Bobby Fischer Calls His Opponents “Chicken”! But Why?

In this famous chess game for the first time Paul Keres chooses Caro-Kann defense against Bobby Fischer and his choice is amply justified by the inept way in which Fischer treats the whole opening.
During 1959 Candidates tournament against Caro-Kann defense Fischer was choosing Two Knights attack and he kept on losing. Bent Larsen who was his second at the time, did his utmost to dissuade Fischer from playing the misbegotten line but Fischer stubbornly persevered sustaining one loss after another.
When Harry Golombek talked to Fischer about the high number of Caro-Kanns that had been played in the tournament, Fischer replied “They are all chicken; they just don’t want to face Bqb4 against the Sicilian. Anyway, chicken or not, Paul Keres quickly manages to make use of Fischer’s bad moves and organizes an irresistible attack!
Robert James Fischer vs Paul Keres
Bled-Zagreb-Belgrade Candidates (1959), Bled, Zagreb & Belgrade YUG, rd 8, Sep-18
Caro-Kann Defense: Two Knights Attack. Mindeno Variation Exchange Line (B11)
1.e4 c6 2.Nc3 d5 3.Nf3 Bg4 4.h3 Bxf3 5.Qxf3 Nf6 6.d3 e6 7.g3
Bb4 8.Bd2 d4 9.Nb1 Qb6 10.b3 a5 11.a3 Be7 12.Bg2 a4 13.b4 Nbd7 14.O-O c5 15.Ra2 O-O 16.bxc5 Bxc5 17.Qe2 e5 18.f4 Rfc8 19.h4 Rc6 20.Bh3 Qc7 21.fxe5 Nxe5 22.Bf4 Bd6 23.h5 Ra5 24.h6 Ng6 25.Qf3 Rh5 26.Bg4 Nxf4 27.Bxh5 N4xh5 28.hxg7 Qd7 29.Kg2 Ng4 30.Nd2 Ne3+
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