Rich As A King

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Play like Fischer



Black is Fischer. White is Unzicker. It is Black to move. How should Fischer continue?

14 comments:

Qwestor said...

1...Rc3 2.Ra2 Rf3 3.Ke2 Rf2 4.Kd1(d3) Qa2

Anonymous said...

Rxc3!

kibitzer said...

Rxc3!

s.k.srivastava said...

1 rxf3 wins

phoenix seawarrior said...

Rxc3!

phoenix seawarrior said...

Rxc3

phoenix seawarrior said...

R x c3

alexandr bernabe said...

Txc3!! y todo se acaba por las multiples amenazas!

Oleg Mezjuev said...

1. Rxc3 looks tempting. 1. ... bxc3 is impossible because of 2. Qf2# White's position looks very exposed.

Lucymarie said...

Sicilian Najdorf players always sac their rook on c3-square, right?

1. ... Rxc3 threatens 2. .. Rf3+ 3. Ke2 Qe3+ 4. Kd1 Rxa1+ 5. Nxa1 Qc1+ 6. Ke2 Re3+


If 2. bxc3? Qf2#


2. Nd4, to stop Black from playing Rf3+, simply loses a piece to 2. .. Rxa1 3. bxc3 Rxe1+ 4. Kxe1 exd4

If 2. Rxa2 Rf3+ 3. Ke2 Rf2+ and White has a choice between 4. Kd3 and 4. Kd1

4. Kd1 Qxa2 (threatening Qb1+) 5. Qd3 Rxb2 and White is busted.

4. Kd3 Qc7 (threatening Qc2#) 5. Ra8+ Kh7 6. Nc5 (6. Nd4 Rd2#) 6. .. Rd2+ 7. Kc3 Rxd5 8. exd5 Qxc5+ 9. Kb3 Qc4+ 10. Ka3 Bd2 11. b3 Bb4+ 12. Kb2 Qc3+ 13. Ka2 Qc2+ 14. Ka1 Bc3#


In this last sequence 6. Rc1 is unavailing, since after 6. .. Bxc1 7. Nxc1 Qxc1, Black threatens 8. .. Qd2#, and there is no way mate can be avoided.

Manish Shrikhande said...

1. ... Rxc3 seems to do the trick and the white's position falls apart.

aam@fics said...

1... Rxc3

if
2. Rxa2 Rf6+
3. Kg2 Qf2+
4. Kh1 Qxe1+
0-1

or 3. Ke2 Rf2+
and 4.... Qxa2 -/++

after 1... Rxc3, there is no good way to prevent 2... Rf3+. if
2. Nd2 Rxa1

Anonymous said...

Rxc3

mesilah said...

1... Rxf3
White cannot play 2. g2xR
because then 2...Qc2++
If 2. RxR Rc3+
3. Kd2 (Kb2 also leads to mate very quickly after Qc2+)
3....Rc2+
4. Ke1 (if Kf3 Qd3++)
4... QxR
and there is no defence aganst mate on the first rank unless White loses his Queen (5. Qe2) and even then the mate is only delayed a few moves.