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  • 14 months ago

    UnscholarlyMate

    Classic quote. "Bad games always stay bad." Roman could have been talking about my games.

  • 3 years ago

    caniecane

    super story 

  • 3 years ago

    dzindzifan

    Loved this game and the attacking ideas of Fischer ... a good and typical example of how handled the KIA ... well on the meeting with Fischer, after going throught what you did ... I'm damn glad you told him off. He was as crazy as a jay bird at that point, living like a slave for the World Wide Church of God in Pasadena.  The only way you get any respect from him is to get right in his face like you did ... it's unpleasant but necessary.  His insecurities ruined him.  You went through more than he will ever know since you defeated the Soviet system in your own way to freedom.  And your legacy for us in American is just as important if not more so ... because you will always be thought of in the highest regards ... so don't apologize for tell off Fischer ... if anything  ... kudos to you.

  • 3 years ago

    lindsay_art

    liked it!  Hope I can apply some of whtat I've learned--thanks!

  • 3 years ago

    Elubas

    I will have to strongly disagree that this should be thought of as one of Fischer's strongest games.

    Really, his opponent just waited around for about 20 moves, and in that amount of time of course white will build up an attack. From there there is bound to be some tactic.

    Nice game, but for someone like Fischer, nothing extraordinary by any means.

  • 3 years ago

    JP-Lux

    What about if after Bb2 (21:51) Black plays Bb7?

  • 3 years ago

    DC5

    great job! I'm so tired of reading that GM "blank" made a mistake in this game because the newest computer data states a mate could have been made in less moves. I always think it is absurd to suggest a great player made a mistake or calculated incorrectly when he/she follows their logic and wins.  

  • 3 years ago

    Karpo

    Great series.....absolutely love it...... Roman is a great storyteller and brings color and character to the game.  Thanks Roman

  • 3 years ago

    TheWinningGenius

    Good game! Fischer is a genius!

  • 4 years ago

    Black__Knight

    This video is dare to me because I too play the KIA. I'm hoping to see more this opening in this series on Bobby Fisher. And Roman's story about Bobby's attitude towards playing chess was very insightful into how crazy Bobby was. Excellent video!

  • 4 years ago

    DJN11111111

    Fantastic personal story of Bobby Fisher.

    thank you

  • 4 years ago

    VLMJ

    Roman, it was fascinating, for me, to learn chess from someone who actually played Bobby Fischer and witnessed such a response from him after an innocent and hopefully helpful suggestion.  One could see by the exchange how Bobby could be an extraordinary chess player, perhaps the greatest ever, and at the same time be clearly suffering from a psychological disorder.  What a tragedy, for all of us, to witness one of our own suffer from such a disorder.  We need to understand and honor him regardless of his affliction.  Thank you for the story and the video. 

  • 4 years ago

    KillaNinja

    dzinzis just like a monument of chess history isnt he

  • 4 years ago

    gtarriba

    Fantastic & simple Kingside attack! I think many of us like Fischer exactly because he played very naturally, rather than getting himself entagled in some obscure positional struggle (though he did do that from time to time) he preferred to undertake brilliant attacks on his enemy's weaknesses... Great job, Roman!

  • 4 years ago

    Fonix

    Nice video, thanks for sharing. That was a beautiful kingside assault.

  • 4 years ago

    Delay_Loop

    Loved, Loved, Loved this video.

    Roman, you really need to do some videos on Tal! I've noticed you played him a number of times. There must be some great stories. 

  • 4 years ago

    TianTianChess

    mate

  • 4 years ago

    GrandmasterAdam

    awesome game and commentary

  • 4 years ago

    rockpeter

    I'M still on Morphy and beginning to look at Capablanca's games.  But It seems Fischer would be next.....Thanks for a interesting look into his games and the KIA.

    Enjoyed the explanations and possible variations.

  • 4 years ago

    Cronopioh

    Thanks for your histories and your great series.

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