Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing
Robert James Fischer vs Julius Goldsmith
West Orange Open (1957), West Orange, NJ USA, rd 6, Feb-24
Philidor Defense: Hanham. Schlechter Variation (C41)  ·  1-0



explore this opening
find similar games 1,099 more games of Fischer
sac: 12.Rxd7 PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: The Olga viewer allows you to get computer analysis by clicking the "ENGINE" link on the lower right.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.

Kibitzer's Corner
Aug-30-04  wall: Why 11.O-O-O when 11.Bxf6 wins a piece. 44.c7 forces 44...Rxc7 45.Ne8+ Ke6 46.Nxc7+.
Aug-23-05  gomickeylol: h4 seems like a mistake, white should do what he can to keep his queen so the lady can control g7
Nov-25-07  amuralid: Something wrong here. 11. Bf6 wins a piece.
Premium Chessgames Member
  Eggman: Strange score. I can't figure out what the real moves must have been, but indeed, 11.Bxf6 is a piece for free. Yet the move order above is what is given in a couple of sources that I can find. A mystery.
Nov-25-07  Ziggurat: <Eggman> A tongue-in-cheek theory: maybe what was actually played was 10...0-0 11. 0-0-0 Bd7, and the players failed to notice that 11. 0-0-0 is illegal. When they (or someone else) discovered this after the game, they switched the moves to make the scores legal :-)
Nov-25-07  RandomVisitor: 6...dxe5 was Black's last chance to stay in the game.
Premium Chessgames Member
  Eggman: <Ziggurat> I was thinking the same thing, tongue-in-cheekly, as it were.

The opening here is similar to K Spraggett vs Doug Boileau, 1973, where black resigned after just six moves.

Oct-19-08  mrriddler: Hmm, a book of mine had the exact same setup as of 6... dxe5. It's an Evans-Joyner matchup (Canadian Open 1956). Joyner committed the same error in using his knight (Nxe5).
Oct-20-08  AnalyzeThis: I made a mistake similar to this as black once. Got a miserable position, a pawn down, but somehow managed to draw the game.
Jul-16-09  TheFocus: Opponent's name is Julius.
Nov-08-09  tentsewang: Its just amazing that fisher during his young age was playing a pro chess player. if the rook were to take the pawn which is one step from promotion, the knight would just drop a thundering fork check. Just Brilliant!
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: <TheFocus: Opponent's name is Julius.>

This is correct-even Wade et al in their early 1970s collection gave Julius as Black's forename, as I'm sure <TheFocus> well knows.

Dec-02-20  SChesshevsky: Must be young Fischer's tasty Orange Julius game.

NOTE: Create an account today to post replies and access other powerful features which are available only to registered users. Becoming a member is free, anonymous, and takes less than 1 minute! If you already have a username, then simply login login under your username now to join the discussion.

Please observe our posting guidelines:

  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate, or gibberish posts.
  3. No vitriolic or systematic personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No cyberstalking or malicious posting of negative or private information (doxing/doxxing) of members.
  6. No trolling.
  7. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by moderators, create a false impression of consensus or support, or stage conversations, is prohibited.
  8. Do not degrade Chessgames or any of it's staff/volunteers.

Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.

Blow the Whistle

See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a moderator.

NOTE: Please keep all discussion on-topic. This forum is for this specific game only. To discuss chess or this site in general, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of, its employees, or sponsors.
All moderator actions taken are ultimately at the sole discretion of the administration.

This game is type: CLASSICAL. Please report incorrect or missing information by submitting a correction slip to help us improve the quality of our content.

<This page contains Editor Notes. Click here to read them.>

Featured in the Following Game Collections[what is this?]
B+N vs. R.
from Bobby Fischer's Best Endgames. by Nasruddin Hodja
Instructional Remedies Vs. Philidor & Alekhine
by southpawjinx
my favourite endgames
by obrit
by sk.sen
N+B vs R
from Endgame study by Azzama
Philidor Defense: Hanham. Schlechter Var (C41) 1-0
from Mashed Potatoes Fed Fredthebear's Clan by fredthebear
B+N vs. R.
from Bobby Fischer's Best Endgames. by webbing1947

Home | About | Login | Logout | F.A.Q. | Profile | Preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | New Kibitzing | Chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | Privacy Notice | Contact Us

Copyright 2001-2023, Chessgames Services LLC