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Paul Brandts vs Robert James Fischer
Manhattan blitz (1971) (blitz), New York, NY USA, rd 2, Aug-08
King's Indian Defense: Orthodox Variation. Classical System Misc. Lines (E98)  ·  0-1



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Sep-08-05  RookFile: What a sweet game. Even sweeter when you realize this was a blitz game. Then when you realize that Taimanov
tried a very similar plan against Fischer, you see that white had ideas.
May-06-06  tonsillolith: Wow. Fischer never even developed two of his pieces! It goes to show the great difference in the quality of pieces.
Sep-19-07  notyetagm: Final position 30 ... ♕h5xh2+!

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<tonsillolith: Wow. Fischer never even developed two of his pieces!>

Well, actually, the Black c8-bishop takes part in the final mating combination from its home square(!) so I am not really sure that you can say that Fischer never developed it.

Is the Black c8-bishop on a clear, open diagonal? Yes. Well, then, that is all bishops really need to take part in a game, i.e. to be developed, since they are long-range pieces.

White resigns because of 31 ♔h1x♕h2 ♖g3-h3#, the Black h3-rook being supported on the h3-square by the Black c8-bishop which is still(!) on its home square.

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Sep-19-07  D4n: What a crazy good blitz game!
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  keypusher: Why didn't Black play 22....Bxc3? I guess he didn't like 23.Qxc3 Qxe2 24.Qg3+ Qg4 25.Qxc7? Or I am missing something much stronger?
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  michael104: What happens on 22. . .Bxc3 23.Bh5? Is White okay then?
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  keypusher: <michael104: What happens on 22. . .Bxc3 23.Bh5? Is White okay then?>

Aha, that's it. Fischer's ...Qg5 should have tipped me off.

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  Penguincw: Fischer doesn't need some of his queenside pieces in this game.
Jul-31-14  Ke2: I imagine the score is incorrect. He would never allow a transposition to a Modern.
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  perfidious: <Ke2: I imagine the score is incorrect. He would never allow a transposition to a Modern.>

In serious games, I agree; but his blitz games were often another matter.

From the man who expressed contempt for 1.d4 as an opening move, I give you Fischer vs Hort, 1970.

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  Benzol: There is also this Game Collection: I have never opened with the QP - on principle


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  perfidious: <Paul> All obvious fingerfehlers, y'know.
Mar-09-18  Albanius: I actually watched this game at the Manhattan Chess Club. Bobby was playing at the table closest to the spectators area. Fischer came in on a streak of consecutive wins, including his 6-0 Challengers matches against Taimanov and Petrosian, and also the last round game from the Interzonal. The winning streak ended when Fischer hung a rook in a winning R+P ending and up on the clock against Walter Shipman, but he did salvage a draw.

This game shows how B can play in the mainline classical KID if W plays exf5 instead of the usual strategy of proceeding on the Q-side, allowing B to advance on the K-side with ..f4, ..g5 ^..g4.

After 30 Qxe4, the more pedestrian
30 ... Rxg1+
31 Kxg1 [] Qxh2+
32 Kf1 Bh3+
33 Ke1 Bg3# also mates.

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  HeMateMe: black wins without ever moving his queenside B or R. I'd like to be able to do that...
Jan-23-19  searchforbobby1: Anyone can share the cross table of this famous blitz tourney won by Bobby. Thanks@
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