic recapture of the c5-pawn with 14. ... d6xc5?? would give his opponent a good game. However, Fischer has seen an IN BETWEEN MOVE using a DISCOVERED ATTACK 14. ... d6xh2!
|Sep-02-08|| ||Miachonzinho: A Queen for a Bishop, simple wonderful the way what Fischer makes his challenger mistake...|
|Jan-29-09|| ||Absentee: Wow, one of the worst blunders I've ever seen.|
|Jan-30-09|| ||AnalyzeThis: The worst thing about the blunder is that it is incredibly naive. White must have really believed that the purpose behind 13....c5 was to allow 14. dxc5 Bxc5 15. Qxd8 Rxd8 16. Bxf6, etc. |
It's an absurd underestimation of Fischer's powers to think that he would allow something like this, and it should have sent alarm bells ringing in Ghitescu's head.
|Jan-16-12|| ||soberknight: Yeah the guy got pwned!|
|Jan-22-13|| ||Zugzwangovich: Not overlooking this blunder by missing Bxh2 was one of the "outrageous" moves cited in Bruce Pandolfini's "Bobby Fischer's Outrageous Chess Moves".|