Andrija Fuderer (Subotica, Yugoslavia, 13 v 1931 – Palamos, Spain, 2 x 2011). International Master (1952), Honorary Grandmaster (1990). Yugoslav Champion (1953) shared with Pirc and Rabar. A feared attacking player, he played in the 1955 Interzonal, scoring 9/20. The excellent book Yugoslav Chess Triumphs (Chess Informant 1976) contains 20 of his games. By profession he was a chemical engineer.
BCF v Yugoslavia, 1951
1 e4 c5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 d4 cxd4 4 Nxd4 Nf6 5 Nc3 d6 6 Be2 e6 7 0–0 a6 8 b3
Here, and on the next two moves, I prefer a4 so as to prevent Black from obtaining a counter-attack by …b5.
8…Be7 9 Bb2 Bd7 10 Kh1
A familiar manoeuvre to avoid Black pinning the knight by …Qb6 after White has played f4; but he never gets time for this and again a4 was in order.
10…b5 11 a3 Qb6 12 Nxc6 Bxc6 13 Bd3 Qb7
Black has obtained an excellent game with his queen’s bishop, usually so impotent a piece, much the strongest minor piece on the board.
Probably still hoping to play f4; otherwise he would have played 14 f3 at once, so reserving the queen for e1 and g3.
Dashing play; Black’s conduct of the game is reminiscent of the youthful Alekhine.
Rather better is 15 Rad1, followed by Rd2. If now 15 f4 h4 16 e5 h3!
16 Nd1 Nh5 17 Bd4 e5 18 Be3 Bd8
Black’s play proceeds with that admirable smoothness that characterises the master of attack. This move is a necessary preliminary to the decisive combination. The bishop is destined for b6, whilst the queen will go to the king’s wing via e7.
White’s desire for counter-play is understandable; nevertheless the patient 19 Kg1 was essential.
19…Ng3+ 20 hxg3 hxg3+ 21 Kg1 Qe7
Threatening mate by 22…Rh1+ 23 Kxh1 Qh4 etc. White’s hapless king, instead of being protected, actually has the necessary exits choked up by his own pieces.
Losing fairly simply; much more intriguing is what would happen after 22 Re1, when the win is still difficult. It runs as follows: 22 Re1 Qh4 23 Kf1 Qh1+ 24 Bg1 Bb6 25 Ne3 f5! (25…Rh2 26 Qd2 followed by Ke2) 26 exf5 Rh2 27 Ra2 Kf7! (and not the obvious 27…0–0–0 28 Qc2 Bxf3 29 cxb5+ Kb8 30 Be4 and Black is far from dead) 28 Qc2 Bxf3 29 Be4 Rah8 30 gxf3 (Black wins easily after 30 Bxf3 Qxg1+ 31 Ke2 Qxe3+ 32 Kd1 Rh1) 30…Rxc2 31 Rxc2 Rh2 32 Ree2 Bxe3 33 Rxe3 Rxc2 34 Bxc2 Qh3+ 35 Ke1 Qg2 and wins.
22…Rh2 23 Rfc1 Qh4 24 Kf1 bxc4
As soon appears, this move is played so as to give scope to Black’s queen’s bishop.
25 bxc4 Rxg2 26 Qd2
If 26 Kxg2 Qh2+ 27 Kf1 g2+.
26…Qh2 27 Ke2 Rxf2+ 28 Bxf2 Qxf2+ 29 Kd1 Ba4+ 30 Bc2 Qxf3+ 31 Qe2 Bxc2+ 32 Rxc2 Qh1+ 33 Qe1 g2 34 Ke2 Qh5+ 35 Kd3 Qf3+ 36 Qe3 Qf1+ 0–1.