40th anniversary of Bobby​ Fischer's being crowned World​Champion! (>2000)

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Posted by johanpalmaer on 7/28/14 at 4:44 AM

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#1 wrcase (2052)

#3 DaveEwart (2252)

TD: johanpalmaer Started on September 22, 2012 at 3:31 PM
Players: 81   Time Control: 3 days/move
Max Group Size: 3   Rating Range: >2000
# Advance: 1   Tie Breaks: Yes
Points Available: 360   Games Rated: Yes

Tournament Stats
Starting Players: 81 Completed Games: 260 (tournament is 100% complete)
Eliminated Round 1: 48 (59% of field) Games in Round 1: 162
Eliminated Round 2: 18 (22% of field) Games in Round 2: 62
Eliminated Round 3: 9 (11% of field) Games in Round 3: 26
Eliminated Round 4: 3 (3% of field) Games in Round 4: 8
Eliminated Round 5: 2 (2% of field) Games in Round 5: 2
Players Withdrawn: 10 (12%) # Timeouts: 42 (16%)
Remaining Players: 0 (0%) Remaining Games: 0 (current round)
Average Rating: 2000 Biggest Upset: 2052 defeats 2326

Let's celibrate the 40th anniversary of Bobby Fischer's being crowned WorldChampion!

"The World Chess Championship 1972 was a match between challenger Bobby Fischer of the United States and defending champion Boris Spassky of the Soviet Union for the World Chess Championship. The match took place in the Laugardalshöll arena in Reykjavík, Iceland and has been dubbed the Match of the Century. Fischer became the first American to be the official World Champion since Steinitz (the first Champion) became a naturalized American citizen in 1888. Fischer's win also ended 24 years of Soviet domination of the World Championship. The first game started on July 11, 1972. The last game began on August 31 and was adjourned after 40 moves. Spassky resigned the next day without resuming play. Fischer won the match 12½–8½, becoming the eleventh official World Champion."  (Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Chess_Championship_1972)

The tourney starts as soon as all spots are filled!

Good Luck to all!

BR  Johan P
Tourney manager

PS! All members of Bobby Fischer's group is invited, but the tourney is also open for others.


  • 3 years ago


    I'm I correct in stating this tournament started over 10 months ago and we're still not out of round 1?!?!? I'm sure most of the people have forgotten they're even in a tournament!

  • 4 years ago



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