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The 1967 Sousse Interzona is well known for ejecting Fischer from the tournament.
Fischer was then leading with a score of 8.5 out of 10 when he encountered a conflict in scheduling with the organizers resulting in Fischer being forfeited in 3 games and consequently earned an automatic ejection from the event.
That, however, is not the topic of this thread.
The topic of this thread is the game between GM Alexander Matanovic of Yugoslavia and IM Ortvin Sarapu of New Zealand
The position below was reached after 34...Qc6. Play resumed as follows:
What did GM Matalovic miss?
i don't know about you but after Qxc2 is gxh3 seem good to you?
Matanovic is playing white i think the op suggests there was a better move for him
If you allow your opponent checkmate in one move, then clearly you missed it... Matanovic's name probably appears in the thread title simply because he is the higher rated player.
GM Matanovic missed the Mate in 1 when he played 3.Bg3??? For IM Sarapu had a mate in 1 with 3....Qxg2# checkmate.
The title may also as well have been What Did IM Sarapu miss?
That's hard to believe..was it a time scramble or something?
Most likely the cause of GM Matanavoic missing the mate is optical illusion.
The Q at g3 was guarding g2 before Matanovic moved his B to g3. Most likely Matanovic failed to see that by playing Bg3 the B blocked the Q from g2.
Makes some sense...time probably was also a factor though.
i find that hard to believe that he would make a mistake like that in normal time left he was probably rushing
Makes sense that they were in time trouble too, because this incident took place a few moves before time control.
Dont believe whatever your opponent says to you, use ur brain too!! :D
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