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Arthur Bisguier vs Robert James Fischer
"Bob's Your Uncle" (game of the day Feb-05-2019)
United States Championship (1960/61), New York, NY USA, rd 11, Jan-03
Indian Game: West Indian Defense (E61)  ·  0-1



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Kibitzer's Corner
Feb-15-02  knight: Fischer plays this game benko gambit style. Bisguier's sacrifice of the exchange is insufficient to hold the game.
Jul-22-10  birthtimes: Can't believe a Fischer game that has only 1 comment? Fischer goes out of book on move 7, and from thereon Bisguier must have felt like he was playing Rybka.

Fischer decides to swap his light-squared bishop for White's knight in order to control the e5 square. He then swaps his good knight for White's bad bishop in order to push his pawn to b5, thereby initiating open lines to his advantage on the queenside, and achieving a Benko Gambit type setup.

He then masterfully pushes his c-pawn deep into White's territory, which facilitates entrance for his queen and then his knight into the c4 square, thereby threatening to invade kingside. He then swaps his queen for 3 pieces, and shows how to mop up with 2 rooks and 1 knight against a queen, with pawns still left on the board, in an overwhelming attack on White's king.

Just another day at the office...

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  HeMateMe: Poor Artie. Fischer beat him like a dog, 13-1. This one game BF uses the KID.
Apr-12-17  newzild: I agree with <birthtimes> that this game deserves more attention.

Only a fool or a genius would give up his dark-squared bishop to win the exchange in a Benoni position.

Apr-12-17  cunctatorg: As it is well known, Bobby Fischer's play was able to glorify the game of chess!...

Often his play seemed like the proof of a mathematical theorem and I wonder if we could compare Fischer's play with Capablanca's one or with Karpov's...

Apr-12-17  Strelets: This is an excellent game. Fischer repeatedly thumbs his nose at received wisdom and wins because his understanding of the position turned out to be that much deeper.
Apr-15-17  hudapri: great equalization system vs this stupid Bf4 line
Feb-05-19  RookFile: As usual, Bisguier gets a decent position against Fischer, then goes astray.

17. Rac1 would have preserved a white edge. After 17. f4 b5 he has one more chance for 18. Rac1 which is still pretty good - but he goes astray with 18. cxb5.

Feb-05-19  DonChalce: underrated.
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  ajk68: 33. e5??

Bisguier needed to get behind his b-pawn.
Instead he gives up connected passers and a queen to make a queen. Hardly a fair trade!

Feb-05-19  myteacher34: if you want to know the ending:

1... Re2 2. Qd4 Nxg2 3. Kg1 h5 4. Qc3 Nf4 5. h4 Kh7 6. Qb3 Rf5 7. Qf3 Rg2+ 8. Kf1 Rg4 9. Qh1 Ng2+ 10. Ke2 Nxh4 11. Kd2 Rf3 12. Kc1 Rf2 13. Qe1 Rgf4 14. Qa5 Nf5 15. Qc7 Nd4 16. Kb1 Rg4 17. Qc1 Rgg2 18. Qc4 Rg1+ 19. Qc1 Rxc1+ 20. Kxc1 h4 21. Kd1 Re2 22. Kc1 h3 23. Kd1 h2 24. Kc1 ♗lack wins by checkmate. h1=R# 0-1

Feb-05-19  Cheapo by the Dozen: <ajk68>, that's exactly what jumped out at me.
Feb-05-19  thegoodanarchist: Can anyone explain the pun?
Feb-05-19  norami: British PM Robert Peel was notorious for putting nephews into cushy government jobs.
Feb-05-19  Granny O Doul: Thus the phrase, and in popular lingo, if somebody owns you at something, he is your "uncle". In fact, to address your adversary as "uncle" is a traditional way to acknowledge his superiority.
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  Richard Taylor: 'Bob's your uncle' is used in NZ and probably England to mean 'And that's done, it's all wrapped up. So there you are.' It is ambiguous though.

Peel gave the name 'Bobbies' to the British police as he more or less started the police force. I don't think 'Bob's your uncle' is anything about owning anything as above...or maybe that is because that is the way I have come to use it. I don't think it is used so much these days.

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  Richard Taylor: Fischer swapped off the White B on d3 as that B can later be used in an attack but it holds b5. This shows the positional acumen of Fischer. His aim had to be Q-side action and he kept to that plan. The exchanges and sacrifices are just icing on the cake.

Bisguier indeed had to prevent b5 or make some counter play somewhere.

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  diceman: <"Bob's your uncle" is a saying that originated in England and is in use throughout the former British Commonwealth countries, including Canada. The phrase means "there you have it" or "simple as that.".>
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  diceman: <HeMateMe:

Fischer beat him like a dog, 13-1.>

I hope the pun in Fischer's last win included <Triskaidekaphobia>.

Feb-05-19  norami: I thought “Bob’s your Uncle” was a British phrase meaning you’ve gotten something you don’t deserve just through luck, like Robert Peel’s nephews. I was watching a golf tournament where someone hit a poor shot but got a lucky bounce leaving him with a short birdie putt and Nick Faldo said, “Bob’s your Uncle”.
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  OhioChessFan: When group conversation is lagging, you say "Bob's your uncle" to break the uncomfortable silence.
Feb-05-19  morfishine: Maybe <Garech> can explain the game title
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  Richard Taylor: Bob's your uncle cant really be defined in any particular meaning. I use to mean something similar to "and so it was" but it is jocular.

I say to my son: "So Bob's your uncle, and Bruce's your friend." It has the beauty of indefinability.

The puns are tedious really, let's face it. Let's be honest.

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