Chess legend Bobby Fischer faces a materialistic Paul Keres in the dreaded London System – 1959

Chess legend Bobby Fischer faces a materialistic Paul Keres in the dreaded London System – 1959

Morning all, I have a very exciting game show
this morning. Paul Keres playing Fischer in the Bled-Zagreb-Belgrade Candidates Tournament of 1959,. a very interested game for from many perspectives. Paul Keres was featured four times in Fishers
my 60 memorable games. not many players got as many of as four games. now this game wasn’t in 60 / 60 memorable
games, but presumably because at one point there was something which may not have made
the game as interesting and I’ve got a very exciting resource to show you which basically
can change the whole perspective on this game. Paul Keres elected for an opening either test
as well the London system even though I’m from London I detest playing against the London
system. Paul Keres just as a reminder was an Estonian
chess grandmaster born 1916, died 1975. he was a renowned chess writer, he was among
the world’s top players from the mid 1930s to the mid 1960s. he narrowly missed a child to the World Championship
match on five occasions. he won the 1938 Avro torment which was the
most important tournaments leading up to the break out of the Second World War and this
led to negotiations for a total match against the champion Alexander Alekhine. but the match never took place due to world
war 2. after the war Keres was runner-up in the candidates tournaments on four consecutive
occasions. due to these and other strong results many
chess historians consider Paul Keres to be the strongest player never to become world
champion. he was nicknamed, Paul the second, eternal
second, the crown prince of chess. Keres is the only player in chess history
to defeat nine undisputed world champions. so in this game Paul played d4 in an earlier
round against Fischer where the players play each other four times believe it or not. Keres had suffered with e4 even though he
had prepared an innovation against Fischer sacrificing his queen and that game is on
this channel. but here he tests Fischer’s Kings engine setup. but not actually going into a proper Kings
engine. instead using the dreadfully dull London system. so Nf3, g6 and this Bf4 move and to know how
Fischer played against the London system I think is very very interesting. normally Kings engine players would often
play d6 as a matter of routine and Bg7. Fischer shows here that actually maybe d6 is an issue
because of this bishop and you know later y can play undermining moves against
this chain. these two pawns can come under fire. so Fischer’s strategy here is interesting. he just doesn’t touch his d pawn for a moment. he just puts the bishop on g7. Fianchettoing
it. after Nbd2 again he doesn’t touch d pawn here. it’s like he doesn’t want this bishop to have
pressure on his pawn structure. he plays c5 here. Paul reacts with c3. now we see cxd4 cxd4
and now not d6 but d5 and technically there’s something interesting going on here which
Paul Keres noticed. Paul Keres also noticed perhaps that Fischer
is sometimes a little bit on materialistic side. so perhaps he was wondering here in this continuation
how would Fischer react if someone played a bit like Fischer using Fischer’s own style
against him in some way this grabbing a pawn sometimes. it’s something at rates which Capablanca
used to do to sometimes grab a pawn, especially a sense pawn and win games like
that. but here there’s an opportunity for Paul Keres
to be materialistic and he takes it with both hands. he plays in this position Bxb8 giving up the
dreaded long term system Bishop to try and win what seems to be a measly a pawn. so Rxb8++, top of the tacking looks very crude
kind of play. the kind of play a chess computer from 1960s
or 70s would do just to win a pawn. not really factoring in the decentralization
of the Queen, the loss of tempo, the fact that Kings them in the center. very crude continuation just to win a pawn. but testing Fischer in terms of how is he
reacting to a materialism approach. so Qxa7, what can be the immediate refutation
of this? well it’s interesting here Fischer’s move seems actually very powerful and engines
tend to like it the more length they look at Fischer’s move in this position. he doesn’t want to castle. he wants to try
and somehow punish the decent rice queen. interestingly and let’s just check this again,
I’ve already done some analysis on this position. one of the early engine suggestions here and
a certain death is actually to play the move Qc7. this doesn’t really immediately do anything
for this Bishop to extend the scope of the bishop. from that positional perspective okay
it doesn’t take the box there. but it does give white some trouble here. it seems blacks a little bit better. for example Qa3, say this continuation just
castling e3, Ra8 and here Qc3 might fix that. but Qd6 blacks doing very well here it seems. there’s enough pressure for the pawn basically
and there is a resource like Ba4 which could be handy as well. so this position, there’s pressure, there
is enough pressure for the pawn it seems. so but actually Fischer’s move is more to
do with this Bishop interestingly. he plays Ne4. so he’s trying to extend the
scope of this efficient, bit of pressure on d2 and he’s got the forcing move available
now, Nxd2. so this forcing move Nxd2 is a bit of annoyance for white because of that
pressure on d4. so white plays what seems to be absolutely logical move actually. if he does want to take on e4, d takes, Nd2
we have a powerful pawn sac at e3 disruptive. so say f takes, Black could castle and with
this Bishop hemmed in let’s go with g3 to try and fianchetto it. wet but Bc6, Nf3. but now there’s the resource
e5 and this is quite dangerous for white. if d takes B takes blacks better there and
if that’s left alone say Bg2 then black still better with a move like exd4. kick the Queen and there’s a lot of pressure
here which makes it very nice, if white dares call something there’s even a problem this
diagonal Bxf3. just showing the pressure is can be quite crushing the tactics. so this continuation if we go back, Nxe4 is
to be avoided because Nazs this e3 resource. so this looks sensible to play just e3 trying
to stabilize position and make d4 more solid. Fischer takes on d2 though and now after Nxd2
plays, they’re very energetic e5 so the whole play by Fischer is extending the scope with
a special longest diagonal. if you can get access to be too that’s great
as well. now white really doesn’t want to help black
extend the scope with this Bishop. just reinforces d4 again. so we’ve got two pieces trying to just reinforce
d4 against this bishop and ideally leave a blockade against the I say Queen’s pawn. black castles here and white can’t react routinely
here if he tries to castle with Be2 then we could have exd4, Nxd4 and in this position
Qc7 is very very strong. because the threat is Ra8 actually winning
the Queen. So the Queen has to run back. but then Bxd4, e takes, Rfe8 keeps the King
in the center and this is big trouble now as you’d expect. if Kf1 this sort of move now threatens Qc1
check mating and here there’s just no time to provide King safety. Qb6 energetic enough with the Rooks coming
to the southern flank potentially or just winning us Center pawn black stands a lot
better. so after castling here given the routine move
Be2 would fell to Ed and Qc7 we see actually Qc5 asking Fischer perhaps to waste a bit
of time with d5. Fischer’s not having any of that. he says to pull Keres take another pawn if
you dare with Rc8. this d pawn must be hot surely but let’s check it out. if Qxd5 which actually might technically actually
be one of the better moves. Qe7 looks really dangerous for Qb4++. so in this position for example Be2, Be6,
Queen drops back then we have this Qb4++ and black is bound to get some compensation now
with the King disrupting f1 the Rooks not connected. so this kind of continuation gets actually
quite crushing here. this is just very very unpleasant for white. so okay so after Rc8 Paul Keres decides Qb4
might be a bit safer than trying to be even more materialistic grabbing that d5 pawn. Fischer plays Re8 and now we see the natural
Be2. so it looks as though white hasn’t been too greedy. it’s only one pawn and he’s holding up d4.
Fischer takes on d4, Nxd4 and now plays a very energetic move, Qh4 which is designed
against the natural castling move here. because there’s pressure now on d4 for this
loose Bishop potentially on e2. so if white castles here, Bxd4 is winning material because
of that loose bishop on e2. so white can’t retain the castle after Qh4. if he plays Kf1
again that’s misery lands. in this position black has enough play, enough piece pressure
here just the Rooks are not connected. again there’s ample compensation and even
blacks getting back some of the material. so this would be very very nice for black
this kind of position. okay so blacks doing very well there. but okay it might be one of the lesser evil
choices though in this position to consider the move Kf1. because it’s already a difficult
position for white here. he doesn’t really want to play g3, I think
that will just well actually there’s not even Qh3, really even stronger move Qe4 here and
what does white want to do here? King in the center this kind of stuff now
works Qxd4 Knight pin. so Queen e4 and again if castles we just take
on default to win e – okay so after Qh4 who Keres is in a difficult position and it goes
for more materialism Qxb7 which might technically be one of the better moves in the circumstances,
in the circumstance. so Bxd4 is played here offering the d7 Bishop.
was this the strongest move from Fischer? it looks absolutely logical in many respects,
may be should d4 to try and exploit the king in the center. it doesn’t seem to be much to improve on Bxd4,
Qxd7 and now Bxb2 so here black is just one pawn down and its opposite column bishops. white wants to keep the Rook but now the king
is disrupted of the check and now okay Fischer tries to wrench open this e file to expose
this loose bishop on e2. he plays the move d4 sacking a pawn here temporarily just to
get pressure on e2. so after exd4 which might not be the safest perhaps a safer option is
qg4. we’ll go exd4 Qe4 threatening that Bishop immediately and here it will be embarrassing
to play Bf3 that be a howler Qe1 is mating really exploiting the King on the center. the correct move Qg4, one of the crap moves
rather or Qb5 is possible as well. but Qg4 is played. Fischer now plays Qc2 and white wants to wriggle
out of this and it’s actually quite difficult in this position. this Bishop is a liability and in fact there’s
some amazing resources coming up here. but here is another one as early as this position. we’ve got the Queen protecting the bishop
protecting the rook. now if Bb5 just trying to get rid of one of these tactical liabilities
in this position if Bb5 in this position apparently Be1 just threatening mate is actually really
really strong. for example if takes, takes, takes, check
and here with the Rook – we don’t want to take the rook on h1. Instead we play check, check and now we can safely
take this Rook. so in this position if Ke3 then Qxh1 is okay. okay so here it seems absolutely logical to
try and wriggle out with g3 and here I’ve never been so excited to find a resource to
be honest in an old Fischer game. this hasn’t been mentioned on kibitzing up
until now on chess Gamescom and actually I do have certain books which just don’t mention
this. that this next move by Fischer was a blunder,
absolute blunder but a really amazing technical move which is available to Fischer here. in the game we see Fischer blundering with
Qxa2, I can see that if I trust engine technology at the moment that this move is a blunder
Qxa2. it’s a natural tendency try and sometimes get bad material. but it worked out in the game here. because Paul Keres plays an absolute howler
of a move. he plays in this position well white to play
and blunder, can you guess what Paul Keres played in this position at moved 24? so White’s
play and blunder horrifically. if I give you ten seconds spot the blunder. Paul Keres plays Bb5 believe it or not, which
goes into the hands of the perks of Qa2 to be able to play now, can you spot it? Qd5 and after this Fischer easily was winning
now. he’s absolutely winning. he’s doubled attacking to lose pieces. so he really has celebrated the Rooks lack
of connection and the Kings stumbling around to try and get to safety. so in the game, the game continuation was
Bxe8++, check. so Bishop up and here Be1 was played, end
of game Paul Keres resigned. the interesting thing for me though is when
checking this game well Qxa2, annotators are rightly pointed out white could have just
been equaled Bf3. there’s nothing much going on here. the loose Bishop issue has just vanished. now any temporary advantages you get in chess
sometimes it really is important to take that opportunity to use that temporary advantage. the loose bishop on e2 is vanished. the disconnection of the Rooks is about to
be repaired. there’s no problems here it seems for white
at all, basically equal and this is what annotators of the game have claimed. but the thing is which I find very very exciting,
which is at a certain depth a seemingly innocuous resource values at less than half pawn, no
big deal in this position. apparently seemed to turn out to be absolutely
crushing, absolutely crushing and this hasn’t been mentioned by any annotators I’ve seen
or commentators of this game previously. I recently had to get a new computer. so it’s a reasonable computer now with an
i5 running Houdini at 64-bit and it does come up at depth 20 that this resource categorically
wins here. Qxa2 was a blunder by Fischer, I hope I mentioned
the resource, can you spot it? you might be able to guess your results button definitely
not the reasons behind it, I assure you. if I give you ten seconds from now can you
spot a potentially winning resource? ten seconds starting from now. there’s a very temporary factor in this position
the bishop on e2 to try and exploit. okay the resource you might guess the move
but I doubt any of you will see the reasons behind this why this Bd2 is absolutely winning
here let’s give some examples now let’s say first of all Bb5 because the queen hasn’t
taken on a to have this queen d5 punishing resource none of that the thing is here the
queen is a bit overloaded protecting the Rook as that bishops left protection the Rh5 where
can the Queen, go why could try sacrifice in exchange I don’t think that’s particularly
good to play Rxd2 here and so let’s assume Qf3 in this position Rc3 and the Queen overloading
is absolutely emphasized end of game. so that’s a very clear continuation which
absolutely loses Bb5. let’s try Bf3 and here is it here it gets really interesting/ h4
there’s not many places for the Queen. the bishops cutting out all of these dark
squares. so Qh4 and in this position
one of the more crushing moves is actually Rc3 here believe it or not. so again we’re celebrating the overloading
with Bishop now protecting this Rook and what can white do about this? if he plays Qf6 trying
to protect the bishop which is protecting the Rook, so let’s go with Qf6, then Bg5 ,Q
takes, Rxf3 is absolutely crushing here because of that f2 issue. you might ask well hold on a sec in this position
what about Be2 here? well Rxe2 and then Bg5 or Qd3 even quicker
mate. so that’s no good. so in this position Rc3 is absolutely crushing
in this position. so let’s go back to this Bd2. so we try Bb5,
we try Bf3 and if we try Kg2 again now h5 try and exploit the loose bishop on e2, say
Qf3, Rc3. so it just seems that this is absolutely winning Bd2. whatever white seems to do here. there’s a line note in Bf3 variation. which I thought was quite interesting. I’m trying to find it here, Qd7 yes, Qd7.
now this this might be why I think this resource wasn’t picked up. so Qd7 it looks as though the Rc3 resource
has been taken out of the equation here? so how can white have a problem in this position. amazingly black has a fantastic resource in
this position which engines pick up and this shows something about chess that the technical
troupe of games can may be found years later with advancing engine technology, at least
more conveniently. I just casually checking this game out to
present you and this Bd2 explodes into significance from being slightly better for black to being
absolutely categorically winning and this is one of the reasons in this position after
Qd7 Black has a fantastic resource, Be3 threatening mate temporary peace sacrifice, f takes, Rook
takes and here white is busted. the queen is just about holding on to the Rook what
can white do here about this bishop on f3? what can wait to here? you can try sacrifice the Queen
And here white/ So lets see for Q thoughtful white let’s see for example Qd5 Rcc3 and still
problem with this d1 here, absolutely crushing .white has no defense in this position. so this Qd7 seems absolutely refuted by Bishop
III and as soon as I start seeing these resources I’m very very excited all of a sudden that
in this classic Fischer game which didn’t make it to Fischer’s memorable games. Fischer had technically an absolutely forced
win instead of Qxa2 to play Bd2. the more you look at it with an engine the stronger
it gets, I challenge everyone on YouTube to verify the findings here. Bd2 categorically wins materialism could have
been punished in this game. so in the game you know I guess it didn’t
make it to my rule games because it was just a bit the memorable games books it was just
a horrible blunder here and when Bf3 seems to draw but it was actually Fischer that blundered
first that’s the point of like to me. Fischer blundered first, he didn’t have to
play Qxa1 against the very best offense Bd2 appears to be absolutely winning. comments or questions on YouTube, thanks very

99 thoughts on “Chess legend Bobby Fischer faces a materialistic Paul Keres in the dreaded London System – 1959

  1. Part 5 reply: With the "Truth" about chess one finds useful exceptions. It is the finding of useful exceptions which paves ways of playing positions which previously may have been thought too difficult and also finds innovations and entirely new strategies and ways of playing.

  2. Part 6 reply: Sometimes it can even revitalise old styles of playing. For example with the help of engines, Nigel Short actually revitalised some old Romantic era lines thought too dangerous (and materialistic) with some success.

  3. Part 7 reply: A post-mortem technical analysis can use all the resources available. We are for example legally able if not even using an engine to set up an analysis board, and move the pieces around. The restrictions on Playing chess are not in force. The use of engines is legitamte for post-mortem. Most books now usually engine check everything.

  4. Part 8 reply: The books of the past are limited because they did not have the engines we have nowadays. So this game in "The Russians vs Fischer" has no special note about Qxa2. All it indicates is Qxa2 Bb5?? When in fact, the greater truth here is black had a forced with with Bd2.

  5. Mark Brodie. I am a sixty year old former National Master. I agree that Fischer's move Qxa2 cannot be categorized a blunder. However, The Bd2 resource is truly amazing, and in fact, is it so clear that black wins easily if white plays QxRc8 ?

  6. hello new to your channel. ive ignored it for quite some time simply due to your voice , which is completely unfair but saw the fischer title so it had to be worth checking out. what a treat this was! cant wait to see what else ive been missing from you.

  7. You are right. Freeing up D3 for the black Queen by blocking the white Rook on D1 by Bisschop D2 is the move that all of a sudden devastates the while position because of white King on F1. Maybe the players got into time trouble, otherwise two consecutive blunders by Fisher and then Keres remains hard to account for.

  8. Wonderful manoeuver Bc3-d2-e3 to threaten f2, but I suppose only engines think like that. All of us, when we look for a combination, we want to play grand and sweeping moves, from one side of the board to the other: Qa2-d5xh1.

  9. Phantastic – chess-history in the light of computeranalysis!  At least the findings didnt change anything in respect to the outcome – Fischer wins.

  10. I like your videos kingscrusher, but please, PLEASE!, come straighter to the point. This video could be 15 minutes long. thanks

  11. I'm not sure if I would call that a blunder so much as a sub-optimal move. Who on earth would see that tactic?? If, theoretically, computers "solved" chess, meaning that they worked out every possible chess game, maybe there would be a guaranteed way for white to win (although the general consensus is that two computers with perfect play would end in a draw, we can't prove that), and it would be a blunder just to choose the black pieces.

  12. Was Fischer's move really a blunder?  I like to interpret Fischer's move from a psychological standpoint.  Paul Keres played for material in the early game.  Fischer responded by ruining his opponents ass all across the board.  Scrapping up that little pawn near the end, while it may not be the optimal move, was goading enough to prompt a true blunder from Keres.

  13. Why would anyone who likes or is genuinely interested in chess complain about someone who posts videos of great chess games or instructive games and explains them thoroughly and goes over the alternative moves in detail!??  These are great thanks for sharing, keep doing what you do!

  14. It seems that white can still draw and even win.. after Bd2 Bf3 Qxa2 d5 f5  I have it all worked out can send it if you like.

  15. this chess commentator is completly absorbing me 
    good job
    probably one of the best comment 
    100% chess passion !

  16. kingscrusher, I am looking for a game where Fischer took the knight on b8 and won the a7 pawn in the opening just like in this game. Are there any Fischer games out there like that? Maybe it's not a London system, but could be a Caro Kann or Sicilian?

  17. I don't really feel that queen takes A2 was an outright blunder by Fisher,I think he was just making a point about grabbing pawns to his opponent..Knowing Fisher,he had all relevant eventualities covered….Pause the video at 15:46
    A less complex move than the bishop move would have been Rook to E4,threatening the queen,When the queen moves away,to f3,Rook C8 to Rook E8,doubling Rooks.
    with pressure like this,Kere's defense would have crumbled even quicker.Fisher doubtless saw this but chose to give his opponent a glimmer of false hope..and avenge the pawn which Kere took earlier on…
    Great video btw..Subbed Thumbed etc..

  18. Fischer missed the win with Bd2, but Qxa2 is not a blunder – it does not lose the game or give away a straight forward win. Bd2 is not easy to find either as my chees computer likes Qxa2 until you give it 2 minutes. Also, the circumstances at the board sometimes matter – time, did he need a win, etc. Great find though! Always enjoy your videos too. Thanks for the commentary.

  19. Can't tell who is white. Putting Fischer name in the video title first suggests he's white, by convention, as does the text word "Fischer" on the screen above the white pieces. Yet you narrate as if he's black. Do you even realize the needless confusion you cause? C'mon, be reasonable.

  20. Actually on Bd2 Bf3 h5 Qh4, better than Rc3 is Be1! Rxe1 Rxe1+ Kxe1 Qd3, with threats of Rc1# and Re8+ which cannot both be stopped.

  21. Nice find kc…"blunder " could be a bit harsh, but it's a great analysis . Your voice and diction are fine, by the way,

  22. Kingscrusher…great video as always, very instructive on how seizing and keeping the initiative! but I think you should have been more accurate in some positions, as it was such an amazing find you did about one of legendary Fisher memorable games… for istance…at 21:52, you dont consider Kg2… R:f3 could be met by counter quality sacrifice R:d2 and I dont see any major issues for white… and, at 22:11…. you say that position is absolutely crushing for black but,,,, what about Qd2 defending f2 square?? Please let us know!!!! 🙂

  23. I apologize for the Douche Bag Haters on this thread, and others.
    1) Your Voice is Fine (even quite soothing)
    2) Your enthusiasm is very much appreciated
    3) Your analysis is Top Notch, and can be appreciated by players at many different levels
    4) Your alternate lines are very informative and educational
    5) Your point concerning Fischer's option of Bd2 on this video is EXTREMELY relevant, salient, germane, and noteworthy
    6) Your videos are always interesting
    7) The Douche Bag haters are annoying, boring, off-point, myopic, meretricious, and ironically & tragically, they are actually all the things of which they are [falsely] accusing you.
    8) Anyone with a brain would rather watch your chess videos than read the vacuous, specious, and spurious comments of these trolls.
    9) I love it when you say, "This is absolutely crushing."
    10) The End

  24. yes but is very easy for peoples today to turn on the engine and surprisingly discover that fisher or kasparov blundered something in their games. I think that bishop d2 is a typical computers move, and you couldnt find it even if you were thinking all day long. So Mr English (I dont know your name) dont be so excited that you founded that genius move, coz you didnt, engine did.

  25. Thanks for the effort you put into these videos.

    I'm running Stockfish 6, and it finds your suggested move in about a tenth of a second. Technology marches on…

  26. Love the video and agree totally with Matthew5to8.
    So back to chess.
    @22:10 I don't have a chess engine to see it, so I don't see the continuation if after Black's Rf3, White answers Qd2

  27. I can't thank you enough. I just recently found your channel and I'm enjoying it more than any other that I've come across. This was FANTASTIC!!! I wonder if Fischer realized years later or even hours later that he blundered and just never said anything. Excellent job and thanks again.

  28. Why can't I find that game (I believe Kasparov was the winner) where he takes a pawn with his queen: check? After his queen is taken, he puts the opponent in cheque about 9 times chasing it from the top of the board to the bottom before: MATE.

  29. Had to watch it a second time to understand what B-d2 actually accomplished: gaining control of the black squares on the kingside to empower both the h-pawn push and enable the tactical threats of R-c3. This very subtle positional move of the bishop entirely transformed the tactical landscape. Excellent game, excellent commentary, excellent discovery!

  30. at 21:55 if White plays King g2, is this not holding onto the bishop, while also connecting his rooks? Sure it looks worse than black but I don't see where it was completely losing.

  31. I am totally confused!!! Here's my question: Please look at the position at 26:28. Black has just played Bishop from C3 to D2, which King crusher keeps saying "this is an absolutely crushing move", But what exactly is black threatening here? In other words, why is the move Bishop to D2 a "crushing move" for black? He never explains this, and it's very annoying!!! Can anyone answer?

  32. 19:00 — "And it turns out to be absolutely crushing." — Since you pointed out that the blunder Fischer played was followed by an even more damning move, I suppose it can be argued that Fischer must have understood his opponent was focussing too much on the Queen; and if not the Queen's threat, the Queen's concern for material value, right? If it is crushing, it is probably because Keres realized he was actively helping Fischer to correct the blunder. To put it another way, he obliged the Queen's greed by making an effectively pointless attack on the other Rook, but when he does, he removes one of his own King's defenders from the area of greatest effect. Result: promptly forked.

  33. Thank you for this. And thank you for all the time you spend to put out fantastic chess analysis videos. Your dedication to the game makes us all richer.

  34. Thank you for video and your analysis. Your passion for the game makes watching your videos enjoyable.

    The a2 was not to the caliber play that we expect from Fischer. The a2 was not in play, not a threat, and would have cost him if Keres didn't blunder. The Bd2 is a move of the type of eloquence that we came enjoy seeing in Fischer games.

    Perhaps we can caulk it up be 1959 and Fischer is pretty young. Possibly they both are having time problems.

    Thanks again.

  35. A blunder is generally considered as any move that turns a won position into a drawn position, or a drawn position into a losing position. Bd2 retains an advantage for black if played accurately, and since Qa2 is easily shown to draw, this is by definition a blunder, not a "sub-optimal move." A very simple example of a suboptimal move in a king + rook endgame could be placing the rook in a position where it is vulnerable to attacks, wasting a move in repositioning. A very simply example of a blunder would be leaving it there to be taken. In that, you've wasted a move in the first scenario which has no appreciable difference in the likely outcome of the game, and turned your winning position into a drawing position in the second.

    Fischer turned a winning position into a drawing position with his choice of move, and is a blunder, just as Keres then turned his drawn position into a losing one by blundering back. End of story.

  36. It's so easy to abuse some one from the other side of the internet.. I've listened to a lot of videos from this bloke.. sounds good to me..
    Qxa2, move Bishop then c8 to c2, seems to be effective. it was just a matter of time for Fisher as most of whites pieces could not move. Hit f2 pawn

  37. Great video.  One question, where can I find the "king's engine" described?  I hear it all the time in these videos but amazingly google comes up totally blank, putting up links on chess engines in general, instead.

  38. That was an amazing find! I never saw it till you showed it and, although I wouldn't have taken the pawn, I still wouldn't have used that bishop. Truly an amazing find! Great on you for that one!
    A Fan and A very Good Chess Player,
    Wolfy : (You'll be seeing me soon. I haven't done everything i want to to become a Grand Master yet… I still have weaknesses in my game and truly find your channel very helpful in getting to where I want to be. 🙂

  39. Replayable game link: – Cheers, K

  40. Great find! This is the type of moves (B-d2) that computers can find through brute force search that are almost impossible for humans to calculate over the board. Thanks for the upload and analysis.

  41. surprisingly, the "best" engine response (Stockfish, at 6.6B nodes) to Bd2 is Rg1. This is followed eventually by near-forced loss of the exchange for white, and a won endgame for black after a queen exchange. Not crushing, but a win is a win.

  42. hi everyone, commentator is fantastic so I answer previous question, @ 22:15 Kg2 than Bxf3, Kxf3, Qc6+ and mate soon.Other thing, In this game Fisher had let's say two blunders because @ 11:20 instead of exd4 should Qg5If he o-o than Bh3 and exchange minimum if something else Rc2 and fisher will have material and position advantage soon. thx so Fisher blundered two times in this game, I am so sorry about him, hahaha

  43. It's all very fine and dandy finding all of this with a computer chess engine. But in the golden age of chess there were no such thing at your disposal only human brain power. Most likely Bobby Fischer did find his "blunder" after doing some post mortem analysis and chose not to use the game for his book.

  44. Credit to Fisher who (in what year was this game played?) didn't have the benefit of 3300 rated chess engine to analyze with. Finding the absolutely crushing Bd2 followed by Be3 move over the board with time pressure is something that 99.99% of players will not be able to do. Great video. You uncorked a gem of a move which that even the great Bobby Fischer missed. Beauty of chess.

  45. At 22:10 my first thought was White moving Q-D2. protecting the rook and mate on F2.
    But Then Q-C4+, K-G1 R-E2, Q-C1 R-C2
    if after Q-C4 , K-G2 R-E2, KxF3 RxD2, RxD2 Q-D3+ winning the Rook on H1.
    Good analysis!

  46. Oh my gosh just show the fucking game first,,,, and then after you can go threw all the fucking variations and variables….

  47. Fine analysis as always kingscrusher.

    At 22:18 though you forgot to address another potential response. How would Black proceed after White plays Kg2 rather than Be2?

  48. There's a lot of stuff you didn't explain in this properly for me to understand when Fischer played C5 undefended what if pawn takes and at 7:39 how can you take the pawn with bishop when the knight can take it for free? It's hard to keep watchin been frustrated with all these unanswered questions

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