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Max Euwe vs Robert James Fischer
"hors d'Euwe" (game of the day Jun-20-2022)
Euwe - Fischer m (1957), New York, NY USA, rd 1, Mar-09
Queen's Gambit Declined: Exchange. Positional Variation (D35)  ·  1-0



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Max Euwe vs Robert James Fischer (1957) hors d'Euwe

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  harrylime: <RookFile: <Fischer could have taken the knight at 12. the same piece was instrumental in mate> But that is a nasty pin on the f6 knight. Qd3 is going to happen with that nasty pin.

I don't know what the GM opinion is, but I suspect that it can't be right for black later to play Qb6. It really didn't even slow Euwe down, he just ignored the queenside pressure.>

Would'nt they play g5 in the position around moves 12 or 13 ?

Dec-05-14  kia0708: Smashing Robert Fischer in just 20 moves. WOW.
Oct-07-15  cg999: I agree kia0708.
Winning like these against one of the best player in the world does make you best as well.
Mar-04-18  Dionysius1: I like that the mate on h8 happens whether Black takes the knight or not.
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  Penguincw: Video analysis of this game:
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  OrangeTulip: Ouch, Bobby gets some first class spanking:)
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  OrangeTulip: But the mutual respect from here on perpaps helped the WC match Fischer-Spassky being realized
Oct-23-18  John Abraham: this game was played on Fischer's 14th birthday, while his opponent was 55 years old. quite a difference in experience level.
Nov-07-19  popnstart: that had to hurt Bobby to get beat on his birthday! Here is the image of this game:

Jun-20-22  Czx: A pun that was years in coming, and finally came due.
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  Check It Out: Good pun!
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Good pun, which will become clear to everyone when they realize that White's surname is pronounced approximately like "Er-veh."
Jun-20-22  Atking: Chessgamescom it will be a good idea to link the historical picture proposed by popnstart with this game.
Jun-20-22  Brenin: Thanks, <popstart>, for the great photo! Can anyone identify the spectators?
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  HeMateMe: was this played at the Marshall chess club on tenth street in Manhattan?
Jun-20-22  moodini: I did not get the pun, despite saying various attempts out loud and giving the neighbours the impression that I've gone loopy... Ordoowa

Could somebody help me out before I'm taken away?

Jun-20-22  moodini: Ah - maybe it is "hors d'oeuvre"?
Jun-20-22  Brenin: <moodini: Ah - maybe it is "hors d'oeuvre"?> ... which, of course, means work-horse, referring to the critical role play by Euwe's knights in this game.
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  Honza Cervenka: <wall: It looks like 13...Qb6 is bad because White gets rid of the knight defending the king. Perhaps here's the time to try 13...g5. 18...Nxc2 loses to 19.Ncxd5!, so why not 18...Qd6 and if 19.axb4 Qxf4.>

18...Qd6 loses a piece after 19.Nxe6+ fxe6 20.axb4. 13...g5 could have been better than 13...Qb6, which was definitely a mistake but 13...g5 14.Nxe6 fxe6 15.Bg3 is nothing special for black too. But why not 13...Bg4? Also 13...Qd7 14.Nxe6 Qxe6 looks playable.

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  Breunor: Stockfish annotation gives:

13…… Qd7
14 Re1. Bf5
15 Bxf5 Qxf5
16 Bxf6 Bxf6
17 Nfxd5

+0.10 39 ply

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  MissScarlett: <was this played at the Marshall chess club on tenth street in Manhattan?>

At the Manhattan CC in Manhattan.

Jun-20-22  Shrinarayanan: Black can avoid mate by 20...g6 but loses his Q. Great game.
Jun-20-22  dhotts: The pun and the explanation by <Brenin> threw me for a loop. So I looked-up the meaning of Hors D'oeuvre in French and found no reference to "horse" but rather the French meaning "Hors" was "outside the work" or outside the normal meal regarding appetizers. However, further research for "Hors" indeed does reference two German words for horse : Pferd and Ross.
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  saffuna: What's particularly sharp about the pun is that hors d'oeuvres are bite-size morsels, and this is a bite-sized game.
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  MissScarlett: <Chessgamescom it will be a good idea to link the historical picture proposed by popnstart with this game.>

What's the provenance of this picture? It appears on the cover of the April 1957 <Chess Review> ( but I find no such indication inside its pages.

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