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Boris De Greiff vs Robert James Fischer
Portoroz Interzonal (1958), Portoroz SLO, rd 15, Aug-30
Sicilian Defense: Najdorf. Amsterdam Variation (B93)  ·  0-1



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Jan-05-05  Alaric: Why 17 Bxg5 when there is no use, there is already a protector of h7 on f6 and there is no way white can attack it without removing it first.
Jan-05-05  DanielBryant: Although it's not always true, the saying "you can't get mated with a knight on f8" applies here.
Jan-05-05  b. sharp: Why resign? Why not Kf8 and play on?
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  tpstar: <b. sharp> Hello! Welcome to the group! Note the result is 0-1, so Black won. Perhaps White lost on time, or else realized the Bh7 was doomed to be traded = 35 ... Kh8 36. Kg2 Ng6 37. Bxg6 Qxg6 and Black should convert the win handily. See you around.
Apr-11-06  mccarthpm: because white cant save the bishop
Apr-06-07  nicagui: I think 35. Bh7 was the blunder which cost the game...
Jul-20-08  jrlepage: It is well known that White simply lost on time. See Brady, Profile of a Prodigy.
May-29-09  Goldengab: 35. Bh7 is a terrible blunder. The game was already lost but he could manage to play a bit longer after a really great defensive playing by Fischer.

35... Kh8 actually wins the Bishop exchange. There is no good answer to this. Only move to protect the bishop exchange is 36. Qh4 and immediately Qxh4, ghx4 and Kxh7 crushing white.

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