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Bernardo Wexler vs Robert James Fischer
Mar del Plata (1959), Mar del Plata ARG, rd 13, Apr-07
King's Indian Defense: Smyslov Variation (E61)  ·  0-1



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Feb-05-06  Autoreparaturwerkbau: Just no chance for Wexler here.
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  technical draw: In hindsight 7.d5 is better instead of the developing 7.Be2 But the 16 year old Fischer takes advantage of this "slight" opening misstep and Wexler is on the defensive from then on. Opening book? Fischer wrote it.
Jul-13-10  jerseybob: TD: Looking through 8 or 9 of Smyslov's games in this database featuring this line, I don't find a single example of an early Benoni-like d5. And the bishop almost always went to e2. I think Wexler's mistakes came later. First up is 14.fxg3, a capture you sometimes see in the Nimzo/Queen's Indian, but which seems out of place here. Next I nominate 20.Be4, containing a transparent threat which Fischer easily sidesteps with 20..Kh8. Then comes 21.cb5?(stripping the Nd5 of its pawn protection) How about simply 20.Rf2, doubling on the file - though black maintains an edge.
Jul-21-15  ToTheDeath: This is an excellent game and a great example of how to play for a win with black against stodgy d4 setups.
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  zydeco: Maybe it's worth noting that 8....g5 is similar to how Tal plays the Benoni. Players of a more classical style would be reluctant to weaken their kingside pawns that much just for the two bishops. Fischer and Tal and the 1960 generation would be more likely to trust in dynamism.
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  perfidious: Players with marked preferences for classical setups would hardly opt for the King's Indian or Benoni, however.

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