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Karl Burger vs Robert James Fischer
Milwaukee Central (1957), Milwaukee, WI USA
King's Indian Defense: Saemisch Variation (E86)  ·  0-1



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Jun-18-04  Najdorf: A great way of winning a a rook.28.nxr ne2+ 29.kh1 rxr#
Sep-03-04  wall: This isn't Karl Burger. This should be Ed Buerger. 25.Nd4 looks wrong. Perhaps 25.Rxe8 Rxe8 26.Nd6, forking the rooks is better. In the game, 26.Rexf4 allows 26...Nxd5, attacking the rook. Maybe better is 26.Re2 instead. White tried 27.Ne6 since 27.Rxf7 Bxd4+ 28.Kh1 Nxb4 loses two pieces for the rook. In the game, after 28...Rxf4, if 29.Nxf4 Rd4 wins a piece.
Dec-09-04  chess man: Yes <Najdorf> it is a great way to win a rook, (NOT TO MENTION THE GAME.)
Aug-13-06  DANICHSON: Please Help, Obviously I'm missing something! What's wrong with white's move 27 .... RXf7 ?
Aug-13-06  ikipemiko: bd4 , and nb4 for black
Nov-21-07  M.D. Wilson: Looks like Bobby had a Burger for lunch.
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  beatgiant: <M.D. Wilson>
<Burger for lunch>
For related lines, see
Alekhine vs V Berger, 1932
Nov-21-07  D4n: Danichson, if 27...Rxf7 was played, black would miss the chance to put white in check and gain the rook.
Dec-27-07  pointguard2: I think Danichson was asking about the position after black's 26th move instead of the 27th move. Suppose that white played 27. Rxf7, what I see is ...Bxd4+ 28.Kh1 Nxb4, 29.R7f4 Nd3 and black can hold the material advantage. Hope this helps!
Oct-21-08  mrriddler: Continuation just for fun since the position is clearly hopeless. Aside from the mating threat Najdorf mentioned if White tries to maintain material parity with Nxd8, the other alternatives will leave White an exchange down (Minor piece to Black's rook)and cause him to lose at least one more of his remaining pawns.

28. Nxf4 (Nxd8 invites mate as Najdorf mentioned)
... Bd4+
29. Kh1, Be3 (Not Be5)
30. g3, Rd4
31. Bc3 (The white bishop can not pin Black Rook on Black Bishop from c5 because of the b6 pawn.) ... Re4

Doesn't matter what White does after, the best he can expect is losing the knight and its pawn guard for Black's bishop.

Aug-13-10  Damianx: if 27 Rxf7 B x N check
N x B 3 pieces to 2 and up a pawn that can,t be stopped 4 a queen
Jan-29-12  screwdriver: mrriddler, yes, nice follow up. I like the way one can move these pieces on the board after the game is done, to actually see the variations without having to do it all mentally.
Jan-29-12  timhortons: burger king?
Feb-18-12  screwdriver: I just like how Fischer busts up white's center in this game.
Mar-05-12  screwdriver: 1957 was more towards the Fischer younger years, but he still displayed great authority over the board.
Mar-05-12  reilouco: What a blunder..!
Mar-05-12  RookFile: Here we have a Burger King special from Fischer: grilled rook.
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