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James T Sherwin vs Robert James Fischer
US Championship (1966), New York, NY USA, rd 9, Dec-26
King's Indian Defense: Fianchetto Variation. Classical Main Line (E69)  ·  0-1

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Aug-19-05  BobbyBishop: After 70. Rxd5, what was Sherwin possibly hoping for by playing on? Black up 2 pawns, not to mention B vs N. Perhaps he was simply playing on out of spite after acquiring only 1/2 a point out of his last 6 games with Bobby boy.
Aug-19-05  RookFile: Well, I think the end of the game is a little amusing. After 98... a2, I bet Sherwin sat there and tried to
think of every possible stalemate scheme there was. Turns out there isn't anything good for him. I wonder if Bobby played it this way to tease him a little bit.
Nov-02-05  BobbyBishop: There's an amusing story told in Andrew Soltis' book Bobby Fischer Rediscovered. He was talking about a game he (Soltis) had played against Sherwin in which James T had finally gotten to employ a line in the Sicilian he'd been working on for several months. He claimed that he'd invested about 20 hours working out the kinks. Fischer all of a sudden appears and watches Sherwin's analysis. Here's how it appears in the book: When matters got interesting around move 17, Fischer stopped the show by asking "whadya got on this?" and moved a white piece. Sherwin had an answer but it was quickly demolished by a few quick Fischer follow-ups. This happened a move later in the game and then again. After the 4th time he'd refuted a Sherwin move, Fischer asked, "You spent 20 hours on this?" Classic Bobby...
Nov-02-05
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  keypusher: Sherwin played this game all the way to the Lucena position after missing a draw at move 78:

Fischer vs J Sherwin, 1958

You could argue he dragged this one out too.

J Sherwin vs Fischer, 1958

Nov-02-05  RookFile: Another way of looking at that
story about Fischer and Sherwin is,
it shows the difference in calculation
ability and strength of analysis between a super GM and an IM.
Sep-19-14  Ke2: 100... a1Q#

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