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Robert James Fischer vs John Rinaldo
58th US Open (1957), Cleveland, OH USA, rd 4, Aug-08
Spanish Game: Closed Variations. Chigorin Defense (C97)  ·  1-0



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Feb-21-04  morphyvsfischer: It's amazing how 21...Nf6? doesn't look like it'll lose, but Fischer converts it into a win. Truly amazing player!
Feb-22-04  vishya: so.wheres the win here? or is it just gonna be a better endgame for white?
Aug-30-04  wall: I think Black should have played 28...Rfd8 and try to exchange rooks and not 28...Ng5, giving up a good defender. I guess the win is after 30.c5 Rc6 31.Bd5 Rcc8 31.Bb7 Rb8 32.c6 and the pawn walks in.
Jul-09-05  calman543: Yeah, where is the win?
Jul-11-05  calman543: Sorry, wall already posted the win. I wasn't paying enough attention.
Apr-14-06  YoungFischerSnapper: Wall, why would White play Rc6 only to play Rcc8? Rinaldo was a patzer in this game but his chess vision wouldn't be that faulty.

Also, it is interesting how Fischer plays the Ruy Lopez variation as if it was a Sicilian variation (wild sacrifices, pawn superiority). Even at this stage of his career, Fischer's playing style was already clearly formulating.

Apr-20-06  Saruman: <YoungFischerSnapper> because white wants to promote the c-pawn, and play c6-c7, Bd5->Bb7 etc.
Mar-09-07  Bingat29: Vishya should have known by now (3 years thereafter) that the doubling of the rooks by Rcd1 finishes black.
Aug-06-13  estrick: This game was played when Fischer was 14 years old, one year after he played his famous "Game of the Century" with Donald Byrne. He would become a GM the following year

His opponent in this game, which was played at the US Open, was an Expert level player.

Aug-06-13  estrick: This game is given in its entirety as a note in Game #6 in "My 60 Memorable Games," to illustrate a different path from what was played against Shocron in 1959, where Fischer played 15. dxe5, instead of the quieter line 15. Bd2, as played in this game.
Jul-06-14  09061976: i think john's big mistake was knight g5 instead of pawn xc5

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