Bisguier Uses Four Pawns to Attack Fischer's KID

Bisguier Uses Four Pawns to Attack Fischer's KID

NM GreenLaser
Nov 14, 2009, 12:00 AM |
11 | Opening Theory

Arthur Bisguier faced the new kid, Bobby Fischer, in the third Rosenwald in 1956. In the same event Fischer's win against Donald Byrne was called the game of the century. Fischer was already a player. The kid played the King's Indian Defense, also known as a KID. Bisguier will advise players who face kids, "Beat them while you can."  That is exactly what he did, this time. Their record also shows two draws and thirteen wins for Fischer.

The variation played by Bisguier is the Four Pawns Attack. Bisguier did not play d5, which leads to positions that occur in the Modern Benoni. Many books have considered the lines from the King's Indian and the Modern Benoni separately. A KID book may exclude the d5 lines followed by the reply e6 and exd5, especially if White then plays cxd5. A Modern Benoni book may exclude the lines without d5. There are books that are more inclusive. Some even are devoted to the Four Pawns Attack. I suggest that approach in the use of databases. Simply have a database labeled Four Pawns Attack or KID/Benoni 4P or KID/MB 4P.

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