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Fischer on 1. d4


  • 23 months ago · Quote · #1

    abiogenesis23

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  • 23 months ago · Quote · #2

    1RedKnight99

    e4 is "best by test" to quote Fischer, but I'm not sure what he meant. Probably, that he won more with it or liked it better.

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #3

    NimzoRoy

    He played 1.d4 in his title match vs Spassky several times, so apparently he changed his mind. Case closed.

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #4

    Quasimorphy

    NimzoRoy wrote:

    He played 1.d4 in his title match vs Spassky several times, so apparently he changed his mind. Case closed.

    I think he played 1. c4, and some of those games transposed to the QGD.

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #5

    abiogenesis23

    NimzoRoy, no he didn't.  Only e4 and c4.  

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #7

    1RedKnight99

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    Triple crosspost!

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #8

    1RedKnight99

    Read the posts above, conehead. 3 people have already said that.

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #9

    konhidras

    In the book "The unknown bobby fischer", fischer played 1.d4 against eugenio gomez in seville in a simul game in 1970 and lost.

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #10

    NimzoRoy

    He ended up playing QGD by transposition vs Spassky 4x and EO once, although it's true he opened up with 1.c4 in all 5 games. I guess transpositions don't count and he only played QGD because he had no choice in the matter right?

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #11

    varelse1

    I can only speculate, but I assume he spotted something in Spassky's QGD that made him want to face it. It certainly would catch Boris unaware, after a lifetime of opening with 1.e4. Then he just had to figure out a way to reach the QGD, with opening with that inspid 1.d4..........Tongue Out

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #12

    abiogenesis23

    NimzoRoy wrote:

    He ended up playing QGD by transposition vs Spassky 4x and EO once, although it's true he opened up with 1.c4 in all 5 games. I guess transpositions don't count and he only played QGD because he had no choice in the matter right?

    I wasn't talking about positions that could arise out of 1. d4 though, I was talking about that specific move itself.  I don't understand the "on principle" part of what Fischer said.  

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #13

    konhidras

    Ah the pschology in chess. A lasker approach. Maybe Fischer never liked the style of play of the great Lasker but he certainly used the latters approach to combat. (just my opinion based and inspired by reading Benko's "winning with chess psychology" )

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #14

    Estragon

    Fischer once said, "Why play a dozen or more moves preparing e2-e4 when you can play it on the first move?"

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #15

    red-lady

    I've always loved this quote:

    "When I asked Fischer why he had not played a certain move in our game, he replied: "Well, you laughed when I wrote it down"  - Mikhail Tal"

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #16

    melvinbluestone

    Also, after 1970, Fischer occssionally played 1.b3:  Fischer - Tukmakov,V 7/19/70 Buenos Aires and Fischer - Filip,M 11/13/70 in Palma de Mallorca, among others. This rather non-commital move usually transposed to the Nimzowitsch-Larsen Attack.

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #17

    XF11

    Young Fischer played 1.NF3Wink

  • 3 months ago · Quote · #18

    EricFleet

    Here is the only game I know of where Fischer actually started with 1. d4

     

    http://chesstempo.com/gamedb/game/2779292/ply/1

  • 3 months ago · Quote · #19

    Ambassador_Spock

    Insipid game.  I guess that's one reason he avoided it.


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