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Robert James Fischer vs Eldis Cobo Arteaga
Havana (1965), Havana CUB, rd 14, Sep-14
Sicilian Defense: Dragon. Modern Bc4 Variation (B35)  ·  1-0



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Nov-30-05  joelsontang: did fischer make a mistake, overlooking 8....Qb6 ? that's what opening books say about punishment to 8.Bc4 instead of 8.Qd2
Nov-30-05  alicefujimori: No. According to NCO 8.Bc4 is not a mistake, but a less better line than the actual main line. If you look at the position after Black's 13th move, White actually does have some compensation for the pawn. He has the open b-file for his rooks. He has the 2 bishops and more space. Fischer's 14.Re1 was not the best move because he could of played 14.Qc1 protecting the bishop while threatening Bh6+ when Kg8 will make Black's h-rook out of play.
Apr-08-08  Helios727: What is the main line for white's 8th move?
Oct-03-08  drukenknight: More from the Havana tournament: Not mentioned by Wade/OConnell but 22..fxe5 seems to hold the position quite well.

Cobo was in absurd time trouble for most of this. Wade/OCOnnel explain that he had in effect 2 extra min. for each move owing to the delay in the cable transmission. He was left w/ 6 min for the last 16 moves! 30 min for the last 20. ANd he almost banged them out..

Dec-16-08  Helios727: Did black lose on time?
Apr-06-09  drukenknight: Helios. Yes I believe he did, perhaps I as not clear in my previous comment. Going from memory but pretty sure..
May-22-09  WhiteRook48: you can't play <8. Bc4>, the bishop's already there
Aug-03-11  koleos: What if insead of 13.) 0-0 13.) Bxc6 ! with the next 14.)Bd4 + forking Queen ?
Aug-03-11  itsankush: <koleos: What if insead of 13.) 0-0 13.) Bxc6 ! with the next 14.)Bd4 + forking Queen ?> Black can play 13..QC3+ and then recapture the bishop at c6 on 14th move
Aug-04-11  koleos: itsankush, thank you, you are right !

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