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Herbert Avram vs Robert James Fischer
West Orange open (1957), West Orange, NJ USA, rd 1, Feb-22
King's Indian Defense: Saemisch Variation (E80)  ·  1-0



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Aug-30-04  wall: Maybe Black can improve with 39...Kh7 instead of 39...Bb7 (nothing on that long diagonal) to break the pin. It looks like 40...Kg8 doesn't work after 41.Bf7+ Kh7 42.e7.
Feb-18-05  CeeFoR: Erm, guess Bobby thought he was getting a free pawn?
Dec-07-07  newton296: that was a beat down !
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  Honza Cervenka: <wall: Maybe Black can improve with 39...Kh7 instead of 39...Bb7 (nothing on that long diagonal) to break the pin. It looks like 40...Kg8 doesn't work after 41.Bf7+ Kh7 42.e7.> After 39...Kh7 40.Bh5 Bb7 41.Bg6+ Kg8 42.Rg1 the game is over.
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  Honza Cervenka: Immediate 28.f4 was even better than the text continuation, which was good enough.
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  An Englishman: Good Afternoon: Impressive! Mr. Avram picked a good day to have the best day of his life.
Mar-01-14  WhiteRook48: That's amazing, it's rare to see Fischer getting trashed so thoroughly, even <before> he entered his prime.
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  TheFocus: Horrible way to play the KID.

Avram got a nice win.

Mar-28-20  mrknightly: I was a personal friend of Herb Avram. He lived down the street. He told me this about his win over Fischer. When the game ended, Fischer was upset and may have even had tears in his eyes. He left the board with no comment. Years later, Herb was playing in another tournament where Fischer was playing, (He was an adult now,) but he was also the designated adjudicator (We old guys remember those.) Anyway, Herb was playing on a high board and had a winning position when the game needed to be adjudicated. They called for Fischer. As he approached the board, he saw Herb and must have recognized him. Fischer came to the board and within a second without even looking at the board said, "Avram loses." Guess he got his revenge.
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  HeMateMe: wow, bob got hornswoggled here! Black's DSB was just a glorified pawn.

Was this one of the tournaments that Larry Evans used to drive Fischer too, before Bob made the candidates tournament at age 15?

Jul-28-20  mrknightly: Abraham, the KID, and the Sacrifice.

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