Fischer,Bobby - Warner,Ken B76
US Junior Championship 1955 in Lincoln, Nebraska
This game was played on 15.07.1955 in the first round of the 1955 US Junior Championship in Lincoln / Nebraska. Bobby Fischer (12 years) was the youngest player in the tournament and with 5 points finished on place 20. Ken Warner also scored 5 points and ranked 12th at the end.
Fischer's standard first move as White.
Between 1955 and 1957 he occasionally played also 1.Nf3, aiming for the King's Indian Attack.
Black chooses the Sicilian Defence.
This is the most popular defence against 1.e4 .
Main Line. Natural developing move.
The idea is to play 3.d4 and then recapture with Nxd4 .
Alternatives are 2.c3, 2.d4, 2.f4 and 2.Nc3.
A popular choice which can transpose to different systems.
Alternatives are 2.-d6, 2.-e6, 2.-g6 or 2.-a6 .
Continuing with the plan. This move leads to the "Open Sicilian" systems.
Possible are also: 3.Bb5, 3.Nc3, 3.c3 and 3.d3.
Mainline and best. Blacks creates an imbalance, by exchanging his c-pawn against a white center pawn.
Other black moves lead to advantage for White.
Some Grandmasters sometimes have played 4.c3, which transposes to the Morra Gambit.
Normal developing move which is attacking the pawn e4.
Alternatives are 4.-g6, 4.-e5, 4.-e6, 4.-Qc7, 4.-d6, 4.-Qb6 or 4.-a6.
The reaction of white is a developing move, which is protecting the pawn e4.
Black has to make a major decision.
5.-e5 would have been the Sicilian Sveshnikov.
5.-e6, 5.-g6, 5.-a6 and 5.-Qb6 are possible too.
This is quite passive. More popular are 6.Bg5 and 6.Bc4.
Later in career Bobby would have played here 6.Bc4.
More popular is 6.-e5. 6.-e6 was played too.
The game is now a Sicilian Dragon, where White has played the quite move Be2, instead of Bc4 (Fischer / Sozin Attack).
Fischer plans to castle queenside. The idea is to play Be3, f3, Qd2 and 0-0-0.
Possible here was 7.0-0 with a quiet game.
Black continues his normal development plan, which includes
- castling kingside
- attacking on the queenside
Preventing Ng4 and according to his plan.
But this isn't good in connection with the Be2.
8.0-0 is prefered for example by Kramnik and much better.
Possible here was 8.Dd2 and exchanging the bishop for the knight after 8.-Ng4 9.Bxg4 Bxg4 10.f3
Completing kingside development.
Now the path is clear for 10.0-0-0.
The problem is the passive Le2.
And this is a huge problem in an opening where every tempo counts.
Controlling b5 and preparing his queenside attack.
But this is very slow.
Better would have been 9.-d5 with a good game for black.
Again the wrong position of the white bishops enables this possibility for black.
Now the question is which attack is faster.
White will attack with h4-h5, g4 and try to mate the black king on the h-file.
Black will try to play b5-b4 and attack along the c-file.
This isn't the best move. 10.-Bd7 seems better.
The problem is that Black must prepare b5-b4.
The move Qa5 looks aggressive, but b5 isn't possible, because the Nc6 isn't defended.
Bd7 supports this plan, as it defends the Nc6.