Bobby Fischer Chess Sacrifices and Strong Game Finishes

Bobby Fischer Chess Sacrifices and Strong Game Finishes

Hi all. I would like to show you a bit of a
puzzle book at – Bobby Fischer sacrifices and strong finishes. So there
are a hundred and seventy four positions in this. It starts off with one of the
most beautiful set of sacrifices Fischer made and then it actually goes
chronologically throughout Fischer’s career. Throughout it actually shows the
age of Fischer at the time I thought we could have a look at a sample of 30 from
this book so if you go to chess world it’s on improve menu puzzle books
and you’ll see it’s in the famous player famous players section there’s Bobby
Fischer sacrifices and strong finishes so let’s have a look. So this first one Fischer
was about 24 years of age it’s a really super
beautiful iconic finish if you haven’t seen this one yeah it’s really beautiful
so white play here if I give you five seconds. Okay when I say that I mean you
can pause the video take longer than five seconds if you want
so here Fischer played a beautiful Queen sacrifice and now H takes G is a double
check and here that fianchettoed Bishop centralizes with this killer check and
mate so wonderful finish there just in time because there was an emergency
situation on the Queen side so Fischer had kind of factored that in perhaps. So
this next one is another beauty so white to play and mate five seconds okay
Fisher played Queen takes h6 check this opens up that G file so we’ve cut off
escape squares of the King and you can also see that the King hasn’t got h7 so
actually here Knight f7 is checkmate
actually let’s put it on a bigger board okay so here White to play. Now you might
think Rc7 is tempting but you know perhaps black can sacrifice the Queen in
fact Fischer played check and now we just want to get to e7 so here 5
seconds we want to deflect the Queen away from e7 so rook c8 check and here in
fact with the escape squares covered we have Queen f5 checkmate. The Knights
covering e7 critically so nice finish there.
So here the bishop has got a great view on this diagonal cutting the g8 escape
square so what would you play? Five seconds okay wonderful finish here. Rook
d8 check deflecting the Queen away from c3 and now Qxc3 check and it’s
going be mate – checkmate! Nice finish there and that was age
fourteen 1957 nice little finish in 1957. So here this was
from a blitz game I believe against Reuben Fine I suspect. Five seconds – we’ve
covered this game on the channel actually. If you want to check that out: okay Fischer plays I believe this rook
so he’s cutting off the escape squares here and we just really need to get
Bishop f6 in so how to do that if I give you five seconds here what would you
play? It’s a really simple and strong move actually surprisingly powerful and
simple Queen G3 for just offering the exchange of Queens trying to drag the Queen away from critically defending f6 check mate. This next one yes it looks as
though the Knights really well perched on f5 and in fact there’s a a common
square of the rook and knight. And Re7 that could be checkmate because the pawn
here is covering a key escape square of the black King so how do we get in Re7
? Five seconds okay Bishop d2 actually skewers the bishop and knight so
the bishop move we could take the knight and here the bishop has given away the
the e7 square so checkmate. This is from a classic finish
A real classic okay it starts off with Bishop takes d4 and five seconds
what would you play here okay I hope you’ve seen this one before it’s
absolutely iconic it sticks in my mind for one of the greatest ever Bobby
Fischer finishes he uses a wonderful blockade
sacrifice Rf6 to stop the resource f5 because if e5 there was f5 hitting the
Queen and blunting the d3-h7 diagonal now here is e5 threatening checkmate so that’s
parried and now with a knight attack just Ne2 waiting for that knight to go
away from f5 and actually black resigns here but let’s say black played this
then we just go Queen f5 and it’s going to be checkmate okay so this is from the 1992 match
Fischer around 49 years old 1992 okay five seconds okay Rg8 check
getting rid of one pawn now check and now really trying to get rid of the other
pawn to open up the H file so h7 supporting Rg8. Rook g8 check and
now we’ve got the H file finally cleared so I believe a move like rook h1 now so
yep nice little finish that this is a really cute one so around 21 years old
against J Kelly very forcing five seconds very forcing sequence Qxh6+
Bh5 check and we’re covering all these escape squares here – the bishops covering g6 critically. so this is a check mate and the thorn porn
of course is covering g7. So here five seconds to pause the video white to play Okay we want to play Bishop d5 but
actually we can do that with Qe8+ distracting the rook the deflecting the rook
away from d5 Bishop d5 and this will be winning even if white ends up
the exchange up even if black plays rook e6. Here another game from the
Fischer Spassky match from 1972 five seconds okay in fact we can play Nd5
hitting the Queen Knight takes e7 check take here now because after losing
the knight we can take here – that’s fine. So Fisher’s nabbed another important
pawn there and the exchange up he went on to win that game. So here there’s a
common square for peace cooperation and it’s a bit of an emergency situation
because it looks as though we’re going to be mated here if we don’t do anything
quick so what would you play here it’s got to be quick if I give you five
seconds pause the video. Think about it black to play. Okay the common square for
cooperation is rook c4 and the quickest is to take with the Queen here and then we
could play rook a2 to checkmate on King a3 if we click analyze we can show
that on the board – checkmate So here we can aim to Queen the pawn and
just take here. This one very forcing Queen takes g2 check and rook takes
e1 is checkmate because of that nasty pin. Now it looks as though this is
a nasty pin that Fisher’s got into. So if he could only keep material he would be material up here. So how can Fischer keep material if I
give you five seconds here to pause the video. Yeah a shocker for Shocron okay Bishop d7 trying to drag the Queen
there now we got Rxg6 check to win the Queen. Now this is chronological
order from from number 16 in this book it’s from the earliest age of Fischer so
at age 11 so offhand game 1954 around age 11 we can see the evolution
of Fischer’s tactical skills. Okay so here Knight takes g6 check wins that Queen now this one Bishop takes f7 was played
against Fisher off hand game so still Fischer a total toddler here but is able
to see something clever. Okay he actually takes – brave enough to take because here
Queen takes g5 because he realizes he is hitting the Queen after. So it’s not
working for white. Now this one yep nice little fork in this one. Check win the
Queen. I should give you a few more seconds. So our Knight is
attacked do we want to move it? If so where or do we want to do something else?
five seconds I might be tricking you there is actually a simple knight move to start with but it’s what this next move gave up control of which is interesting. It
gave up control of something which you can now pounce on with? So it’s actually
more relevant to think about here at this position – Black to play? Knight g4 threatening checkmate and White had to resign really because if we analyze this h3
there’s Nf2 check and we could take that Bishop so that’s is very
very strong threatening Nf2 checkmate and hitting the bishop. Double
attack basically. Here five seconds okay the queen is overloaded. That that’s the tip
if you want another five seconds pause the video. We can exploit that with
Bishop takes c5 and Queen takes f6. Canadian open 1956 this is cute
five seconds okay very important to calculate forcing
moves and calculations. Bishop takes f7 check and if the King had moved that was
Queen f8 there mating. So here now rook takes is check critically that’s
crushing. Here it’s a little bit scary the practical move here being tested
really. Okay Qe4 for defending there now actually now that’s a
bit secure. Things are a bit secure around the king generally what can we
play here five seconds nice powerful central Queen hitting in all directions
is the clue so it’s defending key squares like g6
and h7 and also e6. Superb Queen on e4 so Fischer carries on with Rf2
hitting c2 and not not caring about Queen e8 here. If Queen e8 was played
Bishop f8 and I think we’re pretty safe there so no defense against c2 really well
it’s it’s hopeless I mean yeah we’re actually even covering a4 here. Here
so age around 13 he’s got mobile pawns center – five seconds okay e4 –
these pawns are running away – very dangerous and now actually e3 and it’s
crushing because wherever the Queen moves there’s a lot of discovered checks
here like Ne2+ if the Queen went to c3 Let’s analyze it if the Queen went here
there’s this discovered check. If the Queen went here there’s there’s at least a
discovered check if the Queen goes to a5 we can go take on a5 and
then play e2 to forking the rooks and at least winning a bishop there. And also
let’s have a look at a little variation by the way. If Bishop takes then here
this neglects e3 so we can pounce into e3 and will make mate like this for
example So pretty crushing. So here age 14 it looks
as though the knight is pinned or is it? Is Fisher rebellious against relative pins
or not five seconds to pause the video. Okay knight takes. Yes he is because that would be check Bishop takes d4 check if rook
takes. But here this is a disaster for white as well because okay Nxf4
There’s the old back row weakness. White resigned here if Knight takes Knight Ne2 check dragging the King away from the rook checkmate.
Yeah and if so if we look at this if here there was rook takes then check and
then we’re picking up the other piece that’s more than sufficient material.
Black’s in the lead there now this is really interesting. White to play so what would you play here? Okay
Nd5 hits f6 and black was cautious here to play King g7 it seems. I’ll show
you why in a moment But now Fischer plays g4 nudging the
knight and black had to resign. Now the interesting thing here as well by the
way. If Bishop e7 we could play if I give you five seconds? Sub puzzle variation we
can play Queen takes f5 here because of Ne7+ picking up a load of
material same with Bishop g7 we can play Queen takes f5 and pick up material so
yeah really powerful and also curiously there’s even the possibility actually
of Knight take c7 but maybe this isn’t so amazing you know with the idea of
Queen it takes a8 and here we can even play this and simplify but yeah this
is another winning variation and White will be the exchange up there. So here Fischer playing the black pieces in 1957 okay he finishes nicely with Ra2 check
knowing that the Kings kind of overstretched here and can be distracted away
from the rook. So after King takes we’ll be taking the
rook. Yeah nice coordination and use of a pin if I give you five seconds. BobbyFischer
uses the pinned pawn with Ne6 check and doubles the rocks on the 7th rank with a mating net to follow mating to follow So that’s crushing as an example just to
put a mate on the board we can show that this is actually checkmate because the knight is actually controlling f8 actually it’s immediately checkmate. Now in this position what would you say
is the most accurate move? Fischer did actually actually play the most accurate
move here so if I give you five seconds to pause the video what would you play? Okay Fischer actually played the immediate d6 not rook d1 we’ll check that out in a
moment Now here the king wants to blockade the
pawn. Come and blockade the pawn so white to play here okay Knight f6
then the rooks trying to shift the knight but we can play now we can actually play
now rook d1 believe it or not. Because for example takes we can play d7 and there’s nothing stopping the pawn now if you mentioned if you thought rook d1 this is
also strong for it but it does allow the blockade so it’s not as strong. We’re
still you know technically in a winning position after d6 but the tragic thing
is is the King’s blockading here. We can use the check to just
win the h7 pawn. It is still technically a great position for white but Fischer
played the most incisive move d6 not really allowing this pawn to be stopped
in this particular position. It’s really cool if rook d5 by the way you know
Nf6 check okay this position black to play Fischer secures control of the escape
squares with this move before delivering a checkmate rook f1 checkmate and the
last one I like to show you and I hope you do visit this puzzle book at – it is on the improve menu … puzzle books to carry on throughout his career
this position towards the end of the game in fact we have a recapture here
it’s not so much of a puzzle it’s just showing the finish of the game really
and black to play here – a very strong move – so Nimzowitsch a fan of rooks on
the seventh Rc2 is actually crushing here well double attack it’s a crushing
position so White actually resigned there but yeah you’ll find a load of great
finishes there throughout Fischer’s career so yeah if you want to check that out
the improve menu let’s go to the view of this so improve menu … puzzle books
you’ll find this on the famous players category so these two actually there is
also Magnus Carlsen to be put into this category – I will do that shortly so but yeah
have a lot of fun with that and it also shows you the last visited so to help
you you know work through systematically you can do a little bit each day there
okay hope you enjoyed that thanks very much.

10 thoughts on “Bobby Fischer Chess Sacrifices and Strong Game Finishes

  1. Q.Is Bobby Fischer the greatest Chess player of all time ? 🤔😀😎🌍 Video:

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  2. Thank you for this.

    3:38 Fischer-Fine, skittles blitz 1963 was covered on the channel, here:

  3. In puzzle 19 of 173, white does not have to play 21. h3? which is of course losing. However, if white plays 21. h4!, it protects the bishop and when i checked with stockfish, SF gives the eval as 0.00, so I don't think is an accurate puzzle. Fischer's opponent could have played on quite well if he found 21. h4

  4. Thanks KC, I've been waiting for a bobby fischer game on your channel for a long time ❤️🎉

  5. fischer is the best player ever and kingscrusher is the best chess channel of all times , I love it .

  6. good to see some of Fiscjers great tactical play in this Puzzle book thanks KC keep up the good work.

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