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My 60 Memorable Games/Fischer
Compiled by apple head
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These quotes and games are from the out-of-print book My 60 Memorable Games.

Authors Preface
The 60 games annotated in this volume were al during 1957 through '67 and, with the exception of nos. 44 and 50, under strict tournament conditions. The notes frequently include reference to additional games, occsionally presenting them in full. An interested reader will find 34 of my earlier efforts in Bobby Fischer's Chess Games (Simon and Schuster, 1959). All 60 here offer contain, for me, something memorable and exciting---even the 3 losses. I have tried to be both candid and precise in my elucidations in the hope that they would offer insights into chess that wil lead to fuller understanding and better play. Finally I wish to express my gratitude to Larry Evans, friend and colleague, for his invaluable aid in preparation of the text well as foir his lucid introductions Robert J. Fischer
New York City

On the chessboard lies and hypocrisy do not survive long. The creative combination lays bare the presumption of lies; the merciless fact, culmination in checkmate, contradicts the hypocrites

--- Emanuel Lasker

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1. Too little, too late 1-0 1-0
Fischer vs J Sherwin, 1957 
(B40) Sicilian, 33 moves, 1-0

2. Slaying the dragon 1-0 1-0
Fischer vs Larsen, 1958 
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 31 moves, 1-0

3. Bear Hug 1/2-1/2 1/2-1/2
Petrosian vs Fischer, 1958 
(A16) English, 67 moves, 1/2-1/2

4. Tact and tactics 0-1 0-1
Pilnik vs Fischer, 1959 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 40 moves, 0-1

5. The unpleasant obligation 1-0 1-0
Fischer vs H Rossetto, 1959 
(B41) Sicilian, Kan, 37 moves, 1-0

6. a small oversight 1-0 1-0
Fischer vs Shocron, 1959 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 40 moves, 1-0

7. Pride Goeth 0-1 0-1
F Olafsson vs Fischer, 1959 
(E93) King's Indian, Petrosian System, 40 moves, 0-1

8. Meat and potatoes 1-0 1-0
Fischer vs Keres, 1959 
(C99) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 12...cd, 81 moves, 1-0

9. Betwixt the cup of the lip 1/2-1/2 1/2-1/2
E Walther vs Fischer, 1959 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 63 moves, 1/2-1/2

10. Milking the cow 1-0 1-0
Fischer vs Unzicker, 1959 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 65 moves, 1-0

11. Unheard melodies 1-0 1-0
Fischer vs Benko, 1959 
(B57) Sicilian, 27 moves, 1-0

12. Castling into it 1/2-1/2 1/2-1/2
Gligoric vs Fischer, 1959 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 57 moves, 1/2-1/2

13. Something new 1/2-1/2 1/2-1/2
Fischer vs Gligoric, 1959 
(C74) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

14. Too many cooks
Keres vs Fischer, 1959 
(A48) King's Indian, 27 moves, 0-1

15. A whopper
Smyslov vs Fischer, 1959 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 54 moves, 0-1

16. Four Queens
Fischer vs Petrosian, 1959 
(B11) Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2

A very near miss
Fischer vs Tal, 1959 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 52 moves, 0-1

Old Wine in a new bottle
Spassky vs Fischer, 1960 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 29 moves, 1-0

A long voyage home
A Gudmundsson vs Fischer, 1960 
(D95) Grunfeld, 27 moves, 0-1

Theoretical scuffle
Fischer vs Euwe, 1960 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 36 moves, 1-0

A Queen for the King
Letelier vs Fischer, 1960 
(E70) King's Indian, 23 moves, 0-1

Bad Judgment
Szabo vs Fischer, 1960 
(E70) King's Indian, 24 moves, 0-1

No holds barred
Fischer vs Tal, 1960 
(C18) French, Winawer, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

Asking for trouble
Fischer vs K Darga, 1960 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 30 moves, 1-0

When the maroczy didnt bind
Lombardy vs Fischer, 1960 
(B54) Sicilian, 43 moves, 0-1

Time will tell
Fischer vs Reshevsky, 1961 
(B32) Sicilian, 38 moves, 1-0

Sheer pyrotechnics
Reshevsky vs Fischer, 1961 
(D42) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 7.Bd3, 57 moves, 0-1

A peccable draw
Reshevsky vs Fischer, 1961 
(E98) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1, 57 moves, 1/2-1/2

Hoist with his own petard
Fischer vs Geller, 1961 
(C72) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O, 22 moves, 1-0

A lyrical performance
Gligoric vs Fischer, 1961 
(E98) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

The sincerest form of flattery
Fischer vs Petrosian, 1961 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 36 moves, 1-0

The moral victor
Fischer vs Tal, 1961 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 47 moves, 1-0

The drawing master
Fischer vs P Trifunovic, 1961 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 73 moves, 1-0

Hanging pawns unhung
M Bertok vs Fischer, 1962 
(D59) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower, 31 moves, 0-1

A briliant canenza
Fischer vs Julio Bolbochan, 1962  
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 37 moves, 1-0

Gaston and Alphonse
Fischer vs Korchnoi, 1962 
(C91) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 44 moves, 1-0

Only a Draw
Keres vs Fischer, 1962 
(B20) Sicilian, 77 moves, 1/2-1/2

Detective story
Fischer vs Keres, 1962 
(C96) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 41 moves, 1-0

The confrontation
Botvinnik vs Fischer, 1962 
(D98) Grunfeld, Russian, 68 moves, 1/2-1/2

The Najdorf Variation
Fischer vs Najdorf, 1962 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 24 moves, 1-0

A bright camoe
Fischer vs Robatsch, 1962 
(B01) Scandinavian, 20 moves, 1-0

playing by ear
Unzicker vs Fischer, 1962  
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 26 moves, 0-1

The missing link
Fischer vs Reshevsky, 1962 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 54 moves, 1-0

Shock threatment
Fischer vs Fine, 1963 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 17 moves, 1-0

Ghosts
Fischer vs Bisguier, 1963 
(C59) Two Knights, 29 moves, 1-0

Romp
Fischer vs Benko, 1963 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 21 moves, 1-0

The Indain Sign?
Fischer vs Bisguier, 1963 
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 35 moves, 1-0

The brillancy prize
D Byrne vs Fischer, 1963 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 46 moves, 0-1

A complex trap
Fischer vs R Steinmeyer, 1963 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 17 moves, 1-0

tour de force
Fischer vs O Celle, 1964 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 27 moves, 1-0

Squeeze play
Fischer vs Smyslov, 1965 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 43 moves, 1-0

Peekaboo strategy
Fischer vs Rossolimo, 1965 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 32 moves, 1-0

Black magic
Portisch vs Fischer, 1966 
(E45) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Bronstein (Byrne) Variation, 35 moves, 0-1

Najdorf's night off from the najdorf
Fischer vs Najdorf, 1966 
(B44) Sicilian, 47 moves, 1-0

The price of incaution
Fischer vs J B Bednarski, 1966 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 22 moves, 1-0

The Fischer continuation
Fischer vs Gligoric, 1966 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 6.d4, 25 moves, 1-0

Change of pace
Larsen vs Fischer, 1967 
(E97) King's Indian, 61 moves, 0-1

flawed masterpiece
Fischer vs Geller, 1967 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 25 moves, 0-1

The erring Bishop
Kholmov vs Fischer, 1967 
(A49) King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4, 32 moves, 0-1

When champions meet
Fischer vs Stein, 1967 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 56 moves, 1-0

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