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Robert James Fischer vs Boris Spassky
Fischer - Spassky (1992), Sveti Stefan & Belgrade YUG, rd 13, Oct-01
Sicilian Defense: Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attack. Fianchetto Variation (B31)  ·  1/2-1/2


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  offramp: There seems to be almost no change in the position from about move 24 right to the end at move 45.
Feb-05-06  erimiro1: Their days were over. Sad, but true, and I don't wish for another comeback of Fischer.
Aug-10-07  RookFile: Fischer against used knights against Spassky's bishops in this match, but Spassky had the better position. Fischer knew when it was time to take the draw.
Jan-31-09  WhiteRook48: when I saw the perpetual, I thought "Oh, come ON! Why are you doing this?" until I saw RookFile's post
Nov-19-10  AVRO38: I don't know what you're complaining about, this was a very crisp, strategically clear, well played game by both sides. If you told me Capablanca played this game I'd believe it.

The 1992 match is probably the most under-appreciated match of the 20th century. IMO it's the best chess match of the past twenty years and produced more masterpieces then their first encounter. Games 1, 4, 7, 11, 15, 17, 20, 21, 25, and 26 are probably the best, but there are many more games that were hard fought and well worth studying.

Mar-12-11  hottyboy90: Throughout the whole game there were only a mere 8 captures. I think this game had a bit more potential. I wish they had played it out longer. Fischer put both his knights on the edge of the board on Move 18. How often do you see Grandmasters do that??
Jun-03-12  RookFile: In playing over this, what struck me was how Fischer didn't want to move his weak d pawn, and Spassky didn't want to play ....c5 or e5 to allow him to trade it off. This meant no open files for either player - put the rooks anywhere you want, and not much is going to happen here.
Sep-10-15  Zugzwangovich: For Fischer-Spassky trivia buffs: this game had the longest sequence of moves without a capture (58, 29 for each side) in any of the 55 games they played. This was one move longer than the sequence of 57 from Game 1 of this match.
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