Originally posted by Paul LeggettI might have been inclined to look at the game, although I wouldn't have been qualified to make any deep comments.
I thought I would get some comments about how many times white moves his queen's knight, only to trade it off, but I suspect that no one is bothering to look at it. 😞
Originally posted by Mad RookSince you are inclined to assume speculatively (but not particularly accurately), I'll just give you the game (Fischer-Ibrahimoglu, Siegen 1970) and let you draw your own conclusions. The moves speak for themselves!
I might have been inclined to look at the game, although I wouldn't have been qualified to make any deep comments.
But this was clearly one of those "mystery" threads. I got the impression you were hoping that someone would make a stupid comment, then you'd jump all over it. I don't like playing those games. If you have something to say, just come right out and say it. Don't keep us in suspense, hoping to trip us up.
Originally posted by Paul LeggettThanks for that very useful information.
Since you are inclined to assume speculatively (but not particularly accurately), I'll just give you the game (Fischer-Ibrahimoglu, Siegen 1970) and let you draw your own conclusions. The moves speak for themselves!
Originally posted by Maxacre42Sorry about that- I should have shown the whole game.
I thought Black was stronger, simply because of the d3 move in the beginning! Also, Mariska mentioned blacks bishops, but white's bishops are both bad, and the knight in the situation may be pretty good. Did Fischer win this game? It seems like black is solid!
Originally posted by Mad RookI don't have any particular attachment to the thread, other than the hope that others will find it of interest. I think you have this all wrong, but it's sort of the nature of the anonymous internet for people to be suspicious and look for malicious intent. Enjoy or disregard at your discretion!
Thanks for that very useful information.
Paul, if you're expecting me to save this thread, you might want to reassess your expectations. It's your choice, though.
Originally posted by wormwoodYou brought up an interesting aspect of the game that I will pass along, as the guys at my chess club thought it was interesting (we do this stuff at my club every week- either a puzzle to solve or a game to guess).
I thought white looked much stronger, and was possibly a master. black I thought was maybe a 1800-player or thereabouts. funnily enough I tought about fischer because of the white opening, but would've never guessed it actually was him. nor any other top level master. I thought maybe an FM, IM or a weak GM.
that said, I don't think there's much to separa ...[text shortened]... in the game. in fact white could've easily been a low rated rhp database user just as well.
Originally posted by DivGradCurlI consider this a perfect extension of the idea of the thread- Fischer challenged conventions and displayed an open-minded approach in his play.
This is only tangentially related to this thread, but I'm a big Fischer fan so... Below is my favorite game from Fischer's "preparation period" leading up to the WC: Fischer vs. Andersson, 1970. Fischer plays a very odd hedgehog system which impressed Andersson so much, he went on to become a specialist in this style of play. Devotees of Mihail Suba will ...[text shortened]... 39.Rh3 Kg8
40.hxg6 Nxg6 41.f4 Kf8 42.Qg5 Nd6 43.Bxd6+ 1-0