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I liked this video: Fischers moves were so clear and simple, but asking us to find the moves ahead of time, underscores his mastery of the concept of light and dark squares and his mastery of dynamism. As GM R. Byrne once said, "... this is a mystery known only to Fischer." Even now this is very true. Mr Fischer understood these concepts without a computer program.
nice presentation you're like the "Anti-Rensch" presenter ... calm, cool, collected ... nothing "over the top crazy" just a clear straightforward explanation of this classic game! Nice work. Love Rensch but like you're style ... keep it up!
i think bobby fischer is very exceptional even now a day cause he play chess not with computer but with his knowledge
I have looked at this game a number of times on youtube etc but this is the 1st time with such detailed analysis. Its all been said about Fischer but I never tire of seeing his creativity, co-ordination & insight. Thanks for the vid....
Excellent presentation!! Exceptional use of learning dynamics. On a critical note, I recommend checking up on facts before making the video. Of course, this is a reference to the so called "21 games" comment which became, "to be safe, at least 10 games ..." Why not just run the info down? Still, the presentation was superior.
Okay... Alright... That was amazing! And you presented the game well. I enjoyed it 100%.
Thank you, Charles. It is a classic lesson and helped me understand both the strategy around the c file but also all of that business about b b5. Your work is appreciated!
Great Bobby Fischer game!
Side note. The exact opening moves of this game had been played in Furman vs. Geller, 1970 including 14.Bb5. Efim Geller was Spassky's second during the 1972 World Championship and was reported to suggest the idea to Spassky about playing 14...Qb7. A pivotal moment in the game. Spassky was such a gentleman that he applauded Fischer's victory along with the audience.
unable to use the PGN function. clicking on it starts up my Shredder yet I am unable to play it there, "invalid format" ! Does this function work within Chess.com? How to? Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
exceptionally clear explanations....admiration for both players.
Fischer was playing a mind game with spassky, he lost the first on purpose after arriving 1 minute before he would be given a forfeit by capturing a pawn which trapped his bishop, losing later. He was trying to mix up his playing style as much as possible. Spassky later suggested that chemicals were being blown into the air, or the orange juice was poisoned, or there was something in his chair that was altering his mind, and he lost 12.5-8.5
Thank you for keeping simple your explanations. I truly have fun with your lecture.
Good video. Charles, you sound just like Matt Damon.
Love the way you talk about a piece and at the same time hover it over the board to emphasise it's movement. That really helps beginner players, as opposed to just mentioning coordinates. Many thanks.
IMO, It's way overexagerated to considere Spassky/Fischer as "Match of the century"!
Talk about Kasparov/Karpov instead!
White player is always listed first so, R. Fisher is white and B. Spassky is black.
by FM Charles Galofre
Experience what is considered to be the most significant moment in the history of chess—“The Match of the Century”. After defeating the world’s elite in the candidate matches, Robert James Fischer was undoubtedly considered to be the next World Champion. To everybody’s surprise, Fischer loses his first game and forfeits the second by no show! Step into the match on this 6th game and watch Fischer take his first step towards becoming the 11th World Chess Champion
Beginner | Intermediate
Players: R. Fischer
vs. B. Spassky
Queen's Gambit Declined: Tartakower Defense (D58)
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FM Charles Galofre
Charles picked up chess in middle school after his mother bought him what was then Chessmaster 7000. The one and only chess club in town was in an establishment previously owned by his father so needless to say he felt right at home. Locally, he excelled at the scholastic level going on to become Florida's K-12 Champion and Denker representative. He currently attends College where he plays Board two for one of our coutry's top chess teams.
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