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Dxe fxe

Isaac Boleslavsky was still under the impression that White's position was superior, when he gave this move a' ', and recommended instead 20 xe5 . He further gave a) 20 & g8 21 jc6 andb) 20 ixe5 21 fxe5 )d7 22 e6 fxe6 23 2xe6 Af6 24 2ael as proof of White's advantage.3 This mistaken view only highlights the subtlety of Fischer's play. After 20 & g8 (back again ), the 'solid retreat' 21 ic4, instead of Boleslavsky's 21 ic6, enables Black to gain the advantage by 21 > b6 . For if 22 d6 c8...

Epilogue

Being a universal player has always been one of chess's highest ideals. We imagine by that a player who can handle successfully many types of position, who is good in both attack and defence, and whose positional and tactical insights match each other. We have to bear in mind, at the same time, that the ideal of universality is a very wide substratum which encompasses players of great individual differences. Kasparov, Spassky, Timman and Belyavsky are all universal players yet what a huge...

W

A strange and mysterious blunder was Fischer's 55 c5 against Letelier at Mar del Plata 1959 Pos. 311 . It seems inevitable that he should have calculated the following line 55 g6 b3 56 g7 b2 57 gS W bl 58 lt f6 fl 59 amp e7 xc4 60 xc4 amp xc4 61 amp d6 amp b5 62 amp d5 amp xa5 63 amp c4, draw. Wishing to elicit from the position more than the position could possibly offer, Fischer hits upon 55 c5 lt amp xc5 56 lt amp e4 , and White wins. What, however, he completely fails to notice, is that...