My Favourite Fischer Game
I entered a DVD giveaway contest for "Pawn Sacrifice". Conditions were that you had to describe your favourite Bobby Fischer game in 25 words or less.
The highlight game for me was Byrne-Fischer, Round 3 USA Championship 0-1
My prize winning entry was:
"Out of the Blue
A Knight on f2
Instead of the Rook
The Bishop he took
Bravado and Flair
Death on Light Squares"
Something Out of Nothing
Out of the Blue, A Knight on f2
Famously, the Grandmaster commentators could not fathom why Fischer has sacrificed the Knight on f2, for after 18. ... Nxd1 White would stand better.
There were more surprises to come!
Instead of the Rook, the Bishop he took
Taken from the Chessbase extract: There is a story about this position: GM Rossolimo, commenting on this game for the spectators said: "I don't understand all this... Fischer has absolutely nothing for his piece". Sherwin, who was also there, found the position unclear, but could not understand it either. Everybody was waiting for the next move. When it was known that Byrne had resigned, Rossolimo was totally shocked, till Byrne came out of the tournament hall and explained to him the reason for his resignation.
Fischer remarked it was a "bitter disappointment". He could not display the finish he had planned.
Can you find the finish?