Blitz Chess Stifles Creative Ideas ~ Bobby Fischer

Bobby Fischer didn’t like blitz chess which according to him, stifles creative ideas. But even in blitz Fischer demonstrated sharp tactical skills and creative ideas. The following game is a nice example! In a game against Yugoslav grandmaster Milan Matulovic Fischer goes for Ruy Lopez and once Black answers with Schliemann defense, Fischer manages to get a very active piece play. Being well familiar with all odds and ends of the variation Fischer quickly manages to gain advantage by sacrificing a piece, after which his attack gets decisive very quickly! In the end by unleashing a king hunt Fischer announces a checkmate!
Robert James Fischer vs Milan Matulovic
Herceg Novi blitz (1970), Herceg Novi MNE, rd 11, Apr-08
Spanish Game: Schliemann Defense. Dyckhoff Variation (C63)
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 f5 4. Nc3 fxe4 5. Nxe4 d5 6. Nxe5 dxe4 7. Nxc6 Qg5 8. Qe2 Nf6 9. f4 Qxf4 10. d4 Qh4+ 11. g3 Qh3 12. Bg5 a6 13. Ba4 Bd7 14. Bxf6 gxf6 15. Qxe4+ Kf7 16. Ne5+ fxe5 17. Rf1+ Ke7 18. Bxd7 Kxd7 19. Rf7+ Ke8 20.Rxc7 Bd6 21. Rxb7 Rc8 22. O-O-O Qxh2 23. dxe5 Be7 24. Rxe7+ Kxe7 25. Qb7+ Ke6 26. Qd7+ Kxe5 27. Qd5+ Kf6 28. Rf1+ Kg6 29. Qf5+ Kh6 30. Qe6+ Kh5 31. Rf5+ Kg4 32. Rf4+ Kxg3 33. Qg4#
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  1. Answer to puzzle:
    Qxg7+, Kxg7
    Rg4+, (if Kh8
    Or if Kf8
    The more Suren puzzle's imphasis to Queen sacrifice!

  2. 1. Qxg7+ KxQ 2.Rg4+ Kf8 3.Rg8+ Ke7 4. Re8#

  3. In puzzle
    Bd2 now the night is pin and of Ne2+ then Qf2.

  4. 1.Qxg7, Kxg7 2.Rg4+ Kf8 3. Rg8+ Ke7 4. Re8 mate

  5. I would play queen d7, it is the most positional move I see.

  6. Without looking at other answers for the puzzle. I have

    Qxg7+ Kxg7 Rg4+ then if Kh8 Rg8# so Kf8 Rg8+ Ke7 Re8#

  7. What stopped Black from playing 8…QxNP. ? It’s not only very threatening to White’s King but protects his own Kings Pawn.

  8. Puzzle: 1. QxPch, KxQ; 2. R(K)N4ch, KB1 (if 2…KR1; 3. RN8 mate); 3. RN8ch, KK2; 4. RK8 mate.

  9. Caption says ‘cheese lovers’ well, it’s not wrong

  10. Qxg7+!!, Kxg7 forced, Rg4+!, Kf8 forced because of mate in 1 on h8, Rg8+, Ke7 forced, Re8#.

  11. Queen to D7, if black takes knight , queen checks , black king can only step down , white rook checkmates- because king is trapped , white bishop controls only safe square.

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