Byrne vs Fischer (1956) | The Game of the Century

Jun 15, 2010
16 min
As the author, FIDE Master Lilov, points out, this game was one of Bobby Fischer's finer moments (at the age of 14 no less) and that is why it was called "The Game of the Century". Of course the Grunfeld theme is continued with flare, and we see the instructive idea illustrated: Just because you have the center, doesn't mean it is an advantage. In many cases in fact, your extended center may become a target itself...