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Robert James Fischer vs Peil
Simul, 57b (1964) (exhibition), Houston, TX USA, Mar-28
Italian Game: Evans Gambit. Compromised Defense (C52)  ·  1-0



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Aug-03-05  John Doe: Maybe black would've done better resigning a fair bit earlier, no?
Aug-03-05  IT4LICO: It'sa simul, maybe fischer's opponent could just move the pieces, 9..Nxe5 is really orrible i think...
Jul-24-06  buRnINGbeNd: Yes, Nxe5 is an absolutely awful move. Anyone who defends the black side of the Evans should know Qg6 is the only move.
Jul-24-06  sneaky pete: <... Qg6 is the only move.> 9... Qf5 may be better.
Jul-25-06  buRnINGbeNd: No. Qf5 is most decidedly worse. Black must keep pressure on the g pawn if he is to move his queen again, else white can get in a quick Nd5! a few moves later and its already curtains for black.
Jul-25-06  sneaky pete: <buRnINGbeNd> After 9... Qf5 10.Nb1-d5 .. is a bold idea, but does that leave a black pawn on c3 or is it captured en passant? Or do you mean 10.Nxc3 Nge7 11.Nd5 Nxd5 12.Bxd5 0-0 and if so, why is this curtains for black?

Best is probably 10.Nxc3 Nge7 11.Ba3 .. when black can play Ne7-g6-f4 (not possible after 9... Qg6). Of course the position is far from easy after 11... Ne7 12.Nd5 Nf4 13.Rac1 ... White keeps tremendous pressure, but with the usual 9... Qg6 the blacks have had very poor results in practical play.

Mar-20-07  buRnINGbeNd: <sneaky pete> Your line makes no bloody sense. 11... Ne7???? e7 is already occupied. You might want to make sure your own lines are good before posting sarcastic attacks.
Mar-20-07  TrueFiendish: You read sarcasm where there is (was) none, I think.
Jun-22-08  0o0o0o0o0: Crikey, there is fire in your belly! Although, Qg6 does seem to be the only good move at this point in the Evan's :)
May-10-09  WhiteRook48: 9....Nxe5??
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  al wazir: 10...Kf8 leads to a more interesting game. If 11. Nxe5/Rxe5, then 11...c2.
Nov-15-09  andrewjsacks: This game has interest?
Nov-15-09  sneaky pete: After 10... Kf8 white shouldn't hurry trying to win a piece but instead go after the king. One possibility is 11.Qa3+ d6 12.Nxe5 c2 (or the same moves in reversed order) 13.Qxa5 cxb1=Q 14.Rxb1 dxe5 15.Ba3+ Ne7 (15... Ke8 16.Rxe5+ Be6 17.Qxc7 .. is hardly an improvement) 16.Rxe5 Be6 17.Qxc7 ..

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with maybe Rxb7 .. next, which looks rather grim for black.

In my offending post of Jul-25-06 11... Ne7???? is a typo, this should be 11... N(e7-)g6 - how else could black play ... Nf4 next move?

I'm still curious about Nb1-d5. I read about some folks who play a4-a5½ and next a5½-a7 in blitz games, but this is even stronger stuff.

Dec-01-14  TheFocus: From a simul in Houston, Texas on March 28, 1964.

Fischer scored +51=3-3.

Dec-19-14  pericles of athens: The 18. Qe3 queen trade is so strange when the obvious Qxf7+ is far better.
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  MissScarlett: <Beyond the Peil>
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  SteinitzLives: It's fun to see Fischer break from his supreme courage classical style and channel a bit of Morphy whom he greatly admired. After cashing in on his vastly superior development activity resulting from his style switch (which he often did in simuls), he is back to classical simplification and easy looking victory.

Though Fischer rarely ever seemed light-hearted (in life or chess), this game and others like it show his multi-faceted love for the game. Thanks Bobby, RIP.

Sep-28-16  Gottschalk: Game played at Houston simul
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  OrangeTulip: Some simul partcipants do lack self respect by not resigning
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  HeMateMe: For who the Peil tolls...
Jan-06-21  Goldrider: This is the only game where black plays 10. ... Ne7, but there are a few other games where black inaccurately defends with 9. ...Nxe4. After 10. Re1, black’s best move is probably d6, which is followed by white playing 11. Qa4+ or 11. Nxe5.

After 11. Rxe4 in the game played here, one attempt for black to keep pressure on white is 11. ... d5, which is responded to with 12. Bg5!. With 12... dxc4 13. Qa4+ Bd7 14. Qxa5, white gets the piece back and maintains a strong attack.

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