Hi all! In my previous article (Who's your favourite World champion), the most of peoples voted for Fischer.
Robert James Fischer (Chicago, 1943. March 9. – Reykjavik, 2008. January 17.) the 10th World Chess Champion. He played a match with Max Euwe World Champion in 1957. He also played in canditades 1960,with 15 (!) years. He won against many grandmaster, but he couldn't win the candidates.
His biggest title is was the World Champion title. He earned the title against Spassky in 1972, with a crazy match (he won the match with 4 points from -2 points).
He, after winning the World Championship title, didn't play against Karpov, and he lost his World Champion title.
He wrote the many great chess books. For example:
- Bobby Fischer's Games of Chess (1959)
- Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess (1966)
- My 60 Memorable Games (1969)
- The games of Robert J. Fischer (1972)
- I Was Tortured in the Pasadena Jailhouse! (1981)
He against Byrne Donald, played the game of the century.
11...Na4!! [Amazing idea from Fischer. That was the first step to win this amazing game. If Black play other moves, white is slightly better] 12.Qa3 Nxc3 13.bxc3 Nxe4 14.Bxe7 Qb6 15.Bc4 Nxc3! 16.Bc5 Rfe8 17.Kf1 [That was the main point of the game. Now Fischer founded the winning move. Of course, winning move, but to found in real game, that was almost unpossible]
17...Be6!! 18.Bxb6 Bxc4+ 19.Kg1 Ne2+ 20.Kf1 Nxd4+ 21.Kg1 Ne2+ 22.Kf1 Nc3+ 23.Kg1 axb6 24.Qb4 Ra4 25.Qxb6 Nxd1 [White is losing, and in few moves, Fischer achieved his amazing win] 0-1
Fisher also has got many nice games for example from the World championship against Spassky, or in candidates, or on his rematch against Spassky in Belgrade 1992. In the next game, Fischer play against Larsen, and win quickly.
16.Bb3! Rc7 17.h4
[Fischer start a winning attack] Qb5 18.h5! Rfc8 19.hxg6 hxg6 20.g4 a5 21.g5 Nh5
[Here needed is only one blow, but it need hard calculation]
22.Rxh5! gxh5 23.g6 e5 24.gxf7 kf8 25.Be3 d4! [That was the last chance, but that also lose] 26.exd5!! [The last amazing move] Rxf7 27.d6 Rf6 28.Bg5 Qb7 29.Bxf6 Bxf6 30.d7 Rd8 31.Qh6+ [A mistake from Fischer! Qd6 forces mate in three moves!]
Fisher after the World championship, didn't play in any tournaments, he only played the Rematch of 1972 World championship in Belgrade against Spassky in 1992. He also won on that match. After 16 years following the Fischer-Spassky rematch, he died in Reykjavik.
Rest In Peace.