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Robert James Fischer vs David Ames
Lincoln ch-US jr (1955), Lincoln, NE USA, rd 4, Jul-18
Four Knights Game: Italian Variation. Noa Gambit (C47)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Kibitzer's Corner
Jul-29-04  Knight13: Interesting game.
Aug-25-04  wall: 4.Bc4?! is probably not best. 5.Bxf7+ may not be best. Perhaps just 5.Nxe4 or 5.O-O. 17.Nxd5 equalizes since 17...cxd5? 18.Qxd5+ Be6 19.Qxa5 favors White. Why doesn't White just play 25.Bxa7 and win a pawn?
Aug-26-04  Dpm: I guess Bobby was at one point mortal before he became superhuman!?
Nov-13-04  quXa: Well, he is simply following the Italian opening. A lot of youth players play this opening, well at least in my club :P. It's really not that bad....
Mar-14-05  RookFile: I actually met Mr. Ames.... he moved
onto different things than chess later... very humble man, because if I had drawn Bobby Fischer, I'd only be mentioning this every 5 minutes or so, lol.
Mar-14-05  zb2cr: Uhmmm...Bobby was 12 years old at the time of this game. He was not yet the youngest to achieve a masters' rating --that didn't come until he was 13 years & 5 months old. So there's not much to brag about drawing this game.
Jun-02-05  white pawn: When he was just a fetus, I actually beat him.
Aug-22-05  gomickeylol: Yeah, before he bought that castle shaped like a...castle? Um...a house shaped like a rook.
Mar-20-07  JIRKA KADLEC: 5.Bxf7?! / (5.Nxe4 = ; 5.0-0!?) 7.Neg5!? (7.Ng3 e4 8.Ng1 Bc5 9.N1e2 ; 8...h5!? 9.d4 h4 10.Nf1 Qf6 11.c3 Bd6 ) 9...Bg4 (9...Bxh3 10.gxh3 e4 11.Ne5 Qf6 12.Nxc6 bxc6 / )11.Nf4 ( 11.Nhg1 Qd6 A.12.h3 Bh5 13.Kf1 Qa6+ 14.Ne2 Re8 15.Nxe5 Rxe5 16.g4 Be8 17.a4 h5 ; B. 12.Qd4 Bxf3 13.Nxf3 Nxf3 14.gxf3 c5 ; C. 12.Be3 Qb4+; 12...Nc4 13.Qd4 Qb4+ 14.Nd2 Re8 )12.h3?! ( 12.Qe2 Bd6 ) 12...Nxf3?! (12...Bxf3 13.gxf3 Qf6 14.Rg1 Re8 15.Kf1 g6! 16.Rg3 Rh7 / )14...Bb4? (14...Qf6 15.c3 Bd6 16.Rg1 Re8 ) 15...Ba5 (15...Be7 / ) 16.Rg1 (16.Qb3 Kh7 17.0-0-0 b5! ) 16...Qe8?! = (16...Kh7; 16...Bb6 ) 18...Re8 ( 18...Kh7; 18...Bb6=) 19...Bc7? ( 19...Bd8! =; 19...Qxb3 20.axb3 Bb6 21.Ng6 Bxg6 22.Rxg6 Kh7 23.Rd6 Rhf8 24.Ke2 =) 20.Qxf7? ( 20.Nh5 Rh7? 21.Nf6+! ; 20...Be5 21.f4 Be6 22.Qd1 Bf6 23.h4! / ) 21.Nh5 (21.0-0-0) 23...Rd8?!= (23...g5 )
Jul-15-09  TheFocus: Opponent here is David Ames.
Oct-15-13  MrJafari: an equal game and the opponent played well...
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  naresb: 7. Neg5+, White was lucky that he went scot free!
Jul-28-21  kvonpat: 3.Bc4 Nf6 and then 4.d3 and not 4.Nc3
Or 3.Nc3 Nf6 and then 4.Bb5
the sacrifice gives black the center. Interesting enough, Fischer played this anti positional line. At age 13 he never would have played this anymore!

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