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Robert James Fischer vs Boris Spassky
Fischer - Spassky (1992), Sveti Stefan & Belgrade YUG, rd 27, Oct-31
Spanish Game: Exchange. Gligoric Variation (C69)  ·  1/2-1/2


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Apr-18-05  RookFile: How many times has Bobby been the
one battling with 2 knights against
somebody's 2 bishops? I bet not
Dec-01-05  babakova: I bet Bobster wasnt to happy having to play with his horsies, at least he wasnt planning on giving up his darksquared bishop from the beginning.
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  Benzol: Fischer played a number of games in this match with Knights although in the past he had had a preference for Bishops.
Dec-01-05  RookFile: The only times, in the past, that I remember Fischer going for the bishop versus knight swap was the Ruy Lopez Exchange, and as black in the Nimzo.

But 2 knights against 2 bishops is
very unusual for him.

Dec-01-05  AdrianP: Funnily enough, I was reading just yesterday Taimanov's record of Botvinnik's notes on Fischer's style (reproduced in "Russians v Fischer"), where Botvinnik says that Fischer is often happy to exchange a bishop for a knight and is happy in knight (Fischer) v bishop (opponent) endgames. That struck me as at odds with my impression of Fischer's games. I'll post the exact quotation(s) when I have the book in front of me.

...maybe this is why Taimanov came unstuck so badly...!

Dec-04-05  babakova: That sounds really odd since Fischer valued bishops at 3.25 and knights 3.0 , but I guess it depends on what the rest of the board looks like. Chess is hardly an absolute game.
Jan-28-06  joelsontang: In my 60 memorable games, Fischer recommended 8.Nb3, so did fischer forget his writing?=)
Aug-10-07  RookFile: I know that 8. Ne2 was considered a modern move going into this game, but white never had a prayer of winning this.
Mar-13-11  hottyboy90: Very odd game by Fischer he never plays this passively. Does anyone know what game number this was as I dont know if the top of the page is even accurate or not?
Mar-13-11  hottyboy90: Did he play for a draw from the start because the match was nearly over and he was winning by a big margin.
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  FSR: <hottyboy90> I doubt it, since Fischer needed to WIN ten games to win the match; draws didn't help (especially draws as White).
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  Troller: According to Larsen, Fischer overvalued the bishop pair when he was very young, but later he would have a more balanced view. And of course he had the exchange Ruy (as here) in his repertoire.
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  HeMateMe: Why is this labelled "The $5 million match"? When Petrosian beat Spassky, why didn't they call that the $3,000 match?
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  Phony Benoni: A $3,000 match was ordinary. A $5 million match was unique, at least at the time.
Mar-14-11  hottyboy90: This match was great. In my opinion the games here are better than the ones from the 72 match! Fischers games are unique.
Jun-11-11  FischerSpasskyGuy: I agree hottyboy90. It was a closer and more exciting match than even 1972.
Jun-03-12  RookFile: This game has the feel of an Anand vs. Gelfand 2012 battle.
Dec-23-13  Owl: The Knight pair can at least hold against the Bishop pair in most cases
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