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Spassky-Fischer Match 1972
Compiled by FischerSpasskyGuy
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Fischer advanced through three easy rounds in 1972 by beating Taimanov 6-0, Larsen 6-0, and Petrosian 6.5-2.5 to achieve the right to challenge Spassky, who was champion since beating Petrosian 12.5 to 10.5 in a revenge match in 1969. It was thought to be the perfect match at the time of the 1970s, when the Cold War was taking place between the United States (with Fischer) and Soviet Union (with Spassky). The match took place in Reykjavik, Iceland. The Soviets had a huge chess monopoly at the time. So who won, Spassky or Fischer?

Game 1
Spassky vs Fischer, 1972 
(E56) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 7...Nc6, 56 moves, 1-0

Game 2
Fischer vs Spassky, 1972 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 0 moves, 0-1

Game 3
Spassky vs Fischer, 1972 
(A61) Benoni, 41 moves, 0-1

Game 4
Fischer vs Spassky, 1972 
(B88) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 5
Spassky vs Fischer, 1972 
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 27 moves, 0-1

Game 6
Fischer vs Spassky, 1972 
(D59) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower, 41 moves, 1-0

Game 7
Spassky vs Fischer, 1972 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 8
Fischer vs Spassky, 1972 
(A39) English, Symmetrical, Main line with d4, 37 moves, 1-0

Game 9
Spassky vs Fischer, 1972 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 10
Fischer vs Spassky, 1972 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 56 moves, 1-0

Game 11
Spassky vs Fischer, 1972 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 31 moves, 1-0

Game 12
Fischer vs Spassky, 1972 
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 55 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 13
Spassky vs Fischer, 1972 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 74 moves, 0-1

Game 14
Fischer vs Spassky, 1972 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 15
Spassky vs Fischer, 1972 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 16
Fischer vs Spassky, 1972 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 17
Spassky vs Fischer, 1972 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 18
Fischer vs Spassky, 1972 
(B69) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 11.Bxf6, 47 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 19
Spassky vs Fischer, 1972 
(B05) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 20
Fischer vs Spassky, 1972 
(B68) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 9...Be7, 54 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 21
Spassky vs Fischer, 1972 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 41 moves, 0-1

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