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Abe Turner vs Robert James Fischer
Manhattan Chess Club Semifinal B (1956), New York, NY USA, rd 3
King's Indian Defense: Fianchetto. Long Variation (E68)  ·  1-0



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Jul-18-04  chesscookie: The irony---Abe uses his bishops to startling effect and with the deadly precision of fischer's famed use of bishops.

A true classic , IMO

Aug-28-04  wall: Instead of 50...Rb8, maybe 50...Rh8 can draw. Instead of 52.Bf4+, why not just 52.Bxg8. The game ended after 53.Bf7+ since 53...Rg6 54.hxg4 is mate. Black could have also played 53.Bxg8 and 54.hxg4 mate or 54.Bf7 mate.
Aug-28-04  clocked: 50...Rh8 51.h4 and there is no hope for a draw. 52.Bf4+ is forced mate, why waste time taking the rook?
Nov-28-05  thunderbird: on the 2nd last move he cuold have moved his rook to g5....then he wuoldnt be in check-mate....
Mar-17-06  AlexanderMorphy: this turner has a 2+ 0-=1 against fischer
Mar-17-06  RookFile: Turner was a strong player. Of course, this is before Fischer made his quantum leap in chess strength (1800 to 2500+ in 1 year) to become US Champion.
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  Bishoprick: Turner learned to play chess from a book he read while he was recovering from a service incurred injury, and convalescing at a Navy hospital. He had never played chess before that, at least that is what he told me. Wish I knew which book that was. Incidentally, he was a fabulous blitz player, one of the regulars at John Fisher's Chess and Checker Club (sometimes disparagingly referred to as the "fleahouse"), on 42nd Street, when New York was the center of the American chess world and Fisher's (open 24/7) was the home of the true chess addicts.
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  FSR: Poor Turner got stabbed to death by a psychotic co-worker at Chess Review magazine.

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