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Robert James Fischer vs Herbert Seidman
US Championship (1959/60), New York, NY USA, rd 7, Dec-27
Scandinavian Defense: Main Lines. Mieses Variation (B01)  ·  1-0



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Dec-10-04  delterp: Seidman tries to play Bobby for a fool. 11)...Rd6 completely ignores the attack on the b4 knight. With 13)...Ne4, he hopes Bobby will make a patzer move, 14) NxN? QxN and white's queen will drop. Bobby ignores this and removes black's best piece with 14) RxB. Black has dropped two pieces for this silly attack. White simply moves his queen after 14)...RxB and is up a whole piece.
Mar-27-06  NotABanker: Seidman's problems start with 9. ...Ba6. He needed to play something stronger.
Jan-28-08  frank124c: Bobby Fischer was no fool,
Even tho dropt out of school,
(I heard he had a great big tool),
To his memory be kind not cruel.
Jun-22-10  kingfu: Thank you Frank!
This is a good poem and a good pun.
We can take this to the bank!
Mar-22-11  SvetlanaBabe: I always thought 9...Ne4!? sets white a few problems to solve. Over the board preferable to the text but not in Seidman's style.
Dec-02-11  najdorfBAS: "Seidman tries to play Bobby for a fool. 11)...Rd6 completely ignores the attack on the b4 knight"

Not sure I agree with that comment. Surely the reason for 11...Rd6 is that the attacked Knight cannot move anywhere useful. If the Knight moves Fischer plays 12. Bc6+ and he has the added threat of moving his Knight discovering an attack on the Black Queen.

May-01-13  Wyatt Gwyon: I'd get my ass handed to me in short order no matter what opening I chose with black against Fischer, but the Scandinavian would not be my first choice.
May-01-13  RookFile: I think Reshevsky had a good weapon with the version of the Dragon he played in their match. He knew that Fischer didn't really like to play the Maroczy Bind.
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  tpstar: Black has a fighting chance with 7 ... Bd7 but not 7 ... c6 = Opening Explorer

Brutal crush. 15. Qa1 is cute (15. Nxd2?? Qxf2#).

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  corneliussulla: even if fischer takes the rook he is still way ahead

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