Evans Gambit – Part 2

Fischer,Robert James – Fine,Reuben

New York, 1963  

There were a friendly game between the GM Reuben Fine and Bobby Fischer, nevertheless the game was extremely instructive!  

1. e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.b4! Bxb4 5.c3 Ba5 





White immediately challenges the center. 


The better defense here is 6…d6 7.0–0 Bb6 which was recommended by the second WC Emanuel Lasker. 




No time to count pawns! The initiative is much more dangerous when you have all your pieces rapidly developed.   

7… dxc3  

Black is too materialistic. Better was to think about developing. 

7…Bb6 8.cxd4 d6 8. Qb3

Very consistent, the f7 pawn is under attack and black has no time for the King side development.  

8… Qe7   

Another attempt is 8…Qf6 However after 9.e5! white increases his space advantage as the f6 square is banned for a while. Seems like it’s extremely dangerous to capture the pawn for example after 9…. Ne5 10. Re1! d6 11. Qa4 + the bishop a5 is lost.     

Another possibility is 9… Qg6 10.Nxc3 Nge7 11.Ba3!  After this powerful move, which opens scope for the dark square bishop, Black’s position has become extremely dubious. The Knight is on the way to the power d5 square! And it is not so clear how to stop it.  

Black must take the opportunity to trade Ba5 for Nc3 but after 11… Bc3 12.Qc3 0-0, but after 13.Rad1, there are still too many unpleasant threats.


9. Nxc3 Nf6?



A decisive mistake. Anyway, it would be extremely hard for Black to survive White’s pressure. Black was going to prepare the castling, but Fischer demolishes this illusion.  

10. Nd5!

This is a powerful place for the knight. The opening of the “e” file would be deadly for the black king.  

10… Nxd5

[Doesnt help  10…Qxe4 11.Ng5]   

11.exd5 Ne5

[11…Nd8 12.Ba3 d6 13.Qb5++-] 

12.Nxe5 Qxe5

The King and the Queen are placed badly on the open file. White takes the advantage of this nuance.


Now black has no any good defense against white’s mating attack.  


is the only temporally way to keep the pawn g7.                                             


White immediately distracts black’s only developed piece. 

14… Qxh4  

14…Qh6 15.Qa3+-  

15.Bxg7 Rg8  

Black defends the fortress of his king with his last remaining forces, but White’s heavy pieces are regrouping for the final assault.  


16… Kd8

[16…Bxe1 17.Rxe1+ leads to the similar variations. ]  


A nice finish! The White Queen has to be taken, but after  [17… Qxg3 the black King is going to be mated by 18.Bf6#]  



One Response

  1. even more awsome

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