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Tudev Ujtumen vs Robert James Fischer
Palma de Mallorca Interzonal (1970), Palma de Mallorca ESP, rd 16, Dec-01
Alekhine Defense: Four Pawns Attack. Trifunovic Variation (B03)  ·  1/2-1/2
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Feb-25-05
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  offramp: The plucky Mongolian does very well to draw a difficult endgame against a rampaging opponent.
Feb-25-05  iron maiden: This was the last draw Fischer surrendered before he began his legendary nineteen-game winning streak.
Feb-25-05
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  tpstar: Now there's a useful trivia question! RJF must have known White would play the 4 Pawns Attack here, but does he have other notable games with Alekhine's Defense? I don't remember it being very prominent in his repertoire.
Feb-26-05  iron maiden: It wasn't until 1970. He played it three times at Palma (winning two and drawing this one), had tried it weeks earlier against Browne in Yugoslavia, and used it twice in the Spassky match of 1972. Although he never lost a game with the Alekhine, it must be said that he seldom got much out of the opening by playing it. This was the case with a lot of the offbeat openings he tried, which leads me to think that perhaps he was trying to demonstrate his middlegame and endgame technique rather than his opening versatility.
Apr-13-05
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  perfidious: One more note re Fischer's adoption of Alekhine's Defence; he was playing with Victor Ciocaltea in the famous 1965 Havana tourney, by telex and some confusion arose when Fischer tried to play an illegal move. It seems he believed Ciocaltea had opened 1.d4, and after everything was straightened out, he played 1.e4 Nf6 anyway.
Nov-10-06  Rama: So why not 42. ... Kd3.
Apr-11-08  safar: On 42...Kd3 43.Nf4+ Kc2 44. Ne6 it is still a draw. Black's K side are taken and White Queens first. Note that after Nxg7, White does not bother to capture the h pawn but plays simply g5. Black may have a couple of extra pawns, but he will not be able to hold them.
Oct-29-17  RookFile: Played this over again tonight. We understand why Fischer played Alekhine's Defense. He was already musing about using it in the world championship. Having said that, Fischer had to be very careful himself in the late middlegame and endgame. This is just the sort of precise game where even one little slip can get you a loss. I don't think Fischer was completely comfortable during this game.
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