21 February 2011

Fischer - Stein, Sousse 1967

More than three years after starting this series on 18 Memorable Games, a comparison of annotations by Fischer and by Kasparov, I've finally reached the 18th and last game, no.60 in Fischer's 60 Memorable Games and no.75 in Kasparov's Predecessors IV. Except for two moves of Fischer's moves in the opening -- 14.b4 {FIS: '!'; KAS: '!?'} and 17.e5 {FIS: '!'; KAS: '!?'} -- the punctuation of the two former World Champions is nearly identical. That means I might not find a variation to investigate further.

[Event "Sousse izt"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "1967.??.??"]
[Round "7"]
[White "Fischer, R."]
[Black "Stein, L."]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C92"]

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 d6 8.c3 O-O 9.h3 Bb7 10.d4 Na5 11.Bc2 Nc4 12.b3 Nb6 13.Nbd2 Nbd7 14.b4 {FIS: '!'; KAS: '!?'} 14...exd4 15.cxd4 a5 16.bxa5 c5 17.e5 {FIS: '!'; KAS: '!?'} 17...dxe5 {KAS: '!'} 18.dxe5 Nd5 19.Ne4 Nb4 {KAS: '!'} 20.Bb1 Rxa5 21.Qe2 {FIS: '!'} 21...Nb6 {FIS: '?'; KAS: '?'} 22.Nfg5 {FIS: '!'; KAS: '!'} 22...Bxe4 {FIS: '!'} 23.Qxe4 g6 24.Qh4 h5 25.Qg3 {FIS: '!'; KAS: '!'} 25...Nc4 {FIS: '!'} 26.Nf3 {FIS: '?'; KAS: '?'} 26...Kg7 27.Qf4 Rh8 28.e6 {FIS: '!'; KAS: '!'} 28...f5 29.Bxf5 {FIS: '!'; KAS: '!'} 29...Qf8 30.Be4 {FIS: '?'; KAS: '?'} 30...Qxf4 31.Bxf4 Re8 {FIS: '?'; KAS: '?'} 32.Rad1 {KAS: '!'} 32...Ra6 33.Rd7 Rxe6 34.Ng5 Rf6 35.Bf3 {FIS: '!'} 35...Rxf4 36.Ne6+ Kf6 37.Nxf4 Ne5 38.Rb7 Bd6 39.Kf1 Nc2 40.Re4 Nd4 41.Rb6 Rd8 42.Nd5+ Kf5 43.Ne3+ Ke6 44.Be2 {FIS: '!'} 44...Kd7 45.Bxb5+ Nxb5 46.Rxb5 Kc6 47.a4 Bc7 48.Ke2 g5 49.g3 Ra8 50.Rb2 Rf8 51.f4 gxf4 52.gxf4 Nf7 53.Re6+ Nd6 54.f5 Ra8 55.Rd2 {FIS: '!'; KAS: '!'} 55...Rxa4 56.f6 1-0

To play through the complete game, see...

Robert James Fischer vs Leonid Stein; Sousse izt 1967

...on Chessgames.com.

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