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Play Like Bobby Fischer

Play Like Bobby Fischer

Bobby Fischer took on the whole Soviet Chess establishment, nearly by himself and became World Champion! He was an eccentric and brilliant player and may well have been the strongest champion of all time! See if you can find the moves in some of his best games.

  • Play Like Bobby Fischer: Byrne vs Fischer

    The 14 year old Bobby Fsicher won a game so brilliant that it was quickly dubbed the Game of the Century! See if you can find the brilliant sacrifices that brought Bobby the win against his experienced opponent.

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  • Play Like Bobby Fischer: Fischer vs Fine

    A young Bobby Fischer played a blitz game against one of the previous top American players, Reuben Fine. Fischer demolished fine in such an impressive fashion that he included this game in his book of 60 memorable games. See if you can find Fischer's brilliant moves in this romantic Evans Gambit.

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  • Play Like Bobby Fischer: Fischer vs Larsen

    In Fischer's book, "My 60 Memorable Games" he includes this game against the Danish GM Bent Larsen. Fischer discusses his recipe against the Dragon, which involves opening the h-file, sacrificing and mating the Black king. This game is a perfect example.

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  • Play Like Bobby Fischer: Letelier vs Fischer

    Fischer claimed that a breakthrough in his career came when he realized that he could play for a win with either color. In this game he plays the King's Indian Defense, let's White build a big pawn center and then tears it down, leaving White's position in ruins. Fischer then caps things off with an amazing sacrifice.

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  • Play Like Bobby Fischer: Spassky vs Fischer

    Fischer capped off his career by winning a World Championship match against Boris Spassky. After losing the first game and no-showing the second one, Fischer was in a serious hole. He came back and won game three. This is the fifth game, which Fischer won to draw even. He won the next game as well to take the lead and never look back.

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