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Boris Spassky vs Robert James Fischer
Fischer - Spassky (1992), Sveti Stefan & Belgrade YUG, rd 2, Sep-03
King's Indian Defense: Saemisch Variation (E80)  ·  1/2-1/2
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Oct-30-05  Saruman: 59.-Nd4 60.c7 Rxd6+ 61.Kxd6 Nb5+ 62.Kc6 Nxc7 63.Kxc7 draw.
Oct-30-05  percyblakeney: I wonder if 50. ... Nxc4 wouldn't have given Fischer good winning chances, Shredder sees it as almost 5 pawns up, suggested line: 50. ... Nxc4 51. Bxc4 Rxc4 52. Kxb6 Rxa4 53. Kb5 Ra2 54. Bxc5 a4 and black moves in with the king.
Aug-10-07  RookFile: You have to admire Spassky's ingenuity at pulling out a draw from a lost position.
Nov-02-08  VaselineTopLove: Fischer again has trouble with the first game against Spassky! In 1972, it was lose from a drawn position and here it's draw from a won position!
Nov-02-08  VaselineTopLove: Who financed Fischer-Spassky II and what was the split for the winner and loser?
Jan-10-09
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  Benzol: On move 28 Fischer in this game gets his revenge for 29...Bxh2 in the first game of the 1972 match.
Jan-14-09
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  Richard Taylor: <Benzol> That looks like one of my Blitz games - I think both of them were - how shall we put it - a bit elderly! But Fischer played one great game as White in the Ruy.
Jan-14-09
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  Richard Taylor: But that was quite a good fight all the same esp by Spassky to resolve the problem after he blundered that pawn - I think he sacrificed the exchange.
Mar-18-11  hottyboy90: There were some serious oversights from Spassky in this game, losing a pawn, then the exchange and then salvaging a draw. Spassky must have been really confident after this game,ie:your the equivalent of 4 pawns up yet you still cant beat me,all credit goes to Spassky for the result though, unbelievable, I dont even think God would have managed a draw down that much material!
Mar-18-11  fab4: Just playing quickly through this game now, it's so not Fischer.. From the opening , into the middlegame, into the endgame, there's no resemblance to the Robert Fischer who ripped open the soviet dominated chess world in the 60's.

This is clearly a very rusty, middle aged chess player who just happened to be the most famous chess player of all time earlier in his life. And it's most celebrated genius. But the rust !

Mar-19-11  hottyboy90: I feel for Bobby. The poor guy had some serious mental health issues and he grew up as a child prodigy who was already subject to severe paranoia and because he was so good the americans were latching their fortunes onto him. Now thats bound to bring out paranoia within a normal person let alone someone already affected by it. Bobby Fischer RIP-The biggest tragedy to chess since Paul Morphy before him. As Anthony Saidy said what's more upsetting is the waste of human potential.<Most of this was quoted from Bobby Fischer-Anything to Win http://youtube.com>;
Dec-07-13  Owl: Game 3 Fischer Knight pair holds against Spassky Bishop pair. This time Fischer Knight win. Only Fischer
Dec-22-14  lost in space: <<Richard Taylor:> <Benzol> That looks like one of my Blitz games - I think both of them were - how shall we put it - a bit elderly! But Fischer played one great game as White in the Ruy>

I disagree with that. Have a look here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBK...

Dec-22-14  john barleycorn: <lost in space: <<Richard Taylor:> <Benzol> That looks like one of my Blitz games - I think both of them were - how shall we put it - a bit elderly! But Fischer played one great game as White in the Ruy>

I disagree with that.>

I agree with you <lost in space>. Karpov also had praise for a few games played in that match. It was Kasparov's talk about chess pensioners, poor play on both sides, Fischer ruining his legend and of course, the "dubious" source of the prize money etc.pp. to downplay the sensation this match was.

And not to forget his offer to crush Fischer like a bug.

Apr-04-15  RookFile: <fab4: Just playing quickly through this game now, it's so not Fischer.. From the opening , into the middlegame, into the endgame, there's no resemblance to the Robert Fischer who ripped open the soviet dominated chess world in the 60's.>

Actually, Fischer used to sometimes play this way even in his prime. Consider the following game for example:

Gheorghiu vs Fischer, 1970

Nov-02-18  hiawatha: Fischer played excellent (36.-Rf8!) until... until a blunder 50.-Nb3?? when 50.-Nxc4 was an easy win.

This was similar to his blunder in 19th game 45.a7??

I noticed that in this match Fischer was very often in decline when he played a game just next day without a rest after previous day. For example games 2, 4, 6 in the beginning or games 18, 20, 26 in the end of the match.

Nov-02-18  hiawatha: Thus Fischer problem was not a loss of his strength after 20 years (he was still very strong). It was a loss of his stamina (doing stupid errors from fatigue).
Nov-02-18  hiawatha: That said, I still admire this match with nice and interesting games, fighting, no grandmaster remis, high number of wins (1/2 of games) as compared to other world championship matches in 1990s. Fantastic 1st and 11th games were highlights.
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