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Robert James Fischer vs Auner
Unknown (1960)
Sicilian Defense: Smith-Morra Gambit. Declined Push Variation (B21)  ·  1-0



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Aug-02-05  ArturoRivera: 3.-...d3 what a coward!
Aug-28-05  Helios727: I had Chessmaster 8000 play itself after the 12.Bb5 line and the game went: 1. e4 c5 2. d4 cxd4 3. c3 d3 4. Qxd3 d6 5. Na3 g6 6. Bg5 Bg7 7. Rd1 Qa5 8. Nf3 Nf6 9. Nc4 Qxa2 10. Nxd6+ exd6 11. Qxd6 Nbd7 12. Bb5 Qe6 13. Qxe6+ fxe6 14. Ne5 Nxe4 15. Nxd7 Bxd7 16. Rxd7 a6 17. Rxg7+ axb5 18. Bc1 Nd6 19. h4 Nf7 20. h5 Ra1 21. Kd1 Kf8 22. h6 Ra6 23. Kc2 e5 24. Be3 Ke7 25. f4 Ke6 26. fxe5 b4 27. Rf1 Nxe5 28. Bg5 Ra5 29. Re7+ Kd6 30. Bf6 Nc6 31. Rxb7 Re8 32. cxb4 Ra7 33. Rd1+ Ke6 34. Rxa7 Nxa7 35. Re1+ Kf7 36. Rxe8 Kxe8 37. Kc3 Kd7 38. g4 Nb5+ 39. Kc4 Kc6 40. Be5 Na7 41. g5 Nc8 42. b5+ Kb7 43. Kd5 Nb6+ 44. Ke6 Kc8 45. Kf7 Kd7 46. Bc7 Na4 47. Kg7 Kxc7 48. Kxh7 Nxb2 49. Kxg6 Nc4 50. h7 Nd6 51. h8=Q Nxb5 52. Kf7 Nd6+ 53. Ke6 Nb7 54. g6 Nc5+ 55. Ke7 Ne4 56. Qe5+ Kb6 57. Qxe4 Kc5 58. Qe5+ Kc4 59. g7 Kd3 60. g8=Q Kc2 61. Qe2+ Kb1 62. Qg1# 1-0
Mar-18-06  McCool: Shouldn't have pulled the queen out of the way so fast.
May-01-07  bsmith: 4. Qxd3 was a mistake Bxd3 is better.
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  Benzol: It isn't in Lou Hays book of Fischer's games. I'm wondering if it is authentic?
May-25-14  jerseybob: Benzol: I'm sure there's a number of unknown Fischer games out there beside the missing ones we do know about, like the Matulovic match, his blitz game with Soltis, etc. The name "Auner" sounds German, so I'm guessing this was played during or after the Leipzig Olympiad.
Dec-23-19  gambitfan: A dubious game.

At least one of the players should be high level. But it is not sufficient.

The opponent should be of minimum level.

This game should be removed from the data base.

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  kingscrusher: Bobby Fischer playing the Smith-Morra gambit :)
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  kingscrusher: <gambitfan> Completely and utterly disagree- there is a lot to learn from games even when the two opponents are not matched well in strength.

My major grounds from my current research into the Smith-Morra Gambit is that there is some common knowledge of a rush to play c4 to get a Maroczy bind structure. Fischer is realising the upsides of the pawn left on c3 which include:

1) Blunting a fianchetto on the a1-h8 diagonal
2) Being able to use c4 for a knight

This is also the approach of World top 10 player in 2021 Alireza Firouzja when using the Smith-Morra gambit in extremely fast time controls. Only when black has committed to an early e6 is c4 really effective in my view.

Fischer by the evidence of this game is ridiculously aware of positional nuances and tiny upsides by the fact he kept the pawn on c3, and relishes the use of the c4 square.

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  kingscrusher: I did a blog about this game here:
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  jnpope: <kingscrusher> I think part of the issue is verifying the authenticity of the game itself. Did you find this game in a chess publication or newspaper? Or was it "found" floating around the 'net in some database (the easiest way to introduce spurious games). And if the game comes from a database was it given as just Fischer-Auner or did it specifically say it was Robert James Fischer?

If it is an authentic RJ Fischer game then there should be no problem keeping it (or any game played against any opponent by anyone who held the World Championship title; all such games are historically important).

Nov-05-21  Z truth 000000001: Agree with Benzol...

Fischer being so famous demands sourcing for all "newly" discovered games, even if "new" means circa 2004.

(And beware circular sourcing, i.e. any publication that includes this game because it was found on <CG>)


Nov-05-21  Z truth 000000001: At the very least we need the location and kind of game (simul, blitz, etc)
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  kingscrusher: On a Google search, I found this page:

which seems to indicate it was played in Germany

Also his video indicates Germany by Matojelic:

It would be a shame if it wasn't real because there are Youtube videos about it, and websites using it like:

Nov-06-21  Z truth 000000001: There should be a reliable source if it were a real Fischer game, where is it?

Knowing it was from Germany should help in the search... but the question still remains.

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It is real.

There are idiots out there who still don't believe in the Moon landings or that Elvis died.

It is real.

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It is a Bobby simul ...

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  MissScarlett: <Hazz>, if it's a genuine Bobby game I'll play you for the <> title myself. That's how confident I am.
Nov-06-21  Z truth 000000001: Ha ha, funny. Now I really do hope it's real.
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  MissScarlett: Look at all the gid's surrounding it, and they're all pretty much random games from the late 1950s and early 60s. Where this collection originally comes from is anyone's guess, but I put the chance of it being a genuine Fischer game as vanishingly small.
Nov-06-21  Z truth 000000001: (Why do I get the feeling that somewhere out there Esserman is also having a good laff!?)
Nov-06-21  nok: <Z> MO CK ED
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<<MissScarlett: <Hazz>, if it's a genuine Bobby game I'll play you for the <> title myself. That's how confident I am.>>

If this is not Bobby

I will hunt you down and kiss you x

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  fredthebear: Elvis is alive and well in Las Vegas, NV. He's been there for many years.
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  GrahamClayton: Could this game be part of Fischer's 20 board simultaneous exhibition at Rikers Island Prison?
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