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Svetozar Gligoric vs Robert James Fischer
Monte Carlo (1967), Monte Carlo MNC, rd 10, Apr-03
King's Indian Defense: Orthodox Variation. Gligoric-Taimanov System (E92)  ·  0-1


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  keypusher: Another Gligoric blunder against Fischer. In a superior position, Gligoric plays 42 Bxe5? de 43 Nxe5, attacking the queen and the a-pawn, but simply 43...Qd6 saves both.
Feb-06-08  Cibator: After Black's final move, the Qs come off, and not even those three joined passers in the middle will be able to do anything against the B.

What makes Gligo's 42nd even more inexcusable is that it was his sealed move - why ever didn't he just make a nice steady advantage-preserving move, and THEN look for tactical opportunities during the adjournment.

Feb-06-08  Gameoverziggy: Simple win now for black, his king and bishop will control the 3 passers while he either queen's his a pawn or forces a passed pawn on the king side.
Feb-29-12  drukenknight: what I am looking at is 44 Ng4 in order to give the Q more scope on the a6 diagonal and the N is close enuf to maybe give a check later.

also what about 50 Qa7?

Oct-19-14  Ke2: The opening is interesting. Gligoric putting his own system to the test against the KID king. 7... Qe7?! is already unusual. 8... Ne8?! is a novelty already in this db. This is quite odd as the Gligoric system is in this db 1800 times. I believe 7... Qe7?! was sort of refuted by 8. dxe5, dxe5 9. Nd5 Nxd5 10. cxd5 where the immediate f5 runs into 11. Rc1. You'd have to think Gligoric had a psychological block to taking on e5 as it normally leads to a bad endgame in the KID.

The approach is insanely blunt as the KID can be. Storm the f&g pawns.

Then a fantastic situation arises. The thorn comes to h6 but by move 18 the kingside is frozen solid while the queenside is liquid. Even though Black's king seems precarious, the pawn wall will keep him safe, and the long term threat on the Qside is dangerous to White's king.

Then Gligoric chose to break through on the Kside. But the KID g and f pawns will not be denied even in an endgame. On move 41, although White may be objectively better, Black seems easier to play. Then Gligo spazzed out, possibly due to time pressure, possibly just missing Qd6, possibly just seeking a sealed surprise.

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  perfidious: Gliga proved himself capable of posing his much younger opponent problems to the end of Fischer's appearances at top level, though their results were not reflective of this.
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  zydeco: It takes a certain sangfroid to play 32....hxg6, deciding that the advanced h-pawn isn't a threat anymore....and is now a loose pawn that the king can eventually pick up from h7. Also a nervy idea to avoid allowing white to trade bishop for knight on move 38. The knight gets chased all the way back to a7, but apparently Fischer was very eager to avoid any drawish simplifications.
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