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Arnold Denker vs Robert James Fischer
US Championship (1957/58), New York, NY USA, rd 12, Jan-05
King's Indian Defense: Normal. King's Knight Variation (E60)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Mar-30-05  RookFile: Interesting game.
Jul-04-11  ckeckmate: After this game Denker reported" who knew but not winning this game I made a Frankenstein", referring to Fischer's 8 sucssevice US championship victories starting with this one in 1957.
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  FSR: Should Denker have won this game? If he was winning at some point, I didn't notice that. In any case, Fischer won every U.S. Championship by at least a point, so if he'd scored a half point less here (and everything else went the same) he'd still have won.
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  keypusher: <FSR>

<ckeckmate: After this game Denker reported" who knew but not winning this game I made a Frankenstein", referring to Fischer's 8 sucssevice US championship victories starting with this one in 1957.>

I have heard the same quote attributed to Bisguier about the 1957 US Open. Seems to make a little more sense there.

Bisguier vs Fischer, 1957

Feb-22-12  Zugzwangovich: In "The Bobby Fischer I Knew and Other Stories", Denker writes of this game after 18...Re8, "A quick look at the position suggests that White is better. But without making any obvious errors, I soon had to play very carefully to hold a draw."
Feb-23-12  RookFile: Denker must have been dreaming. In looking at white's position, you either want a pawn on d5 OR a bishop on g2, not both. That's what motivated Fischer's 22....f5, he artificially isolated the d5 pawn, making the thing a weakness in any random endgame. Even in the final position, Fischer was still better - but a bad bishop is still salvagable when going up against a good bishop. (It's the knight that will kill a bad bishop.)
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