Bobby Fischer, “Dangerous Antagonist” at 13 Years Old

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San Antonio Express, San Antonio, Texas, Sunday, October 05, 1958 - Page 84

“…Take the case of Fischer. In 1956 he placed 8th in the U.S. Open and then won the same tournament in 1957. A big jump. He tied for 5th and 6th in the Interzonal. A bigger jump; this time international scalps were added to his belt. Perhaps the next hurdle will be a little too high, but the damage he may inflict against the Russian contingent might prove their undoing.
Here follows a game by Fischer against Kenneth Smith of Dallas which shows that Fischer (then about 13) was a dangerous antagonist twenty-four months ago.”

(a) White plays for quick development event at the cost of losing bishop for knight.
(b) Applying pressure on Black's K6 and hoping for 13 … P-K4?; 14. N-B3!
(c) A clever parry. 14. PxP, NxN; 15. PxPch, RxP wins.
(d) 19…P-Q5!? is tricky - 20. QxP, KR-Q; 21 Q-B2; R-Q7; with pressure. The text threatens 20 … PxP; 21 BxP?, RxNP!; 22. RxR, QxN and 23 … B-K6.
(e) P-QN3, P-Q6! A tactical flurry follows now which affects most of the minor pieces.
(f) It is difficult for Black to escape from the N-B4 discovery on his rook, which simultaneously threatens to trade knight for bishop. Play has been forced for Black for several moves. 24…R-N5 may have been faulty.
(g) The remainder of the game is handled well by both sides. Black can not make use of his extra pawn in the end game.
(h) A draw was agreed to after a few more moves.

Bobby Fischer, “Dangerous Antagonist” at 13 Years Old

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