|Nov-26-04|| ||kostich in time: Fischer displays excellent technique in an endgame with B's of opposite colors. |
|Nov-27-04|| ||iron maiden: Fischer's endgame skill was legendary, but he seemed to be the absolute master of grinding out wins in endgames with opposite-colored bishops. |
|Nov-27-04|| ||Spassky69: The thing I admire most about Fischer is he said at some time in his life he realized the better player will win, with either color. There seemed to be this hypnotic effect that had players playing passively with black because of the lack of initiative, yet he said it just takes longer to win with black. |
|Feb-14-05|| ||chessmanelnino: It seems that Fischer completely outplayed parma through the entire game. Within the first 20 or so moves, he had an overwhelming pawn advantage. |
|Mar-16-06|| ||itz2000: 8...Qxb2? are you kidding on me?!!
|May-31-06|| ||KingG: <8...Qxb2? are you kidding on me?!!
8.Rb1, 8.b3> What are you talking about?|
|May-31-06|| ||OBIT: The ending has opposite colored bishops, but the presence of the rooks makes a huge difference. Parma probably resigned this during adjournment after determining that Black has a straightforward win by trading the f-pawn for the g-pawn, then pushing the h-pawn to h2. White is reduced to total passivity.|
|Dec-06-07|| ||Fast Gun: Robert Burger's "The Chess of Bobby Fischer" features this game on page 195 and uses the position after 22 moves to illustrate Fischer's style of play and why he chooses certain moves against those that other grand masters would play:
For example, most players would play d5 to hold onto the extra pawn, but not Fischer, he played Re4! with his typical style of counter attack just to avoid the obvious moves and create play. Once again his judgement was correct and managed to win this game by creating threats on the kingside: It is also typical of Fischer to try to find the best move to squeeze the utmost from every position, rather than simply play "stock" moves that an average grand master would play !!|
|Nov-04-09|| ||desiobu: It's funny that after 32...Rb2 white struggles for several moves to get his king into the game but never quite does it.|
|Nov-04-09|| ||Peter Nemenyi: <he chooses certain moves against those that other grand masters would play: For example, most players would play d5 to hold onto the extra pawn, but not Fischer, he played Re4! with his typical style of counter attack just to avoid the obvious moves and create play>|
This is a reasonable account of how Fischer plays in this game, but phrased as a general description of his style it's quite wrong. In fact Fischer was unique in his generation in his willingness to cede the initiative and suffer on defense to keep an extra pawn; only Korchnoi came close. Any serious book on RJF--Soltis's, Kasparov's--will point this out repeatedly, usually suggesting that he was influenced by Steinitz ("a pawn is worth a little trouble"). And Fischer understood this perfectly well about his own style; he once commented that a certain pawn grab was "too materialistic even for me".
|Dec-25-09|| ||HAPERSAUD: perhaps the nickname "PARMA-FRIED!" sould be used for this game|
|Jul-04-10|| ||zev22407: Parma considered his 49)R-e3 as the losing mistake ,he wrote that better was 43)R-f3.
After 49)R-e3? B-e5 the black king goes to c7 forcing the white bishop to an unactive square.|