04 December 2008

Fischer - Gligoric, CT 1959

The next game in 18 Memorable Games is game no.13 in My 60 Memorable Games and no.56 in Predecessors IV. The PGN is given below, along with punctuation from notes by the 11th & 13th World Champions. I'll take a closer look at 17...Rc6 and the sequence starting 23.Qd3.

[Event "Candidates Tournament"]
[Site "Yugoslavia"]
[Date "1959.??.??"]
[Round "4"]
[White "Fischer, R."]
[Black "Gligoric, S."]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "B57"]

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 d6 6.Bc4 Bd7 7.Bb3 g6 8.f3 8...Na5 {GK: ?!} 9.Bg5 {GK: !} 9...Bg7 10.Qd2 h6 11.Be3 Rc8 12.O-O-O Nc4 13.Qe2 {BF: !?; GK: !?} 13...Nxe3 14.Qxe3 O-O 15.g4 Qa5 16.h4 {GK: !} 16...e6 17.Nde2 {BF: !; GK: !} 17...Rc6 {GK: ?} 18.g5 hxg5 19.hxg5 Nh5 20. f4 Rfc8 21.Kb1 Qb6 22.Qf3 Rc5 23.Qd3 {BF: !; GK: !?} 23...Bxc3 {GK: ?} 24. Nxc3 Nxf4 25.Qf3 {GK: !} 25...Nh5 26.Rxh5 {BF: !; GK: !} 26...gxh5 27.Qxh5 Be8 28.Qh6 {BF: !} 28...Rxc3 29.bxc3 Rxc3 30.g6 {GK: !} 30...fxg6 31.Rh1 Qd4 32.Qh7+ 1-0

To play through the complete game see...

Robert James Fischer vs Svetozar Gligoric, Bled ct 1959

...on Chessgames.com.


Tom Chivers said...

I've just started reading 60 Memorable Games (& don't own Kasparov's volume on Fischer) so I'll be referencing your series on the 18 overlaps with considerable, interest!

transformation said...

great to see you back mark. wonderful. lots of great stuff.
warmest, dk