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Robert James Fischer vs Boris Spassky
"Old Gold" (game of the day Mar-26-2016)
Fischer - Spassky (1992), Sveti Stefan & Belgrade YUG, rd 25, Oct-28
Sicilian Defense: Paulsen. Normal Variation (B45)  ·  1-0

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Oct-14-15  Zugzwangovich: Had 14.Na4 ever been played before this game? The only other game I can find where the position after 13...b4 was reached is Ilinic-Cvetkovic, Yugoslavia 1990, where 14.Ne2 was played.
Oct-15-15
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  Retireborn: <Zugzwangovich> Informator has a game Inkiov-Vera, Varna 1986 where 14.Na4 was met with 14...Qa5 and after 15.b3 Nc5 16.Bxc5 dxc5 17.Qf4 Ra7 18.Kb1 Rd7 the game eventually ended in a draw. Possibly Spassky didn't know that game, but in any case his 14...Bb7 is no improvement, as earlier posts on this page point out.
Oct-15-15  Zugzwangovich: Many thanks, <Retireborn>, for that info.
Mar-26-16
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  offramp: The openings in this match were so weird. I think the best adjective is <recherché>.
Mar-26-16  mikhs: Why can't black take the knight 15... Nxb6 ? What am I missing?
Mar-26-16  erixn: @mikhs: After 16.Qxb4 White wins back the Nb6 or Bb7, I guess
Mar-26-16  Isilimela: Fischer is fond of his "Alekhine's Gun". I think there was another more subtle application thereof in another of the games in this match. "Old Gold" is an apt namer for the match in general.
Mar-26-16
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  kevin86: Fischer will force mate along the g-row or h-row!
Mar-26-16
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  PawnSac: < offramp: The openings in this match were so weird. I think the best adjective is <recherché>. >

Fischer deliberately avoided many of the same lines he used to play, and selected a handful of them deliberately to avoid the 20 years of theory he missed. His goal was to stay as far out of book as possible so that it was his own skill vs. Boris'

Mar-26-16
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  diceman: Karpov discussing this game:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0J...

Mar-26-16
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  offramp: <PawnSac: < offramp: The openings in this match were so weird. I think the best adjective is <recherché>. > Fischer deliberately avoided many of the same lines he used to play, and selected a handful of them deliberately to avoid the 20 years of theory he missed. His goal was to stay as far out of book as possible so that it was his own skill vs. Boris>

I suspect they had a few conversations about what openings they intended to play before the match started.

Mar-26-16
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  Sneaky: I find this game delightful. It has a 19th century quality to it, in a good way. Simple and to the point.
Mar-26-16  Atking: <Retireborn: <Zugzwangovich> Informator has a game Inkiov-Vera, Varna 1986 where 14.Na4 was met with 14...Qa5 and after 15.b3 Nc5 16.Bxc5 dxc5 17.Qf4 Ra7 18.Kb1 Rd7 the game eventually ended in a draw.> Isn't 16.a3 risky but playable? 16...NxN 17.axb Qc7 18.bxN Bd7 20.a5 after 21.Kb2 (20...Ba4 21.Bd3 Rfc8 22.Kb2) White may able to consolidate the Queen side. Black needs a knight to make a serious counter attack.
Mar-27-16
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  perfidious: This game is reminiscent of the Capablanca-like clarity and precision of Fischer's play in attack and defence during those peak years 1970-72.
Mar-27-16
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  pazzed paun: off ramp
Larry Evans said that Boris told him the same thing
Mar-27-16
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  MissScarlett: <Larry Evans said that Boris told him the same thing>

When and where did Evans say that?

Mar-28-16
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  pazzed paun: At the tournament in San Francisco in 1995
Where Ashley Waitzkins and Korchnoi played
Jan-09-17
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  tpstar: <diceman> Thanks for the link - great video!

15. Nb6! was very imaginative.

Jan-09-17  Sularus: nice gun
Aug-21-17  Toribio3: The black king can not escape!
Sep-17-18  jabinjikanza: Excellent game Bobby
Nov-02-18  hiawatha: Even better commentary on Youtube by world champion A. Karpov: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0J...

Karpov very likes this game!

Dec-23-18  DonChalce: lovely. :3
Jun-11-19  Patzer Natmas: Game featured in "New in Chess - Tactics Training - Bobby Fischer"
Mar-17-20  ewan14: 15 Nb6 amazing !!
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