Originally posted by DawgHausThat would be so great. Thousands of games to look at with resignations too early. All that "technique" we never get to see
Donald Byrne did a great service to chess history by playing it out to mate. The game has the feel of a complete story. Compare that to R. Byrne's very early resignation against Fischer in a later US championship (the one with Nxg2 instead of Nxd1).
I'm hoping the culture of chess changes such that winning middlegame attacks are played out to mate.
Originally posted by ParShooterGuess it could be a while
Since that game is often called "The Game of the Century" (20th), do we have any candidates for "Game of the 21st Century?"
Originally posted by Paul LeggettDoes Fritz find the queen sacrifice and the mate ? Anyone ?
During the TV show "White Collar" which airs on the US TV station TNT, the following Fischer game is referenced. One character is studying the game, and another one walks in, identifies the game as Byrne-Fischer, 1956, and remarks that it is the one where Fischer sacrifices his queen on move 17. The episode is "Vital Signs", and it aired on Tuesday Fe 38. Kd1 Bb3+ 39. Kc1 Ne2+ 40. Kb1 Nc3+ 41. Kc1 Rc2# 0-1[/pgn]
Originally posted by ivanhoeThe sacrifice is easy for any engine to find; Also note that as Nowakowski posted, the best line shows the queen sac should have been one-half move later. (But who am I to quibble? )
Does Fritz find the queen sacrifice and the mate ? Anyone ?