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Robert James Fischer vs Paul Keres
Zurich (1959), Zurich SUI, rd 12, Jun-03
Spanish Game: Morphy Defense. Chigorin Defense Panov System (C99)  ·  1-0
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May-11-09  WhiteRook48: I think so
May-11-09
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  Eyal: That's what Keres said, according to Fischer, though I find that a bit hard to believe - how could he forget such a critical drawing line which occurs immediately after the resumption of the game (it was adjourned at 58.Rxh6+)?
May-11-09
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  IMlday: Wrong was 60.Ba6? since 60.Bf1! Bf7 61.Rh4! Rg1 62.Ba6! Ra1 63.Bc8 Ra4+ 64.Ke5 Bh5! 65.Bb7 Ra5+ 66.Kxf4 Rb5 57.Be4 is still winning.

60..Bf7? is losing again. Better was 60..Bb1+ 61.Kxf4 Rf5+ 62.Kg4 Rf6 when 65.Rxf6 Kxf6 draws.

May-12-09  AnalyzeThis: Maybe Keres was tired, I don't know. We all make mistakes.
Sep-19-09  WhiteRook48: Fischer must have loved this ending
Jan-22-10  Ulhumbrus: On 32 Bxh6 an alternative to 32...Re6 is 32...Rc8 not allowing White's Rook to keep the c file. White's Rook goes later to c7 and a7 and wins the a6 pawn.
Jun-07-10  elohah: Having just recently come into possession of 60MG, which I read long ago when I wasn't strong enuf to fully appreciate it, my assessment is that Fischer is much stronger than both Kasparov or Karpov were at the same age. MUCH stronger.
Jun-07-10  Blunderdome: Interesting position after 36. Kf2. Black is a pawn up but his pawns are terrible.
Jul-25-10  tentsewang: A very strong play by young Fischer at the time which brought thunder-quake in the chess world of russia.
Aug-22-12  csmath: Great Keres falls for two-move combination by 16-year-old Bobby. I guess Botvinnik would say "you need to work on those two-move tactics." Mind you it is a great positional game otherwise.
Aug-22-12
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  perfidious: < csmath: Great Keres falls for two-move combination by 16-year-old Bobby. I guess Botvinnik would say "you need to work on those two-move tactics."....>

Anyone is capable of such errors: here's one from the Patriarch himself. Botvinnik vs Pachman, 1947

My guess would be that you would have us all believe you've never fallen into a two-mover yourself, as you sit in your perch On High and criticise a player you couldn't have touched on the best day of your life.

Aug-29-12
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  TheFocus: This is game 8 in Fischer's <My 60 Memorable Games>.
Oct-08-12
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  Eggman: Carlsen just beat Caruana in this ending!
Oct-08-12  notyetagm: Game Collection: I MAKE YOUR PAWNS LOOK LIKE YOUR GRANDMA'S TEETH

Fischer vs Keres, 1959 23 Nf5-h6+! sham sacrifice destroys the Black pawns structure

Oct-09-12  csmath: <Carlsen just beat Caruana in this ending!>

These endings are essentially different.

Oct-10-12
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  Eggman: <<These endings are essentially different.>>

Ain't neither!

May-28-13
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  hoodrobin: <AnalyzeThis: We all make mistakes.>

You meant: we make all mistakes. :-)

Jul-25-14  rickycota: Fischer had a better pawn structure even though Keres was a pawn up so Fischer exchanged queens and delivered a beautiful endgame
Apr-04-15  Howard: Anyone know of any computer improvements to this game ?

It looked pretty complicated at one point, so I wondered.

Aug-12-15  Serbon91: Could black play 38.Bxb5? It looks so simple,so I'm probablly missing something...
Aug-12-15  Serbon91: Ohh,know see,cannot take own pawn...God,time for bed...
Sep-28-15
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  sfm: <Serbon91: Ohh,know see,cannot take own pawn...> I know this so well from my own games. I mean, here we get all these great winning ideas, but some stupid little detail screws it all up.
Jan-07-16  SeanAzarin: Taking the Bait
Mar-29-17
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  Kent Swearingen: Fischer gives 41...Be6 a "!"" in MSMG, with the comment, "sacrificing a second Pawn for counterplay on the open QB-file", but Stockfish sees this as a serious error. It gives 41...Bf5 as equalizing at a depth of 45/75, but evaluates +1.54 after 41...Be6. Its move also sacs a Pawn for activity, but also forces the exchange of Bishops. Fischer later notes White's need to keep the Bishops on to avoid a draw. My only point: chess is hard.
Jun-18-18  Omnipotent00001: 66. Kxf4 is mate in 26 moves.
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