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Bobby Fischer vs Mikhail Tal - 1961 Bled Supertournament

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.

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  • 12 months ago

    Noccanick

    GAHH! Such great commentary and a great game. Fischer is superb. Laughing

  • 13 months ago

    JJZ03

    Dream matchup.

  • 13 months ago

    JJZ03

    Both Great players

  • 13 months ago

    JJZ03

    Nice Video!

  • 14 months ago

    Nandeyo13

    Cool commentary. Very helpful :)

  • 14 months ago

    Wicked_Soul

    Tal is not "way better" and he himself admitted it.

  • 14 months ago

    Abulon

    Two great players. Bobby become the best.

  • 15 months ago

    CorrespondenceKing

    Tal is way better

  • 15 months ago

    Lawdoginator

    Amazing queen sacrifice and instructive ending where two rooks beat the queen. 

  • 15 months ago

    KING_OF_UNIVERSE

    Bobby Fischer the Greatest chess player of all time...

    well done Jerry.

  • 15 months ago

    drumdaddy

    fxe5 ... it's just not in my DNA. 

  • 15 months ago

    Wicked_Soul

    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.

  • 15 months ago

    Reshevskys_Revenge

    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.



  • 15 months ago

    D_for_DJ

    i like pie

  • 15 months ago

    leaderless

    Bobby Fischer was the most brilliant chess player in his time, and probably the strongest chess player of all time...

  • 15 months ago

    zarecocor

    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!

  • 15 months ago

    Heart_Of_Tarrasch

    well done jerry.

  • 15 months ago

    LilacWine

    thanks for another great commentary.

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