3/3/2012 - Fischer - Benko, New York 1963

  • #101

    I'm sooooo bad.  I have to learn that sometimes sacifice can be a good thing.  Just like life.  Maybe that's why chess is so popular?

  • #102

    avoiding exd4, don´t lose, ... do it ?

  • #103

    Now that was COOL!!Cool

  • #104

    whats wrong with 2 e5 threatening mate on h7?

  • #105

    nice

  • #106

    Never mind. Had another look. f7 needs to be restrained.

  • #107

    Wow.  Now THAT's a Saturday puzzle!  Fischer, no queen sac, lots of look-aheads, it's full of rooky goodness.  Thanks, Chess.com.

    (I got it, but that second move was a random try.  When I got move #2, I was like, "What what what what what!?!?!?"  First move, I knew I had to make room to open up the bishop though.  I'm going to study this one.  Excellent!)

    It's also nice not to see unrated/low-rated players posting "First" and "Easy."  I'm not looking it up, but what was that quote by Ben Franklin?  Something like "Better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you're a fool than to open it and remove all doubt."  Paraphrased.

  • #108

    Maybe someone already posted this, there is really no way of knowing at this point Smile. The reason this is winning for white (I had to use fritz): 

    The point is white wins a knight

  • #109

    Well, my bad.  I looked back at the first page and saw two "firsters."  At least one of them had a decent rating.  I guess wanting people to grow up is asking for too much.  Perhaps the second firster (the 2000+ player) may have a legit claim.

  • #110

    this is a great puzzle coming from fisher!!

    http://amisapremier.blogspot.com/

  • #111

    wow

  • #112

    I tried 2.e5! also.  After 2...f5 3. exf6 is possible due to the en passant rule.

    What am I missing?

  • #113

    The hanging queen

  • #114

    amazing!

  • #115

    easy :)

  • #116

    That's master!

  • #117

    nice

  • #118

    Yup, missed the discovered attack on the queen.  Thanks for the help.

  • #119

    nice

  • #120

    did not see that rook move at all.......nice one!

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