Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing
Robert James Fischer vs Robert W Walker
US Junior Open (1957), San Francisco, CA USA, rd 8, Jul-??
Spanish Game: Morphy Defense. Norwegian Variation (C70)  ·  1-0



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

TIP: Some games have photographs. These are denoted in the game list with the icon.

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

Kibitzer's Corner
Oct-29-03  Whitehat1963: Where does this really begin to fall apart? I've always liked to play black's version of this through 5 ... Na5 to trap the bishop, advance the queenside pawns and double the pawns on the b file. But I also know that few high-level players like this move. Out of the thousands and thousands of Ruy Lopez games on the database, only 73 employ this move. Why is it so rare?
Oct-29-03  Shadout Mapes: I'll blame the g5 manuver for weakening the kingside in an opening where white usually gets a nice attack anyways.
Oct-29-03  Benjamin Lau: Whitehat, the knight maneuver 5... Na5 and 5... Nxb3 is looked down upon at high level play because: (1) it wastes tempo
(2) the resulting positions favor knights, so exchanging a knight for a bishop doesn't seem correct (3) having an open 'a' file *almost* always favors white in the Ruy Lopez
Oct-30-03  Whitehat1963: Benjamin Lau, thanks for your post. Others have also pointed out the opening of the a-file. You're the first to mention the resulting end game; and it makes sense. Yet, for some reason, Fischer employs it here. He must have felt really confident against this guy. And why not? Now, does anyone have any idea why on earth Walker played 17 ... Nxf5? This, to my patzer vision, seems to lose instantly.
Oct-30-03  Andy White: It wasn't Fischer who employed it though Whitehat ;)
Aug-30-04  wall: 13...dxe5 looks wrong. Maybe better is 13...g4. Maybe Black shouldn't castle into this attack with 15...O-O and try something like 15...c6 and 16...Nd5.

17...Nxf5 does lose quick. And if 17...Rf7 (or 17...Re8), then 18.Bxe7 Rxe7 19.Nxb5

After 20.g4, 20...c6 fails to 21.Nb6.

Apr-14-06  YoungFischerSnapper: 17... NxF5? is a blunder. (Obviously).
Jul-16-09  TheFocus: Opponent's name is Robert.
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: The sun ain't gonna shine any more.

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?]
FischerĀ“s another one
from jaime gallegos' favorite games by jaime gallegos
from DrakeRizzo's favorite games by DrakeRizzo
The pin is mightier then the sword.
from Games by young Fischer by sibilare
f only 14 easier if bl k movesvia w takes p then q &n win tand
from LEARNING by gmlisowitz
Bobby Fischer Ruy Lopez
by ISeth
FischerĀ“s National Junior Crown 1957
by Adriano Saldanha
GLASSMAN's Ruy Lopez
from saveyougod's favorite games by saveyougod
20 moves
from Chess Miniatures, Collection IV by wwall
Spanish Game: Morphy Def. Norwegian Var (C70)1-0 P piles on pin
from -ER RJF by fredthebear
Ruy Lopez 7
from Bobby Fischer Games by HumbertoGoulart
f only 14 easier if bl k movesvia w takes p then q &n win tand
from LEARNING by xajik
Fischer's Lopez
by Pawn N Hand
Spanish Game: Morphy Def. Norwegian Var (C70)1-0 P piles on pin
from 20 Movers Take FTB 20 Moves ECO B, C Maximo by fredthebear
20 moves
from Chess Miniatures, Collection IV by FRoeten
20 moves
from Chess Miniatures, Collection IV by 3sun3moon
20 moves
from Chess Miniatures, Collection IV by Okavango
Bobby Fischer Ruy Lopez
by bjamin74
Bobby Fischer Ruy Lopez
by rpn4

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