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Boris Spassky vs Robert James Fischer
"No One Has Been Tougher On Russia Than Me" (game of the day Nov-22-2018)
Spassky - Fischer World Championship Match (1972), Reykjavik ISL, rd 5, Jul-20
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Huebner Variation. Main Line (E41)  ·  0-1

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Nov-22-18  Pawn Slayer: @Justin796: "In my eyes Fischer was not a true champion"

And what makes you think that anyone actually gives a pig's belch what your opinion is? Methinks thou overestimateth thine own importance.

Nov-22-18
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  perfidious: <Justin> has never got over what he views as a betrayal by his hero Fischer, so slags the great man at every turn. He is, moreover, a pompous ass.
Nov-22-18  Violin sonata: In this match the g6 squares was nicknamed the "mysterious squares", because Bobby put the pieces there a number of times successfully whether it was the knight or the queens. Correct me if i am wrong.
Nov-22-18  morfishine: Supposedly, Spassky jumped out of his chair when Fischer played <27...Bxa4>. What a sight that must've been
Nov-22-18
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  FSR: Your pun made me laugh, <HeMateMe>. Congrats.
Nov-22-18
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  HeMateMe: Bob, the cold war warrior had the last laugh, huh?

27...Bxa4 has to be the most amazing, surprise move ever in a WC game.

Nov-22-18
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  Check It Out: Yeah, I laughed at the pun too. I read it in a Trump voice.
Nov-22-18
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  Ron: So this site has been taken over by Neo-con war mongers? Booo.
Dec-20-18  m.okun: Justin796: In my eyes Fischer was not a true champion...just a fluke that happened when Spassky gave in to pressure, antics, and Fischer's childlike demands. If you never defended your championship, you are not a true champion.

There is a simple explanation for why Spassky did not stop the match after the second game - money, a huge prize pool for those times, which was collected by Fisher. He did not pay the fee he received to the USSR to the treasury, which was unheard of. After that, he began to have troubles, as a result of which he emigrated to France.

Dec-20-18
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  Dionysius1: Well no. Mate doesn't follow shortly. White loses a lot of pawns and has no counter-play while he loses some more, eg 28. Qb1 Bxd1 29. Qxd1 Qxe4 30. Qd2 Ke7 31. Bg3 Qxc4 32. Bxf4 gxf4
Jun-18-19  Patzer Natmas: 27...♗xa4 28.♕xa4 ♕xe4 29.♔f2 ♘d3+ 30.♔g3 ♕h4+ 31.♔f3 ♕f4+ 32.♔e2 ♘c1#

Game featured in "New in Chess - Tactics Training - Bobby Fischer"

Crazy sac! That's why I'm studying his tactics!

Jun-19-19
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  Joshka: Would 27.Qf3 held?
Sep-07-19  N.O.F. NAJDORF: '28 Qb1 Bxd1 29 Qxd1 Qxe4 and now -

A. 30 Qf3 Qxe1+ and wins bluntly.

B. 30 Qd2 Qe2, forces the exchange of Queens and Black wins the ending easily.'

What's wrong with 30 ... Nxg2 in variation B?

Sep-07-19  N.O.F. NAJDORF: I wonder whether Spassky saw this far:

28 Qxa4 Qxe4

29 Kf2 Nd3+

30 Kg3 Qh4+

31 Kf3 Qf4+

32 Ke2 Nc1++!

I doubt it and he didn't need to see the mate to realise his position was hopeless.

Sep-07-19
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  harrylime: <<m.okun: Justin796: In my eyes Fischer was not a true champion...just a fluke that happened when Spassky gave in to pressure, antics, and Fischer's childlike demands. If you never defended your championship, you are not a true champion. There is a simple explanation for why Spassky did not stop the match after the second game - money, a huge prize pool for those times, which was collected by Fisher. He did not pay the fee he received to the USSR to the treasury, which was unheard of. After that, he began to have troubles, as a result of which he emigrated to France.>>

This has to be up there in the most MORONIC posts ever posted on this site lol lol lol lol lol lol lol

Sep-07-19
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  harrylime: Whats more revealing is NOBODY challenged it.

Just shows you where this site is going.

lol lol lol

Sep-08-19  sfm: <harrylime:
MORONIC .. lol lol lol lol lol lol ...
Whats more revealing is NOBODY challenged it.
Just shows you where this site is going.>

Luckily there are people like you who - with convincing argumentation and considered choice of words - lifts it up.

Sep-09-19  N.O.F. NAJDORF: It's amazing how many bad moves Spassky made in this game.

He was a fine attacking player, but his 8th, 9th and 13th moves blocked the position, inhibiting his king's bishop.

His a-pawn became a target, as it did again in the 13th game.

Transferring his queen's rook from b1, where it was at least targeting Black's b-pawn, to f2 was a bad idea.

26 Bd1 is obviously wrong, when 26 g3 was necessary.

Perhaps Spassky was thinking of his mistake with g3 in the third game.

Finally, 27 Qc2 is a colossal blunder.

The checkmate variation I gave in my previous comment just shows how badly positioned White's pieces were, almost smothering the white queen.

Sep-09-19
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  harrylime: <<sfm: <harrylime: MORONIC .. lol lol lol lol lol lol ...
Whats more revealing is NOBODY challenged it.
Just shows you where this site is going.>
Luckily there are people like you who - with convincing argumentation and considered choice of words - lifts it up.>
>

fook off lol lol lol

Sep-09-19  N.O.F. NAJDORF: Sorry.

The last word of my previous comment should have been 'king.'

Sep-09-19
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  harrylime: <<N.O.F. NAJDORF: Sorry. The last word of my previous comment should have been 'king.'>>

Spassky deserves BETTER THAN YOOOOOOOOOZE lol lol lol

Mar-11-20  Ulhumbrus: If 9 d5 leaves White with a crippled queen side and an obstructed bishop pair one alternative is the pawn sacrifice 9 0-0 when Black can gain a pawn on d4 but at the cost of undoubling White's c pawns and freeing White's bishops.
May-03-20  joddon: pin and fork method, the greatest intervention in chess....you cant really think of what to do with your queen with two guys ever...Fischer was one of them!! CArlsen is the other...lol!!
Oct-27-20
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  kingscrusher: Doubled pawns strategic crush example in Stean's Simple Chess
Jan-13-21  Torodeboro: - A new form of 'weak pawns' is introduced, namely the pawns that block the way of their own pieces, in this case white's bishops, especially the light-squared bishop. The dark squared bishop's reach is limited by Fischer's pawns with which he created a strong dark squared pawn formation. He started did this by playing c5-d6-e5 and a5 and g5.

- In the end Spassky blunders away the position with 27. Qc2??, but as Stein writes down it also shows that just defending a position (even for a worldclass player like Spassky) can disrupt the concentration at some point.

- Fischer proves in this position that backward, isolated and doubled pawn don't have to be real weaknesses if they can be defended actively and create space or squares for the pieces to flourish. The moves 11 Ng6 and 16 a4 show this concretely. In the end black is the one who can target white's pawns on a4 and e4. Compare the acitivity of the pieces and you see that all three black's pieces are active and well placed All the three white's pieces are forced to mere defending. The open f-file and with that the forced trading of the rooks made it possible to leave white with just these passive pieces.

I was familliar with the fact that doubled b or g pawns can actually be helpful if they create open a- or h-files. The moves 16 a5 (to block white's a-pawn) and especially the move 11 Ng6 are superb and also good examples in my eyes of the maxim: 'what matters most?! '

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