Tactics with Bobby

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Black to play and win

Black wins with a nice combination: 37...Rxg2+! 38.Kh1 Rh4!! 39. Qf7+ (39. Nxh4 Rxf2+ 40. Nf3 Rxf1+ 41. Kg2 Rg1+! 42. Kh2 Qc2+ -+) 39...Rg7+ 40. f3 Rxh3 mate!

The position is from the game Thorfinsson-Gunnarson, which was played on December 9 on the Icelandic television. If we should believe Karl Thoroddsen, it was Bobby Fischer himself who told the players this combination by phone after the game (which, by the way, after the gigablunder 37...Kg8?? 38.Qxg7 mate). So this is a little article in the category 'it's Fischer so it's news'.

Robert James Fischer has developed quite a disgust when it comes to classical chess, because of the ever-growing opening theory, but it's nice to hear that on that safe island with gysers, where you can watch an awful amount of chess on television, he's also watching and enjoying himself!

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