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Boris Spassky vs Robert James Fischer
Spassky - Fischer World Championship Match (1972), Reykjavik ISL, rd 3, Jul-16
Benoni Defense: Knight's Tour Variation (A61)  ·  0-1

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Aug-25-17
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  WannaBe: Was the score/rating for the movie or the Bxh2 and Nh5 move?
Aug-25-17  0o0o0o0o0: ...interestingly, it did lead her to doing her own research on Bobby Fischer, so the film does stoke the flames of the curious.
Aug-25-17  0o0o0o0o0: Ha! wannabe.. I will need to ask :)
Aug-25-17  dehanne: In the movie during the first game Spassky joked to Fischer after the Bxh2 and Fischer immediately resigned. Total bollocks.
Aug-26-17  0o0o0o0o0: dehanne - it did say at the very beginning, based on a true story, not, this is a true story ;)
Aug-26-17  Howard: Oops! Correction needed regarding my most recent posting on this page.

The game between Gligoric and Kavalek which I alluded to, was played in 1972--not in 1974. Not only that, the position where Kavalek played his knight to h5 was actually slightly different than in the Spassky-Fischer game.

Just discovered the latter fact the other day.

Oct-28-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  morfishine: <Howard> Instead of pointing out corrections on your erroneous posts, just 'blow the whistle' on yourself and ask <CG> to delete the post.

*****

Dec-24-17  ardeejo: In the movie Pawn sacrifice which was the last where Fischer won against Spasky?
Dec-24-17  Granny O Doul: Another well-known Fischer Benoni, from the Palma Interzonal: Uhlmann vs Fischer, 1970
Feb-04-18  edubueno: La movida 41 Dd4 es la que pierde.
Parece razonable 41 Re1 y después de tiros al aire, el empate es rápido.


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Feb-04-18
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  Gregor Samsa Mendel: <edubueno>--Despues de una hora de analisis Stockfish 8 dice esto:

1) -3.00 (38 ply) 41.Ke1 c3 42.Qg5+ Bg6 43.Qd8+ Kh7 44.Qxd6 c2 45.Qf4 Qxd5 46.Qd2 Qe4+ 47.Kf1 f6 48.Kg1 Kg7 49.Qe3 Qxb4 50.f3 gxf3 51.Kf2 Qd6 52.Qxf3 Qd1 53.Qe3 Qh1 54.Bb2 Qxh2+ 55.Kf3 Qh1+ 56.Kf2 Qc6 57.Bc1 Be4 58.Qh6+ Kg8 59.Qe3 Kf7 60.Qa7+ Ke6 61.Qd4 Bf5 62.Qe3+ Kd7 63.Qh6 Qc5+ 64.Qe3 Qd5 65.Qf4 Ke6 66.Qe3+ Be4 67.Qb6+ Kf5 68.Qc7 Kg6 69.Qe7 Qc6 70.Qa7 b4 71.Qe3


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Parece que las negras van a ganar.

Jun-24-18  ewan14: Did Geller not warn Spassky about Nh5 ?

P.S. the Petrosian System was very successful against the KID for a while

Jun-24-18  ClockPunchingMonkey: I doubt it. I think Fischer came up with ...Nh5 over the board.
Jun-25-18  Howard: But, if I remember correctly, Fisher's
11...Nh5 was later deemed to have been not as good as it looked. Edmar Mednis mentioned that in a CL column back around 1999, roughly.

But, as far as its "shock" value, it certainly did the job.

Jun-26-18  Granny O Doul: 11...Nh5!? is at first blush hard to understand, but once you've read Reuben Fine's book of the match, it makes perfect sense: like 29...Bxh2 in Game 1 and 22.Nd6 in Game 4, it is a move toward the edge of the board, intended to convey Bobby's constant threat to run away from the match.
Jun-26-18  Howard: That "book" by Fine was so atrocious, I'd take anything in it with a large grain of salt. To be fair, I hardly know beans about psychology, though.
Jun-26-18  ewan14: Bb5 in the overrated 6th game was not as good as it looked
Jun-27-18  Petrosianic: <ewan14: Bb5 in the overrated 6th game was not as good as it looked>

Are you sure about that? You sound like you're guessing.

Jun-27-18  ZonszeinP: This game is a terrible blow that could have been avoided
Sep-03-18  Aliquantum: I was wondering why most GM with ELO 2700 and above stopped playing the King’s Indian Defense with White and Black since the Norwegian GM became World Champion. Then, I read at Wikipedia “The first chess book Carlsen read was Find the Plan by Bent Larsen,[7] and his first book on openings was Eduard Gufeld's The Complete Dragon.[8]” He also played a lot of Sicilian dragon in the early 2000. The King’s Indian Defense, the Sicilian dragon and most chess defenses with Black fianchetto are dead because GM with ELO 2700 and above are afraid of the Norwegian GM became World Champion knowledge about chess defenses with Black fianchetto!
Sep-03-18
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  Sally Simpson: Hi Aliquantum,

Nice coincidence here on a Fischer thread and the King's Indian.

About 30 minutes ago I was reading C.N. 10244 which mentioned Fischer reviewing a book on the King's Indian by M. Yudovich calling it a pot boiler and 229 pages of nothing.

Fischer ends with:

'Still. for $1.50 it's a good buy. If you win a game with it, it's worth it. Right? The End.

May-13-19
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  dkappe1: Leela does not like Nh5. She much prefers Ne5. But she downright hates 14... Qh4, preferring 14... Ng4. See the leela analysis of this match. https://lczero.libertymedia.io/2019...
Jul-26-19  bubuli55: This is the only game without a PUN from this entire championship. I wonder

“Return to Glory”

Jul-26-19  bubuli55: It could be worse.

“The Return of the Come Back”

Jul-26-19  bubuli55: I believe this is the most important game of the match. Heck make that of the century! This is the straw that broke the camel’s back, so to speak. And yet no PUN. Not a hoax. But it’s not in my purview. :)
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