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This is another game in which Bobby Fischer comes up with another ingenious idea. On his twenty-third move, he seemingly sacrifices his rook, and then reveals his point when he traps the black queen in his own territory. After that, he springs a few more tactics and eventually simplies into a winning endgame. Overall, the game a real treat to look at.
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or to Qc7
On move 24 why didn't the Queen move to E5?
White would play Bf4 pinning the Queen
43.h3 Bxh3 44. rh1 kicks the bishop and grabs the pawn on h6 leaving him with a better position.
got you thanks guys so obvious cant believe i missed that lol
@jamesblum - The queen would be pinned to the king after 25.Bf4 and so would not be able to move.
i see your point but if the black queen goes diagonaly back to c7 next to the rook and the king, and white makes that move, then black queen could escape up the other side somewhere could it not?
I'm lost (probably because it's a high level game)...On move 42, why didn't black play Bxh3?
After 24.Rxd4!! and either 24...Qd6 or 24...Qc7 white wins th queen with 25.Bf4.
whats wrong with the black queen just moving diagonaly 3-5 spaces toward his king and saving his queen? a clear advantage is it not?
From move 16 to 32 it all looks staged. After 32 he's 1P ahead. But without the pawn promotion the Q trap wouldn't be advantageous - after move 25 he's down a piece, surely not the point of the trap.
Why didn't White take the Queen on move 24 with fxg3 or hxg3. White loses the rook anyway in the trap exchange.
This game was analyzed by Roman Dzindzichashvili in a Chess.com video.
Beautiful game. Great trap.
k1ond1ke, the bishop would play Bf4 pinning the queen to the king.
Either leads to 25. Bf4!
24. Qc7 or Qd6?
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