Thacker vs Robert Fischer

Thacker vs Robert Fischer, USA, 1957 – a beautiful example of underpromotion.

FEN: 2r2r2/6kp/3p4/3P4/4Pp2/5P1P/PP1pq1P1/4R2K b - - 0 1

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...1.dxe1=N Kg1 2.Qxg2 #

 

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  1. Ramis
    Ramis at

    1. Rc8-c1 Re1-g1
    2. d2-d1=Q Rg1xd1
    3. Rc1xd1 Kh1-h2
    4. Qe2-f1 b2-b4
    5. Qf1-h1#

    Thus?

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  2. Ramis
    Ramis at

    1. d2xe1=N Kh1-g1
    2. Qe2xg2
    Riiiiiiight

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    1. henrique
      henrique at

      This nor the Fischer knew. Look at his game so you can see what he did.

      Reply
  3. adeolunusi
    adeolunusi at

    Qe2xe1# Kh1-h2
    d2-d1=Q b2-b4
    Qe1-g1++

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  4. LOL
    LOL at

    boris mad face

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  5. johnp24
    johnp24 at

    1. d2xe1=N Kh1-g1
    2. Qe2xg2

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  6. Ehjay
    Ehjay at

    1.Qe1
    2. Kh2
    3.Qg3
    4.Re1

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    1. Ehjay
      Ehjay at

      **4.**Rc1

      Reply
  7. Fareez
    Fareez at

    1…dxe1=N 2. Kg1 Qxg2#

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  8. pro chess player
    pro chess player at

    1. d2xe1=N
    2. Kh1-g1 Qe2xg2#
    but this is best way

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