The cover of the June 1972 ‘Chess Life & Review’ published a few
months before the Fischer - Spassky match. Brezhnev and Kosygin
are asking Spassky, who has a pile of books for defences v 1.e4 what
he will do if Bobby does not play 1.e4. A prophetic magazine cover.
Of course I would now be expected to slip in game 6 of the ’72 match
where Bobby stunned Spassky and everyone else by playing 1.c4.
That’s too easy, what I can do is nick a moment from game 6.
Bobby Fischer - Boris Spassky, Reykjavik 1972
Fischer has just played 37.Qe4 and is now threatening 38.Rf8+ Nxf8
39.Rxf8+ Qxf8 40 Qh7 mate. Spassky spotted it and played 37…Nf6.
Take the pattern…
…search the RHP Database looking for a similar idea and I have the start of a Blog.
I found one and of course in typical Red Hot Pawn fashion it’s a total cock up!
gcyrus - woody65 RHP 2012
The same pattern pops up in the following game but a different result.
jebry - luizandre RHP 2013
OK enough of Fischer - Spassky Game 6. Let’s look at some other RHP games.
I nearly dismissed this game as it was shaping up to be a walk over.
Then I noticed that Black actually wins it. I should know
by now being two pieces up RHP never guarantees a win.
joeboy69 - Xenpak RHP 2014
Next we see some instructive and interesting moments from an RHP game.
White is messes up a common tactic them then makes a common mistake.
Huntingdon - f1list RHP 2008
So we stated with Fischer playing 1.c4 back in 1972 and we finish with a trio of RHP
disasters that began with 1.c4. The first has a cunning opening novelty on move two.
MrPinkie - anticyclone RHP 2011
Following on we see a Black Knight checkmating an English Opening in ten moves.
It could have and should have been nine moves but Black missed it first time around.
FisherKing108 - woodyb52 RHP 2013
We have seen a Bishop and Knight mate v 1.c4 so how’s about a Black Rook
giving checkmate v 1.c4. Sit back and engage in the complete joy and misery of…
BustyBeaver - CaptainPat RHP 2013
I close with the ‘Horror that Never Was’ but trust me one day this will happen on RHP.
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Another blog finished. I called it Fischer Spassky Game 6 and never gave the game.
That of course is the greenpawn way. Next week Botvinnik - Bronstein Game 11.
The thread accompanying this blog is Thread 164528