Fischer’s Chess Game of Four Queens: Dare to Draw Petrosian!

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The year was 1959. The masters were Robert James Fischer and Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian. Imagine having four chess queens on the board and the game ending in a draw. That’s as close as it could get. A game that must be studied and remembered. You can improve your chess training by finding master games in Giga King with Chess King. Games are available since the ‘beginning of time’!




Fischer Robert J (USA) (2780) – Petrosian Tigran V (ARM) (2580)

Result: 1/2-1/2
Site: Bled (Slovenia)
Date: 1959

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(39…£xf8? 40.£xf8+ ¢b6 41.£b4+ ¢a6 42.£a3+ ¢b7 43.£xa7+ ¢xa7 44.g5ќ)

40.£a8 ¢b4 41.£h2 ¢b3 42.£a1

(42.c5!? £xc5 (42…£g6? 43.¥e2!ќ) 43.£g8+ ¢a3 44.£c2 £b4!
(44…£b5? 45.£c1+ £b2 (45…¢a4 46.£a8+ ¢b3 47.£aa1!ќ) 46.£a8+ ¢b3 47.£b8+ ¤b5 48.£xc6ќ)

45.£a8+ £a4 (45…¤a4? 46.£c1+ ¢a2 47.£g8+ќ) 46.£cxa4+ ¤xa4 47.£xc6±)

42…£a3 43.£xa3+ ¢xa3 44.£h6 £f7 45.¢g2 ¢b3 46.£d2 £h7 47.¢g3? £xe4! 48.£f2 £h1

2 Responses to “Fischer’s Chess Game of Four Queens: Dare to Draw Petrosian!”

  • sandra, rome says:

    Fischer the awesome

  • Ali, Dubai says:

    I love Fischer games thanks for sharing. Its tough to handle two queens that four queens was real close. this is going to be one of my fav games

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