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Brilliant Games : Fischer vs Spassky 1972

As part of my improvement program I am looking at some of the greatest games in history.

The games are taken from the book, Winning Chess 'Brilliancies' by Yasser Seirawan. Yasser gives a thorough examination of each move which I have shortened for this blog.

The whole game will be broken down into separate diagrams to make the process more manageable.


Making History

The 1972 World Chess Championship between the controversial figure of Bobby Fischer from the USA and the reigning Champion Boris Spassky from the USSR caught the attention of the World Media. This was the Cold War being played out on a chessboard. The pressure on each player was enormous, the weight of two great opposing Nations on their shoulders. Described by a close friend of Fischer's as a 'Symphony of Placid Beauty', Game 6 is the most celebrated of the match.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 


This victory marked the first time that Bobby Fischer had gone up in the match. The score now became 3-5-2.5 in favour of the challenger and he never looked back. A stunned Boris Spassky joined the audience after the game to applaud Fischer's victory. It was, after all, an extroadinary technical achievement. Fischer played perfectly throughout, topping the game of with a prosaic exchange sacrifice. Around the chess world, grandmasters were awed at the simplicity and precision of Fischer's play. He became a chess legend.

Comments


  • 2 years ago

    DJAbacus

    All done, including Introduction and Summary. Smile

    Very enjoyable and instructive process. Cool

    Next month..

    1974 FIDE Candidates Final (Game 2) GM Antoly Karpov vs GM Victor Korchnoi: Slaying the Dragon.

  • 2 years ago

    DJAbacus

    Complete up to move 35.

  • 2 years ago

    DENVERHIGH

                                    Keep it coming.

  • 2 years ago

    DJAbacus

    Complete up to Move 25.

  • 2 years ago

    DJAbacus

    I'm glad I did it this way. Each diagram is taking about an hour to make as I am making sure that I really understand what is behind each move. The commentary should appeal to those rated around 1400-1700.

    I aim to finish this within the week and do one of these 'brilliant games' a month (there are 12 in the book).

  • 2 years ago

    DENVERHIGH

                             Now you have me waiting.

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