The position below is from the game:
Fischer, Robert J (2690) vs Shocron, Ruben (2280), 1959, Mar del Plata ARG
It appears that black will simply capture the white rook on the next move. However, Fischer anticipated this move and had a brilliant response ready! Can you find it?
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Bobby Fischer Tactics – The Solution
Fischer’s tactic demonstrates a number of important tactical ideas.
- Threat / winning a tempo
- Indirectly defended square
- Hanging piece
- Discovered check
I’ll explain them all below:
Threat / winning a tempo
Indirectly defended square
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