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Gedeon Barcza vs Robert James Fischer
Zurich (1959), Zurich SUI, rd 9, May-30
King's Indian Attack: Symmetrical Defense (A05)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Kibitzer's Corner
Nov-25-03  raylopez99: I wonder if this is the 100 move draw that Fischer wanted to do a post-mortem and Barcza begged off, joking it would kill him and leave his family penniless from the strain!
Jan-27-04  Catfriend: It's a draw! ♔d2
Jan-26-05  von schlepstein: Oddly enough the game continued beyond the published end after move 95. The actual finish was 96 Kd2 Kb3
97 Kc1 Ka2
98 Kc2 a4
99 Kc1 Kb3
100 Kb1 a3
101 Ka1 Kb2
102 Ka2 Kb3
103 Kxa3 draw
Even after that the players moved their kings around a few times before admitting the joke was over.
Jan-26-05  von schlepstein: Sorry, Black's last two moves were Kc2 and Kc3
Jun-18-07  Karpova:

< ‘In his game with the oldest competitor, the Hungarian Grandmaster Gideon Barcza, Fischer had no advantage, but, not wishing to let his opponent go in peace, played on to the 103rd move. The game was adjourned three times and the contestants used up two score sheets, but even when there were only the kings left on the board, Fischer made two more moves!. Draw! Stunned by such a fanatical onslaught, Barcza could barely get up from his chair, but Bobby nonchalantly suggested:

“Let’s have a look at the game from the beginning. I’m sure I could have played better at some point!”

Barcza then began pleading:

“Look, I have a wife and children. Who’s going to support them in the event of my untimely death!”’>

It's said that Tal made these remarks but not where exactly. And there's no indication of the game going on until move 103

Nov-10-08  VaselineTopLove: Is this the same game where Fischer's opponent told him "I don't know who is better but I offer a draw" to which Fischer replied "I don't know who is better either but I have an extra pawn..."

If this is not that game, can someone please post that game here. thanks.

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  SwitchingQuylthulg: <VaselineTopLove> Fischer vs Hort, 1970
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  sfm: This game was very very very drawn for the last 20 moves.
May-27-12  markbstephenson: according to notes attributed to Gligoric Fischer would have had an advantage by playing 56...Kf4 instead of 56...Rb7. He equalized and took the initiative magnificently in the opening and midgame but erred in the ending
May-27-12  Everett: <markbstephenson: according to notes attributed to Gligoric Fischer would have had an advantage by playing 56...Kf4 instead of 56...Rb7. He equalized and took the initiative magnificently in the opening and midgame but erred in the ending>

I thought It was Barcza who erred early on but pressured Fischer into a mistake and equalized magnificently to draw.

Jan-10-15  Howard: Soltis claims in the latest issue of "Chess Life" that Fischer missed a win in this game.
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