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Robert James Fischer vs Jose Luis Garcia Bachiller
"Bachiller Party" (game of the day Sep-02-12)
Simultaneous Exhibition (1970)  ·  Sicilian Defense: Kan. Knight Variation (B43)  ·  1-0
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  FSR: Simple yet cool concluding combination.
Sep-02-12  Atking: Not sure but for the conclusion I saw something similar in Morphy's game. All looks so easy. Fischer was really a monster at the chess board.
Sep-02-12  Atking: I found it a Ruy Lopez Paul Morphy vs John William Schulten in 1857. The mate pattern in e8 by g8. this game too is beautiful.
Sep-02-12  ephesians: Excellent insights, Atking.
Sep-02-12  Tired Tim: Tuesday puzzle 27?
Sep-02-12  nottogoodabeginner: the power of the pawn on e5
Sep-02-12  nottogoodabeginner: and the bishop on e3
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  Travis Bickle: Fischer on the chessboard was a force of nature, like an earthquake!
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  Once: There used to be a tradition of playing won games to mate, if only to show the world the final position. That tradition has long since died away in favour of the early resignation.

Which is a shame, because the ending to this one is quite fun...

26...Kxg7 27. Rg4+ Kf8 28. Rg8+ Ke7 29. Re8#

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When I saw that the game was Fischer against a relative unknown in a simul, I just knew it was going to be a bloodbath.

And when I saw black play the sicilian and make a queenside push, I just knew that the bloodbath was going to happen on the kingside. Black's kingside.

Didn't spot 26. Qxg7+ though. It's obvious once you point it out, and as a POTD most of us would find it, but OTB, in a simul, with no-one to point out that a tactic is on? I strongly doubt I would have seen it.

Sep-02-12  shakman: What a game! Agreed....Fischer is monster on the board....19.Rxc5 combination is very nice....

Also...if 24.Nf6+ gxf6 25. Qg4 wins a rook!

Sep-02-12  psmith: <shakman> Actually 24. Nf6+ leads to a forced mate (found by Rybka, not me) whereas after Fischer's 24. Qg4 White is winning but Black can avoid the mate with 24... Kh8.
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  Funology: What I like about this game is its seeming simplicity. White just followed all the basic rules of getting his pieces into play, castling, and controlling the centre. The concluding combination is based on known mating themes. Yet, I could never play a game as good as this if I had a hundred years to study chess!
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  Once: <Funology> Well said. Chess comentators often say that we should learn chess by playing through master games. But I sometimes think that we would do better to play through games that GMs play at simuls. That is often when we see the winning method laid out the most clearly.
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  scormus: <Once> Yes, it would have been a delightful finish, and completely forcing. W's pieces R, N, B and not forgetting the e-pawn all get a chance to play a part.
Sep-02-12  Jim Bartle: The difference is that in simul games the brilliant continuations are often actually played, while in master games they're usually confined to the notes. The opponents see the combinations and prevent them.

I happen to enjoy a lot of the games between players in the second echelon, in the upper 2600s today, I guess, where the quality is high but there seem to be more tactical battles. Games by players like Nunn and Seirawan.

Sep-02-12  Llawdogg: Well said, Once. I wish that tradition of playing won games to mate was still in place, if only to show the world the final position.

Imagine if every book you read was missing the last chapter just because the intelligent reader should be able to figure out what happened.

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  Jack Kerouac: 'Best by test'.
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  harrylime: 21.b4 was ( in Fischer speak) . cute.
Sep-02-12  invant: i think 6 nf6 was blacks mistake maybe e5 or bc5
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  kevin86: The white rook is destined to chase the black king into an Arabian Mate.

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