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Robert James Fischer vs Matthew Green
New York State Open (1963), Poughkeepsie, NY USA, rd 4, Sep-01
Sicilian Defense: Kan. Modern Variation (B42)  ·  1-0



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Jun-29-11  TheFocus: I submitted this game today.

ChessGames Staff, you guys are awesome.

In his book on Fischer, Karsten Mueller attributes the discovery of this lost game to Andrew Soltis.

Actually, Jack O'Keefe discovered this game and published it in <Inside Chess> in 1991 (I think that is the date).

Jun-29-11  cavalierknight: This is another fine game by Fischer,PLease check ECO code,it should be Taimanov B46.
Jun-29-11  Shams: As Matthew Green lived until 2006, it's hard to believe the game wasn't more widely known.
Jun-29-11  TheFocus: This has been suggested as being from round 7. According to <John Donaldson>, that could not happen as Green's score would not have enabled them to be paired then. See my collection.

Game Collection: 1963 - 2: New York State Open

Jul-09-14  Sally Simpson: According to Donaldson and Tangborn in 'The Unknown Bobby Fischer' this was the last game Bobby played in a tournament run by the Swiss System. They state they got the score from Al Horowitz's column in the New York Post printed shortly after the tournament finished.

They also add it was played in the last round, Fischer was a clear point ahead. The thought of flicking out a quick draw never entered his head.

Focus's link: 'Game Collection: 1963 - 2: New York State Open' does not work anymore.

The book has a piece of careless analysis in the notes to this game (page 76).

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Here instead of 14. bxc3 they looks at 14.Qg4

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Saying the best Black answer is 14...Ne2+ 15.Kh1 Rb8 16.Qxg7 Nxc1

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"Leaves White a piece down with insufficient compensation for the piece."

They fail to notice that 17.Qg5+ wins the Black Queen with a check and then the d6 Bishop.

And back here.

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Insead of 16.Qxg7 16.Qg5+ mates in two. (an idea they miss again in the same note in a different variation.). They must have had the position set up wrong.

Jul-29-15  SpiritedReposte: That mighty c-pawn was invincible.
Jul-29-15  masoudsad: This match reminds me of one match between Kasparov and Anand, Does Anybody know which match it was?
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  keypusher: <masoudsad>

Maybe this one? Kasparov vs Anand, 1995

But as many people have pointed out, it's the same opening as Fischer vs Petrosian, 1971

34.Rb7 is a nice shot.

Jul-29-15  masoudsad: Actually I meant this match:

To be honest when I watched the video again I realized that these two matches are so different.

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