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Robert James Fischer vs J F Bacardi
US Amateur ch (1956), Asbury Park, NJ USA, rd 2, May-25
Zukertort Opening: Symmetrical Variation (A04)  ·  1-0



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Jun-24-21  RookFile: The knight on the rim is dim.
Jan-02-22  checkxmate: Sometimes you have to resign, and in this case, Bacardi was definitely in a resigning position. After Kxe8 would come a mate in one. A sophisticated game played by the master chess player Bobby Fischer.
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  HeMateMe: black made a rum for it
Jan-03-22  Cibator: <RookFile: The knight on the rim is dim.>

Or, as we in NZ are often said to notoriously pronounce it: the knight on the rum is dum. (The 'u' in both words being said like the 'oom' in "oompah".)

Pretty poor play by Black - "bacardi" have done any better with a different opening? Probably not.

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  ajk68: 11...c6?? Self-trapping the knight.

16...Bb4? wastes a tempo.

18...Bb4? looses a pawn

Not the way you want to play against a future world champion.

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  Dionysius1: Ah <ajk68>, if only one had the wisdom to do it early enough and slaughter the infant!

The closest I've ever come was to play Nigel Short in a London tournament in 1979. 12 moves on the dark side (very dark for me) of a Richter Rauzer, 10 moves of our own, and I was dust.

I wish I could claim his Mum bringing him soup put me off, but I would be special pleading beyond my right. I didn't even understand what was happening by the time I lost.

Happy days!

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