Game of the Century Alternative

by Carla

Dear Chessmasters and Administrators,

In the game of century (Fischer versus Byrne), why did not Fischer force mate via one of those Bishops instead of Rook ?

instead of:
41. Kc1 Rc2
41. Kc1 Ba3

Sincerely Yours


Hi Carla,
it really does not matter how the mate is done. He had to choose one way or the other. This is just a matter of taste how you give mate.

Game of the Century
Donald Byrne and Bobby Fischer in 1956

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Checkmate with the Rook

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or Checkmate with the Bishop


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