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Julio Salas Romo vs Robert James Fischer
Santiago (1959), Santiago CHI, rd 8, Apr-30
King's Indian Defense: Saemisch Variation (E80)  ·  0-1

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Feb-11-06  patzer2: Early in his career, Fischer demonstrates excellent technique in handling the Black side of the King's Indian and in winning this instructive Rook and Pawn ending.
Feb-11-06  RookFile: White could have safely resigned after 51.... Rh3, and probably sooner.
Jul-17-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  technical draw: Fischer learned a lot from Capablanca.
Jul-18-09  drukenknight: Like how to hide away from international chess for 20 years?
Jan-27-11  ycpl: White actually looked pretty good on the move 18
Feb-18-12  screwdriver: Unfortunately for white, there aren't any rules that say a decision has to be made after move 18. Fischer demonstrates good knowledge of the Lucena position.
Oct-05-16
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  zydeco: 34.Rd3 seems like a no-brained. I'm not sure what Romo was afraid of.

It was actually very unsportsmanlike for Romo to play on -- influenced, I guess, by the chagrin of losing to a kid -- he was questioning an international grandmaster's knowledge of the Lucena Position.

Oct-05-16  Petrosianic: There's actually no hard and fast rule, written or otherwise, about when one should resign, and inventing motivations for him out of whole cloth 50 years later, then blaming him for the made-up motivation is just silly.
Oct-05-16
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  zydeco: <Petrosianic> Um ok. That's weirdly vehement.

It's not whole cloth - we have the game in front of us, so we have a pretty good idea of what's going on. In an international tournament, it's rare to play on in a textbook theoretical endgame, when the winning maneuver has been known since the 1600s. To play on in that position implies some sort of spite for an opponent.

Silly of you to pick a fight over this.

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