Tuesday, November 17, 2009

(GotD) Robert Fischer vs. Maurice Fox, Canadian Open 1956

Found this in En Passant magazine, April 1998, No. 149.

Berry stated that apparently Maurice Fox failed to deliver mate in 2 at move 44. (Tom O'Donnell: That is, 44... Qf2+ 45. Kh1 Qg2 (or 45... Qf1#)). (Maurice) Fox had thought Fischer had played the correct 44. Kh1 rather than the incorrect 44. Kg1. Maurice Fox had defective eyesite (so do I, it's a curse :) and this (to speculate) may have caused him to, at the board, play the game in the mind to a greater extent than does the typical player.

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