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Nicolas Rossolimo vs Robert James Fischer
US Championship (1966), New York, NY USA, rd 3, Dec-14
Sicilian Defense: Najdorf Variation. English Attack (B90)  ·  0-1



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Kibitzer's Corner
Jun-10-04  King99: This game had exellent endgame.
Jun-10-04  Sneaky Victor 16: Long but pleasing to watch :)
Jun-17-05  lopium: At move 40, by not taking the rook with the bishop, Fischer played for a quiete better position I guess, instead of winning the equivalent of a pawn. I don't know If I would be able to play such a move.
Jun-17-05  Shams: I know all three of you are sure how Fischer wins this, so I'll pretend I do too.
Jun-17-05  crafty: 70. ... ♖g1+ 71. ♔h2 ♔xh6 72. ♗xd7 ♖g2+ 73. ♔h3 ♔g5   (eval -15.21; depth 16 ply; 750M nodes)
Mar-29-10  geminstar: shams, me i don't...
May-15-10  Garech: Beautiful game from Fischer - thanks for these masterpieces Bobby!
May-15-10  miguelito: gran partida de bobby , rossolimo jugo como un 2700 aunque perdio .
Feb-26-16  caligula64: 10. ... Why not Bd7?
Feb-26-16  peterh99: Wonder why Ross didn't play NC3 or NE3 earlier instead of Qh6, and I wonder if he feared his Q could be trapped somehow after Qh6, Ng7; Ne3, f5?

Also wonder why Ros didn't play the Rossolimo Attack?

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  keypusher: peterh99

According to the database Rossolimo played 3.d4 more often than 3.Bb5+. Even against 2....Nc6 Rossolimo has an equal number of games in the database with 3.d4 and 3.Bb5.

Dec-26-16  prosperov: Good game
Jul-10-20  Viking707: Rossolimo ran a chess studio in Greenwich Village in the 1960s, which I frequented. One night Fischer came in looking furtive and nervous as he often did on TV. Rossolimo patted him on the arm, and seemed to calm him down. I believe Fischer felt friendly towards Rosso, if that was possible. After Fischer left with some new boards and chess pieces, Rossolimo told me that Bobby had an apartment nearby with two empty rooms, except for a mattress. The rest of the space was taken up with chessboards and pieces, where Fischer would thoroughly analyze a position on many boards, one by one, and commit all his conclusions to memory!

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