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Robert James Fischer vs Fridrik Olafsson
Reykjavik (1960), Reykjavik ISL, rd 4, Oct-09
Sicilian Defense: Najdorf. Opocensky Variation (B92)  ·  1-0



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Jun-02-03  dondon: everyone! pls check this out! 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Be2 e5 7.Nb3 Be7 8.Bg5 Nbd7 9.a4 0-0 10.0-0 h6 11.Bh4 b6 12.Bc4 Bb7 13.Qe2 Qc7 14.Rfd1 Rfc8 15.Nd2 g5 16.Bg3 Nf8 17.f3 Ne6 18.Bf2 Kg7 19.Kh1 Nf4 20.Qe3 d5 21.exd5 Bc5 22.Qe1 Bxf2 23.Qxf2 N6xd5 24.Nce4 f5 25.Ng3 Ra8 26.Bb3 Rae8 27.Ndf1 h5 28.Nxh5 Kg6 29.Nxf4 Nxf4 30.Ng3 g4 31.Ne2 Nxg2 32.Kxg2 gxf3 33.Kf1 e4 34.Qh4 f4 35.Qg4 Kh6 36.Rd7 fxe2 37.Ke1 Qc5 38.Qg7 Kh5 39.Qh7 Kg5 40.Rg7 Kf6 41.Rg6 Ke5 42.Qg7 1-0 this is the game of fischer vs olafsson (najdorf, opocensky) i wonder why olafsson did not take the queen 38.Qg7+ with 38...Rxg7. and also 41.Rg6+ with 41... Rxg6!
Jun-02-03  Cyphelium: dondon> you don't have to post the whole game, we can all see it above.
Jun-02-03  Cyphelium:, the score of this game seems to be incorrect. According to, the correct score is:

1. e4 c5
2. Nf3 d6
3. d4 cxd4
4. Nxd4 Nf6
5. Nc3 a6
6. Be2 e5
7. Nb3 Be7
8. Bg5 Nbd7
9. a4 O-O
10. O-O h6
11. Bh4 b6
12. Bc4 Bb7
13. Qe2 Qc7
14. Rfd1 Rfc8
15. Nd2 g5
16. Bg3 Nf8
17. f3 Ne6
18. Bf2 Kg7
19. Kh1 Nf4
20. Qe3 d5
21. exd5 Bc5
22. Qe1 Bxf2
23. Qxf2 N6xd5
24. Nce4 f5
25. Ng3 Rf8
26. Bb3 Rae8
27. Ndf1 h5
28. Nxh5+ Kg6
29. Nxf4+ Nxf4
30. Ng3 g4
31. Ne2 Nxg2
32. Kxg2 gxf3+
33. Kf1 e4
34. Qh4 f4
35. Qg4+ Kh6
36. Rd7 fxe2+
37. Ke1 Qc5
38. Qg7+ Kh5
39. Qh7+ Kg5
40. Rg7+ Kf6
41. Rg6+ Ke5
42. Qg7+

Premium Chessgames Member Thanks Cyph, much appreciated.
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  technical draw: Now with the score corrected you can see what a great game this is. Nerves must have been on fire on both sides.!
Jun-04-05  aw1988: This is the game where one asks: Just whom is attacking whom?
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  offramp: I don't ask that. I ask who is attacking who?
Jun-05-05  aw1988: Lol, "whom" is one of my favorite words. Cut me some slack here. :)
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  Honza Cervenka: Olafsson's 33...e4 was a blunder. After better 33...fxe2+ 34.Kxe2 f4 35.Qh4 (35.Rg1+ Kh5 36.Ra3 Qd7!) 35...f3+ 36.Kf1 Rf5 the position is quite unclear.
Oct-07-09  pericles of athens: could someone please, please explain to me 28...Kg6
Oct-07-09  pericles of athens: and what on earth is he thinking playing 33...e4? it almost seems to me like black wanted to lose.
Nov-03-09  Garech: It should be "who is attacking whom." Great game regardless of the grammatical correctness of the kibitzers! Is this the correct score then?
Nov-03-09  DrGridlock: <pericles of athens: could someone please, please explain to me 28...Kg6>

Black's King is in check. He either has to move, or Black has to take White's knight. There aren't too many options for Black here.

Rybka likes Kg6 best among Black's options:

Analysis by Rybka 2.2n2 mp 32-bit :

1. = (0.00): 1...Kg6 2.Nfg3 Rh8 3.Nxf4+ Nxf4 4.Qd2 Rd8 5.Qe3 Rxd1+ 6.Rxd1 g4 7.Re1 Qh7 8.Nf1

2. = (0.14): 1...Nxh5 2.Bxd5 Bxd5 3.Rxd5 Nf6 4.Rd3 e4 5.Rc3 Qe5 6.Ne3 exf3 7.gxf3 Rh8 8.Kg1

3. (0.39): 1...Kh7 2.Nxf4 Nxf4 3.Ne3 e4 4.g3 Ng6 5.Nd5 Qc5 6.Qxc5 bxc5 7.Nc7 exf3 8.Kg1

4. (0.45): 1...Kh6 2.Nxf4 Nxf4 3.Ne3 Kg6 4.Bd5 Nxd5 5.Nxd5 Bxd5 6.Rxd5 e4 7.fxe4 Rxe4 8.b3

5. (0.54): 1...Kh8 2.Nfg3 Kh7 3.Nxf4 Nxf4 4.Ne2 e4 5.Nxf4 e3 6.Qe2 gxf4 7.Rd3 Rd8 8.Rad1

6. (3.19): 1...Kf7 2.Nxf4 gxf4 3.Bxd5+ Bxd5 4.Rxd5 Rd8 5.Rxd8 Rxd8 6.Re1 Re8 7.Qe2 a5 8.Qd3

7. (3.24): 1...Kg8 2.Nxf4 gxf4 3.Bxd5+ Bxd5 4.Rxd5 Rd8 5.Rxd8 Rxd8 6.Qh4 Rf8 7.Rd1 Kg7 8.Qg5+

Jan-27-10  pericles of athens: thank you, dr. gridlock. i need one of those chess processors that you have! how can i get one?
May-25-12  screwdriver: Black was so close to winning, yet so very far away.
May-25-12  Petrosianic: There seems to be an outbreak of poetry today.
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