## A Contribution by Bobby Fischer.

**In**** a previous post I wrote about the clash between Queen vs. Rook+Rook and I even said that two pieces seemed stronger than one (depending on concrete details, of course). The great Bobby Fischer provoked in no less than five of his games the fight between his Q and his opponents’ R+R. BUT always a Pawn up for Bobby (even though sometimes he had doubled Pawns too , which apparently seemed a handicap.) This is a difficult struggle of heterogeneous forces and the key is to maintain the material advantage and the creation of threats one move after another without respite, with the advance of the Pawns on the one hand and the activity of the Queen on the other. This requires deep intuition and great calculation skills. Any mistake and the two Rooks would bounce back stopping the threats and creating deadly ones on their own because they are “two against one”. So the side with the Queen must handle the concept of “timing” with absolute dexterity. You can see how Fischer managed to do it. The games are wonderful.**

**The first position is from Fischer – Seidman, US.Ch. Ch. 1960**

**The game continued: 24. Re8, Qxe8 25. Bxe8, Rxe8 26. h3, b4 27. cxb4, Rxb/ 28. Qxf6, Kg8 29. Qg5, Kh8 30. Qf4, Ra4 31. Qf7, Rg8 32. Qc7, Ra2 33. Qe5, Rg7 34. g4, h6 35. Qb8, Rg8 36. c7! , 1-0**

** ***********************************************************************

**The following position was from Fischer – D. Byrne, Bay City Open, 1963. (Bobby has just played 24. Rhe1)**

**The game continued: 24…, Qxe1/ 25. Rxe1 Rxe1 26. Kb2, Rh1 27. Qf4 , Rf8 28. c4, f6/ 29. c5, Rh5 30.Qc7, Rxh6 31. Qxb7, Rh5 32. c6, Re5 33. c7, Re-e8 34.Kb3, g5 35. Ka4 ,Ra8 36. c4, h5 37. c5, h4 38. Kb5, Kh8 39. a4, Kg8 40. Kb6, f5 41. Qd5, Kg7 42. Kb7, Kg6 43. Qe6, Kg7 44. Qe7, Kg6 45. f4! , gxf4 46. Qh4, 1-0**

** ***********************************************************************

**Fischer had repeated the theme in the game he played vs. Bisguier in the Stockholm Interzonal, 1962, beating his opponent in 54 moves.**

**Bisguier-Fischer, Stockholm 1962:**

**24…Rxf2 25. Qxf2, Rxf2 26. Rxf2, g4 27. Bc1, Qb5 28. Bf4, Qd3 29. Rd2, Qg6 30. Ne1, h5 31. Ng2, Kh7 32. Re1, Nd8 33. Nh4, Qe8 34. h3, gh 35. Kh2, Nf7 36. Kh3, Bh6 37. Rc2, Qg8 38. Rf1, Qg4 39. Kh2, Ng5 40. Bg5, Bg5 41. Nf3, Be3 42. Re2, Bh6 43. Ref2, Kg8 44. Nh4, Qd4 45. Rf7, Qg4 46. R1f3, Qg5 47. R3f4, d4 48. Nf3, Qg6 49. Nh4, Qf7 50. Rf7, Kf7 51. Kg2, d3 52. Kf2, Bg7 53. Nf3, Kg6 54. Ke3, Kf5 / 0-1**

** ***********************************************************************

**The following position corresponds to the game Portisch- Fischer, Santa Monica (USA), 1966:**

**Fischer played: 11…., Qd7 12. Ba3, Re8 13. Bd3, f5/ 14. Qxa8, Nc6 15. Qxe8, Qxe8 16. 0-0, Na5 17. Rae1, Bxc4 18. Bxc4, Nxc4 19. Bc1, c5 20. dxc5, bxc5 21. Bf4, h6 22. Re2, g5 23.Be5?, Qd8 24. Rfe1, Kf7 25. h3, f4 26. Kh2, a6 27. Re4, Qd5 28. h4, Ne3 29. R1xe3 ,fxe3 30. Rxe3, Qxa2 31. Rf3, Ke8/ 32. Bg7, Qc4, 33. hxg5, hxg5 34. Rf8, Kd7 35. Ra8, Kc6 / 0-1**

** **********************************************************************

**And the last example took place a year before the previous one, in the game Fischer- Bilek ,Havana 1965:**

**1. e4, e6 2. d4, d5 3. Nc3, Nf6 4. Bg5, dxe4 5. Nxe4, Nbd7 6. Nf3, Be7 7. Nxf6, Bxf6 8. h4, h6 9. Bxf6, Qxf6 10. Qd2, 0-0 11. 0-0-0, b6 12. Bb5, Qe7 13. Rh3, Bb7 14. Rg3, Kh8 15. Bd7, Bxf3 16. gxf3, Qxd7 17. Rdg1, f6 (D)**

**18. Rxg7, Qxg7 19. Rxg7, Kxg7 20. Qf4, Rac8 21. h5, ,c5 22. Qg4, Kf7 23. Qg6, Ke7 24. dxc5, Rxc5 25. Qxh6, Rg5 26. b3, e5 27. Kb2, Rf7 28. a4, Ke6 29. Qh8, Re7 30. h6, Kf7 31. Qh7, Kf8 32. Qd3, Kf7 33. h7, Rh5 34. Qd5, Re6 35. f4, f5 36. fxe5, Rxh7 37. Qd7, Re7 38. Qxf5, Ke8 39. f4, Kd8 40. e6 , 1-0 An impressive game.**

**QChess.**

Reblogged this on Chess Musings and commented:

A very useful lesson on positions involving a queen versus two rooks.

chessmusingsMarch 2, 2014 at 1:40 am

Dear Chessmusings,

Thank you very much for reblogging this post and you interest. I am resting for a while waiting for inspiration to come. It’s better to write only when one has interesting things to say.

Yours,

QChess

QChessMarch 2, 2014 at 7:28 am