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Robert James Fischer vs Herbert Seidman
USA-ch (1960), New York, NY USA, rd 6, Dec-26
Spanish Game: Marshall Attack. Steiner Variation (C89)  ·  1-0



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Mar-29-05  lopium: Why not 15...BdXRe ? Or maybe 2 moves later. The middle pawns will be too strong?
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  beatgiant: <lopium>
<Why not 15...BdXRe ?> The point is 15...Bxe5 16. fxe5 and White gets a second piece for the rook (if Black's knight moves, 17. Qxg4).

<Or maybe 2 moves later.> Similarly if 16...Bxe5 17. dxe5 (knight moves, 18. Qxg4)>

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  Ron: It seems to me that if black plays 15. ... BxR then Fischer can play 16. fxe5, driving the knight away from f6, which is defending the bishop at g4. After theknight is drven away, white can then play Qxg4: White would have gained two bishops for a rook
Dec-07-12  gars: Why Fischer's 15th and 17th moves are praised? Nobody seems to explain why they are so good.
Jan-03-14  peltonen: Because they are aggressive Fischer's answers to an exhausted Marshall Attack.
Jan-04-14  offramp: Did anyone ever play the Marshall at The Marshall against Frank Marshall? Is that a song?
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  ToTheDeath: Fischer's timely exchange sacrifice breaks the attack. Nice try.
Oct-28-15  jerseybob: Here's the genius of Fischer: in two successive U.S. Championships, here against Seidman and in 1959 vs. Bernstein, when confronted by the same Marshall sideline(9..e4)Fischer played the inferior 11.Qf3?!(11.d4!)and landed in trouble. Both times he wiggled out and won.

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