Western Open

(12 P-B4 is theory) 12 . . . N-B5?! (12 . .. N-R4!?) 13 BxN PxB 14 0-0-0 P-K4 (115)

ISBxPNxP 16 Q-B4 NxN 17 BxB KxB 18 PxN Q-B3 19 Q-B7 R-Kl 20 P-R5 Q-K4 21 QxQBP B-K3 22 P-R6+ K-Nl 23 NxB RxN 24 R/R1-K1 QxR 25RxQRxR+ 26K-N2 (116)

QxNP R-R4 32 P-B6 R-K4 33 P-B7 R/4-K1 34 K-N3 P-N4 35 K-R4 R-Rl 36 P-QB4 P-R4 37 P-B5 P-R5 38 K-N5 K-Rl 39P-R4K-N1 40 K-N6 P-B4 41 Q-Q5+ K-N2 42 K-N7 K-N3 43 Q-K6+ K-N2 44 Q-K7+ K-N3 45 P-B4! PxP 46 QxP 1-0

287) Hans Berliner-Fischer: R8 July 7: Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch: 1 P-Q4 N-KB3 2 P-QB4 P-K3 3 N-QB3 P-Q4 4 PxP NxP 5 P-K4 NxN 6 PxN P-QB4 7 N-B3 PxP 8 PxP B-N5+ 9 B-Q2 BxB+ 10 QxB 0-0 11 B-Q3 P-QN3 12 0-0 B-N2 13 KR-Q1 N-B3 14 Q-N2 Q-B3 15 QR-B1 KR-Q1 16 B-N5 QR-B1 17 N-K5?! (Only helps Black by relieving the pressure) 17... NxN 18 PxN Q-B5 19 R/BlxR RxR/Bl 20 Q-Q4 P-N4 21 P-B3 P-N5! 22 B-K2 PxP 23 PxP K-Rl 24 K-Rl (117)

26 ... R-KR8 27 Q-B4 R-KB1 28 P-B4 P-B3 29 P-B5 R-R4 30 Q-B7 RxRP 31

24 .. . B-R3! 25 Q-B2 BxB 26 QxB QxP/4 27 R-KN1 P-B4 28 Q-Q3 PxP 29 PxP R-Bl 30 Q-B2 Q-B3 31 R-N2 Q-Q5 32 P-KR3 Q-R8+ 33 R-Nl Q-K4 34 Q-K2P-N4 35 Q-QB2 P-N5 36 Q-Q3 P-QR4 37 Q-B2 Q-B3 38 Q-B4 Q-KB6+ 39 K-R2 R-Ql 40 Q-B2 Q-B6 41 QxQ PxQ 42 R-QB1 R-Q6 43 R-QN1 K-N2 44 R-N5 P-R5 45 R-QB5 P-R6 46 K-N2 R-K6 47 R-B4 K-B3 48 P-R4K-K4 49 K-B2 R-R6 50 K-N2 R-Q6 51 P-R5 K-B5 52 P-R6 K-K6 53 R-B7 K-Q7 0-1 Almost a 100% score -limbering up for the US Championship 6 months later!

152 North American Tournaments

New York State Open - 1963

IBM Country Club, Poughskeepie August 30 - September 2

1 Round Swiss.

1 Fischer 7; 2-4 Bisguier, Sherwin, Richman 5J; . . . 57 players.

288) Fischer-Arthur B Bisguier: R5 Sept 1: Two Knights: 1 P-K4 P-K4 2 N-KB3 N-QB3 3B-B4N-B3 4 N-N5 P-Q4 5 PxP N-QR4 6 B-N5+ P-B3 7 PxP PxP 8 B-K2 P-KR3 9 N-KR3 (118)

9...B-QB4 10 0-0 0-0 llP-Q3BxN (Varying from the 11... N-Q4 12 P-QB4 N-K2 of Steinitz-Chigorin, 1892!) 12 PxB Q-Q2 13 B-B3 QxRP 14 N-Q2 QR-Ql 15 B-N2 Q-B4 16 Q-Kl KR-Kl 17N-K4B-N3 18NxN+QxN 19 K-R1 P-B4 20 Q-B3 N-B3 21 P-B4 N-Q5 22Q-B4Q-N3 23 P-B3 N-B4 24 PxP RxKP 25B-B4R-K7 26 B-K4 (119)

26 . . . RxNP? (26...R-K1) 27 B-K5 R-K1 28 RxN RxB 29 RxR 1-0 This game is fully annotated in 'My 60 Memorable Games'.

289) Fischer-Miro Radoicic: R7 Sept 2: Two Knights: 1 P-K4 P-K4 2 N-KB3 N-QB3 3 B-B4 N-B3 4 N-N5 P-Q4 5 PxP N-QR4 6 B-N5+ P-B3 7 PxP PxP 8 B-K2 P-KR3 9 N-KR3 B-QB4 10 P-Q3 0-0 11 N-B3 R-Kl 12 0-0 B x N 13 PxB Q-Q2 14 B-N4 NxB 15 PxN (120)

290) Oster-Fischer: Grünfeld: 1 P-Q4 N-KB3 2 N-KB3 P-KN3 3 P-B4 B-N2 4N-B3P-Q4 5Q-N3PxP 6QxBP0-0 7P-K4P-B3 8Q-N3P-K4 9 B-K3 N-N5 10R-Ql NxB 11 PxN PxP 12PxP P-QB4 13P-Q5B-N5 14B-K2B/5xN 15 BxB B-Q5 16N-K2Q-R4+ 17 R-Q2B-N2 18 N-B3 N-Q2 19 0-0P-QN4 20 R/2-Q1 P-N5 21 Q-R4 Q-Ql 22 N-N5 (121)

121 B

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22...Q-N3! 23 P-Q6 P-B5+ 24 K-Rl N-B4 25 Q x NP P-QR3 26 R-Q5 N-Q6 27QxPN-B7+ 28 RxN QxR 29 R-Q1 PxN and 0-1, x moves.

291) Green wald-Fischer: Grunfeld: 1 P-Q4N-KB3 2 P-QB4 P-KN3 3 N-QB3 P-Q4 4 PxP NxP 5 P-K4 NxN 6 PxN B-N2 7 B-QB4 N-B3 8 P-QR4 N-R4 9 B-R2 P-QB4 10 N-K2 PxP 11 PxP P-N3 12 Q-Q3! 0-0 13 B-Q2 B-N2 14 0-0P-K3 15KR-Q1Q-Q2 16BxNPxB 17 B-B4 QR-N1 18 R-R2? B-QB3 19 N-B3 R-N5! 20 P-Q5 B-N2! 21 B-N5 Q-Q3 22 N-K2? PxP 23PxP(i22)

23 ... QxQP 24 QxQ BxQ 25 RxB R-N8+ 26N-BlRxN+ 27B-B1R-K1

292) Fischer-Beach: Pirc: 1 P-K4 P-KN3 2 P-Q4 B-N2 3 N-QB3 P-Q3 4 P-B4 P-QB3 5 N-B3 B-N5 6 B-K3 N-Q2 7 P-KR3BxN 8 QxB P-K3 90-0-0N-K2 10 P-KN4 Q-R4 11 K-Nl R-QN1 12 P-K5 PxP 13 QPxP N-Q4 14 N-K4 B-Bl 15 B-Bl P-QN4 16 P-B5 P-N5 17 PxKP PxP 18 B-QB4 NxP 19 Q-KN3B-N2 20 B x N BP x B (124)

293) 1 v: The opponent's name and score of this game are not available.

294) 1 v: The opponent's name and score of this game are not available.

This was the first of Fischer's 100% victories.

154 North American Tournaments

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