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Robert James Fischer vs Mark Taimanov
“Lonely Knight” (game of the day Nov-14-2012)
Fischer – Taimanov Candidates Quarterfinal (1971), Vancouver CAN, rd 2, May-18
Sicilian Defense: Paulsen. Szen Variation (B44)

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cd4 4. Nd4 e6 5. Nb5 d6 6. Bf4 e5 7. Be3 Nf6 8. Bg5 Qa5 9. Qd2 Ne4 10. Qa5 Na5 11. Be3 Kd7 12. N1c3 Nc3 13. Nc3 Kd8 14. Nb5 Be6 15. O-O-O b6 16. f4 ef4 17. Bf4 Nb7 18. Be2 Bd7 19. Rd2 Be7 20. Rhd1 Bb5 21. Bb5 Kc7 22. Re2 Bf6 23. Rde1 Rac8 24. Bc4 Rhf8 25. b4 a5 26. Bd5 Kb8 27. a3 Rfd8 28. Bf7 Bc3 29. Bd2 d5 30. Rd1 d4 31. Bc3 Rc3 32. Kb2 d3 33. Kc3 de2 34. Re1 Nd6 35. Bh5 Nb5 36. Kb2 ab4 37. ab4 Rd4 38. c3 Rh4 39. Be2 Nd6 40. Rd1 Kc7 41. h3 Rf4 42. Rf1 Re4 43. Bd3 Re5 44. Rf2 h5 45. c4 Rg5 46. Kc3 Kd7 47. Ra2 Kc8 48. Kd4 Kc7 49. Ra7 Kd8 50. c5 bc5 51. bc5 Ne8 52. Ra2 Nc7 53. Bc4 Kd7 54. Rb2 Kc6 55. Bb3 Nb5 56. Ke3 Kc5 57. Kf4 Rg6 58. Bd1 h4 59. Kf5 Rh6 60. Kg5 Nd6 61. Bc2 Nf7 62. Kg4 Ne5 63. Kf4 Kd4 64. Rb4 Kc3 65. Rb5 Nf7 66. Rc5 Kd4 67. Rf5 g5 68. Kg4 Ne5 69. Kg5 Rg6 70. Kh4 Rg2 71. Bd1 Rg8 72. Bg4 Ke4 73. Kg3 Rg7 74. Rf4 Kd5 75. Ra4 Ng6 76. Ra6 Ne5 77. Kf4 Rf7 78. Kg5 Rg7 79. Kf5 Rf7 80. Rf6 Rf6 81. Kf6 Ke4 82. Bc8 Kf4 83. h4 Nf3 84. h5 Ng5 85. Bf5 Nf3 86. h6 Ng5 87. Kg6 Nf3 88. h7 Ne5 89. Kf6

About five months after the Palma de Mallorca Interzonal (1970) qualifier was held, the first stage (the quarterfinals) of the Candidates matches was held in four cities in May 1971. In Vancouver, Canada there was a 10 game match between Mark Taimanov and Bobby Fischer, played May 16th – June 1st. Fischer sensationally won the match with a perfect score of 6-0, thereby proceeding to the Fischer – Larsen Candidates Semifinal (1971). After the event, Taimanov was reported to have said, “At least I still have my music.” He wasn’t being merely melodramatic: the consequences of this loss were to haunt him for years. In an interview with Joel Lautier, Taimanov later recounted:

“Until the match with Fischer in 1971, everything went smoothly in my chess career. This dramatic match changed my life into hell.”

“As Fischer himself admitted at the time, the final score did not reflect the true balance of strength. The terrible feeling that I was playing against a machine which never made any mistake shattered my resistance. Fischer would never concede any weakening of his position, he was an incredibly tough defender. The third game proved to be the turning point of the match. After a pretty tactical sequence, I had managed to set my opponent serious problems. In a position that I considered to be winning, I could not find a way to break through his defenses. For every promising idea, I found an answer for Fischer, I engrossed myself in a very deep think which did not produce any positive result.
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  1. Hello everyone! 🙂 I made a video on game 3 last year. You're welcome to dive straight into it after this one and tell me if I should remake the video or not.
    Fischer vs Taimanov (1971) Game 3

  2. So many variations after move 22…Agadmator just runs them over like a mower…Yet the players had to adjourn twice taking hours

  3. so fisher did not analyzed and make the 2nd best move and win…. the great taimanov analyzes with his team and play the blunder ajajajajaja.And the crazy one is fisher … all genius are crazy ….

  4. First off, I really like you showing the games with commentary, reasons why a certain move wasn’t played is very helpful. But seemingly too often you go off on a tangent for 10 moves, play 1 more move, then another long tangent of moves that either were played on another game or that could have been played in this game. It is very distracting and annoying since I lose track of the original game. This is why I haven’t subbed and even rarely watch your videos. I’m sure you could care less about 1 person, but just my feelings.

  5. 5:15 how can the king be defending the pawn on the right if that puts that’s an illegal move since the rook would put the king in check

  6. 6:47 mark. Why not take Rook in place of moving White Bishop? If you play it out, wouldn't Fischer be in an even better position?

  7. Me : pieces are moving on the board
    Agadmator: this is the specific variation of the specific defense played to this kind of opening that has this name oh and by the way historically he chooses this kind of response as opposed to that kind of response because last time he did it it was in this tournament of that year in that location when he moved the piece exactly like this and not like that. Also do you remember this game by other players where they ended up in this position and played such and such moves …

  8. 6:31

    “The d6 pawn is attacked 4 times, and if you try something like bishop captures,

    This was played in the game”

    Very smooth way of saying it doesn’t work!!

  9. Nd3, Kf5, Nf4 would now be a sacrifice.  Which is the reason for Ke4.  To protect f4.
    So no Ke4 was not such a blunder because it didn't matter really which move was made the pawn is safe and advancing.  Black loses either way.  Only hope for black was for Fischer to blunder.

  10. Would f4 have been a way to move your bishop ? I mean i am a complete amateur, but it seems that black has to move his king and can not take the bishop, so black loses his knight the same way ?

  11. When Fischer captured the rook with his king at the 10 min mark was that actually his best move ? Somehow I think taking the pawn on D3 with the c2 pawn would have been better?

  12. I'm sorry but wtf did he mean in the end at that “critical move“ that he should have moved his knight to f4?? Wtf is that supposed to do, white king moves down to attack it and it has to move, right?


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