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Robert James Fischer vs Roger Underhill
Simul, 55b (1964) (exhibition), Toledo, OH USA, Mar-19
King's Gambit: Declined. Classical Variation (C30)  ·  0-1

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Oct-14-02  pawntificator: I always feel let down when Bobby loses. But to see him lose a King's Gambit...no wonder he said it was a bust. Poor guy.
Feb-23-04  uponthehill: For me everything is clear- When Frodo Baggins arrived at Bree, he was using a false name "Underhill", not to be recognized by spies of Sauron. For sure it was this Underhill and during that game he was wearing a ring of power on his finger, so even great Bobby Fischer, could not win that game.
Feb-23-04  bumpmobile: What is black's response to 32 Rhg5? (preparing for Rg8)
Feb-23-04  uponthehill: 32. ...Rdd8
Feb-23-04
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  Honza Cervenka: One thing seems to be certain. Mr. Underhill did not require any assistance from Gandalf (Computer) here.:-)
Feb-23-04
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  Honza Cervenka: <What is black's response to 32 Rhg5? (preparing for Rg8)> 32...f2 33.Rg8 Rdd8
Nov-08-04  InspiredByMorphy: 8.Bb5 looks better to me.
Nov-30-14  TheFocus: From a simul in Toledo, Ohio on March 19, 1964.

Fischer scored +50=2-3.

Jan-11-16  rainingpieces: Gotta love those black knights
Nov-15-16  Helios727: Do they really call this the "Classical" version of the King's Gambit Declined? Is it normal for Black to go down a pawn so early in the "Classical" version?
Nov-15-16  Travis Bickle: <TheFocus: From a simul in Toledo, Ohio on March 19, 1964. Fischer scored +50=2-3.>

The great kasporov played only 20 boards total, 1900 rated or lower.. Bobby took on all comers & many more boards... ; P

Nov-16-16  turcoknight: Fischer, under"estimated"hill
Nov-16-16  Marmot PFL: Roger Underhill was a master who basically gave up tournament play after smoking during games was banned in the 70s.
Nov-16-16
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  maxi: My money is on that hobbit smoking Longbottom Leaf.
Nov-16-16
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  keypusher:


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Fischer had the advantage until 28.Re5 evidently overlooking the two pins after 28....Nxd4 29.cxd4 Qxe5.

< Honza Cervenka: <What is black's response to 32 Rhg5? (preparing for Rg8)> 32...f2 33.Rg8 Rdd8 >

Note that White also could have tried 32.Rf5, but just 32....Rc8 seems to leave White in a hopeless place (Rihanna).

Oct-15-17  danicorban: Ok, could someone please explain why white resigned after 31?! I see no obvious moves for black. I actually think white has the advantage.
Oct-15-17
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  moronovich:   
<danicorban: Ok, could someone please explain why white resigned after 31?! I see no obvious moves for black. I actually think white has the advantage.>

There is no defence against the black f-pawn going towards f1 causing mate or loss of materiel.

Oct-15-17
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  MissScarlett: You may have to explain the promotion rule.
Oct-15-17
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  moronovich: <MissScarlett: You may have to explain the promotion rule.>

I thouhgt you knew it !?.

Oct-15-17
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  MissScarlett: Oh, I became a Queen a long time ago.
Oct-15-17
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  moronovich: <Oh, I became a Queen a long time ago.>

Dont think I would like to get dragged into that story :)

Oct-15-17  dhotts: Underhill played some very interesting moves with his knights taking advantage of pin after pin after pin...Finally he threw a strike to knock out Bobby.

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