13 games Robert Fischer vs Mikhail Tal

Overall record:  Robert James Fischer tied Mikhail Tal 4 to 4, with 5 draws.


1. Fischer vs Tal  ½-½  (1958 Bad Portoroz izt)  Ruy Lopez, Closed



2. Fischer vs Tal  0-1  (1959  Beograd ct)  Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5


3. Tal vs Fischer  1-0  (1959  Yugoslavia ct)  King's Indian, Petrosian System


4. Fischer vs Tal  0-1  (1959 Yugoslavia ct)  Sicilian, Najdorf

5. Tal vs Fischer  ½-½  (1959 Zurich)  Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line

6. Tal vs Fischer  1-0  (1959 Yugoslavia ct)  King's Indian, Petrosian System

7. Fischer vs Tal  ½-½  (1960 Leipzig Olympiad Final)  French, Winawer

8. Fischer vs Tal  1-0  (1961 Bled)  Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation

9. Tal vs Fischer  ½-½  (1962 Curacao ct)  Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation

10. Fischer vs Tal  1-0  (1962 Curacao Cand.)  Sicilian

11. Tal vs Fischer  ½-½  (1962 Curacao ct)  Ruy Lopez, Classical

12. Fischer vs Tal  1-0  (1970 Herceg Novi blitz)  King's Indian Attack

13. Tal vs Fischer  0-1  (1970 Herceg Novi blitz)  Sicilian


  • 8 months ago


    Great! Looking forward to studying these games.

  • 12 months ago


    i don'ty know that it is my imagination or not, but i think now-a - days chess games are less varities than the previous time, cause so many books and chess software are invented that therer are hardly any new move can be invented......

  • 22 months ago


    thanks tal fischer

  • 2 years ago


    Thanks for this!

  • 6 years ago


    to diomed1:-) is still a draw after 38.Rh6 a3 39.Rxg6+ Kh8 40.Rh6+ Kg8 draw by perpetual 

  • 6 years ago


    Frankly, I doubt it. They are perhaps the two greatest ever chess mind, and if they have agreed a draw, must have passed all the variations  Smile

  • 6 years ago


      Great post, thanks. In the first game doesn't 38 Rh6 win for Bobby?

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