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Robert James Fischer vs Svend Hamann
Netanya (1968), Netanya ISR, rd 1, Jun-17
Sicilian Defense: Fischer-Sozin Attack. Leonhardt Variation (B88)  ·  1-0



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Feb-13-04  Catfriend: Not always, <WMD>. Any movement, wether fundemtalistic or not, divides into separate tides.
Feb-13-04  WMD: Thank you, Bertrand Russell.
Feb-13-04  gilbertv: Sorry to interupt the debate on modern day theology here but why did Hamann resign?
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  Sneaky: gilbert, after the rook moves, 33.d6 is crushing
Feb-13-04  ughaibu: I imagine it was because white has the threat to play Bc7 so the rook will have to leave the d-file after which the advance of the d-pawn will win at least a piece.
Feb-13-04  ughaibu: (On this occasion while I was writing my opus Sneaky explained everything in a few succint words.)
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  tamar: In religious terms, the fundamental ♙ movement led by the fervent d pawn is attempting to become mainstream. (32... ♖f8 33. ♙d6 ♗e6 34. ♙d7)
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  technical draw: In religious terms black lost because he was nervous because he was about to be hanged. Esther 7:10...
Feb-13-04  WMD: If Fischer was in Israel now, he'd be crucified. Look out for a biopic of Bobby's life directed by Mel Gibson.
Feb-13-04  gilbertv: Thanks Sneaky & ughaibu
Feb-13-04  capanegra: Here’s another very interesting game played by Fischer at his stay in Nathania: Fischer vs S Kagan, 1968
Feb-13-04  WMD: Here's Hans Ree writing about Fischer in his book The Human Comedy of Chess:

Petra Dautov's book is depressing to read for a chess player. Couldn't things have worked out differently with Fischer? Personally I got to know him at the Netanya tournament in Israel in 1968. Fischer was getting paid by an American organization of friends of Israel. We saw quite a bit of each other and I said to him that I had heard he used to be so anti-Semitic. Was that true? And if so, what was he doing there in Netanya? Fischer said that he had indeed been an anti-Semite, but that had been stupid. Furthermore, he said, he was half Jewish himself, so how could he be an anti-Semite? After the tournament we both went to spend a few days in the kibbutz of another player, Yakov Bernstein. There, Bobby hugged a horse and called it sweet names, and with me played a lot of blitz games, beating me every time. Those were the days.

Feb-13-04  capanegra: Interesting, WMD. Let me add that, strange as it may sound, this is not the first case of anti-Semitic Jews in human history, and probably nor the last.
Jul-08-09  Ulhumbrus: Hamann takes the exchange and gives Fischer the makings of a pawn steamroller in return, after which the steamroller wins.
Jul-07-10  Damianx: Just my opinion i think it was more anti USA & his belief that USA was run by the Jewish community telling him not to play a multi-million dollar match
Jul-07-10  MaxxLange: the pawn diamond wins, in the final position

amazing game

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  keypusher: keypusher: <technical draw: In religious terms black lost because he was nervous because he was about to be hanged. Esther 7:10... >

If you know you're going to be hanged it helps you concentrate. Depend on it Sir!

Jul-07-10  vonKrolock: <10.0-0> Of course this was not a <sic> novelty, but - curiously - they met (after some minor transposition) a game from a school event, played in the previous year, until the 14th move

[Event "?"]
[Site "Oxford ch-BCF U16"]
[Date "1967.??.??"]
[White "Hall,G "]
[Black "Hutchings,S "]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "B90"]
[Round "11"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Bc4 e6 7. Bb3 Be7 8. Be3 Qc7 9. O-O Nc6 10. f4 Na5 11. Qf3 O-O 12. f5 e5 13. Nde2 Nxb3 14. axb3 b5 15. Bg5 Bb7 16. Qg3 Kh8 17. Qh4 Rfe8 18. Ng3 b4 19. Nce2 Rac8 20. Rac1 d5 21. exd5 Qc5+ 22. Kh1 Qxd5 23. Rg1 Qc6 24. Bxf6 Bxf6 25. Qg4 g6 26. Rcf1 Rcd8 27. fxg6 hxg6 28. Ne4 Qxe4 29. Qxe4 Bxe4 30. Rxf6 Kg7 31. Rxa6 Bxc2 32. Rb6 Rb8 33. Rxb8 Rxb8 34. Nc1 Rd8 35. h3 e4 36. Re1 f5 37. g3 Rd2 0-1

Aug-01-13  Gallicrow: Here is a picture of this game, taken just before Black plays his fatal blunder:
Aug-01-13  Zonszein: Hello.
Bobby Fischer said: ".......there are too many Jews in chess......they seem to have taken away the class of the game..." etc So, it seems that this didn't start with the following of that "sect" True, Bobby was too young...and lonely
Apr-27-14  sicilianhugefun: Fischer's 24. Kf2 is fantastic. Instead of capturing the Black pawn at e4 he let it stay there to serve as a shield from any counter-play by Black along the e-file. White's queenside pawns just swept over onwards.
Aug-01-14  thegoodanarchist: <MaxxLange: the pawn diamond wins, in the final position

amazing game>

Shine on, you crazy pawn diamond!

Aug-01-14  Garech: Great game, maybe the final position even makes it worthy of GOTD!


Aug-02-14  Nicocobas: <capanegra> No te olvides de Karl Marx
Jul-27-17  andrewjsacks: Shown in diamond vision.
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