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Robert James Fischer vs Ismet Ibrahimoglu
Siegen Olympiad qual-3 (1970), Siegen FRG, rd 6, Sep-10
Formation: King's Indian Attack (A07)  ·  1-0



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Jun-08-03  fred lennox: A classic two Bishop victory. After...15 e5 the bishops are like caged sharks. Fisher just lets them loose to devour the enemy. The man could be like a shark himself - you don't know when he's going to jolt.
Jun-08-03  mkdir: blacks 23rd move Rxa1 makes me uneasy...
Jun-10-03  fred lennox: I don't like it either. My guess is black feared Rfd1...Rfd8, Rxa8 or...Ra7, Rxa7. If black's knight moved...Nf3(forced) b4 and f4 are threatening. It looks like Fisher was going to control the a file anyhow. P.S. I meant the man could play like a shark...
Feb-03-05  midknightblue: I agree mkdir, strange move giving white the open file. This game is discussed in Aagaard's winning at positional chess - some very nice annotations, which focus on the superiority of the minors. Once white's white squared bishop comes alive, white demonstrates his positional advantage very quickly
Feb-03-05  euripides: Watch Black's queen's knight here.
Feb-03-05  drukenknight: well it never moves till near the end, if that is what you mean. I thought he needed to exchange white's dark square B, after it started giving check.
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  beatgiant: <drukenknight>
<he needed to exchange white's dark square B> White also has the play on the 7th and 8th ranks, as in 35...Be7 36. Bxc6 Qxc6 37. Bxe7 Rxe7 38. Qd8 Qf6 39. Ra7 Re6 40. Qf8, or 35...Be7 36. Bxc6 Bxg5 37. Qxg5 Qxc6 38. Qd8 Kh6 39. h4.
Aug-07-06  MyriadChoices: Why, after 8. h3, does black trade bishop for knight with queen development? In my experience, the pin seems to be more of a nuisance and I'm actually really happy whenever the trade off occurs.
Jun-23-19  Chesgambit: 3200+ rated puzzle
30. Nc6 ??
Bh6 !!
Jun-23-19  Chesgambit: analysis of move 31...?
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  Fusilli: <Chessgambit> Yup, you are right. 31.Bh6+ would have won, with a lot of flair. I wish Fischer had played it. The key is 32.Rg8. Notice that if 32...f5 33.exf5 gxf5 34.Qd5 Nd8 35.Be8 is crushing. (I'm saying this with computer help.)

Good find!

I guess Fischer thought he had so much advantage with the bishop pair that he was playing rather casually. Plus his opponent was an unknown. Had he been a strong GM, maybe Fischer would have put more effort.

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  keypusher: <Fusilli: <Chessgambit> Yup, you are right. 31.Bh6+ would have won, with a lot of flair. I wish Fischer had played it. The key is 32.Rg8. Notice that if 32...f5 33.exf5 gxf5 34.Qd5 Nd8 35.Be8 is crushing. (I'm saying this with computer help.)>

My favorite variation is 31.Bh6+ Kxh6 32.Rg8 Be7 33.h4 f6 34.Qc1+ g5 35.Kg2!.

But the game is nice the way it is. Michael Stean could use it in a future edition of <Simple Chess> as well as Botvinnik vs G Szilagyi, 1966

Jul-03-19  Chesgambit: My Sources :
Stockfish 9 analysis ( 27-28)
Stockfish 10 depth

Nc6?? h5! or h6!

Jul-03-19  Chesgambit: Fischer played 30. Qd1 !!
nobody can't see it Qd1
( White +3 My analysis )
but Fischer can't see it Qd1 Idea
and computer can't see it Qd1
If fischer played another move
we can't see it Bh6!!
Jul-03-19  Chesgambit: computers*
Ra8* Idea good black play Bd6

and why Nb8 bad move
I think
Nb8 is losing move for black
( white have two bishops and have
good positon )

White played 28. Bb5
good move
likely computer game but if Fischer see it Bh6!! he can win Quickly
and this game will be a best game of chess
why white played Qd1
or Ra8
I think nobody can't see it Qd1 Idea

Aug-02-19  Chesgambit: I analysis with engine now
Engine see it Qd1 Idea ( very high depth analysis )
Aug-02-19  Chesgambit: After I play Qd1 ( one threat no multi threat ) Engine still missed Bh6 ( I think I find first but no 2018 Fischer vs Ibrahımoglu youtube ) Nd7 Bh6 ( engine missed Bh6)
It's example of Bishop+Rook attack not hard to see it
Oct-19-19  Chesgambit: KIA vs Caro-kann defense game I never forgot Qd1 move
Apr-28-20  Chesgambit: Yugoslav system black played rare line and give bishop pair g6 systems black don't have solid position there
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  harrylime: Bobby got so good

would you believe

He toyed with opponents

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  perfidious: The line noted by <Chesgambit> as an improvement for Fischer at move 31 would never have crossed my mind, to put it mildly.
Sep-01-20  Chesgambit: Bh6 founded in 2011 Kxh6 Rg8+-
Sep-18-20  Chesgambit: @fusilli his opponent is Turkish champion

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