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Robert James Fischer vs Miroslav Radojcic
New York State Open (1963), Poughkeepsie, NY USA, rd 7, Sep-02
Italian Game: Two Knights Defense. Polerio Defense Suhle Defense (C59)  ·  1-0



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Aug-05-03  kapinov: Why did Radoicic resign?
Aug-05-03  Yuri54: The h-pawn is no longer double isolated, white's pawn structure is better due to the connected pawns compared to the isolated c and a pawns, the pieces are also coordinated while that knight on a5 is hanging on the side. And lastly Radoicic is playing against Fischer, the bad h-pawns were his only advantage so he felt that Fischer would be able to handle his position well from move 15
Aug-16-03  kapinov: I can't accept that, Black's pawn structure is according to theory and with the exception that the pawn is on g4 instead of g2, the same can be said of White's (if anything, Black can use this). Black still has chances to create some play.

I can accept that he simply gave up because of who he was playing but his position is far from unplayable.

Jun-12-04  weepingwarrior: I agree with Kapinov, even though Yuri54 points out some very good reasons, there's still alot of play left.
Jun-12-04  weirdoid: Sorry for this stupid question, but did Radoicic really resign at that point? Seems like a bit early. I sort of suspect that the score may be incomplete.
Jun-13-04  slapwa: The score must be incomplete. Fischer refers to this game giving "&c" after move 15 in My 60 Memorable games ch 45.
Jun-14-06  cizio2: the game stops at move 15.hxg4 in chessbase also
Apr-03-08  Ewen: Radoicic didn't resign at move 15. In 'My 60 Memorable Games' Fischer gives the moves while discussing Fischer-Bisguier; but he only gives the moves up to 15 hxg4 then comments 'etc'.
Apr-03-08  malbase: Checking my own database with Sigma Chess for Macintosh, and which is Chessbase the game did end at move 15.
However from the Book Bobby Fischer 1995 edition, the indication was that the rest of the score was lost. In my older collection, Bobby Fischer's Chess Games, the indication is x moves, meaning the score as above was lost. Another game Oster-Fischer from the same tournament also has moves missing. The 2 games were played at the IBM Country Club, Poughskeepie, NY. (Probably near IBM headquarters). Played from August 30 to September 2.
Guessing a Labor Day weekend club
Apr-21-08  Ewen: The Oster game is incomplete? After 34 moves White looks dead.

Here are all the games from this tournament, the first one Fischer won 100% (7 wins in a 7 round Swiss):

NY State Open 1963 Fri Aug 30- Mon Sep 2

Fischer vs Bisguier, 1963
Round 5: Sep 1

Fischer vs M Radoicic, 1963
Round 7: Sep 2

R Oster vs Fischer, 1963

B Greenwald vs Fischer, 1963

Fischer vs W Beach, 1963

J Richman vs Fischer, 1963

There's one more game but nobody seems to have the score. Also unknown is when or in which round the games were in (apart from vs Bisguier and vs Radoicic)

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  ketchuplover: 15...g5!! 16.resigns and abandons chess
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  MissScarlett: Poughkeepsie Journal, September 3rd 1963, p.20:

<Fischer, who resides in Brooklyn, defeated Miro Radiojic, a Yugoslavian journalist, in his final match in 33 moves. Radiojic conducted a "two knights" defense against Fischer's attack, but was unable to escape the loss of either his rook or queen and was forced to resign the game.>

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