Monday, April 01, 2002
Bobby Fisher interviews
This caught my eye from my referrer logs: a collection of radio
interviews with Bobby Fisher from 1999 to this January. There's also
a bunch of material there related to Fisher. Some of the interviews
are mirrored here and
Please to say to the Mr Bobby Fisher that his(its) friend the Mr Isidoro Cherem (venezuela), died 27/06/2002. Thank you
just wanted to know why you think Bobby Fisher disapeared.
I much enjoyed Bobby Fisher's first game of the
century with Robert Byrne in 1956 or 7.
However, I note that a few moves before
Byrne so foolishly set up the position which
leads to the grand combinations, either
by oversight on the part of Fisher, or else
by design on the part of Fisher, Byrne had
the opportunity to win a pawn from Fisher.
Had he chose to do so, the course of the game would have been quite different. According to my
analysis, in one line Fisher can get the pawn
back, but with a resulting poor position, where
Byrne wins or at least draws.
Other lines leave me undecided, but the positions
do not look good for black. However, none
of the commentators published comments to which
I have access mention the rejected pawn.
What does Fisher or any other grandmaster have
to say about this conundrum? I would very like
to know the theoretical outcome of Byrne's
acceptance of the pawn sacrifice.