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Fischer vs Spassky oversights
Compiled by Dick Brain
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Tactical goofs in games where Fischer met Spassky

26...Rf8? lost a piece.
Spassky vs Fischer, 1960 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 29 moves, 1-0

27... Bxh2? loses a piece for two pawns.
Spassky vs Fischer, 1972 
(E56) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 7...Nc6, 56 moves, 1-0

27. Qc2? allows an annihilating deflection stroke.
Spassky vs Fischer, 1972 
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 27 moves, 0-1

19...Nd7? blunders away pawn, pawn position, and game
Fischer vs Spassky, 1972 
(A39) English, Symmetrical, Main line with d4, 37 moves, 1-0

69. Rd1+? (Rc3+!) drives the Black king to support f-pawn.
Spassky vs Fischer, 1972 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 74 moves, 0-1

21. Bb5? and 27...f6? lose pawns for each player -> draw
Fischer vs Spassky, 1972 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

17...Kc6? loses a pawn or two
Fischer vs Spassky, 1992 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 21 moves, 1-0

26...Qf6? leaves the knight file defenseless
Fischer vs Spassky, 1992 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 35 moves, 1-0

19. Nf5? sacrifices a knight for no compensation
Spassky vs Fischer, 1992 
(E83) King's Indian, Samisch, 27 moves, 0-1

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