Humorous Commercial on Fischer-Spassky from 1972?


So he's kinda like a Russian Arte Johnson?

Don't stand too close to those coils incidentally (they can get pretty hot).




I was 11 years old at the time, took an interest in the match and for some reason remember the commercial well. As is common, or was common for many years, a chess scene in film resulted in checkmate within three moves. This one sets a new standard of unlikelihood, as the world champion overlooks a mate in 1.


Fischer and Spassky are engrossed in a game.

Spassky (sniffing the air): What is that good smell?

Fischer: It's called Brut.

Spassky: Brut. Ah. (Then he smiles and captures a piece, evidently thinking he's winning.)

Fischer (makes his move): Checkmate.

Spassky (in a combination of Russian and English): Blah-blah-blah-blah-blah very sneaky.



There was probably a rook hiding in Bobby's beard!