Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

Robert James Fischer vs Matthew Green
New York State Open (1963), Poughkeepsie, NY USA, rd 4, Sep-01
Sicilian Defense: Kan. Modern Variation (B42)  ·  1-0


explore this opening
find similar games 1 more Fischer/M Green game
PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: You can change the color of the light and dark squares by registering a free account then visiting your preferences page. Or, you can change it with the "SETTINGS" link in the lower right.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.

Kibitzer's Corner
Premium Chessgames Member
  TheFocus: I submitted this game today.

ChessGames Staff, you guys are awesome.

In his book on Fischer, Karsten Mueller attributes the discovery of this lost game to Andrew Soltis.

Actually, Jack O'Keefe discovered this game and published it in <Inside Chess> in 1991 (I think that is the date).

Jun-29-11  cavalierknight: This is another fine game by Fischer,PLease check ECO code,it should be Taimanov B46.
Jun-29-11  Shams: As Matthew Green lived until 2006, it's hard to believe the game wasn't more widely known.
Premium Chessgames Member
  TheFocus: This has been suggested as being from round 7. According to <John Donaldson>, that could not happen as Green's score would not have enabled them to be paired then. See my collection.

Game Collection: 1963 - 2: New York State Open

Premium Chessgames Member
  Sally Simpson: According to Donaldson and Tangborn in 'The Unknown Bobby Fischer' this was the last game Bobby played in a tournament run by the Swiss System. They state they got the score from Al Horowitz's column in the New York Post printed shortly after the tournament finished.

They also add it was played in the last round, Fischer was a clear point ahead. The thought of flicking out a quick draw never entered his head.

Focus's link: 'Game Collection: 1963 - 2: New York State Open' does not work anymore.

The book has a piece of careless analysis in the notes to this game (page 76).

click for larger view

Here instead of 14. bxc3 they looks at 14.Qg4

click for larger view

Saying the best Black answer is 14...Ne2+ 15.Kh1 Rb8 16.Qxg7 Nxc1

click for larger view

"Leaves White a piece down with insufficient compensation for the piece."

They fail to notice that 17.Qg5+ wins the Black Queen with a check and then the d6 Bishop.

And back here.

click for larger view

Insead of 16.Qxg7 16.Qg5+ mates in two. (an idea they miss again in the same note in a different variation.). They must have had the position set up wrong.

Jul-29-15  SpiritedReposte: That mighty c-pawn was invincible.
Jul-29-15  masoudsad: This match reminds me of one match between Kasparov and Anand, Does Anybody know which match it was?
Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: <masoudsad>

Maybe this one? Kasparov vs Anand, 1995

But as many people have pointed out, it's the same opening as Fischer vs Petrosian, 1971

34.Rb7 is a nice shot.

Jul-29-15  masoudsad: Actually I meant this match:

To be honest when I watched the video again I realized that these two matches are so different.

NOTE: You need to pick a username and password to post a reply. Getting your account takes less than a minute, is totally anonymous, and 100% free—plus, it entitles you to features otherwise unavailable. Pick your username now and join the chessgames community!
If you already have an account, you should login now.
Please observe our posting guidelines:
  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, profane, raunchy, or disgusting language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate or nonsense posts.
  3. No malicious personal attacks, including cyber stalking, systematic antagonism, or gratuitous name-calling of any member Iincludinfgall Admin and Owners or any of their family, friends, associates, or business interests. If you think someone is an idiot, then provide evidence that their reasoning is invalid and/or idiotic, instead of just calling them an idiot. It's a subtle but important distinction, even in political discussions.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No malicious posting of or linking to personal, private, and/or negative information (aka "doxing" or "doxxing") about any member, (including all Admin and Owners) or any of their family, friends, associates, or business interests. This includes all media: text, images, video, audio, or otherwise. Such actions will result in severe sanctions for any violators.
  6. NO TROLLING. Admin and Owners know it when they see it, and sanctions for any trolls will be significant.
  7. Any off-topic posts which distract from the primary topic of discussion are subject to removal.
  8. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by Moderators is expressly prohibited.
  9. The use of "sock puppet" accounts in an attempt to undermine any side of a debate—or to create a false impression of consensus or support—is prohibited.
  10. All decisions with respect to deleting posts, and any subsequent discipline, are final, and occur at the sole discretion of the Moderators, Admin, and Owners.
  11. Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.
Blow the Whistle See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a Moderator.

NOTE: Keep all discussion on the topic of this page. This forum is for this specific game and nothing else. If you want to discuss chess in general, or this site, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of, its employees, or sponsors. All Moderator actions taken are at the sole discretion of the Admin and Owners—who will strive to act fairly and consistently at all times.

This game is type: CLASSICAL. Please report incorrect or missing information by submitting a correction slip to help us improve the quality of our content.

<This page contains Editor Notes. Click here to read them.>

Featured in the Following Game Collections[what is this?]
CLUB Line (white): Sicilian
by lomez
Donaldson and Tangborn wrote 'The Unknown Bobby Fischer'
from -ER Fischer by fredthebear
Donaldson and Tangborn wrote 'The Unknown Bobby Fischer'
from Short Straw Don't Draw FTB Sicilian Puzzlers by fredthebear
Round 4
from Fischer - New York State Open 1963 by MissScarlett
Electric General
by Gottschalk

home | about | login | logout | F.A.Q. | your profile | preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | new kibitzing | chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | privacy notice | contact us
Copyright 2001-2019, Chessgames Services LLC