Never Make This Move In Sicilian Dragon

Yet another instructive chess game where Bobby Fischer destroys the Sicilian Dragon!
Robert James Fischer vs Edward D Stepans
58th US Open (1957), Cleveland, OH USA, rd 2, Aug-06
Sicilian Defense: Dragon Variation. Yugoslav Attack Main Line (B77)
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 g6 6. Be3 Nc6
7. f3 Bg7 8. Qd2 O-O 9. Bc4 a6 10. O-O-O Qc7 11. Bb3 b5
12. Nxc6 Qxc6 13. Nd5 Kh8 14. Nxf6 e6 15. Bh6 Bb7 16. Bxg7+
Kxg7 17. Ng4 f5 18. exf5 Rxf5 19. Qxd6 h5 20. Qe7+ Rf7
21. Qxf7+ Kxf7 22. Ne5+ Ke7 23. Nxc6+ Bxc6 24. Rhe1 Bd7
25. Rxd7+
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  1. Puzzle:
    1. Rd8+ Qxd8
    2. Qxc3+ Qd4+
    3. Qxd4#
    Edit: Autocorrect removed + sign from Qd4

  2. Puzzle :
    1) Rd8+ – Qxf8
    2) Qxc3+ – Qd4
    3) Qxd4#.

  3. Puzzle: 1. Rd8+ and if Qxd8, then Qxc3+ leads to checkmate – for example: Qf6, Qxf6#.

  4. Fischer fought against the dragon 🐲, and the dragon fought back. ⚔️
    But the dragon was not strong enough, and no longer was any place found on the board for him.

  5. I went in your house and stole your cookies around says:

    Really fun game!

  6. The player with the black peices plays like a total beginner

  7. 3:55 – you didn't explain what was wrong with taking white knight with either pawn or bishop???

  8. at the start of the video he sounded hype, but half way through he sounded tired.

  9. Once again, it's 'cat-ass-tro-fee'. 4 syllables, and the end of the word rhymes with 'tree'.

  10. That Puzzle was easy. 1. Rook d8+! QxR 2. QxB+ Qd4(Qf6) both not help. Next move#😋

  11. The Sicilian Dragon is a mine-field littered with traps, one false move and you had it!

  12. Puzzle: Rd8+

    1. If Qxd8, then Qxc3+ Qf6 Qxf6#

    2. If Kg7, then Rxc8 winning the queen.

  13. Puzzle solution:
    Rd8+ … Qxd8
    Qxc3+ … Qd4

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