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Robert James Fischer vs Miguel Najdorf
"Kick the Kan" (game of the day Feb-08-2006)
Siegen Olympiad Final-A (1970), Siegen FRG, rd 3, Sep-16
Sicilian Defense: Kan. Modern Variation (B42)  ·  1-0



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Robert James Fischer vs Miguel Najdorf (1970) Kick the Kan
Bobby Fischer's score sheet.

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  pawn to QB4: No, you're far from silly; interesting link. In both games, complex position, lots of minor pieces flying around and Fischer knows just the exchanges to make so it's all suddenly simple and he's winning. I love the pairing that in the other game he plays NxB(d7)! and proves his bishop superior to the knight and here...the other way round! On the surface, he makes it look like anyone could do it, but in reality these are fine judgments.
Dec-11-06  CoryLetain: Its looks like Fischer uses the letter 'b' for 'c' and 'f' as well.
Dec-11-06  JustAFish: < heart-warming little ditty "Insitutionalized" by Suicidal Tendencies (one of many fondly cherished tunes from my misspent youth - that LP still makes it onto the old turntable every so often.)>

You too?

Favorite verse: "Mom... dad... get me a Pepsi. No! You're on drugs!"

Jan-10-08  ruelas007: (To Fischer) Hey nice writing, it looks like mine
Jan-10-08  slomarko: Fischer's writting is unbelievibly ugly.
Aug-31-09  laskereshevsky: In my judgement, considering his writting, He would had been a good Doctor....
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  whiteshark: game related photo:
Jan-13-10  The Famous Chess Cat: <Maatalkko: Even if Fischer's competition wasn't as strong as super-GM's today, that's no fault of his. Fischer himself explained this when referring to Morphy. Someone interviewing Fischer asked him who the greatest player of the past was, and the first name Fischer gave was "Morphy". The interviewer asked him if Morphy's games were less impressive because his competition was fairly weak, and Fischer responded, "You can't hold [Morphy] responsible for his opponents' mistakes.">

Thanks for the quote

Jan-13-10  The Famous Chess Cat: <CoryLetain: Its looks like Fischer uses the letter 'b' for 'c' and 'f' as well>

Yes, the concept of indicating a file by which piece starts off on that file is one of the bases the descriptive notation is founded on. See the wikipedia link:

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  whiteshark: <offramp: The scoresheet is very interesting. ... Fischer did the heading in blue; it's possible he filled it out beforehand.>

I don't think <he> filled it, but the organizers did.

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  TheFocus: Right. That in blue is not Bobby's handwriting.
Aug-29-10  Lil Swine: i agree, if you compare that to the scoresheet from D. Byrne- Fischer you will see fischer writes cursivly while the one from the match with najdorf is written in print.
Aug-29-10  Lil Swine: if you close enough at the bottom of the second sheet it looks like it says something in german
Aug-29-10  Lil Swine: one of them appears to read zeit von schwarz
Aug-29-10  Lil Swine: according to google translate it means "time of black", so the other one must be "time of white", however neither are filled
Aug-29-10  Lil Swine: it says scach olympiad so this match took place in germany, however if it were written by officials it should be in german
Jun-17-11  IRONCASTLEVINAY: see better size score sheet
Jun-17-11  IRONCASTLEVINAY: dirty handwriting
May-16-14  sicilianhugefun: How can I not be so crazily in love with this website... It has the auto-play mode which allows me to watch the game without clicking the > (greater than sign) button on each move. The speed interval for each move is perfectly enough to understand the ideas behind each move that was made. I also love my iPad
Jul-27-14  Ulhumbrus: 27 e5 opens lines in a position where White is at least two moves ahead of Black ahead in development

After 28 Qxa8 Rxa8 29 fxe5 White's e5 pawn has fixed Black's f7 pawn without becoming vulnerable while his c pawn is passed, and with queens exchanged White's king is less exposed to attack. This suggests an alternative to eg 27...Bc6

In the position after 37...f6 White's pieces are three moves ahead in development of Black's piece and his c5 pawn is two moves ahead in development of Black's f6 pawn

Sep-09-14  SpiritedReposte: I'm a big fan of Bobby Fischer's chess, but that looks like psychopath handwriting.
May-25-15  A.T PhoneHome: This game is a perfect illustration of Fischer's (handwriting) powers.

Plus the descriptive notation. Fischer surely was an old-timer!

May-25-15  RookFile: I'm learning to play the Kan. Without a computer, I played over this game, and asked myself what mistake Najdorf made in this game. I couldn't find one. Obviously, he must have made one or two, but it is by no means obvious. Fischer has this calm, deadly, persistent pressure. In short, this game looks like a nightmare to a Kan player.
Jun-09-15  Xeroxx: What hapened on move 41 did he have to use another pen?
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  whiteshark: <zeroxxxy> Back in the days you usually went to another, seperate table to write down your next move in secrecy and seal the scoresheet thereafter. One plausible scenario could be that 'someone' 'forgot' his pencil at the playing table and got a now one from the arbiter...
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