|Jan-25-07|| ||ianD: 11.Nh5! this move looks crazy but ....
This is a key move and one that Bobby Fischer would adopt and adapt in his first win against Spassky in the 1972 WC match!
Spassky vs Fischer, 1972
|Dec-26-11|| ||OBIT: Fischer's 11...Nh5 looks a lot more radical, actually, at least at move 11. Ljubojevic's 11...Nh5 doesn't immediately risk a decimated pawn structure, since he still has time for ...f4 followed by ...Nf6. In contrast, Fischer's 11...Nh5 cannot avoid the capture of the knight, i.e. there is no turning back.|
In fact, I don't believe this game can be considered a predecessor to the Spassky-Fischer game, as the positions at move 11 are substantially different. Yes, both positions have identical pawn structures, but most of the pieces are on different squares. In addition, Fischer and Ljubojevic treated the positions quite differently: Fischer fixed the broken pawns with a later ...hxg4 and retained the two bishops, while Ljubojevic, always the tactician, opened lines and played straight for a mating attack.
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