Poisoned Pawn

Some articles on poisoned pawn, pawn, pawns:

Sicilian Defence, Najdorf Variation - Variations - Main Line (6 Bg5) - The Classical Main Line 6...e6
8 Qd2 the extremely complicated Poisoned Pawn Variation 8...Qxb2 9 Rb1 (9 Nb3 is the other less common option) 9...Qa3 and here White has played both 10 f5 and 10 e5 ... of the theory it is regarded as White's only attempt to play for a win against the poisoned pawn variation since all other variations (and that includes the other pawn ... reputation due to the response 8 e5! 7...h6!? the Poisoned Pawn Deferred ...
World Chess Championship 1972 - 1972 Championship Match - The Juggernaut Continues • Games 6 To 13
... Fischer defended aggressively with his favorite Poisoned Pawn Variation of the Najdorf Sicilian ... He consolidated his extra pawn and reached a winning endgame, but then played carelessly, allowing Spassky to salvage a draw ... In the final position, Fischer had two extra pawns but had to execute a draw by perpetual check in order to escape being checkmated by Spassky's two rooks and knight ...
Bobby Fischer - Contributions To Chess - Opening Theory
... Fischer established the viability of the so-called Poisoned Pawn Variation of the Najdorf Sicilian (1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bg5 e6 7.f4 Qb6) ... This bold queen sortie, to snatch a pawn at the expense of development, had been considered dubious, but Fischer succeeded in proving its soundness ... and match games as Black in the Poisoned Pawn, Fischer won five, drew four, and lost only one, the 11th game of his 1972 match against Spassky ...

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    Bob Dylan [Robert Allen Zimmerman] (b. 1941)

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