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William Whisler vs Robert James Fischer
Lincoln ch-US jr (1955), Lincoln, NE USA, rd 2, Jul-16
King's Indian Defense: Saemisch Variation. Steiner Attack (E80)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Jul-24-04  kevin86: Was Fischer's opponent getting the moves from his mother? lol!
Jul-29-04  Knight13: Ficher played this game well in an age like 12. Good game.
Aug-25-04  wall: Perhaps 8...a5 is not best (8...a6 or 8...h6). Why not 23.Rg5 instead of 23.Qc2 or 24.Nb5 instead of 24.Qg6 and Black can trade Queens. 17...f5 seems to open up Black's kingside too much.
Mar-04-06  mac17: This is a win for Fischer,,,better pawn structure,,,should have played on.....
Mar-05-06  RookFile: Fischer said he was always terrified of the Saemisch KID, even when a grandmaster. Maybe he was happy to get a draw in this particular game.
Jan-09-07  JIRKA KADLEC: 8...a5(8...h6!?)9...Nc5(9...h5 10.g4! hxg4 11.h5 ) 10.Nge2(10.g4;10.h5) 11.Ng3?!(11.h5;11.g4 ) 11...h5!= 12.Be2(12.0-0-0)13.Bh6 (13.0-0-0)17...f5?!(17...a4=)23.Qc2?!(23.Rg6! ) 23...Ng7?(23...Nf6 ;23...Qe7 )24.Qg6? (24.Rg5!Rxh4 25.Rhg1 / Rg4 26.R5xg4 hxg4 27.Rh1+ Kg8 28.Qg6 Qe8 29.Qh7 Kf7 30.Rh6 Qf8 31.f4! ) 24...Qf6!=
Nov-25-07  RandomVisitor: After 24.Rg6:

1: W Whisler - Robert James Fischer, Lincoln ch-US jr Rd: 2 1955

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Analysis by Rybka 2.3.2a mp up:
1. (1.87): 24...Rf6 25.Rhg1 Rxg6 26.Qxg6 Qg8 27.Na4 Qh7 28.Qg5 Rg8 29.Nxc5 dxc5 30.Rg2 Qf5 31.Qh6+

2. (1.96): 24...Nf5 25.Rhg1 Qf8 26.R1g5 Kh7 27.Bd3 Nxd3+ 28.Qxd3 Qf7 29.Ne2 Rxh4 30.Rg7+ Qxg7 31.Qxf5+

3. (2.94): 24...Kg8 25.Ne4 Nxe4 26.Rhg1 Rf7 27.Qxe4 Kf8 28.Rh6 Ke7 29.Qg6 Qg8 30.f4 Raf8 31.fxe5

Nov-26-07  RandomVisitor: W Whisler - Robert James Fischer [E81]
Lincoln ch-US jr Rd: 2 Lincoln ch-US jr Rd: 2, 1955 [Rybka 2.3.2a mp up 6 minutes per move]

1.d4 Nf6
2.c4 g6
3.Nc3 Bg7
4.e4 d6
5.f3 0-0
6.Bg5 Nbd7
7.Qd2 last book move

7...e5 0.01/18
8.d5 0.00/16 a5= 0.13 <8...Nc5 9.Nge2 Bd7 10.Ng3 b6 11.Be2 a5 12.h4 Qe8 13.0-0 h5 14.Nb5 Bxb5 0.00> 0.13/19

9.h4= 0.06 <9.Nh3 Nc5 10.Nf2 b6 11.Be2 a4 12.0-0 Qd7 13.Nd3 Nh5 14.Nxc5 bxc5 15.g3 Bb7 0.13> 0.06/17

9...Nc5 0.06/18
10.Nge2 0.06/16 Bd7= 0.17 <10...Qd7 11.g4 0.06> 0.17/16

11.Ng3= 0.06 <11.h5 Re8 12.Ng3 Bf8 13.Nb5 Be7 14.Be3 a4 15.Kf2 Bxb5 16.cxb5 Qd7 17.Bxc5 dxc5 0.17> 0.06/17

11...h5 0.06/18
12.Be2= 0.00 <12.Nge2 a4 13.Nc1 b6 14.Nd3 Qb8 15.Nxc5 bxc5 16.Nb5 Nh7 17.Be3 f5 18.Bd3 fxe4 0.06> 0.00/15

12...Qc8 0.00/19
13.Bh6= -0.12 <13.Nb5 Nh7 14.Be3 Qd8 15.Nf1 Nf6 16.0-0-0 a4 17.Qc3 b6 18.Ng3 a3 19.Nxa3 Qe7 0.00> -0.12/17

13...Kh7= 0.00 <13...Bxh6 14.Qxh6 Ra6 15.Nf1 Rb6 16.Rb1 Nh7 17.Ne3 Qd8 18.g4 hxg4 19.Nxg4 Bxg4 20.fxg4 -0.12> 0.00/18

14.Bxg7= -0.12 <14.Be3 Qd8 15.Bg5 Qb8 16.Nb5 Kg8 17.Be3 Qd8 18.Bg5 b6 19.Qc3 Bxb5 20.cxb5 Na4 0.00> -0.12/20

14...Kxg7 -0.12/18
15.Rf1 -0.28 <15.Nf1 Qd8 16.Ne3 Qe7 17.0-0 a4 18.g3 Ra6 19.Nb5 Rb6 20.Rac1 Bxb5 21.cxb5 Qd7 -0.12> -0.28/17

15...Qd8 -0.20/17
16.0-0-0 -0.30 <16.Qg5 Rh8 17.Nf5+ Bxf5 18.exf5 Nfd7 19.Qxd8 Raxd8 20.fxg6 fxg6 21.Nb5 Rc8 22.Kd2 Nb6 -0.20> -0.30/18

16...Ne8 -0.30/20
17.Rh1 -0.30/18 f5 0.63 <17...a4 18.Qg5 Qxg5+ 19.hxg5 Rh8 20.Nf1 h4 21.Ne3 f6 22.gxf6+ Kxf6 23.Nb5 Kg5 24.Kd2 -0.30> 0.63/20

18.exf5 0.64/21 Bxf5 0.65/19
19.Nxf5+ 0.69/19 Rxf5 0.76/22
20.g4 0.71/21 Rf4± 0.93 <20...hxg4 21.fxg4 Rf4 22.g5 Qd7 23.h5 Qf5 24.Qe3 gxh5 25.Rxh5 Rf2 26.Rh4 Rf4 27.Rh2 0.71> 0.93/20

21.gxh5 0.95/19 gxh5 0.97/19
22.Rdg1+ 0.97/19 Kh8 1.05/19
23.Qc2 0.36 <23.Rg6 Nf6 24.Rhg1 Qf8 25.Nb5 Rc8 26.Qxa5 Rxh4 27.Qd2 Rf4 28.b4 Na6 29.Bd3 Re8 1.05> 0.36/19

23...Ng7 1.63 <23...Qd7 24.Rg6 Qh7 25.Rhg1 Nf6 26.Nb5 Rc8 27.b3 b6 28.Kb2 Ng8 29.Na7 Re8 30.Nc6 0.36> 1.63/20

24.Qg6= 0.15 <24.Rg6 Rf6 25.Rhg1 Rxg6 26.Qxg6 Qg8 27.Na4 Qh7 28.Qg5 Rg8 29.Nxc5 dxc5 30.Rg2 Qf5 1.63> 0.15/20

24...Qf6 0.15/21
25.Qxf6 0.16/22 Rxf6 0.14/20 ½-½

Jun-18-08  Throt: I don't understand 8...h6!? .
Sorry for my stupidity, but what happens after white playing Bxh6?
Jun-18-08  sneaky pete: <Throt> The intention seems to be 8... h6 9.Bxh6 Nxe4 with ... Qh4+.
Jul-15-09  TheFocus: Many of Fischer's opponents do have their full names given. I will provide full names for all opponents. I have them all except for 16. The opponent here is Willam Whisler.
May-02-12  jackpawn: Think of all the unknowns that won or drew against Fischer around this time. Did any of them have a clue what he would turn into just a few years later? Why did he suddenly turn into a Chess God and they . . . didn't!
May-02-12  RookFile: In an odd sort of way, this game is actually similar to some of the games from the Spassky vs. Fischer match of 1992.
Oct-29-13  MrJafari: it seems a routine game...

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