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Robert James Fischer vs Ignas Zalys
Simul, 55b (1964) (exhibition), Montreal CAN, Feb-23
King's Gambit: Accepted. Bishop's Gambit Bogoljubow Defense (C33)  ·  0-1



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Dec-16-05  EmperorAtahualpa: I guess 30.Bxe4 should have been played...though Black already looks much stronger.
Apr-24-06  Atking: Some where Fischer loose the control of the game but it's a simultanous performance. White got an advantage from the opening. For if 16.Ne2/Nf4
Mar-30-09  jul059: 30. Ka1??

This is a huge blunder, even for a simultaneous (even more coming from Fischer!).

Mar-30-09  AnalyzeThis: Fischer talked about this once. When he was playing simuls, he counted on his superior opening knowledge to smash people right out of the opening. When you're playing 50 or 60 people at a time, you need that.

Here, Fischer is playing a guy who was, or shortly would be, a master. This guy had the opening strength to still be there with Fischer later in the game, as he was getting tired.

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  HeMateMe: black seemed to get a nice game here, against Fischer's KGA.
Feb-06-12  Shams: 8.Qf3 Bg4 9.Qf2 is a sharp try for advantage. Lots of unexplored wilderness here.
Feb-07-12  drukenknight: 30 Bc2 does not look right, why take presure off that K when you are behind? seems to violate theory, but there might be more going on, it seems like Black quite rightly locked down the position and this maybe the source of problems.
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  Everett: <Shams: 8.Qf3 Bg4 9.Qf2 is a sharp try for advantage. Lots of unexplored wilderness here.>

And I understand you would know, since you play this line often, right? How have you done with the particular sequence you suggest?

Feb-07-12  drukenknight: this B seems to have been forgotten about earlier, I am thinking 20 Ba4+ should bring the black K out to the middle.
Feb-07-12  Shams: <Everett> I only have a few blitz games here. The line is the brainchild of Zoltan Eberth, a Candidate Master who has only 2 games in our db, but close to 600 on Sadly, none of these games features the line I'm talking about, which will give you an idea of how far out in the hinterlands we are.

Thomas Johansson in "The Fascinating King's Gambit" offers several nice games in this line and calls it the "Eberth Gambit". (Johansson is himself a CM and relied heavily on engine lines for the book, so the reader's mileage should vary. Until somebody else writes a <3.Bc4 KGA> book though, that's all we have.)

If you're interested, I'll keep you in mind if I ever makes Cliffs Notes out of his analysis and put it on my computer. Until then I have only the most basic tips: get your "bits" (ht: kingscrusher) off the e-file as soon as possible and if Black plays ...g5 to defend the f-pawn, look at ripping on f4 right away.

Oct-21-14  ALKINAN: After 17..... ♘d7 the game is lost for Black .

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