14-year-old Bobby Fischer vs Dr. Max Euwe | The "Unpublished" Game | 1957

  • Published: 23 June 2018
  • The is the 2nd of a 2-game exhibition match played at the Manhattan Chess Club New York, 1957 between 14-year-old talent Bobby Fischer, and Max Euwe, the 5th World Chess Champion. This game went unpublished for over 50 years until Frank Brady unearthed Fischer's score sheet of it. Unlike the first game between Euwe and Fischer, this one was a closely contested fight which reached the final phase. Fischer had white, opening with the Ruy Lopez, and in reply Euwe selected an open system. Despite this open choice by Euwe, the game proceeded positionally, where imbalances in material and minor pieces soon surfaced. The game saw Fischer in the driver's seat at the early to mid-game stage, but the Euwe found a way to fight back some in the final phase. What resulted in the end, was a surprise.

    1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 Nxe4 6.d4 b5 7.Bb3 d5 8.dxe5 Be6 9.c3 Be7 10.Nbd2 0-0 11.Qe2 Nc5 12.Nd4 Nxb3 13.N2xb3 Qd7 14.Nxc6 Qxc6 15.Be3 Qc4 16.Qd2 c5 17.Na5 Qh4 18.Nc6 Rfe8 19.g3 Qh5 20.Nxe7+ Rxe7 21.Bxc5 Rc7 22.Bd4 Bg4 23.f4 Rc6 24.a4 bxa4 25.Rxa4 Rh6 26.Qf2 Bf5 27.Rfa1 Rc8 28.Rb4 Rg6 29.Rb6 Rxb6 30.Bxb6 Qg4 31.Bd4 h5! 32.Rf1 Bd3 33.Re1 Rc6 34.Re3 Be4 35.Qe2 Qf5 36.Kf2 h4 37.Ke1 hxg3 38.hxg3 Rh6 39.Kd2 Bb1 40.Rf3 Rh1 41.Rf1

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Comments • 294

  • sn rao
    sn rao  6 days back

    Max Euwe conjured up a win out of a bad position. That is the stuff world champions are made up of.

    • Commander Shepard
      Commander Shepard  6 days back

      poisoned pawn. Superb narration !

      • Radrook
        Radrook  1 weeks back

        Ervay? I thought it was pronounced as ""YOU".

        • ben hadar
          ben hadar  1 weeks back

          Its sure win on fisher. In the ether 2 therer not been coseling. Israel

          • Bob94390
            Bob94390  2 weeks back

            Thanks for publishing this game with such excellent comments.

            • muzicka apoteka pesma za dusu

              On je prvak a drugi mogu da mu brisu cipele

              • muzicka apoteka pesma za dusu

                Nikad nije kasno za nauk

                • muzicka apoteka pesma za dusu

                  Da bar svi znamo ovako igrati

                  • muzicka apoteka pesma za dusu

                    Ljudi djecu odgajajte da govore mi smo on

                    • muzicka apoteka pesma za dusu


                      • muzicka apoteka pesma za dusu

                        Spremi se kasparov

                        • muzicka apoteka pesma za dusu

                          Ovaj covek je posebnosti

                          • culturejam
                            culturejam  3 weeks back

                            Much better than agadmator

                            • Vaclav Sulista
                              Vaclav Sulista  3 weeks back

                              Great video, love from Czechia!

                              • Glenn Medina
                                Glenn Medina  4 weeks back

                                Bd3 seems winning too.

                                • Eric Bell
                                  Eric Bell  1 months back

                                  Maybe there was time pressure to explain the draw??

                                  • Eric Bell
                                    Eric Bell  1 months back

                                    Bd4 also stops the d4 pawn sac.

                                    • Jesse Lapides
                                      Jesse Lapides  1 months back

                                      15:04 what about moving the pawn to g4

                                      • Henk Oosterink
                                        Henk Oosterink  1 months back

                                        Euwe the gentleman and Fisher the sociopath.

                                        • DucksDeLucks
                                          DucksDeLucks  1 months back

                                          Excellent commentary. I learned something about control of c5 in this opening and the ..d5 threat. Why did Fischer play f4? That looked bad on principle.

                                          • Thomas Brooklyn
                                            Thomas Brooklyn  1 months back

                                            10:30 Why not Q g2 instead of f2. It could then protect f3 and h3, and it attacks black's unprotected d pawn and creates a skewer to black's rook on the back rank.

                                            • CJ N
                                              CJ N  1 months back

                                              Dude good job with the video

                                              • Sami Helen
                                                Sami Helen  2 months back

                                                It’s not quite an ear-reddening game, but at least a reluctantly-drawn game

                                                • Hadroug Ali
                                                  Hadroug Ali  2 months back

                                                  At 14:18 black is tuning with bishop d3

                                                  • Bruno Verlinden
                                                    Bruno Verlinden  2 months back

                                                    Euwe was a math teacher and lived by stimulating young people.

                                                    • honoriuc
                                                      honoriuc  2 months back

                                                      Euwe was a good player, anyway better than Byrne, and a noble spirit, too. I guess he wanted to encourage young Fischer.

                                                      • Spike Wolters
                                                        Spike Wolters  2 months back

                                                        Euwe is pronounced as Urway .  There is no R in Euwe ….    Dyslexia ?

                                                        • Alexander Kurz
                                                          Alexander Kurz  2 months back

                                                          Thanks ... interesting how the initiative changed from white to black ... where did it happen? Was winning the pawn a mistake?

                                                          • Calvin Jeremy
                                                            Calvin Jeremy  2 months back

                                                            I love chess more then auto chess...

                                                            • artmannify
                                                              artmannify  2 months back

                                                              Euwe offering a draw to Fischer is like saying: "Here is a gift from me to you! Please take it before you loose!! !-) ?-) ¿-) ¡-) :-) ;-)

                                                              • Paul Regulski
                                                                Paul Regulski  2 months back

                                                                yes that was a really good game; interesting that Fischer could not neutralise Blacks control of many white squares in F's camp and that ultimately undermines his game, as Euwe does not stop the pressure on White's King position..

                                                                • Rick Dynes
                                                                  Rick Dynes  2 months back

                                                                  TY Jerry😊

                                                                  • Chris
                                                                    Chris  2 months back

                                                                    Euwe has a spot in heaven for teaching Fischer to draw sensibly

                                                                    • Yefuneh David
                                                                      Yefuneh David  2 months back

                                                                      Offered a draw? Should be no such thing. It's a game. Play it out snowflakes! (unless it is, in fact, a draw)

                                                                      • Yefuneh David
                                                                        Yefuneh David  2 months back

                                                                        @Arthur's Realm I wasn't referring to you... You are an awesome snowball capable of winning every chess match.

                                                                      • Arthur's Realm
                                                                        Arthur's Realm  2 months back

                                                                        im highly offended by your snowflake comment. im reporting you....

                                                                    • Alter Kater
                                                                      Alter Kater  2 months back

                                                                      If not DRAW, how would the game have proceeded?

                                                                      • montetank tankkiller
                                                                        montetank tankkiller  2 months back

                                                                        well-we see....g3 was very bad.

                                                                        • Dan O'Hanlon
                                                                          Dan O'Hanlon  3 months back

                                                                          Thanks for this wonderful game!

                                                                          • Niels Hansen
                                                                            Niels Hansen  4 months back

                                                                            He should have taken the knight on c6. Queen threat from c1 is irrelevant because knight xbe7 is check. No?

                                                                            • Rocko Polo
                                                                              Rocko Polo  5 months back

                                                                              Who is ERVAY?

                                                                              • Jinn Bottle
                                                                                Jinn Bottle  5 months back

                                                                                Looks to me indeed like Euwe was being a gentleman, if not downright indulgent, to a child never able to see beyond his childish ego, even up to his death. Euwe could indeed as you say Jerry, have mauled the clueless Fisher with the skewing maneuver alone.

                                                                                • Lucieon
                                                                                  Lucieon  5 months back

                                                                                  that Be3 move was like 3 moves played at once.

                                                                                  • Kai
                                                                                    Kai  6 months back

                                                                                    IT'S BOBBY FISHER. WE FORGOT ABOUT BOBBY FISHER.

                                                                                    • DAVIDDAMIENR
                                                                                      DAVIDDAMIENR  6 months back

                                                                                      Thank You

                                                                                      • joey bautista
                                                                                        joey bautista  6 months back

                                                                                        What happens if 42.bf2 instea of rf2?

                                                                                        • Ay Lgrs
                                                                                          Ay Lgrs  6 months back

                                                                                          At move 41, I do not understand at all why QC2+, Ke1/3, Q×e2+, K×e2, Bd3+, K×d3, R×f1 isn't winning! I mean, it's tower against pawn and bishop in final... It's way better!

                                                                                          • Matthieu Proffit
                                                                                            Matthieu Proffit  6 months back

                                                                                            3:37 i don't understand why you can't win material with kc6, bc1 may threaten the queen but then white can just take the e7 bishop with check. Black queen takes back e7 and rc1 wins a piece. I suppose I'm missing something, if Bobby Fisher could win a piece, he would certainly do it !

                                                                                            • Ay Lgrs
                                                                                              Ay Lgrs  6 months back

                                                                                              If you are french tell me, it would be easier for me to speak in french. Anyway... Here when K×b3, blacks have a piece more, when K×c6 whites only do have the same stuff as blacks and then we exchange a piece against a piece, so it's not winning stuff

                                                                                          • Brandon Clayton
                                                                                            Brandon Clayton  6 months back

                                                                                            Good commentary & at pace I can follow with interest. Thank you.

                                                                                            • Mikhail Georges
                                                                                              Mikhail Georges  7 months back

                                                                                              @3:28 but he could win the piece because he would take the Boshop with a check allowing himself to take Black's Knight with the rook on A file! am i mising something?

                                                                                              • Mikhail Georges
                                                                                                Mikhail Georges  7 months back

                                                                                                Nevermind that I said nevermind, the A pawn would survive for all of you who are concerned :) Material would just be even but White would promote his rook to C file is all

                                                                                              • Mikhail Georges
                                                                                                Mikhail Georges  7 months back

                                                                                                Nevermind, Material would be even and that would let black capture the A pawn