1961 | **Rehevsky match** **Implications and Drama** The play was abandoned because of a dispute indirectly created by Rehevsky's refusal to play on the Jewish Sabbath. It is ironic that a year later Fischer became a member of the World Church of God, a fundamentalist sect which also forbade play on the Jewish Sabbath. | +2=7-2 |

Bled | 2nd place (+8=11) after Tal ahead of Gligoric, Keres, Petrosian and Geller |

BBC Consultation | (=1) |

1962 | **Stockholm Interzonal** **Implications and Drama** Fischer's winning margin of 2.5 points reflected his complete domination of this event. Leonard Barden's report read "...This was a remarkable victory not only for its margin, but for the maturity of chess style by which it was achieved. It seemed that Fischer was combining the iron logic of a Botvinnik, the fanatical zeal to win of an Alekhine, and endgame purity of Capablanca and Rubenstein" **Games (round order)** Teschner,R - Fischer,R ½-½ Fischer,R - Benko,P ½-½ Aaron,M - Fischer,R 0-1 Fischer,R - Portisch,L 1-0 Bilek,I - Fischer,R 0-1 Fischer,R - Barcza,G 1-0 Bisguier,A - Fischer,R 0-1 Fischer,R - Pomar Salamanca,A ½-½ Gligoric,S - Fischer,R ½-½ Fischer,R - Schweber,S 1-0 Yanofsky,D - Fischer,R 0-1 Fischer,R - German,E 1-0 Cuellar Gacharna,M - Fischer,R 0-1 Fischer,R - Olafsson,F 1-0 Stein,L - Fischer,R ½-½ Fischer,R - Petrosian,T ½-½ Geller,E - Fischer,R ½-½ Fischer,R - Korchnoi,V 1-0 Filip,M - Fischer,R ½-½ Fischer,R - Bolbochan,J 1-0 Bertok,M - Fischer,R 0-1 Fischer,R - Uhlmann,W ½-½ All games on this page as PGN here | 1st place (+13=9) 2.5 points ahead of the 2nd prize winners |

Larsen exhibition match | Won (+1) |

**Candidates, Curaçao** This was a 28 round marathon, with each player plays each other 4 times. Games (arranged by opponent, not chronological order) Fischer,R - Benko,P 1-0 Fischer,R - Benko,P 1-0 Benko,P - Fischer,R 1-0 Benko,P - Fischer,R ½-½ Fischer,R - Filip,M 1-0 Fischer,R - Filip,M 1-0 Filip,M - Fischer,R ½-½ Filip,M - Fischer,R ½-½ Fischer,R - Geller,E 0-1 Fischer,R - Geller,E 1-0 Geller,E - Fischer,R 1-0 Geller,E - Fischer,R ½-½ Fischer,R - Keres,P 1-0 Fischer,R - Keres,P 0-1 Keres,P - Fischer,R ½-½ Keres,P - Fischer,R ½-½ Fischer,R - Kortchnoi,V 0-1 Fischer,R - Kortchnoi,V 0-1 Kortchnoi,V - Fischer,R 0-1 Kortchnoi,V - Fischer,R ½-½ Fischer,R - Petrosian,T 0-1 Fischer,R - Petrosian,T ½-½ Petrosian,T - Fischer,R ½-½ Petrosian,T - Fischer,R ½-½ Fischer,R - Tal,M 1-0 cancelled (Tal had to retire from the tournament due to kidney trouble) Tal,M - Fischer,R ½-½ Tal,M - Fischer,R ½-½ All games on this page as PGN here **Implications and Drama** Five of the eight competitors were from the USSR and Fischer believed that they had conspired against him. The objective truth may have been either that Fischer aged 19 was not yet good enough to win such this event or that his sheer desire to win, to squeeze every last drop out of the positions, was inappropriate for this marathon tournament. Draws would have allowed the conservation of energy. As a consequence of Fischer's belief of Russian conspiracy, he did not play in international tournaments for three years. | Fourth place (+8=12-7) after Petrosian, Keres and Geller |

Silwa, USA v Poland | Won (+1) |

**Olympiad, Varna** | (+8=6-3) |

**US Championship (1962/63)** **Games (round order)** Fischer,R - Mednis,E 0-1 Rossolimo,N - Fischer,R ½-½ Fischer,R - Berliner,H 1-0 Evans,L - Fischer,R ½-½ Fischer,R - Reshevsky,S 1-0 Benko,P - Fischer,R ½-½ Fischer,R - Addison,W 1-0 Steinmeyer,R - Fischer,R 0-1 Fischer,R - Sherwin,J 1-0 Byrne,R - Fischer,R ½-½ Fischer,R - Bisguier,A 1-0 All games on this page as PGN here | 1st (+6=4-1) |

1963 | Western Open at Bay City, Michigan | 1st (+7=1) |

New York State Open at Poughkeepsie | 1st (+7) |

**US Championship (1963/64)** **Implications** Fischer demonstrated convincingly that he was now in a class by himself. This was the only time that anyone had ever whitewashed the field in a United States Championship. **Games (round order)** Mednis,E - Fischer,R 0-1 Fischer,R - Evans,L 1-0 Byrne,R - Fischer 0-1 (brilliancy prize) Fischer,R - Bisguier,A 1-0 Reshevsky,S - Fischer,R 0-1 Fischer,R - Steinmeyer,R 1-0 Addison,W - Fischer,R 0-1 Fischer,R - Weinstein,R 1-0 Byrne,D - Fischer,R 0-1 Fischer,R - Benko,P 1-0 Saidy,A - Fischer,R 0-1 All games on this page as PGN here | 1st (+11) |

1964 | Simultaneous Tour | |

1965 | **Capablanca memorial tournament held in Havana. ** Fischer sat in New York and played by teletype! | 2nd (+12=6-3) equal with Geller and Ivkov half a point behind the winner Smyslov |

**US Championship (1965/66)** **Games (round order)** Addison,W - Fischer,R ½-½ Fischer,R - Suttles,D 1-0 Evans,L - Fischer,R 0-1 Fischer,R - Benko,P 1-0 Bisguier,A - Fischer,R 0-1 Fischer,R - Zuckerman,B 1-0 Saidy,A - Fischer,R 0-1 Fischer,R - Byrne,R 0-1 Reshevsky,S - Fischer,R 1-0 Fischer,R - Rossolimo,N 1-0 Burger,K - Fischer,R 0-1 All games on this page as PGN here
| 1st (+8=1-2) |

1966 | **Piatigorsky Cup, Santa Monica** Each player played each other twice in this tournament format. **Games (round order)** Reshevsky,S - Fischer,R ½-½ Fischer,R - Portisch,L ½-½ Ivkov,B - Fischer,R 0-1 Fischer,R - Donner,J ½-½ Unzicker,W - Fischer,R ½-½ Fischer,R - Larsen,B 0-1 Najdorf,M - Fischer,R 1-0 Spassky,B - Fischer,R 1-0 Fischer,R - Petrosian,T ½-½ Fischer,R - Reshevsky,S 1-0 Portisch,L - Fischer,R 0-1 Fischer,R - Ivkov,B 1-0 Donner,J - Fischer,R 0-1 Fischer,R - Unzicker,W ½-½ Larsen,B - Fischer,R 0-1 Fischer,R - Najdorf,M 1-0 Fischer,R - Spassky,B ½-½ Petrosian,T - Fischer,R ½-½ All games on this page as PGN here | 2nd (+7=8-3) half a point behind Spassky. |

Olympiad, Havana | Board 1 (+14=2-1) |

**US Championship (1966/67)** **Games (round order)** Benko,P - Fischer,R 0-1 Fischer,R - Saidy,A 1-0 Rossolimo,N - Fischer,R 0-1 Fischer,R - Byrne,R ½-½ Byrne,D - Fischer,R 0-1 Fischer,R - Zuckerman,B 1-0 Evans,L - Fischer,R ½-½ Fischer,R - Addison,W ½-½ Sherwin,J - Fischer,R 0-1 Fischer,R - Reshevsky,S 1-0 Bisguier,A - Fischer,R 0-1 All games on this page as PGN here Implications Fischer qualified for the next interzonal | 1st (+8=3) |

1967 | **Monaco** Games (round order) Lombardy,W - Fischer,R 0-1 Fischer,R - Forintos,G 1-0 Mazzoni,G - Fischer,R 0-1 Fischer,R - Bergraser,C 1-0 Larsen,B - Fischer,R 0-1 Fischer,R - Smyslov,V ½-½ Matanovic,A - Fischer,R ½-½ Gligoric,S - Fischer,R 0-1 Fischer,R - Geller,E 0-1 All games on this page as PGN here | 1st (+6=2-1) |

**Skopje** Games (round order) Ilijevski,B - Fischer,R ½-½ Fischer,R - Geller,E 0-1 Damjanovic,M - Fischer,R 0-1 Fischer,R - Dely,P 1-0 Minic,D - Fischer,R 0-1 Fischer,R - Panov,V 1-0 Maric,R - Fischer,R 0-1 Danov,K - Fischer,R 0-1 Fischer,R - Bukic,E 1-0 Knezevic,M - Fischer,R ½-½ Fischer,R - Popov,L ½-½ Janosevic,D - Fischer,R 1-0 Fischer,R - Matulovic,M 1-0 Nicevski,R - Fischer,R 0-1 Fischer,R - Soos,B 1-0 Kholmov,R - Fischer,R 0-1 Fischer,R - Sofrevski,J 1-0 All games on this page as PGN here | 1st (+12=3-2) |

**Sousse interzonal** **Games (round order)** Fischer,R - Barczay,L 1-0 Portisch,L - Fischer,R ½-½ Fischer,R - Miagmasuren,L 1-0 Cuellar Gacharna,M - Fischer,R 0-1 Fischer,R - Sarapu,O 1-0 Kavalek,L - Fischer,R ½-½ Fischer,R - Stein,L 1-0 (a very important win against the Soviet champion) Kortchnoi,V - Fischer,R ½-½ Fischer,R - Reshevsky,S 1-0 Byrne,R - Fischer,R 0-1 Games not played against Geller, Gipslis, Hort and Larsen All games on this page as PGN here **Implications and drama** He seemed destined to win the interzonal, having a comfortable lead after ten rounds. Unfortunately he became involved in a dispute which revolved around playing schedules. This led to his withdrawal from the tournament, which meant that his chances of becoming champion were delayed for another three years.
| Withdrew. Was on (+7=3) |

1968 | **Natanya, Israel** **Games (round order)** Fischer,R - Hamann,S 1-0 Kraidman,Y - Fischer,R ½-½ Fischer,R - Czerniak,M 1-0 Troianescu,O - Fischer,R 0-1 Fischer,R - Kagan,S 1-0 Porath,Y - Fischer,R ½-½ Fischer,R - Ree,H 1-0 Bernstein,S - Fischer,R 0-1 Fischer,R - Domnitz,Z 1-0 Ciocaltea,V - Fischer,R 0-1 Fischer,R - Geller,E 1-0 Fischer,R - Yanofsky,D ½-½ Aloni,I - Fischer,R 0-1 All games on this page as PGN here | 1st (+10=3) |

**Vinkovci, Yugoslavia** Fischer,R - Wade,R 1-0 Fischer,R - Jovanovac,I 1-0 Matulovic,M - Fischer,R 0-1 Fischer,R - Hort,V ½-½ Ivkov,B - Fischer,R 0-1 Fischer,R - Minic,D 1-0 Matov,M - Fischer,R 0-1 Fischer,R - Matanovic,A 1-0 Nikolic,E - Fischer,R 0-1 Fischer,R - Robatsch,K ½-½ Byrne,D - Fischer,R ½-½ Fischer,R - Gheorghiu,F ½-½ Bertok,M - Fischer,R 0-1 All games on this page as PGN here **Implications** After the successful tournaments of Natanya and Vinkovci, Fischer withdrew from tournament play for a year and a half, devoting himself to prepare for the next interzonal | 1st (+9=4) |

1969 | Metropolitan League | (+1) |

1970 | Rest of the World v.s. USSR match | Board 2 (+2=2) |

Herceg Novi 5-Minute | 1st (+17=4-1) |

**Rovinj-Zagreb, "Tournament of Peace"** Rovinj, April 12-26 - Zagreb, April 27-May 8 **Games (round order)** Parma,B - Fischer,R 0-1 Fischer,R - Nicevski,R 1-0 Minic,D - Fischer,R 0-1 Fischer,R - Marovic,D 1-0 Ivkov,B - Fischer,R ½-½ Fischer,R - Uhlmann,W 1-0 Ghitescu,T - Fischer,R 0-1 Fischer,R - Kovacevic,V 0-1 Smyslov,V - Fischer,R ½-½ Fischer,R - Gligoric,S 1-0 Kurajica,B - Fischer,R 0-1 Fischer,R - Udovcic,M 1-0 Hort,V - Fischer,R ½-½ Fischer,R - Bertok,M 1-0 Browne,W - Fischer,R ½-½ Fischer,R - Kortchnoi,V ½-½ Petrosian,T - Fischer,R ½-½ All games on this page as PGN here 41 of Fischers conditions had been met | 1st prize (+10=6-1) |

**Buenos Aires ** **Games (round order)** Fischer - Tukmakov 1-0 Damjanovic,M - Fischer,R 0-1 Fischer,R - Gheorghiu,F 1-0 Fischer,R - Schweber,S 1-0 Quinteros,M - Fischer,R 0-1 Fischer,R - O'Kelly de Galway,A 1-0 Najdorf,M - Fischer,R ½-½ Fischer,R - Panno,O 1-0 Agdamus,J - Fischer,R 0-1 Fischer,R - Rossetto,H 1-0 Szabo,L - Fischer,R 0-1 Fischer,R - Bisguier,A 1-0 Mecking,H - Fischer,R ½-½ Fischer,R - Rubinetti,J 1-0 Reshevsky,S - Fischer,R ½-½ Smyslov,V - Fischer,R ½-½ Fischer,R - Garcia,R 1-0 All games on this page as PGN here | 1st prize (+13=4) |

**Olympiad, Siegen** Fischer's loss to Spassky Spassky,B - Fischer,R 1-0 | Board 1 (+8=4-1) losing only to Spassky |

Andersson Exhibition match | Won (+1) |

**Palma de Majorca interzonal** Fischer gained a place in this tournament because Pal Benko gave up his place. **Games (round order)** Fischer,R - Hubner,R ½-½ Smyslov,V - Fischer,R 0-1 Fischer,R - Addison,W 1-0 Fischer,R - Filip,M 1-0 Hort,V - Fischer,R 0-1 Reshevsky,S - Fischer,R 0-1 Fischer,R - Matulovic,M ½-½ Naranja,R - Fischer,R ½-½ Fischer,R - Larsen,B 0-1 Portisch,L - Fischer,R ½-½ Fischer,R - Polugaevsky,L ½-½ Geller,E - Fischer,R 0-1 Fischer,R - Ivkov,B 1-0 Minic,D - Fischer,R 0-1 Fischer,R - Jimenez Zerquera,E ½-½ Ujtumen,T - Fischer,R ½-½ Fischer,R - Rubinetti,J 1-0 Uhlmann,W - Fischer,R 0-1 Fischer,R - Taimanov,M 1-0 Suttles,D - Fischer,R 0-1 Fischer,R - Mecking,H 1-0 Gligoric,S - Fischer,R 0-1 Fischer - Panno,O 1-0 (1 move) |