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Guy Mazzoni vs Robert James Fischer
Monte Carlo (1967), Monte Carlo MNC, rd 3, Mar-26
Sicilian Defense: Najdorf Variation. Poisoned Pawn Accepted (B97)  ·  0-1



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  technical draw: I don't think Mazzoni resigned. I think he grabbed Fischer's Bishop and threw it out the window!
Jan-27-04  Shadout Mapes: That sounds like something Fischer would do.
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  technical draw: I mentioned it because black's bishop seemed to get in the way all the time. It would be interesting to make a collection of games called "Obnoxious Pieces".
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  technical draw: Never mind I decided to make my own collection of "obnoxious pieces". Any recommendations? (obnoxious pieces on either side that get in the way of nice combinations)
Jan-27-04  Shadout Mapes: Reti vs Bogoljubov, 1924 comes to mind.
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  technical draw: Thanks for that link <Shadout>, however I can't include that game because I define my collection as games where pieces (or pawns) are "continually" getting in the way and making it hard for one side to achieve something.
Feb-15-05  chessmanelnino: Something about the poisoned pawn varitation has been bothering me. Why is 12 ... Nxe5 never played?
Feb-15-05  aw1988: After 12...Nxe5? white has the blow 13. Nxe6! where after Bxe6 Qd8#, or fxe6 Qd8+ Kf7 Rf1+ Kg8 (Kg6 Bd3+ and mate soon) Qxc8 and white is material up and winning. After Nxe6 the threat is Nc7 mate, so black must do something about that, with a dismal game.
Feb-15-05  euripides: Bednarski-Tringov 1964 went 12...Nxe5 13 Nxe6 Qa5 14 Bd8 Nf3+ 15 gxf3 Qe5+ 'with unclear complications' according to Gligoric. But this porous-looking line may have been sunk since.
Feb-15-05  chessmanelnino: Thanks guys.
Jul-15-06  patzer2: In Batsford Chess Openings, Kasparov and Keene give 10. e5?! as dubious with 12...Qa5! being the move that refutes it. They indicate 13. Nxe6? was a mistake and instead give 13. 0-0 Nxe5! 14. Rbe1 Nbc6 15. Nxc6 Nxc6 16. Qf4 Bc5+ 17. Kh1 0-0 (Boleslavsky).
Dec-05-06  Pawnsgambit: Stupid game
Dec-06-06  joelsontang: why not 12...Qc5? isnt it better than 12...Qa5?
Aug-29-07  Jack Kerouac: <Pawnsgambit 'stupid game'> Little too deep for your taste?
This is the kind of game you only see at the highest levels.....
Mar-26-09  Travis Bickle: <patzer2> Hindsight is 20/20! If Kasparov or Keene were sitting at the table in 1967 would they have found all this supposedly brilliant analysis? You don't need to answer.
Sep-13-12  Luigi Bros: 22. Raf8 for black and conserve the advantage of the rook.

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