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Robert James Fischer vs Bent Larsen
"Game of the Dane" (game of the day Jul-16-09)
Palma de Mallorca Interzonal (1970)  ·  Sicilian Defense: Fischer-Sozin Attack. Leonhardt Variation (B88)  ·  0-1
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Mar-04-12
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  Bishoprick: Kingfu is wrong on Geller being the only one with a positive score against Fischer. Tal did also, I believe.
Mar-05-12  Julian713: <<Bishoprick:> Kingfu is wrong on Geller being the only one with a positive score against Fischer. Tal did also, I believe.>

Yes, he did. There may be a few from Fischer's early days who only played him once and won, but as far as I know Geller and Tal are the only ones who have positive scores against Fischer with any significant number of matches.

Mar-05-12  King Death: < Julian713: <<Bishoprick:> Kingfu is wrong on Geller being the only one with a positive score against Fischer. Tal did also, I believe.> Yes, he did. There may be a few from Fischer's early days who only played him once and won, but as far as I know Geller and Tal are the only ones who have positive scores against Fischer with any significant number of matches.>

You're right, there were no players that managed a plus against Fischer in any meaningful number of games. Even when he was a world class GM you had guys like Janosevic and Kovacevic who won (in 1 game each) but nobody excpet Tal and Geller got the job done over time.

Mar-05-12  SimonWebbsTiger: Fischer-Tal +2=5-4. The losses were all from the 1959 Candidates.

Pachmann played +2=4-2
Ficher's score was "close" v. Gligoric +6=6-4

Whilst the strong American master Abe Turner could boast =1+2 against a young Bobby.

Mar-05-12  RookFile: It's official: Bobby Fischer lost some games of chess to some people.

Glad we got that cleared up.

Mar-05-12  King Death: <RookFile: It's official: Bobby Fischer lost some games of chess to some people...>

One or two. Mayhap.

Mar-05-12  SimonWebbsTiger: <rookfile>

just noting the official record for others edification.

Bobby lost to a guy called Spassky, too. You know -- a Soviet guy called Boris.

Mar-05-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  TheFocus: List of people that have beaten Fischer in chess.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...

Mar-05-12  Penguincw: And Fischer's losses:

http://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches...

Mar-05-12  RookFile: Ok, it's settled. Max Pavey was the greatest player in the history of chess.
Mar-05-12
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  TheFocus: <RookFile>< Ok, it's settled. Max Pavey was the greatest player in the history of chess.>

Finally, someone who agrees with me!

Feb-24-13  Damianx: King Death Tal in press interview said no i had a winning score against young Robert not against Mr Fischer
Feb-25-13  Oginschile: Tal was one of the greatest gentleman the game of Chess has known.
Sep-09-13  Everett: <TheFocus: List of people that have beaten Fischer in chess. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o>...

Who is responsible for the loss of Fischer's mind?

Apr-13-14  Everett: <RookFile: It's official: Bobby Fischer lost some games of chess to some people. Glad we got that cleared up.>

It's official: some people get butt-hurt because they are too attached to chessplayers

Apr-13-14  Petrosianic: <Even when he was a world class GM you had guys like Janosevic and Kovacevic who won (in 1 game each))

Kovacevic, yes. Janosevic, no. His winning record against Fischer is based on three games played. So is Abe Turner's.

Apr-13-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Bobby Spassky: Fischer lost to only person that was younger than him.
Apr-13-14  Everett: Two, technically. Game Collection: ROOT OF SPAWN or Bobby vs The Youth

Of course, the sample size is ridiculously small, since he quit at 29.

Aug-01-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  thegoodanarchist: OK pun, but I would have called it "Grand Larseny"
Aug-01-14
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  thegoodanarchist: <SimonWebbsTiger: ...

Whilst the strong American master Abe Turner could boast =1+2 against a young Bobby.>

And if Bruce Lee were 8 years old right now you could kick his butt!

Aug-01-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  thegoodanarchist: And after playing over the game, it is clear to me that the "Great Dane" Bent Larsen was amply prepared for Bobby's g-pawn attack.

Maybe this is Larsen's high water mark in chess. It certainly didn't come later than this!

search "fischer larsen 1971"

Oct-30-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  zanzibar: How often did Fischer castle Q-side when playing his Fischer-Sozin? I don't think too often, I wonder why he did here?

The queenside castling was mentioned early in the kibbitzing for this game:

Fischer vs Larsen, 1970 (#8)

Nov-28-14
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  Benzol: I find it hard to believe that this game isn't included in "Bent Larsen's Best Games" from New In Chess. Maybe Larsen never annotated it. I think it was a good game on his part especially considering the opponent.
Nov-28-14  Petrosianic: When was this published? Larsen's first victory over Fischer was included in Larsen's Best Games of Chess, even though it's nothing special. In a superior position, Fischer simply blundered. It doesn't deserve to be in a Best Games Collection, it's only there because of the identity of the loser. This game is much better. The best game Larsen ever played against Fischer.
Nov-29-14
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  Benzol: <Petrosianic> It appeared last month.

See http://books.google.co.nz/books/abo...

It's basically an upgrade of "Larsen's Selected Games" but I was surprised that this game wasn't in it.

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