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Edward William Buerger vs Robert James Fischer
North Central Open (1957), Milwaukee, WI USA, rd 3, Nov-30
King's Indian Defense: Saemisch Variation (E86)  ·  0-1



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Jan-07-05  lopium: Well played by Fischer. I like this oppening with black.
Jan-07-05  cade: Why not 27.Rxf7 Bxd4+ 28.Kh1 Nxb4? White might still have a chance to draw with the double rooks.
Jan-07-05  lopium: Yeah, true. It was his best moves to do. And, maybe a draw or a win for Fischer. The position, and the diversity of black's pieces wouldn't have been a lost; i think.
Jan-29-05  seelyons: if he takes rook bishop takes knight check then the bishop is taken by knight..better position and 2 pawns queenside.. definitely lost for white
Jan-29-05  seelyons: and fischer could trade down and leave bishop+knight vs rook with more pawns and better position.. white is lost. only way to play it the way he did
Aug-13-06  DANICHSON: Please Help, Obviously I'm missing something! What's wrong with white's move 27 .... RXf7 ?
Aug-13-06  ikipemiko: bd4 , and nb4 for black
Nov-21-07  M.D. Wilson: Looks like Bobby had a Burger for lunch.
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  beatgiant: <M.D. Wilson>
<Burger for lunch>
For related lines, see
Alekhine vs V Berger, 1932
Nov-21-07  D4n: Danichson, if 27...Rxf7 was played, black would miss the chance to put white in check and gain the rook.
Dec-27-07  pointguard2: I think Danichson was asking about the position after black's 26th move instead of the 27th move. Suppose that white played 27. Rxf7, what I see is ...Bxd4+ 28.Kh1 Nxb4, 29.R7f4 Nd3 and black can hold the material advantage. Hope this helps!
Oct-21-08  mrriddler: Continuation just for fun since the position is clearly hopeless. Aside from the mating threat Najdorf mentioned if White tries to maintain material parity with Nxd8, the other alternatives will leave White an exchange down (Minor piece to Black's rook)and cause him to lose at least one more of his remaining pawns.

28. Nxf4 (Nxd8 invites mate as Najdorf mentioned)
... Bd4+
29. Kh1, Be3 (Not Be5)
30. g3, Rd4
31. Bc3 (The white bishop can not pin Black Rook on Black Bishop from c5 because of the b6 pawn.) ... Re4

Doesn't matter what White does after, the best he can expect is losing the knight and its pawn guard for Black's bishop.

Apr-24-09  Goldengab: After 27. Rxf7 the easy win comes with: 27... Bxd4+ 28. Kh1 Nxb4 and then let say 29. a3 simply Nd3 win after even the exchange of the 2 minor pieces in f2.
Dec-24-09  tentsewang: This game has actually repeated almost whole moves in karl Burger vs. Fischer 1956! What a coincidence.
Aug-13-10  Damianx: if 27 Rxf7 B x N check
N x B 3 pieces to 2 and up a pawn that can,t be stopped 4 a queen
Jan-29-12  screwdriver: mrriddler, yes, nice follow up. I like the way one can move these pieces on the board after the game is done, to actually see the variations without having to do it all mentally.
Jan-29-12  timhortons: burger king?
Feb-18-12  screwdriver: I just like how Fischer busts up white's center in this game.
Mar-05-12  screwdriver: 1957 was more towards the Fischer younger years, but he still displayed great authority over the board.
Mar-05-12  reilouco: What a blunder..!
Mar-05-12  RookFile: Here we have a Burger King special from Fischer: grilled rook.
Nov-21-14  tranquilsimplicity: Does anybody understand why Fischer played 9...d5 in this position? I do not challenge the move, obviously, but I wanted some insight. Thank you in advance.#
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  moronovich: <tranquilsimplicity: Does anybody understand why Fischer played 9...d5 in this position? I do not challenge the move, obviously, but I wanted some insight. Thank you in advance.#>

For several purposes.He makes the the pawn of e5 a target for counterplay(as in the game)pressure in the center and get rid of the semiweak d6 pawn.At the same time making his d-file and Black bishop more relevant.We can not demand more from one single move!.But the tactics have to be carefully examined.In this area,pattern recognition is of great help.

It is a good question you rise.
The same thing goes for several variations in the sicillian : when Black gets d6-d5 pushed at the right time,he has equalized or is even better.

So as chessplayers we shall always be alert to counterplay in the center.

Nov-22-14  tranquilsimplicity: <Moronovich> Thanks for that. And yes indeed; as a Sicilian Defence (Dragon & Kan) player I am always on the look out to push a timely ...d5.#
Aug-08-17  bla bla: K Burger vs Fischer, 1957
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