Slaying the dragon

by Oliver Reeh
8/21/2020 – In the diagram position White has just played 17.f4! creating the threat Qh3, and after 17...e5 he strikes. Can you find Fischer's continuation... five times?

Strike like the world champions Strike like the world champions

88 times, IM Oliver Reeh leads you step by step through the most brillant game conclusions of the world champions - in interactive Fritztrainer format, enabling you to enter the winning moves yourself.


Fischer's Anti-Dragon recipe:

"Pry open the h-file, sac, sac... mate!" (commentary on Fischer-Larsen, Portoroz 1958, "My 60 Memorable Games")


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ChessBase Magazine #196

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ChessBase Magazine Extra #196

Oliver Reeh is an International Master, lives in Hamburg, and plays for the "Hamburger Schachklub" in the "Bundesliga". He is a long-time member of the ChessBase team, and regularly entertains and educates readers with his tactic column in the ChessBase Magazine. He is also co-author of the popular DVDs on Bobby Fischer, Mihhail Tal, Alexander Alekhine, and José Raul Capablanca appearing in the ChessBase Master Class Series.
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psamant psamant 8/21/2020 01:16
I have Fischer's 60 memorable games book in the old descriptive notation. While the notation is a bit confusing now and difficult to read through, the book itself is a gem!