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Svetozar Gligoric vs Robert James Fischer
Palma de Mallorca Interzonal (1970), Palma de Mallorca ESP, rd 22, Dec-10
Benoni Defense: Classical Variation. Czerniak Defense Tal Line (A77)  ·  0-1


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Jan-04-08  D4n: Is this game before or after he playing against Tal?
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  Eyal: <D4n> Tal didn't participate in this tournament (or the 1970-72 WC cycle at all, for that matter).
Jan-06-08  D4n: I suppose I should have paid attention to the part that says: "Palma de Mallorca iz 1970"...
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  offramp: I like the black queen's three visits to e5 in this game.
Feb-17-08  RookFile: Games like this show the difference between a top 10 player and a world championship caliber player.
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  WeakSquare: What happened at Palma that year? Fischer's opponents just crumbled at the first obstacle.

Gligoric, Uhlmann, Smyslov and many others lost without a fight.

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  WeakSquare: Instead of 19.f3, why not 19.f4,then

19...gxf4 20.Rxf4 Bd7 21.Ref1 and Black has no game and can lose his queen, or,

19...g4 20.e5 dxe5 21.fxe5 Rxe5 22.Rf4 Bf5 23.Qc1 Be4 24.Bxg4 and White wins easily, for example, 24...Rae8 25.Bf3 and 26.d6, it's over.

Dec-15-09  parisattack: Not very inspired play against the Benoni by Gligo here. Strange, he was a real Benoni killer. Several power play wins in his book.
Sep-18-10  asokan: I am a beginner. Can someone tell me what if 29.Qxb6 ?
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  Sastre: See the post of <Eyal> dated January 4 2008 above.
Feb-07-12  Albion 1959: This was Fischer's last game from tournament play. The last round default by Panno, after Fischer had played 1.c4 cannot really count as a game: Fischer was still only 27 at the time and it must have seemed that he would return to tournament chess for many years to come, after he had won the title, but alas NO !! What a waste of chess talent, Fischer could and should have gone further, taken the game to new heights, in the same way that Karpov did in the 80's and that Kasparov did in the 90's. One can only conjecture as to what would have happened had Fischer remained active and continued to play at the top level of competitive chess:
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  drukenknight: what new heights? Time and again these guys win games and no one, (or certainly very few) actually show what happened to go wrong. So no one really learns, the game remains a mystery and an avenue for hustlers..
Mar-22-15  A.T PhoneHome: So, I just joined! I need to work on my profile later as it's a bit late here.

I guess to me it's logical to start kibitzing on a game by one of my favourite chess players; then again I can't say I understand what's going on in top-level games. But I like how often Fischer won games as Black.

How are you guys? And how does one edit one's avatar?

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  offramp: Dear <A.T PhoneHome>, welcome to this site. I have found it to be very friendly and informative for many years. I truly think you'll enjoy yourself here.

People are always willing to answer questions here.

One can only have an avatar if one is a premium member, i.e., one pays money! Details are on the home page.

Best wishes, Alan.

Mar-23-15  A.T PhoneHome: Thank you <offramp>! By the way, A.T isn't a typo. I know what E.T is; just a play on my name, the initials. :P

Need to get myself to this Daily Puzzle business, seems interesting, I dig the progressing difficulty by day.

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  offramp: <A.T PhoneHome>, I could see your name was a joke! Offramp is not my real name, as you know. It is taken from a novel called the Tetherballs of Bougainville.
Mar-23-15  A.T PhoneHome: Interesting <offramp>! Yes I saw your first kibitz to me and if you've read my bio... I know some knowledged posters by name and you belong to that list. :P

I bought myself some books on February, been spending some time on them. At the moment I've been reading Andrew Soltis' "Pawn Structure Chess". Will take some time to digest everything but I am in no rush.

What do you recommend for a beginner like me to study? Solving tactics surely, what else?

And is there any place else for chatting? Not sure if I should fill Fischer game kibitzing with kibitzes to you. :D

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  offramp: John Nunn's Secrets of Practical Chess. I wish I'd read that years ago. It would have saved me lots of heartache! A great book. One of his best!
Mar-23-15  A.T PhoneHome: That'll be my next buy, thanks again! Very helpful indeed; out of curiosity do you rate Jeremy Silman as author?
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  offramp: I have never read any Jeremy Silman! My next book might be the recent one by Jonathan Hawkins, <Amateur to IM>.
Mar-24-15  A.T PhoneHome: Alright sir <offramp>, well I am off to bed! Talk to you later possibly. :)
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  thegoodanarchist: <A.T PhoneHome: ...
What do you recommend for a beginner like me to study? Solving tactics surely, what else?>


I know this question wasn't to me, but I can offer advice as someone who improved from USCF 1100+ to USCF 1800+

Practical Rook Endings by Edmar Mednis is a great way to understand very important concepts such as Lucena and Philidor positions.

Also, study King & Pawn endgames. Learn triangulation and the opposition. Learn them well, know them in your sleep.

For tactics, books are great but there is also some great software too. CT Art puts out some good tactics software, IIRC.

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  Fusilli: <parisattack: Not very inspired play against the Benoni by Gligo here. Strange, he was a real Benoni killer. Several power play wins in his book.>

Indeed. It looks like a Gligoric loss more than a Fischer win.

May-17-17  Mithrain: I would like to remark the nice positional idea 12 ... g5!? (if I am not wrong, it was a novelty at that time) which gains control over the dark-squares. In the end, the e5- and f4- squares were the clear protagonist in this game.
Mar-09-18  PJs Studio: Silman is an utterly fantastic chess teacher. Possibly the greatest chess teacher for U1800 players. His descriptions are lucid and very simple to understand. Oddly enough he is not widely known as a fantastically strong player (which isnít necessary to be a great teacher) but he is! He has ďonlyĒ made IM ibecause he didnít play enough titled European FIDE events back in the day.

I highly recommend his work. Reassess Your Chess is one of the greatest works in all of chess history. Not advanced enough for a lot of guys here but exceptional for newer players.

I email with IM Silman from time to time. Wonderful man who, last contact, is relocating to Japan permanently - first chance he gets. Canít blame him, Iím from the same insane county heís from.

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