Fischer vs Reshevsky
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[Event "US Championship"] [Site "?"] [Round "0"] [White "Fischer"] [Black "Reshevsky"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "B32"] [Opening "Sicilian: Open, 2...Nc6"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 g6 5. Be3 Nf6 6. Nc3 Bg7 7. Bc4 O-O { 7...Qa5! would have been much better.} 8. Bb3 Na5 {A well-known mistake - a Russian chess magazine had recently given the following moves, known to Fischer, but not to Reshevsky!} 9. e5 Ne8 {Breaking communications between the Queen and Rook. On the other hand, 9...Nxb3 loses to 10.exf6.} 10. Bxf7+ Kxf7 { The 15-year-old Fischer has found the fatal flaw in Reshevsky's position.} ( 10... Rxf7 11. Ne6) 11. Ne6 dxe6 (11... Kxe6 12. Qd5+ Kf5 13. g4+ Kxg4 14. Rg1+ Kh4 15. Bg5+ Kh5 16. Qd1+ Rf3 17. Qxf3#) 12. Qxd8 {The rest is child's play...} 12... Nc6 13. Qd2 Bxe5 14. O-O Nd6 15. Bf4 Nc4 16. Qe2 Bxf4 17. Qxc4 Kg7 18. Ne4 Bc7 19. Nc5 Rf6 20. c3 e5 21. Rad1 Nd8 22. Nd7 Rc6 23. Qh4 Re6 24. Nc5 Rf6 25. Ne4 Rf4 26. Qxe7+ Rf7 27. Qa3 Nc6 28. Nd6 Bxd6 29. Rxd6 Bf5 30. b4 Rff8 31. b5 Nd8 32. Rd5 Nf7 33. Rc5 a6 34. b6 Be4 35. Re1 Bc6 36. Rxc6 bxc6 37. b7 Rab8 38. Qxa6 Nd8 39. Rb1 Rf7 40. h3 Rfxb7 41. Rxb7+ Rxb7 42. Qa8 { And Black finally gave up.} 1-0
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WhiteFischer
BlackReshevsky
Game
Moves42
OpeningB32 — Sicilian: Open, 2...Nc6
Result1-0
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Tournament
TournamentUS Championship
Location?
Round0