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Robert James Fischer plays against Mikhail "Misha" Tal in the 1961 Supertournament held in Bled, Slovenia. This game features the Sicilian Taimanov variation of the Sicilian Defense opening, and a middlegame queen sacrifice which leads to an unbalanced and simplified endgame.
A small technical correction: Although Slovenia is the name of the country where Bled is currently located, in 1961, it was Yugoslavia.
GAHH! Such great commentary and a great game. Fischer is superb.
Both Great players
Cool commentary. Very helpful :)
Tal is not "way better" and he himself admitted it.
Two great players. Bobby become the best.
Tal is way better
Amazing queen sacrifice and instructive ending where two rooks beat the queen.
Bobby Fischer the Greatest chess player of all time...
well done Jerry.
fxe5 ... it's just not in my DNA.
I think Fischer may have been the perfect player, with the end game and positional perfection of Karpov along with the aggressive tactical attacking prowess of Kasparov. It's really a shame that we could never see how he would fare against those two awesome players.
Great commentary. Fischer said of Tal that "Even after losing four games in a row to him I still consider his play unsound. He is always on the lookout for some spectacular sacrifice, that one shot, that dramatic breakthrough to give him the win."
This is a great photo of the two in Leipzig, 1960.
i like pie
Bobby Fischer was the most brilliant chess player in his time, and probably the strongest chess player of all time...
Acttually Tal said that he forgot to play 6. ... a6, and could resign after Nb5, but didnt want to do that on move 7, but very nice game and exellent commentary. Fischer is one of the greatest. His tehnique is beautifull!
well done jerry.
thanks for another great commentary.
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