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Robert James Fischer vs Robert Henry / Robert Thacker
Simul, 50b (1964), San Francisco, CA USA, Apr-13
Italian Game: Two Knights Defense. Traxler Counterattack Bishop sac line (C57)  ·  0-1


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Jun-20-04  BaranDuin: A win against Fisher with the Traxler! Nice publicity.
Feb-05-06  who: Is there any logic to 16.c4
Feb-05-06  aw1988: Yes. I don't know if the move is good or bad, but the logic:

1) The tactic c4 Bxc4 Bxh6 gxh6 Qg4+ regaining the bishop

2) Next, if Black doesn't take it, White grips on to d5, and will stick his bishop on a1-h8

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  Calli: Yep, if 17...gxh6 18.Qg4+ picks up the B at c4
Feb-06-06  morpstau: The tactic c4 Bxc4 Bxh6 gxh6 Qg4+ regaining the bishop

2) Next, if Black doesn't take it, White grips on to d5, and will stick his bishop on a1-h8

May-03-08  popski: Yeah, Traxler's 4... Bc5 is a good choice against annoying 4.Ng5!? Interesting is that's the only Fischer's game where opponent responded with 4... Bc5. Probably no one else was brave enough to test Fischer with it.

Must see inventor's game:
J Reinisch vs Traxler, 1890

May-15-08  who: I think that's not true. As I recall, in his first U.S. championship (he wasn't yet 13) someone played the Traxler. Fischer hadn't seen it ever before and he started laughing after 4...Bc5.
Aug-25-09  BISHOP TAL: There are 2 names on this board, was fischer taking on 2 poeple on this board, or does he have 2 names, or are they unsure wich he actaully played here. Does anybody know?
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  TheFocus: <who> Bobby's first US Championship had no game like that. Bobby played the White side of King's Indian Attack (2), Sicilian (2), French (1), Pirc (1), and Catalan (1). No Two Knights there. The only Two Knights Defenses Bobby played in tournaments was twice in New York Open 1963 against Bisguier and Radoicic.
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  Marmot PFL: < BISHOP TAL> My guess is so many people wantedt to play Bobby that they decided to pair them up as teams. Or maybe they ran out of sets.
Aug-27-09  BISHOP TAL: interesting marmot PFL. Seems like that could cuase a argument on what move to play. they had it all together though
Oct-04-12  LoveThatJoker: Guess-the-Move Final Score:

Fischer vs R Henry / R Thacker, 1964.
Your score: 49 (par = 46)


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  TheFocus: From a simul in San Francisco, California on April 13, 1964.

Fischer scored +38=8-4.

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  Phony Benoni: When you compare this game with R Thacker vs Fischer, 1957, there can be no doubt. <R. Henry>, whoever he or she was, had to have been the strongest player of all time.
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