US Championship

N-Q2N-QB3 4 P-QB3 P-K4 5 KPxP QxP 6 KN-B3 PxP 7 B-B4 Q-KR4 8 0-0 N-B3 9 Q-K1+ B-K2 10 NxP 0-0 11 B-K2B-KN5 (75)

12 NxN B-Q3 13 P-KR3 BxB 14N-Q4 B x R 15 Q x B KR-K1 16 N/2-B3 P-QR3 17 B-N5 Q-N3 18 R-Ql R-K5 19 B-K3 N-Q4 20 B-Bl R/l-Kl 21 N-Q2 R/5-K2

22 N-B4 B-B5 23 N-B3 P-QB3 24 N-N6 BxB 25 NxN PxN 26 RxB R-K7 27 R-Nl Q-B7 28 R-Bl QxNP 29 R-Nl QxBP 30 RxP RxRP 31 K-R2 P-R3 32 Q-QN1 RxP 33 Q-B5 QxN 34QxQ RxQ 35 PxR R-Ql 36 R-N6 P-Q5 0-1

77) Samuel Reshevsky-Fischer: R9 Dec :

Nimzo-Indian: 1 P-Q4 N-KB3 2 P-QB4 P-K3 3 N-QB3 B-N5 4 P-K3 P-QN3 5 B-Q3 B-N2 6 N-B3 0-0 7 O-O B x N/ QB6 8PxBB-K5 9Q-B2BxB lOQxB P-Q3 11 P-K4 P-K4 12 B-N5 QN-Q2

13 N-R4! P-KR3 14B-Q2R-K1 15 QR-K1N-B1 16 N-B5 N-N3 17P-B4PxQP 18PxPP~B3 19 P-Q5 PxP 20 BPxP N-K2 21 N-N3! R-QB1 22 B-B3 N-N3

23 B-Q4 K-R2 24 N-B5 R-B2 (24 .. . N-K2 25 NxRP KxN 26 Q-KR3+ K-N3 27 P-B5 + etc - Reshevsky) 25 K-Rl R-Nl 26 R-K3 N-R4 27 R/3-B3 N-B3

29 ... NxNP 30 Q-KN3 Q-Kl 31 Nx QP (Fischer was hoping for 31 QxN Qx P+ 32 K-Nl R-B7 with counterplay-Reshevsky) 31 . . .Q-K2 32 P-K5 N-B3 33P-B5 NxQp 34PxN+ PxP 35 N-B7

threat 36 N-N5+ and 37 RxP+-Reshevsky) 35 . . . QxN 36 RxQ RxR 37 P-K6 R~B8-f- 38K-N2R-B4 39 R-R4 R-Kl 40 Q-Q6 R/1-KB1 41 P-KR3 R-B1 42 R-K4 (s) (More precise was 42 Q-Q7 R-QB2 42 R-K4 - Reshevsky) 42 .. . R-QB7+ 43 K- N3 R-Q7 44 P-K7 R-N4+ 45 R-N4 NxP 46 RxR PxR 47 QxN RxB 48 QxRP R-KB5 (The only way to victory is to bring the K to the Q-side and give up the Q for the QNP and R, at the same time immobilising the Black K - Reshevsky) 49 Q-K7 R-B4 50 Q-K8! R-B4 51 K-B3 R-B7 52 Q-K6 R-B8 53 Q-N3 R~B4 54 K-K4 R-B4 55 K~Q4 K-Rl 56 K-B3 K-R2 (56 ... R-B6 + 57 K-N4 RxQ+ 58 KxR and the QRP would win - Reshevsky) 57 K-N4 R-K4 58P-R3K-R3 59 Q--N8 P-N5 60 P-KR4 P-N4 61 P-R5 1-0

78) Fischer-Nicholas Rossolimo: R10

Dec: French, MacCutcheon: 1 P-K4 P-K3 2 P-Q4 P-Q4 3 N-QB3 N-KB3 4 B-KN5 B-N5 5 P-K5 P-KR3 6 B -Q2 B x N 7 P x B N-K5 8 Q-N4 P-KN3 9B-Q3Nx B 10 K x N P-QB4 11N-B3N-B3 12 Q-B4 Q-B2 13 P-KR4 P-B4! 14 P-N4 QBPxP 15 BPxP N-K2? (15 .. . B-Q2 -Rossolimo) 16 PxP KPxP 17 B-N5 + ! K-Bl? (Black's best chance is 17 . . . K-Ql! -Fischer) 18 B-Q3 B-K3 19 N-Nl! K-B2 20 N-R3 QR-QB1!? 21 KR-KN1 P-N3 22 P-R5I Q-B6 + 23 K-K2 N-B3 24 PxP+ K-N2 25 QR-Q1! NxQP + 26 K-Bl KR-K1 27 R-N3 N-B3 28

86 US Championships

Q-R4NxP 29 N-B4 N-N5 30 NxB+! RxN 31 BxP Q-B5-f- 32 K-Nl 1-0 (77)

This game is fully annotated in 'My 60 Memorable Games'.

79) Karl Burger-Fischer: Rll Dec 30:

English: 1 P-QB4 P-KN3 2 N-QB3 B-N2 3 P-KN3 P-K4 4 B-N2 P-Q3 5 P-K3 N-KB3 6 KN-K2 0-0 7 0-0 P-B3 8 P-Q4 Q-K2 9 Q-B2 R-Kl 10 P-K4 QN-Q2 11 P-Q5 P-QR4 12 P-KR3 PxP 13BPx P P-N3 14 N-N5 B-QR3 15 N/2-B3 R/K1-QB1 16 P-QR4 N-Kl 17R-KlBx

N 18 PxB Q-Bl 19P-R4N-B4 20B-R3 R/B1-N1 21 R-R3 B-R3 22 B-N5 BxB 23 PxB P-R3 24 PxP QxP 25 K-N2 N-B3 25 N-Nl (78)

26... K-N2 27 N-Q2 R-Rl 28 R-KR1 R-KR2 29 P-QN4 N-N2 30 N-Bl R/l-R1 31 R-KB3 PxP 32Q-B7N-B4 33 RxN KxR 34 QxQP-f K-N2 35 Qx KP+K-N1 36 N-K3 Q-N2 37 Q-N8+ Q-Bl 38 Q x P N x P 39 Q-Q4 P-B4 40 P-Q6 QxP 41 Q-B4 + K-N2 42 R-Ql Q-K2 43 N-Q5 Q-B4 44 Q-R2 RxB 45 Q-N2+ K-B2 0-1

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