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Could Spassky have beaten Fischer?

  • 10 months ago · Quote · #301


    If they had met about two years earlier, I think Spassky would have good chances. 1966-70 were Spassky's peak years: he won a number of matches against top grandmasters, including a world championship! He won the Piatagorsky Cup super tournament ahead of Fischer, and he won two great struggles over Bobby in their individual games. But Fischer continued to improve and by 1972 the balance of power had changed

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