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Robert James Fischer vs S Jacobs
Simul, 57b (1964) (exhibition), Houston, TX USA, Mar-28
Sicilian Defense: Dragon Variation. Yugoslav Attack Early deviations (B75)  ·  1-0



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Apr-20-08  Helios727: The nerve of these simul players. To use the Dragon against Fischer!
Dec-05-08  Helios727: Why not win the knight with 22... Qxe7 ?
Dec-05-08  guaguanco: 22...Qxe7 23. Rxh5 is strong
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  Eyal: <Why not win the knight with 22... Qxe7?>

In that case White would play 23.Rxh5 and the bishop on g4 falls. Still, it's objectively better than 22...Kh8 as actually played, since Fischer could have won immediately with 23.Rxg4! Qxg4 24.Qxf7, e.g. 24...Bg7 25.Bd5 Rxd5 26.exd5 h4 27.Ng6+.

Dec-05-08  zanshin: <guaguanco: 22...Qxe7 23. Rxh5 is strong>

Apparently, not strong enough ;-)

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Rybka 3: [+1.70] d=19 22...Qxe7 23.Rxh5 Bg7 24.Rxc5 dxc5 25.Rxg4 b5 26.Bd5 Rd8 27.c3 Rd7 28.Qg1 Qf8 29.Bc6 Rd6 30.Bxb5 Kh7 31.e5 Rh6 32.Rg5 Kh8 33.Bc4 Qa8 (0:09.53)

Instead of 23.Nf5 (+3.05) as played, Rybka suggests <23.Qxf7!> (+14.58)

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  TheFocus: From a simul in Houston, Texas on March 28, 1964.

Fischer scored +51=3-3.

May-29-18  PatrickGJr: I can't believe black didn't instantly remove that knight when it came to d5. as soon i saw the move I was like."welp, time to give up the exchange." and then immediately the move after it just destroys him.
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  woldsmandriffield: Fischer really had a pathological hatred of the Dragon.

13..Rc7? is a blunder but Fischer doesn’t go for 14 Bxf6 Bxf6 15 Nd5 which leaves Black in a mess. He also passes up 15 Qg5 with the same theme of embarrassing the Rc7.

White’s attack is rather clumsily executed. 17 e5 and 18 Qh6 are sharper and more dangerous. Black is given great opportunities to make the ‘Dragon exchange sac’ on c3 on moves 19 and on 20. In the end, it takes an oversight (21..Be5?) to knock him out.

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