Vancouver 1971: Fischer vs. Taimanov/Larsen/Petrosian
|Taimanov candidates quarter final match held in Vancouver |
Taimanov had been Soviet champion in 1949 and 1956 and had played in the World Championship candidates tournament in 1953. With a great deal of experience and a recent string of great results, it was expected that he would be a tough opponent for Fischer. Fischer beat him 6-0.
|Larsen semi final candidates match |
Games (match game order)
|Petrosian candidates final match |
Games (match order)
Fischer,R - Petrosian,T 1-0
Fischer became the last challenger.
"If you aren't afraid of Spassky then I have removed the element of money"