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Robert James Fischer vs Edmar Mednis
58th US Open (1957), Cleveland, OH USA, rd 8, Aug-12
Formation: King's Indian Attack (A07)  ·  1-0

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Sep-10-04  wall: Maybe 28...Bd7 is the losing move. Perhaps 28...Kg7 holds.

Does 39...Bd1 hold?

Aug-08-07  amntony: 39...Bd1 wouldn't work because the Black King couldn't move forward and Bobby could carry out the original plan with 40. c3 :-)
Sep-03-08  sicilianhugefun: another basically brilliant and neatly instructive procedure to obtain a full point from the best... I'll always remember Bobby Fischer
Apr-05-13
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  whiteshark: chessbase database gives <<48...Kg4> 49.g6 <Kxh4> 50.g7 1-0 > as final moves.

(and it looks more reasonable to me.)

Anyone to confirm this?

Mar-15-14  sicilianhugefun: How to be beaten by Bobby Fischer by Edmar Mednis
Mar-27-14
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  thegoodanarchist: 17.Nxf7! is a bolt from the blue. I bet Mednis was surprised to see that.
Apr-20-14  Everett: <sicilianhugefun: How to be beaten by Bobby Fischer by Edmar Mednis>

At least Fischer could write "How to Suck at Being a Human Being."

Apr-20-14
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  perfidious: <Everett> Who was the ghostwriter? Alekhine?
Apr-20-14  Everett: <perfidious> Of course not. It was The author of "Manipulation at the Top: How to Use Political Levers to Keep the Chess Championhip," by Botvinnik.
Jul-14-15
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  keypusher: < whiteshark: chessbase database gives <<48...Kg4> 49.g6 <Kxh4> 50.g7 1-0 > as final moves. (and it looks more reasonable to me.) >

Well, as long as <reasonable> is our criterion, how about 46.Nxg6 1-0? Not much point in trying to figure out what Black was thinking or doing after that.

May-09-16
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  Phony Benoni: After <48.Kb7>:


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Yes, the time control was at move 50, but it's still hard to believe that Black played <48...Kf4> instead of 48...Kg4. Are there sources giving that move?

May-11-16
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  sachistu: <Phony Benoni> <whiteshark> The Wade and O'Connell book of Fischer's games (page 130-131) gives 48...Kg4 49.g6 Kh4 50.g7 1-0 (albeit the score is given in Descriptive notation e.g. 48...K-N5 49.P-N6 KxP 50.P-N7 1-0)
May-11-16
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  Phony Benoni: <sachistu? Thanks for the confirmation.

Mwhieshark> Should have read your post earlier. Thanks for the information.

<keypusher> The time control was at move 50, so there may have been time pressure involved..

May-12-16
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  sachistu: <Phony Benoni> You're welcome!
May-17-16  Hardrada: 30.Rxe3! Fischer simplifies at a perfect moment and goes into the endgame a pawn up on the queen side, which he then exploits brilliantly by marching his king along the h2-b8 diagonal and securing a win by parking it on c7 and creating a passed D pawn. This forces black to give up his defensive bishop, which ends the game after the irrefutable knight sac on g6, condemning the lone black king to guard the white g pawn from advancing.
Dec-07-18  CrecyWar: Very cool 46.Nxg6 But key move from the Tsvetkov book is 17. Nxf7

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