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Robert James Fischer vs Ulf Andersson
"They'll Do It Every Time" (game of the day Apr-27-2008)
Exhibition Game (1970) (exhibition), Siegen FRG, Sep-26
Nimzo-Larsen Attack: Modern Variation (A01)  ·  1-0



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Apr-12-04  Phoenix: I've always liked this game. If you haven't seen it before, I suggest you play it up to 12...Be6 and try to guess White's move.
Apr-12-04  InspiredByMorphy: <Phoenix> Nice observation! 13.Kh1 and 14.Rg1 remind me of Morphy. Attacking on the g-file in such a way is often times overlooked. Its inspiring to see someone as good as Fischer has played 1.b3 before.
Apr-12-04  Kenkaku: I think that one of the reasons behind the Fischer legend is his few encounters with the next generation of chess stars (such as Andersson and Mecking), in which he disposed of them fairly easily. However, I would credit this more to their inexperience at that point than anything else.
Apr-12-04  Shadow 812: On move 34 Fischer missed an elegant way to win the game, instead of Be5? he could have forced the win with a sacrificial line opening attack: 34. Rxf5 gxf
35. Rg7 Qf8
36. Qxe6!! Rxe6
37. f7 With the lethal threat of Rg8+
unleashing the latent power of the Bishop on b2.
Even though Fischer still won the game anyway, it is almost hard to believe that Fischer in 1970 and approaching the height of his powers missed this line of play.
Apr-13-04  InspiredByMorphy: <Shadow 812> Very nice continuation! It is forcing and more impressive than the text move 34.Be5
Oct-31-04  CAPA2422: SHADOW
I have only looked at your suggestion for about 10 min. But I think after 35.Rg7 Rd1 +! 36.Kg2 Nf4 +
37.QxN (Qd5or other).....etc.

this slows things down..
If something was missed please let me know... I am at work so i dont have much time.

Mar-14-05  Abaduba: Funny... if you showed me the game after Black's 12th, I'd assume that Ulf was white. turns out he doesn't do too well against his favorite hedgehog setup
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  keypusher: Here is a companion game with Fischer adopting the same setup as black.

J Soruco Garcia vs Fischer, 1966

Andersson would have been only about 18 or 19 when this game was played.

May-02-05  WMD: Didn't Elie Agur point this out in his book Bobby Fischer: His Approach to Chess?
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  vonKrolock: <Kenkaku: one of the reasons behind the Fischer legend> Hort, Gheorghiu, Browne or Hübner were also from the <next generation>: try to search for Bobby's Games with them
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  keypusher: <WMD>, I haven't seen that book. Is it good? I can't remember for sure, but I may have noticed that similarity on my own -- if I remember right the Garcia game is in the notes to Fischer's Skopje loss to Geller in 60MG.
May-02-05  WMD: I had the book but I lost it. Yes, it's pretty good.
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  Gypsy: < WMD: Didn't Elie Agur point this out in his book Bobby Fischer: His Approach to Chess?> This point is also made in Daniel King, "How Good is Your Chess?", 1993.
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  keypusher: Typical of King and Agur to steal my ideas before I even have them.
May-07-05  lopium: If 34.Rxf5, white wins at least 7 moves later.
34...gxf. 35.Qb5 (threaten Qe8!)
35...Rd8. 36.Qxf5, Nf8 (or the white Queen take it, and black are mate few moves later) 37.Rg7, Ng6 (black are already lost.) 38.RxQ and black can't counter the mate.
The rook and the Queen make pressure on the h7 pawn, plus the hide attack of the Bishop are winner. And yes, faster than the move Fischer played.
Aug-23-05  RookFile: So, this Rxf5 move has been known
ever since 1970.
Nov-17-05  PARACONT1: What a great pity it is that Fischer left the ches scene just as he seemed ready to reveal the secrets of queen pawn and other openings as White! If this and Game 6 of the Spassky match are anything to go by, he held back the progress of chess by ten years.
Feb-10-06  Tamerlan: My favorite game!
Feb-10-06  babakova: I think that this exhibition game was staged by the swedish newspaper expressen but Im not completely sure... In my opinion it is a bit too onesided to be considered interesting, Andersson was clearly not his later self....
Jul-05-06  Gouki: Fischer made a questionable move in this game that I dont think that anyone has noticed.


why does Fischer give up his knight for insufficient material?

since after 22...gxf5 23.gxf5 Bxf5, black is up by a piece!

and the endgame seems very in Andersson's favour.

It is very surprising that no one has posted an analysis for this as yet.

Jul-05-06  Hesam7: 22... gxf5? 23. gxf5 Bxf5? 24. Rxg7 Qxg7 25. Nxf6! Kh8 26. Rxg7 Kxg7 27. Nxe8 Rxe8

is pretty hopeless for Black.

Jul-06-06  Gouki: oh, I see now.

thank you Hesam7 for that variation.

Jul-06-06  RookFile: Gouki: just to give you an idea, this game, and this opening, was considered one of the most important games of the 1970's. The upsurge in the popularity of the 'Hedgehog' defense is directly traced to this game. What is interesting is, black attempts the same setup Fischer used here with White.
Jul-15-06  Gouki: hmmm, I see.

thanks for the info rookfile.

Jul-15-06  harcee sarmiento: good game. morhpy style.
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