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Old May 2nd 04, 06:59 PM
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Is it true story of Yugoslav journalist Dmitrije Bjelica ? He portrayed a
blitz encounter between Tal and Fischer at the 1960 Leipzig Olympiad, an
account that appeared in the Soviet chess press:

Fischer was in the limelight at the Olympiad. Tal was late in arriving,
and Bobby kept asking when the world champion was coming.

"Maybe Tal doesn't want to play me? He scored four wins against me in the
Candidates' Tournament and is now afraid of a revenge!"

But Tal did come. And although he was tired after his journey he couldn't
refuse Fischer a few lightning games. They played five games, and Tal won
4:1.

But Bobby, contrary to his custom, didn't get angry because Tal promptly
crushed Najdorf too, who had very much angered Bobby



And the story of Efim Lazarev about a speed session between Fischer and the
Soviet grandmaster the night after the first round at Stockholm :
That evening, after the round, Stein came to see Geller. Fischer too
dropped in. In his halting Russian he suggested a lightning chess match with
Geller. Geller was clearly in a bad mood that evening [after losing to an
unheralded Colombian IM], but, on hearing the offer, could not restrain a
sly grin and, pointing to Stein, who was sitting modestly in a corner, said:

"Play him instead."

Since Fischer had not been present at the drawing of lots and Stein had
not played in the first round, the American was not acquainted with him.
Geller introduced them. At first Bobby declined to play someone whom he took
for a novice, someone who clearly could not be a worthy opponent at
lightning chess. However, then he agreed to play Mr. Stein but added that he
would not play for nothing .... Bobby proposed a small stake: 10 crowns. To
equalize their chances, he offered Mr. Stein a handicap: if Mr. Stein won
even two points in five games, the stake would be his.

"Very well," Stein replied.

In less than 10 minutes Fischer had lost the first game. He lost the
second one even faster .... Geller was laughing so that there were tears in
his eyes.

The outcome surprised Fischer so that he now proposed playing on equal
terms.

With much greater respect for the newcomer, he now began playing less
rashly but still failed to secure an advantage. In the evenings that
followed, Bobby often invited Stein, with whom he had become friendly, to
new lightning chess encounters, in which first one and then the other would
emerge the winner.



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Hi,
Thanks for excellent stories.

"byrne" wrote in message
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Is it true story of Yugoslav journalist Dmitrije Bjelica ? He portrayed a
blitz encounter between Tal and Fischer at the 1960 Leipzig Olympiad, an
account that appeared in the Soviet chess press:

Fischer was in the limelight at the Olympiad. Tal was late in arriving,
and Bobby kept asking when the world champion was coming.

"Maybe Tal doesn't want to play me? He scored four wins against me in

the
Candidates' Tournament and is now afraid of a revenge!"

But Tal did come. And although he was tired after his journey he

couldn't
refuse Fischer a few lightning games. They played five games, and Tal won
4:1.


On the Leipzig Olympiad Fischer brought six clothings. But he had no hat,
and Fischer and Bjelica went around Leipzig to fund it. When Fischer was
satisfying with hat he said: "Now, I'm the most elegant grandmaster on the
world".

Here is one story from the Final ceremony. Tal looked at Tal's palm
predicted joking Tal's fate: "You are World Champion, but you'll lose your
title against young American's grandmaster!" Fischer thought on himself, but
Tal turn to the Lombardy and handled with him: "Congratulations Wilhelm, it
implies that you'll be new World Chess Champion."



But Bobby, contrary to his custom, didn't get angry because Tal promptly
crushed Najdorf too, who had very much angered Bobby



And Najdorf was angry after that game (draw) on Fischer and said to him:
"You'll never more play in South America".


Goran Tomic


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Old May 4th 04, 11:01 AM
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Jack Collins :
How strong was Bobby in blitz ? I remember the 1966-67 New Year's Eve party
at our home. At the time Bobby was competing in and winning his final U. S.
Championship. Several grandmasters were present, and there was plenty of
eating and drinking. By 2 a. m. Bobby wanted to play some chess, and he had
in mind a certain strong international master. But Bobby had drunk quite a
bit more than his opponent, and he insisted on playing blindfold blitz chess
while the opponent had sight of the board. Still, he won effortlessly



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byrne

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Hi,
Thanks for excellent stories.

"byrne" wrote in message
...
Is it true story of Yugoslav journalist Dmitrije Bjelica ? He portrayed

a
blitz encounter between Tal and Fischer at the 1960 Leipzig Olympiad, an
account that appeared in the Soviet chess press:

Fischer was in the limelight at the Olympiad. Tal was late in

arriving,
and Bobby kept asking when the world champion was coming.

"Maybe Tal doesn't want to play me? He scored four wins against me in

the
Candidates' Tournament and is now afraid of a revenge!"

But Tal did come. And although he was tired after his journey he

couldn't
refuse Fischer a few lightning games. They played five games, and Tal

won
4:1.


On the Leipzig Olympiad Fischer brought six clothings. But he had no hat,
and Fischer and Bjelica went around Leipzig to fund it. When Fischer was
satisfying with hat he said: "Now, I'm the most elegant grandmaster on the
world".

Here is one story from the Final ceremony. Tal looked at Tal's palm
predicted joking Tal's fate: "You are World Champion, but you'll lose your
title against young American's grandmaster!" Fischer thought on himself,

but
Tal turn to the Lombardy and handled with him: "Congratulations Wilhelm,

it
implies that you'll be new World Chess Champion."



But Bobby, contrary to his custom, didn't get angry because Tal

promptly
crushed Najdorf too, who had very much angered Bobby



And Najdorf was angry after that game (draw) on Fischer and said to him:
"You'll never more play in South America".


Goran Tomic




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Goran Tomic
 
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"byrne" wrote in message
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Jack Collins :
How strong was Bobby in blitz?


How strong was Bobby in blitz ?


Bobby Fischer played and convincingly won blitz tournament in Herceg Novi ,
8. April 1970 in Hotel "Plaza".
Fischer played in round 7. against Bronstein. When Fischer defeated
Bronstein with result 1,5-0,5 Bronstein said: "Bobby is 19 years younger
than me, and that's blitz tournament."

Final standings: Fischer 19, Tal 14,5, Korchnoi 14, Petrosian 13,5,
Bronstein 13, Hort 12, Matulovic 10,5, Smyslov 9,5, Reshevsky 8,5, Uhlman 8,
Ivkov7,5, Ostojic 2 points.

Goran Tomic



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Old May 9th 04, 09:35 PM
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byrne wrote:
Is it true story of Yugoslav journalist Dmitrije
Bjelica ? He portrayed a blitz encounter between
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_
Those interested in Dimitrje Bjelica might want to
look at Edward Winter's Chess Notes #3260 and #3157.

http://www.chesscafe.com/text/cnarchives16.pdf

http://www.chesscafe.com/text/cnarchives14.pdf
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