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Robert James Fischer vs Ivan Jovanovic
Vinkovci (1968), Vinkovci YUG, rd 2, Sep-08
Pirc Defense: Austrian Attack. Weiss Variation (B09)  ·  1-0



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Mar-09-04  Minor Piece Activity: Hey, there's a theme for the game of the day, the player of the day, the puzzle of the day, and the opening of the day!
Mar-09-04  Minor Piece Activity: No Fischer game collections on the example searches on the main page though.
Mar-09-04  FryGuy1013: Must be Fischer's birthday :)
Mar-09-04  TheAussiePatzer: A tough puzzle. The point, I believe, is 17...Bh6 18. Bc4+ Kh8 19. fxg6 hxg6 19. Qxf6+ with an easy game for white.

Black can't avoid this (at least not after 14... Bxg5) because maintaining the protection of the f6 pawn by 15... Qe7 or 15... Qd6 runs into a skewer (16. Bc5).

That must have been annoying for black. An uncompromising, computer-like, material-based refutation from Fischer.

But back to the puzzle, can we really say white has won, after black's better option:

14... fxg5 15. Bxb6 Qf6 - not fun to have to play against Fischer, but is it truly indefensible?

Mar-09-04  Lawrence: Sunday already?
Mar-09-04  panigma: I solved this one easily. I simply clicked on the little chess board and the solution presented itself.
Mar-09-04  Lawrence: Thanks, panigma, I know what I'm going to do from now on.
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  crafty: 14...fxg5 15. ♗xb6 ♕e8 16. ♗e3 ♘d7 17. h4 gxf5 18. hxg5   (eval 2.67; depth 15 ply; 1000M nodes)
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  kevin86: Who else but Fischer can string together so many attacking moves? White threats are fast 24 ♘xf6-forking queen and rook,or slow:24 ♕g3 followed by ♖g1.
Mar-09-04  Lawrence: Engines agree: 21.fxe5 was stronger, but Bobby was so far ahead already yet that Black could have resigned on move 16.
Mar-09-04  PAWNTOEFOUR: every time i play ova a fischer game,his talent simply amazes me!!!
Mar-09-04  InspiredByMorphy: 14.Nd5 seems best. It prolongs the game by preventing the bishop from developing to a square which attacks the queen and then the rook, while 14.Bxg5 does little for black's attack. 15.exd5 NOW Bxg5 However white will still win because of Blacks silly knight moves (retarded development) and his superior development.
Aug-09-10  Damianx: Truely the best are we really talking about if blah blah on move 14 that prolongs it a bit
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