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o SJ3 CJ PH 1 Q in in 0. X Ul in o es D C "Championship Chess By BLAKE STEVENS Texas Stale Champion Bobby Fisher has added another feather to his cap, winning the U.S. national chess championship a full point ahead of Reshevsky and scoring six Kins a n d live draws. He turned in f i n e g a m e s against Reshev- sky, Bis g u i er, and Mednis. This moves us to predict predict that young Fischer will tie for fourth place in the forthcom- S(evcns ing Candidate s Tournament, and this will be a tremendous feat. Remember the stellar lineup includes Tahl, Pe- trosian, Smyslov, Keres, Gligoric, Olafsson, and Benko! The whole chess world knows that Fischer employs the Sicilian Defense almost exclusively. Will the Russians prepare traps in this opening? Undoubtedly. The following game presents a deep pitfall in which black stumbles stumbles headlong. Fischer, confronted with the possibility of making the same error that Black docs in this gaine, would probably neatly sidestep the danger. The queen sacrifice offered by White is piquant piquant and fantastically clever, unleashing unleashing a flood of ladies. Queen, and in some instances, a capture with check. r.K4 N-KH3 r-Ql NxV N-qru I1-NK3 Q-Oi O-O-O IM14 N-IU 1 P-XK3 FÂ«B l rxl- 4 r-iii ) Oljm. r-q-ni N-QB3 !!Â· N-113 I'-J:l r.Ks H-K'J ).( P-KI K-Nl 1Â»N .V-QS !Â·Â«!Â· |.K)?b) X-BC(c) $$$ /$% f^jik^ ^\:'' f '': Iftm IM 0K Iffiil li.'IlilU PP Ri| Â· f5P . f| ~"WB^". pi A*te fes , /r iiasd v .. i ;. i KS^ jr Â»iSiS... w ^ ifefe Â® 6 fe! fe |^ iH t*^ H SI A PS! FT Not a run-or-thc-mill combination combination by any means, A superficial glance at the position will result in a superficial appraisal of the combination. Even though White is out to get at least three light pieces for his Queen, do not overlook overlook that his Queen Bishop is exposed exposed to caplure by "Black's ............ . IV Tin Nxll?e) IS Pn(Q)ch Kio.ll) ^ " ' i'-a Wf ' s Wt: 19 B 111 20 K H - M ( h ) QxP K-Nl(i) K H l l J ) (a) We are in the Rouzer Variation Variation of the Sicilian in which 14 . . . N-K3! is Black's best, if not only, move, (b) This unfortunate move leads to a loss, but there are very few decent moves on tlie board. (c) Black was angling for this. (15.. . . QxKP; 1G B-1CB4). (d) Two other possibilities are 1) 16 ... PxP; 17 B-K R G. NxQ; 18 R-Nlch. 2) 1G . . . BxP; 17 BxB, NxQ; 18 R-N1 A 18 ... NxB; 19 RxPch B 18 ... KR-Q1; 19 BxR.RxB; 20 RxN.RxR; 21 KxR,Q-N3; 22 R-N2 and White is safe and with material advantage. C 18 ... P-KN3; 19 RxN and While has 3 light pieces and good attacking chances. (e) While must capture the Knight and yet not lose his Bishop Bishop I Equally a poor response for black was 1) 17 ... KR-K1?; 18 BxN or 2) 17 ... QxB?; 18 PxR (Q)ch,RxQ; 19 RxN. Belter was 3) 17 ... N-NCcW; 18 K-N1I.KR- Kl; 19 N-Q5 A 19 ... N-Q5; 20 RxN, Q-KBch; 21 B-BL B 10 ... P-B3; 20 B-K3;N-B4; 21 P-N4. C 19 ... N-B4; 20 P-QN4, Q-RG; 21 PxN.QxBP; 22 B-K.l and White's passed pawn gives him the better game. (f) After 18 ... RxQ, White would continue much as in the actual game. (g) Black's last try, in fact, he may have seen this far and though he was In satisfactory condition. (h) So that 20 ... N-R4; 21 R- N5 or 20 ... NxP; 21 NxN, Q-KB-1; 22B-QGch. (i) 22 ... K-K1; 23 N-BGch,P.xN; Â· 24 R-N8ch. (j) 23 ... KxR we get the prettiest point of all: 24 R-Nlch,K-R3; 25 B-B4ch,K-R4; 26 R-N5cli,K-R5- (R3); 27 R-N4ch! with a problem finale. (k) 2-1 .. . RxR; 25 B-K3ch, P-B3; 26 BxP, R-N2; 27 R-QScli, Q-N1; 28 BxRch. A breathtaking game.