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Robert James Fischer vs Stan King
Simul, 47b (1964) (exhibition), Westerly, RI USA, Mar-01
Sicilian Defense: Fischer-Sozin Attack. Main Line (B89)  ·  0-1


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Oct-09-02  JerkFace: Yes, 16.Bxc4 seems critical, a shame to lose bishop pair, but too much trouble this knight has the potential to be.
Oct-10-02  drukenknight: First error is blacks on his 15th move. HINT black is ahead in material. Dont save it. But first why not hit all those N w/ the pawns and gain some tempo?
Oct-14-02  pawntificator: Fischer trying to show off and getting in trouble.
Mar-04-05  soberknight: King wins: serious pun potential.
Mar-04-05  fgh: Fischer must have been drunk, trying to beat the king with a queen sacrifice.
Mar-04-05  THE pawn: A queen sacrifice is always hard to recover in the early moves of the game, had he seen it or what?
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  TheAlchemist: Ok, I'm not being conceited, but I think this would be a very good pun:

<S King for trouble>

Nov-10-06  XadrezBrasileiro: Fischer doesn't go down serious material as a result of the queen sac... he's down a pawn and has 3 pieces for a queen. 3 pieces is plenty of compensation for that queen, especially in the middle game. Just ask any strong player.
Nov-21-06  CoryLetain: Is this Steven King?
Nov-22-06  sneaky pete: <CoryLetain> From <A Legend on the Road> by John Donaldson: "On March 1st, American Grandmaster Bobby Fischer gave a whirlwind simultaneous exhibition at the Westerly Y.M.C.A. Sponsored by the Westerly Chess Club, Bobby won 44, drew 2 and lost one out of a total of 47. The victor was Stan King, U.S.C.F. Vice President from New London. Drawing with the internationalist were Carl Olson of Providence and Sanford Bolton from the University of Rhode Island. The opposition was tough and ranged all the way from master/expert Harry Lyman to the beginner who lost in 5 moves ($1 a move!)." (Quoted from the Rhode Island Chess Bulletin, 1964).
Nov-22-06  RookFile: I remember hearing about Stan King from Harry.
Nov-22-06  setebos: If you are going to shoot the King shoot to kill
Nov-24-06  CoryLetain: Thank you Sneaky Pete. I thought there might be some rare chance that it was Stephen King the author. Nope.
Jun-10-07  Whitehat1963: Was Robin Williams in attendance?
Dec-22-08  WhiteRook48: The little wooden piece outplayed Fischer...Serious pun potential
May-31-12  Whitehat1963: Fischer King.
May-31-12  SimonWebbsTiger: Last King Standing
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  TheFocus: From a simul in Westerly, Rhode Island on March 1, 1964.

Fischer scored +44=2-1.

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  Sally Simpson: It's little wonder Fischer lost a few of simuls games through oversights.

This is a picture from the Westerly event. Look at the different sized board and pieces he is having to adjust to from player to player.

A couple look like pocket sets.

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