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Special Article About Robert James Fischer

  • FM krstulov_alex
  • | Feb 21, 2014
  • | 4949 views
  • | 31 comments

Hi all! In my previous article (Who's your favourite World champion), the most of peoples voted for Fischer.

  Robert James Fischer (Chicago, 1943. March 9. – Reykjavik, 2008. January 17.) the 10th World Chess Champion. He played a match with Max Euwe World Champion in 1957. He also played in canditades 1960,with 15 (!) years. He won against many grandmaster, but he couldn't win the candidates. 

  His biggest title is was the World Champion title. He earned the title against Spassky in 1972, with a crazy match (he won the match with 4 points from -2 points).

  He, after winning the World Championship title, didn't play against Karpov, and he lost his World Champion title.

  He wrote the many great chess books. For example: 

  • Bobby Fischer's Games of Chess (1959)
  • Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess (1966)
  • My 60 Memorable Games (1969)
  • The games of Robert J. Fischer (1972)
  • I Was Tortured in the Pasadena Jailhouse! (1981)

  He against Byrne Donald, played the game of the century.

11...Na4!! [Amazing idea from Fischer. That was the first step to win this amazing game. If Black play other moves, white is slightly better] 12.Qa3 Nxc3 13.bxc3 Nxe4 14.Bxe7 Qb6 15.Bc4 Nxc3! 16.Bc5 Rfe8 17.Kf1 [That was the main point of the game. Now Fischer founded the winning move. Of course, winning move, but to found in real game, that was almost unpossible]

17...Be6!! 18.Bxb6 Bxc4+ 19.Kg1 Ne2+ 20.Kf1 Nxd4+ 21.Kg1 Ne2+ 22.Kf1 Nc3+ 23.Kg1 axb6 24.Qb4 Ra4 25.Qxb6 Nxd1  [White is losing, and in few moves, Fischer achieved his amazing win] 0-1

 Fisher also has got many nice games for example from the World championship against Spassky, or in candidates, or on his rematch against Spassky in Belgrade 1992. In the next game, Fischer play against Larsen, and win quickly.
16.Bb3! Rc7 17.h4 [Fischer start a winning attack] Qb5 18.h5! Rfc8 19.hxg6 hxg6 20.g4 a5 21.g5 Nh5 [Here needed is only one blow, but it need hard calculation]
22.Rxh5! gxh5 23.g6 e5 24.gxf7 kf8 25.Be3 d4! [That was the last chance, but that also lose] 26.exd5!! [The last amazing move] Rxf7 27.d6 Rf6 28.Bg5 Qb7 29.Bxf6 Bxf6 30.d7 Rd8 31.Qh6+ [A mistake from Fischer! Qd6 forces mate in three moves!]
Fisher after the World championship, didn't play in any tournaments, he only played the Rematch of 1972 World championship in Belgrade against Spassky in 1992. He also won on that match.  After 16 years following the Fischer-Spassky rematch, he died in Reykjavik.
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Rest In Peace.

Comments


  • 7 weeks ago

    Quazerfolk

    No name callin what the flip.....what could have possably unfolded on a chess website that would lead to that happening?....aww did someone wose a match or somefing

  • 7 weeks ago

    mcris

    Swearing at me is NOT making me or anybody else with a common sense any closer to your cause or belief. You just proved yourself a rude and as you put it "dirty" person.

  • 7 weeks ago

    TheMagicianPaul

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  • 7 weeks ago

    mcris

    Ricardo, recently it was a chess game between World-Champion Carlsen and Bill Gates, announced by Chess.com. In your "cristal clear logic" is Bill Gates a criminal?

  • 7 weeks ago

    Ricardoruben

    I so much agree with DrFrank124c!!

    Those that believe that conspiracy theories are a crazy thing, just ask yourself what amount of time and effort you put every day just to earn a few dollars. No imagine how much time and effort (in any concebible way) a super rich guy/group/government is ready to put to earn a few billion dollars. This is only a cristal clear logic reasoning. Can you refute it?

    Conspiracies do happen all the darn time all around the globe, and most of them I am afraid succed. People of amazing talent often get media attention and the opportunity to say (and be heard by millions) lots of true facts that they perceive from their position, this is an annoying thing for powerful men/governments, and they will go out of their way to silence them. Maybe not killing them, but in thousand other ways you might not imagine (like loosing your job). It happens all the time. The amount of journalists assassinated every year speaks the truth. Why them? Why not plumbers? Simply plumbers do not annoy powerful people/governments by learning about their dirty bussiness.

     

  • 8 weeks ago

    NM GargleBlaster

    Oops, sorry, author is ten years old, never mind

  • 8 weeks ago

    mcris

    Take it easy DrFrank124c! In the text you cited it is NOT said that FISCHER had imposed harsh conditions. But it is a matter of principle about WHO establishes the world-championship match conditions. And blaming both USSR and USA brings you very close to the conspiracy theories that stoppped Fischer to play. Please do not put words in my mouth again!

  • 8 weeks ago

    DrFrank124c

    "It is unfair to rely on the Champion's conditions for the World Title Match. It is normal that an external organisation (in the case of chess FIDE) to establish the conditions. Otherwise, the Champion can set conditions (almost) impossible to meet or refuse outright to play with the Challenger - and indeed these happened with World Champions before Fischer."

    This is a BIG LIE that is told over and over again. Fischer's demands were entirely reasonable and they had been given to previous world champions and world champions that came after Fischer. The truth is that the Soviet Government and the U$ gpvernment both wanted to destroy Fischer. The Soviets because he had defeated them at a time their propaganda machine was trying to tell the world they were superior to everyone else even though their whole country was one big Potamkin village. The U$ wanted to destroy him because he told the truth. All the BIG LIES that we are told about him were concocted by the media which is in bed with the U$ government. Look at all the things the U$ government is doing in the world and then decide for yourself who is crazy.  

  • 8 weeks ago

    RG1951

           My late father used to say that there is only a very thin line between genius and insanity. I am no expert, but from what I know about Fischer, he was an extraordinarily gifted chess player, who apart from anything else, had to overcome the Soviet "stitch-up" of the world chess championship. Before this is queried, this is only what I've been given to understand, not what I know as fact. 

            Before the Kasparov era, the Guinness Book Of Records used to say that Fischer was "according to the officially adopted ELO system, probably the greatest grandmaster of all time." It does seem that he was always rather unstable mentally, with his outlandish conpspiracy theories about authority and the alleged attempts of opposing camps to undermine him unfairly. I believe his inexplicable refusal to defend against Karpov was a symptom of this instability - when I say inexplicable, I mean that there was surely no sensible reason for his attitude. 

            What a waste, seems to be the best phrase to sum it up.

  • 8 weeks ago

    fabelhaft

    "In my previous article (Who's your favourite World champion), the most of peoples voted for Fischer"

    A vote where several World Champions are ineligible for no logical reason (Lasker, Capablanca, Steinitz, Smyslov...) is less meaningful than one where people are allowed to vote for their actual favourite World Champion though.

  • 8 weeks ago

    Ricardoruben

    Only for people really versed about his life:

    Bobby Fischer was a man, but was Bobby a fisherman?

  • 8 weeks ago

    halfgreek1963

    Enough with the Fischer worship. He turned out to be nothing more than a hate-spewing human being when he lost his nerve to play competitive chess.

  • 8 weeks ago

    WilliamDupree

    An interesting article but the issue with Bobby Fischer is a little more complex: Fischer said very clearly that he had been the world's best player from 1962 but had been prevented from playing for the world crown by the group tactics of the Soviet players.When he chose not to play against Karpov he considered that he had been the world champion for 13 years.This may be irrational but represents Fischer's perspective.He is still much missed; many of today's superstars pale in comparison. 

  • 8 weeks ago

    FM krstulov_alex

    @bishpcannon  with 15 years couldn't win the candidates

  • 8 weeks ago

    mcris

    @BishopCannons: It is unfair to rely on the Champion's conditions for the World Title Match. It is normal that an external organisation (in the case of chess FIDE) to establish the conditions. Otherwise, the Champion can set conditions (almost) impossible to meet or refuse outright to play with the Challenger - and indeed these happened with World Champions before Fischer.

  • 8 weeks ago

    BishopCannons

    b2b2 - "Perhaps if he enriched his mind in a few other interests his fate would have been different".

    Bobby Fischer did indeed have other interests, which is why he quit playing chess.

    His fate was determined by his own government destroying his life.

  • 8 weeks ago

    BishopCannons

    mcris - Bobby Fischer didn't refuse to defend his title.  The FIDE refused to abide by Fischer's conditions for defending his title, which is the first and only time the FIDE ever did that.

  • 8 weeks ago

    BishopCannons

    krstulov_alex - "He won against many grandmaster, but he couldn't win the candidates".

    I beg your pardon?!  Bobby Fischer had the greatest Candidates match results of all time!

  • 8 weeks ago

    -_KNiGHt_-

    =)

  • 8 weeks ago

    Pawnslinger1

    With all due respect, the "I was tortured in the Pasadena jailhouse" while fascinating cannot be called a chess book let alone a great one. It is an account of his arrest in the early eighties due to  a case of mistaken identity. Also, he did not write the 1972 collection of his games (although of course he did play the games themselves) :) Bob Wade,among others, compiled that book.

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