chessgames.com
Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

(If you register a free account you won't see all these ads!)
Robert James Fischer vs Boris Spassky
"Old Gold" (game of the day Mar-26-2016)
Fischer - Spassky (1992), Sveti Stefan & Belgrade YUG, rd 25, Oct-28
Sicilian Defense: Paulsen. Normal Variation (B45)  ·  1-0
ANALYSIS [x]

FEN COPIED

Click Here to play Guess-the-Move
Given 54 times; par: 55 [what's this?]

explore this opening
find similar games 55 more Fischer/Spassky games
PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: If you register a free account you will be able to create game collections and add games and notes to them. For more information on game collections, see our Help Page.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.
PREMIUM MEMBERS CAN REQUEST COMPUTER ANALYSIS [more info]

Kibitzer's Corner
< Earlier Kibitzing  · PAGE 3 OF 3 ·  Later Kibitzing>
Jul-01-14  rickycota: Why not 30. Qg2 ?? why wait?
Sep-26-15  ToTheDeath: A model attacking game, with great lessons on how to pawn storm a king and deal with your opponent hiding behind your own pawns.
Oct-14-15  Zugzwangovich: Had 14.Na4 ever been played before this game? The only other game I can find where the position after 13...b4 was reached is Ilinic-Cvetkovic, Yugoslavia 1990, where 14.Ne2 was played.
Oct-15-15  Retireborn: <Zugzwangovich> Informator has a game Inkiov-Vera, Varna 1986 where 14.Na4 was met with 14...Qa5 and after 15.b3 Nc5 16.Bxc5 dxc5 17.Qf4 Ra7 18.Kb1 Rd7 the game eventually ended in a draw. Possibly Spassky didn't know that game, but in any case his 14...Bb7 is no improvement, as earlier posts on this page point out.
Oct-15-15  Zugzwangovich: Many thanks, <Retireborn>, for that info.
Mar-26-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: The openings in this match were so weird. I think the best adjective is <recherché>.
Mar-26-16  mikhs: Why can't black take the knight 15... Nxb6 ? What am I missing?
Mar-26-16  erixn: @mikhs: After 16.Qxb4 White wins back the Nb6 or Bb7, I guess
Mar-26-16  Isilimela: Fischer is fond of his "Alekhine's Gun". I think there was another more subtle application thereof in another of the games in this match. "Old Gold" is an apt namer for the match in general.
Mar-26-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  kevin86: Fischer will force mate along the g-row or h-row!
Mar-26-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  PawnSac: < offramp: The openings in this match were so weird. I think the best adjective is <recherché>. >

Fischer deliberately avoided many of the same lines he used to play, and selected a handful of them deliberately to avoid the 20 years of theory he missed. His goal was to stay as far out of book as possible so that it was his own skill vs. Boris'

Mar-26-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  diceman: Karpov discussing this game:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0J...

Mar-26-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: <PawnSac: < offramp: The openings in this match were so weird. I think the best adjective is <recherché>. > Fischer deliberately avoided many of the same lines he used to play, and selected a handful of them deliberately to avoid the 20 years of theory he missed. His goal was to stay as far out of book as possible so that it was his own skill vs. Boris>

I suspect they had a few conversations about what openings they intended to play before the match started.

Mar-26-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  Sneaky: I find this game delightful. It has a 19th century quality to it, in a good way. Simple and to the point.
Mar-26-16  Atking: <Retireborn: <Zugzwangovich> Informator has a game Inkiov-Vera, Varna 1986 where 14.Na4 was met with 14...Qa5 and after 15.b3 Nc5 16.Bxc5 dxc5 17.Qf4 Ra7 18.Kb1 Rd7 the game eventually ended in a draw.> Isn't 16.a3 risky but playable? 16...NxN 17.axb Qc7 18.bxN Bd7 20.a5 after 21.Kb2 (20...Ba4 21.Bd3 Rfc8 22.Kb2) White may able to consolidate the Queen side. Black needs a knight to make a serious counter attack.
Mar-27-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: This game is reminiscent of the Capablanca-like clarity and precision of Fischer's play in attack and defence during those peak years 1970-72.
Mar-27-16  pazzed paun: off ramp
Larry Evans said that Boris told him the same thing
Mar-27-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  MissScarlett: <Larry Evans said that Boris told him the same thing>

When and where did Evans say that?

Mar-28-16  pazzed paun: At the tournament in San Francisco in 1995
Where Ashley Waitzkins and Korchnoi played
Jan-09-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  tpstar: <diceman> Thanks for the link - great video!

15. Nb6! was very imaginative.

Jan-09-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  Sularus: nice gun
Aug-21-17  Toribio3: The black king can not escape!
Mar-10-18  Vitez: This game is on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yAm...
Sep-17-18  jabinjikanza: Excellent game Bobby
Nov-02-18  hiawatha: Even better commentary on Youtube by world champion A. Karpov: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0J...

Karpov very likes this game!

Jump to page #    (enter # from 1 to 3)
search thread:   
< Earlier Kibitzing  · PAGE 3 OF 3 ·  Later Kibitzing>
NOTE: You need to pick a username and password to post a reply. Getting your account takes less than a minute, totally anonymous, and 100% free--plus, it entitles you to features otherwise unavailable. Pick your username now and join the chessgames community!
If you already have an account, you should login now.
Please observe our posting guidelines:
  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, or duplicating posts.
  3. No personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No posting personal information of members.
Blow the Whistle See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform an administrator.


NOTE: Keep all discussion on the topic of this page. This forum is for this specific game and nothing else. If you want to discuss chess in general, or this site, you might try the Kibitzer's Café.
Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of Chessgames.com, its employees, or sponsors.
Spot an error? Please submit a correction slip and help us eliminate database mistakes!
This game is type: CLASSICAL (Disagree? Please submit a correction slip.)

Featured in the Following Game Collections [what is this?]
Sicilian Defense: Paulsen. Normal Variation
from MKD's Sicilian Defense White Compiled by MKD by fredthebear
Sicilian Defense: Paulsen. Normal Variation
from NAJDORF VARIATION by gambitfan
Fischer vs the World Champions Decisive Games
by visayanbraindoctor
Game 197
from Guinness Book - Chess Grandmasters (Hartston) by maple227
Sicilian KERES Fischer
from Opening Traps by Trimagna
58a_Middlegames w/o NN (Knight-less)
by whiteshark
3/26
from Games of the day for 2016. by truepacifism
Game 21 of John Emms book Starting Out: The Sicilian
from Sicilian Taimanov / Paulsen Poked Fredthebear by fredthebear
Shankar's favorite games
by GSankarN
Aprendizaje
by uhialfil
Notable Games
by sidarok
26...Qf6? leaves the knight file defenseless
from Fischer vs Spassky oversights by Dick Brain
Fischer wins decisively leads 15-10
from fischer-spassky by kevin86
shakespeare's favorite games
by shakespeare
strifeknot's favorite games
by strifeknot
Sicilian Defense: Paulsen. Normal Variation
from FISCHER GAMES by gambitfan
Spassky vs the World Champions Decisive Games
by visayanbraindoctor
Tiger101's favorite games
by Tiger101
March 26: Old Gold
from Game of the Day 2016 by Phony Benoni


home | about | login | logout | F.A.Q. | your profile | preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | new kibitzing | chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | privacy notice | contact us
Copyright 2001-2018, Chessgames Services LLC