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This was R3 of the Capablanca Memorial in which Fischer played by Telex. The game was a draw, with Bobby being 2 pawns down for much of the game. It was notable for being the first occasion on which he played Alekhine's Defence. He was not to repeat this opening until 1970, when he played it in 4 tournament games, subsequently playing in 3 times against Spassky in 1972.Anything else? A quick look at contemporary reports reveals nothing else out of the ordinary.
Three times against Spassky?
Something else Richard, apparently! And if it had just been that Bobby played the Alekhine ---- the position featured would have been after 1.e4 :)
Thanks, Justin.Twice against Spassky...
Once against Spassky! This is a fun game. Your turn, Tom.
Ciocaltea first move was transmitted to Bobby as 1.d4 so Fischer responded with his usual 1..Nf6. It was discovered later that the move Ciocaltea had played was Actually 1.e4 but rather than complain Bobby said he would not change his move. So the game started 1.e4 Nf6
I think Nargit's on the money...
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