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Robert James Fischer vs Fridrik Olafsson
Bled-Zagreb-Belgrade Candidates (1959), Bled, Zagreb & Belgrade YUG, rd 26, Oct-25
Caro-Kann Defense: Two Knights Attack (B10)  ·  1-0



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Aug-28-05  A.Alekhine: Switzerland giant fall to the unstoppable hands of Fischer..
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  jahhaj: <A.Alekhine> Swiss? You must be American.
Sep-14-05  A.Alekhine: Oops,Iceland I mean
Sep-14-05  BobbyBishop: Olafsson was lost after 29. Re6. No use trying to defend the c pawn with Rc7 since after Qe2, the e pawn falls so I guess the exchange of Queens was his last ditch attempt to try and salvage a draw. But I would wager being a pawn down & Bishop vs. Knight, he knew he had no chance against Bobby's fine technique.
Dec-31-06  friedliverwonions: What hurt black was move 13. That gave white a BIGGER lead in development. (Which is why fischer allowed doubled f-pawns.) 13...Qd7! is played today, and the Q's and N's go off, and black's d-pawn is weaker than the doubled f-pawns, but that advantage really isn't enought to work with. After his 15th move, Fischer said something like 'after reflecting on this position, i realize that as ugly as White's pawn structure is, Black can't exploit it because he can't develop his K-Side without going through convolutions." That tangle was the important thing and it chocked Black!
May-29-08  KKW: You mean 13...Qd8?
May-29-08  Riverbeast: Even as a teenager Fischer had his trademark playing style: efficient, clinical, and crisp
Sep-20-09  birthtimes: The first 8 moves of this game were identical to the one played in 1950 between Nezhmetdinov-Kamishov, in which White sacrificed his knight on f7 in a Spielmann-like preventive castling sacrifice that drove Black's king out into the open and into a queen and rook and pawn mating net that could only be stopped by the sacrifice of Black's queen.
Sep-20-09  AnalyzeThis: Don't you just hate prearranged games? ;)
Nov-16-11  sicilianhugefun: 12. e6 is an instructive pawn sacrifice I believe so.. The idea behind it that I can see is that it caved in Black's light squared bishop. That gave Bobby adequate time to surmount sufficent pressure on the king's wing which somehow became weak also because of the beautiful pawn sacrfice on his 12th move resulting to a doubled pawn on the e-file. Although the doubled pawn was undoubled and Black's light squared bishop was liberated afterwards, what followed were exchanges that inflicted Black with a new weakness which is on his e6 square. On that particular square Bobby placed his rook so as to threaten black's weak pawn on c6 which is also a light square. Is this a light square strategy? I will greatly appreciate a response.. Tnx
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  zydeco: What's white's follow-up to 15.....c5?
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  diceman: <zydeco: What's white's follow-up to 15.....c5?>

16. Ndxe6! Bxe6
17. Bxf6 exf6
19. Nxe6

…and the queen cant recapture because of Re1.

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  diceman: <sicilianhugefun: 12. e6 is an instructive pawn sacrifice I believe so.. The idea behind it that I can see is that it caved in Black's light squared bishop.>

It also allowed white to "use" e5 to
disrupt the kingside.

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  zydeco: <diceman< Nice. Thanks.
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