Bobby Fischer has "disappeared" to the bathroom and has asked you to take over...don't mess up! He might never come back!

Fischer Petrosian

Fischer - Rinaldo / Cleaveland 1957

This game was round 8 of the US Open Championship. Fischer was a 14 year old kid playing master adults and was cleaning up! Material in this position is equal, but fischer has a superior position because of his superior pawn structure, and his powerful rooks. After his next move, Fischer will create a passed pawn. You must find this move to win easily!

Remember these points:

  • Create a passed pawn!
  • The rook belongs behind the passed pawn.
  • A Rook on the 7th file is mighty!
  • Keep black pinned down to holding weaknesses.
Fischer - Rinaldo / Cleaveland 1957