|Dec-12-03|| ||fred lennox: 9...Na5, N on the rim is dim - for the opponent! 24 Nd4 position slightly favors black with R on c2 and B on g7. 24 Bxd4 Fisher finds a forcible continuation by exchanging his important bishop for a knight. 26 Re1 is forced. (Rd1 27...Be2) 28 Rxb5 black slightly furthers his advantage for the pawns are on one side favoring the knight. With ...Ne2+...Nc3 it is decisive. Rf8 can go to d8 to d2. In my humble opinion this is one of the greatest knight games ever, in brilliancy, subtlety and depth. |
|Jul-13-04|| ||offramp: Yes... One of Fischer's greatest ever games. Almost like magic! |
|Mar-23-05|| ||offramp: I am surprised that this hasn't been kibitzed more often... |
|Sep-13-05|| ||ajile: People are comparing this as equal to the Immortal Game with Byrne.|
|Sep-13-05|| ||Steppenwolf: Not worth much. Looks like run of the mill GM sunday blitz.|
|Sep-13-05|| ||paladin at large: <this is one of the greatest knight games ever, in brilliancy, subtlety and depth. > The black knight certainly does an excellent job of enabling the black rooks to snuggle in on the seventh rank.|
Speaking of heroic knights brings to mind a different kind of game where the knight plays a starring role: Some day, when I have time, I will submit the legendary Capablanca-Ravinsky game, a clock simul from 1935, featuring 30 moves by Capablanca's knight in a blockade game to remember.
|May-16-06|| ||RookFile: I was playing this over, the whole sequence of play from moves 14 to 24 is really something. Fischer's games are often marked by DEEP calculation of complicated lines by RJF.|
|Jul-08-06|| ||notyetagm: In Chernev's book on the best chess players, he asks this question about Fischer:|
<How does Fischer always manage to get his rooks on the 7th rank?>
Position after 31 ... ♖dd2:
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|Jul-01-07|| ||2Towers: <notyetagm> In Chernev's book on the best chess players, he asks this question about Fischer:
<How does Fischer always manage to get his rooks on the 7th rank?>|
I think the answer is simply, " It's the stroke of his (Bobby) genius."
|May-13-10|| ||SpiritedReposte: Great Fischer game! Everything just flows together perfectly. The initial 15. ...Qc7 and 16. ...Qc5 idea is deep. Thats GM chess!|
|May-13-10|| ||ckeckmate: Szabo mentioned that Fischer had several exausting games prior to this one and thought Fischer should be pretty tired. Thus, around the 25th move, Szabo offered a draw that Fischer rejected by saying "Too early".|
|May-13-10|| ||Marmot PFL: If Szabo had seen what was coming he might have survived with 30 Rb3 or 30 Rb7 followed by Kg1 and Rf1, passive though it is. 30 Rc5? looks superficially like a good pin, but its really white's rook that's in trouble as Kg1 loses to Ne2+.|
|Jun-07-11|| ||joelsontang: It would have been a draw after 24.Nf4. White loses by force after 24.Nd4. |
Someone said Fischer's play at Buenos Aires 1970 was just all-rounded: Like Capablanca, he made something out of nothing against Szabo; like Tal, he unleashed a sacrifice against Panno; like Petrosian, he manoeuvred mercilessly against Matulovic.
|Jun-07-11|| ||Petrosianic: <I think the answer is simply, " It's the stroke of his (Bobby) genius.">|
Or maybe the even simpler answer is that he doesn't. The majority of Fischer games that don't feature Rooks on the 7th rank. Chernev tended to gush a bit about the world champions. I remember one Petrosian game he annotated where he acted like playing the Winawer was some bold new idea.
|Jun-07-11|| ||fab4: <Petrosianic>
I agree. But you're dealing with myths and legends emanating from the greatest player in chess history. It's as a matter of course.
|Jun-07-11|| ||ughaibu: Petrosianic: you may want to comment on the kibitzing here: G Swathi vs Short, 2011|
|Jun-07-11|| ||fab4: <ughaibu>
lol.. It was YOU who accused RJF of 'bad sportsmanship' over the board , and yet when confronted could'nt 'back it up' ..
Yet you still trawl up this thread ?!!
|Jun-07-11|| ||ughaibu: I guess you really are as thick as you appear. At least, I cant think of any way that a person less thick could imagine that pretending to be so thick would be strategically effective. Can you?|
|Sep-30-11|| ||Cemoblanca: After Fischer took the World Championship title from Spassky, Spassky later commented "Fischer has a burning desire to win every game."|
This can be seen again in this game: He has literally burned off the board like an alien! ;0)
|Jan-08-15|| ||SteinitzLives: 29. Kh1 odd as it looks, is described as saving, because in future variations none of the Black R captures on f2 will be with check. Szabo made what looked like the tiniest inaccuracies from what appeared a dead-drawn position. Fischer's will to win these type of positions is seen today in Carlsen's games.|
|Jan-08-15|| ||SteinitzLives: The other slightly awkward looking move that Szabo missed (but who can blame him) was 31. Bf3. The e pawn and d2 stay defended this way.|