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Samuel Reshevsky vs Robert James Fischer
Second Piatigorsky Cup (1966), Santa Monica, CA USA, rd 1, Jul-17
King's Indian Defense: Orthodox Variation. Gligoric-Taimanov System (E92)  ·  1/2-1/2

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Samuel Reshevsky vs Robert James Fischer (1966)


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Jan-31-13
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  AylerKupp: <andrewjsacks> Yes, of course. I think that he used to play the Gruenfeld on occasion, hence my confusion.
Jan-31-13
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  HeMateMe: If Bill Wall had had that job, he would have been a Bill Wall Wall Boy. If the tournament had been in the Pacific Northwest, he could have been a Walla-Walla Bill Wall Wall boy!

I think that would look pretty spiffy, on a resume, mind you.

Feb-01-13
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  andrewjsacks: <HeMateMe> You have the spirit of Odd Lie!
Feb-01-13
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  HeMateMe: Well, as you can see, I'm a college graduate!
Feb-01-13  Shams: <HeMateMe> Hey, I don't see a mortarboard.
Feb-01-13
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  HeMateMe: best scene in animal house--upon inspection of Delta House transcripts, it is found that "D-day" doesn't *have* a GPA. He appears to be about 25 years old.
Feb-01-13
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  AylerKupp: <HeMateMe> I think that after a comment like that your avatar is justified. Great!!
Feb-01-13
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  perfidious: Ah, what an innocent kibitz has spawned.....
Feb-01-13
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  harrylime: No kibitz's on the actual moves here I see lol

It's Fischer so lets just waffle ...

Feb-01-13  RookFile: I think Reshevsky might have had a chance to get a serious advantage in this game, but missed his chance. You don't usually see a king's indian bishop moved to a3, that's for sure. What he should have done, though, I cannot say, it doesn't seem to be easy.
Feb-01-13
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  perfidious: <RookFile> You must be mad, making a comment which is actually germane to the game-an obvious violation of the rules.

Hard to tell where Reshevsky might have improved, if it is indeed possible to gain anything like serious winning chances in these exchange lines of the Classical.

Then there's the iron technique of a brilliant endgame specialist, as exemplified in Ulf Andersson vs G Sigurjonsson, 1979.

Feb-01-13  RookFile: Yep. This is a good time to say that I appreciate the strength of these guys. The play is over my head, that's for sure. Something tells me that there's something wrong with black's position, but we might need somebody with a big league computer to find the path to white's advantage in this game.
Feb-01-13
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  harrylime: < RookFile: Yep. This is a good time to say that I appreciate the strength of these guys. The play is over my head, that's for sure. Something tells me that there's something wrong with black's position, but we might need somebody with a big league computer to find the path to white's advantage in this game. >

Something tells me Fischer got equality pretty early on in the game and it was pretty drawish with him pushing after that ..

An encounter of the two best chess players in the Americas in the 20th C

Feb-01-13  unferth: <harrylime: An encounter of the two best chess players in the Americas in the 20th C>

I think you'd have to put Capa ahead of Reshevsky there, at a minimum.

Feb-02-13  RookFile: I agree that you have to give Fischer and Capa the nod over Reshevsky. Was just thinking about something like a Pillsbury vs. Reshevsky match. Who would win? My guess is that Reshevsky would win narrowly, by virtue of the fact he was a terrific match player.

Of course, Reshevsky's great rival in his prime was Reuben Fine. Games between them tended to be all out wars. A match between them at some point probably would have spiked US interest in chess even before Fischer showed up. I have no idea who wins in a Reshevsky vs. Fine match.

Feb-02-13
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  beatgiant: <RookFile>
<Something tells me that there's something wrong with black's position>

It looks like a pretty dead draw after 30. bxc4, so I looked at <30. Rxc4>. But then after 30. Rxc4 Rd8 31. Ke1 Rbd7, if White ever plays Bc5 to go after the b-pawn, Black always has ...Rd2 with good counterplay.

So if Reshevsky wanted to play for a win, he'd probably need to find an improvement before move 30.

Dec-12-14
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  zydeco: Reshevsky plays circumspectly with 18.b3 ("waiting for black to show his hand") while Fischer jumps on the first opportunity to seize the initiative with 18....Rb7.

Reshevsky says that he was too anxious to simplify with 26.Nf5 and 29.Bc4 when he should have been looking instead to push his central pawns forward. Reshevsky thinks he had an advantage with, say, 29.g3 and 30.f4, ignoring black's queenside demonstration.

It's rare to see passed pawns get behind each other like this.

Mar-29-19  RookFile: The computer seems attracted by 26. Bd1. Apparently white has some sort of advantage, although how much I can't say. It certainly would be nice if white could trade his light squared bishop for black's light squared bishop in some lines.
Mar-29-19
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  harrylime: <RookFile: The computer seems attracted by 26. Bd1. Apparently white has some sort of advantage, although how much I can't say. It certainly would be nice if white could trade his light squared bishop for black's light squared bishop in some lines.>

I actually think you cant play chess.

You are just fading graffiti on these pages . lol

Apr-01-19  RookFile: I've been rumored to play.
Apr-01-19
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  HeMateMe: If Reshevsky had offered to do Bob's tax returns for free I think BF would have taken it easy on Sammy, once in awhile.
Jun-09-19  RookFile: Fischer kept it simple and stopped paying taxes at some point.
Jun-09-19  ughaibu: <Fischer kept it simple and stopped paying taxes at some point.>

What a @#$%.

Jun-09-19
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  harrylime: <RookFile: I've been rumored to play.>

Prove it 😎

Mar-28-21  Z4all: Nice photo from the game, at this point:


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https://tessa.lapl.org/cdm/ref/coll...

Looks like Fischer has burned ~ 5m on his clock.

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