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


  • 4 years ago · Quote · #101

    gerfinn

    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?

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #102

    BobMumm

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

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #103

    Scottstallion

    Now that was COOL!!Cool

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #104

    Jusplayin2

    whats wrong with 2 e5 threatening mate on h7?

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #105

    RSTAR45

    nice

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #106

    Jusplayin2

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

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #107

    freebie

    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.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #108

    bigryoung

    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

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #109

    freebie

    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.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #110

    novzki41

    this is a great puzzle coming from fisher!!

    http://amisapremier.blogspot.com/

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #111

    saqlain5699

    wow

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #112

    condude2

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

    What am I missing?

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #113

    bigryoung

    The hanging queen

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #114

    jorgheb12

    amazing!

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #115

    The_Chess_Ninja

    easy :)

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #116

    Alikhi

    That's master!

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #117

    abekiroz

    nice

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #118

    condude2

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

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #119

    mwaltenburg

    nice

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #120

    xray

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


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