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Mario Bertok vs Robert James Fischer
Vinkovci (1968), Vinkovci YUG, rd 13, Sep-23
English Opening: Symmetrical. Anti-Benoni Variation Spielmann Defense (A32)  ·  0-1



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Dec-15-05  joelsontang: qn:would 24.Na1 win a piece? or at least 2 pieces for a rook?
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  keypusher: I think black could play 24...Bxd4 25 ed Nd6.

Curiously, Fischer also played ...g5 against the same opponent in an earlier game.

M Bertok vs Fischer, 1962

Dec-01-19  SpiritedReposte: Call me 1300 but I think white could hold this.
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  beatgiant: <SpiritedReposte> You mean in the final position?

If White drops the b-pawn, Black is two pawns up with a book win. But if White plays passively, Black can set up a position like this:

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Now Black has threats like ...Rd4 and ...h3, and I don't see a good defense.

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