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  1. 01 Apr '08 07:29 / 2 edits
    "-----Original Message-----
    From: Robert J Fischer [mailto: [deleted]@emax.is]
    Sent: Sunday, 09 December 2008 04:08
    To: [Deleted]
    Subject: Knight sac in the Moscow

    Reykjavik, December 2007

    Dear Veselin,

    I wish you all the best for the tournament in Wijk. You asked me for new ideas. Okay, here is one I had on the Moscow Variation. After 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 e6 5.Bg5 h6 6.Bh4 dxc4 7.e4 g5 8.Bg3 b5 9.Be2 Bb7 10.0–0 Nbd7 11.Ne5 Bg7 why can’t you simply sac the knight on f7? 12.Nxf7 Kxf7 and then continue with 13.e5 Nd5 14.Ne4? What can Black do? After e.g. 14… Ke7 you play 15.Nd6 and now e.g. Qb6 16.Bg4 Raf8 17.Qc2. That is the point. The queen comes to g6. If now 17… Qxd4 then 18.Qg6 Qxg4 19.Qxg7+ Kd8 20.Nxb7+ Kc8 and now 21.a4 is very strong. If then 21… b4 you simply play 22.Rac1 c3 23.bxc3 b3 24.c4 Rfg8 25.Nd6+ Kc7 26.Qf7 Rf8 and now 27.h3. That really should win. 27.cxd5 is not good I think, because of 27…Rxf7. And after 28.Rxc6+ Kb8 29.Nxf7 you can play. 29...Qe2 and after 30.Nxh8 there is the awful 30…Qxf1+ 31.Kxf1 b2. Well, check it all with the Cheperinof guy. Say he came up with it if it works. DO NOT say you got it from me!

    Best regards
    Robert"

    source; http://chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=4543

    BTW: Assume the date is 04/01.
  2. 01 Apr '08 08:22
    Originally posted by exigentsky
    "-----Original Message-----
    From: Robert J Fischer [mailto: [deleted]@emax.is]
    Sent: Sunday, 09 December 2008 04:08
    To: [Deleted]
    Subject: Knight sac in the Moscow

    Reykjavik, December 2007

    Dear Veselin,

    I wish you all the best for the tournament in Wijk. You asked me for new ideas. Okay, here is one I had on the Moscow Variation. After 1.d4 d ...[text shortened]...
    source; http://chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=4543

    BTW: Assume the date is 04/01.
    is it a HOAX?
    1st of April?
  3. Standard member Korch
    Chess Warrior
    01 Apr '08 08:47
    Originally posted by vipiu
    is it a HOAX?
    1st of April?
    Probably 1st of April
  4. Standard member misterrigel
    Dosadi Survivor
    01 Apr '08 09:13
    Originally posted by exigentsky
    "-----Original Message-----
    From: Robert J Fischer [mailto: [deleted]@emax.is]
    Sent: Sunday, 09 December 2008 04:08
    To: [Deleted]
    Subject: Knight sac in the Moscow

    Reykjavik, December 2007

    Dear Veselin,

    I wish you all the best for the tournament in Wijk. You asked me for new ideas. Okay, here is one I had on the Moscow Variation. After 1.d4 d ...[text shortened]...
    source; http://chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=4543

    BTW: Assume the date is 04/01.
    Wow, this is brilliant stuff!!! I just beat Fritz with this technique!

    One thing is kind of confusing though: it says the email was sent in December '08! Is this Fischer's ghost emailing us? FROM THE FUTURE??!?!?

  5. 01 Apr '08 12:51
    It's a Chessbase tradition. Every year, on April 1st, they publish a hoax story.

    My favourite one was on April 1st of 2002. The possible introduction of a new chess move, following a Fischer sugestion: http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=240

  6. 01 Apr '08 13:35
    Originally posted by Tatarana Crocodilo
    It's a Chessbase tradition. Every year, on April 1st, they publish a hoax story.

    My favourite one was on April 1st of 2002. The possible introduction of a new chess move, following a Fischer sugestion: http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=240

    Here's my recommended reading schedule for Chessbase News:

    March 30 - Read Chessbase News
    March 31 - Read Chessbase News
    April 1 - Ignore Chessbase News
    April 2 - Ignore Chessbase News
    April 3 - Ignore Chessbase News
    April 4 - Ignore Chessbase News
    April 5 - Ignore Chessbase News
    April 6 - Ignore Chessbase News
    April 7 - Read Chessbase News. By this time, the April Fools confession stories should have been posted, and you can again start paying serious attention to the chess news on that site.
  7. Subscriber Ponderable On Vacation
    chemist
    01 Apr '08 14:01
    Originally posted by Tatarana Crocodilo
    It's a Chessbase tradition. Every year, on April 1st, they publish a hoax story.

    My favourite one was on April 1st of 2002. The possible introduction of a new chess move, following a Fischer sugestion: http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=240

    The Fisher move should be introduced immidiately here!
  8. 01 Apr '08 14:23 / 1 edit
    Fischer will sue Chessbase for this.

    EDIT: oh right...the bastard died.
  9. 02 Apr '08 21:27
    Originally posted by Tatarana Crocodilo
    It's a Chessbase tradition. Every year, on April 1st, they publish a hoax story.

    My favourite one was on April 1st of 2002. The possible introduction of a new chess move, following a Fischer sugestion: http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=240

    They already admitted it was a hoax: http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=4548