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Boris Spassky vs Robert James Fischer
"Fischer King" (game of the day Nov-01-2008)
Spassky - Fischer World Championship Match (1972), Reykjavik ISL, rd 13, Aug-10
Alekhine Defense: Modern. Alburt Variation (B04)  ·  0-1
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Dec-13-18  WorstPlayerEver: Stockfish gives:

39. Kg3 a2 40. d7 Rhd8 41. Bxd8 Rxd8 42. Rxd5 exd5 43. Ra1 Rxd7 44. Rxa2 Re7


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Kinda weird; now White hasn't Ra2-a5

Dec-13-18  WorstPlayerEver: <diceman>

Well, I just got Korchnoi's book about Rook endgames. Very interesting.

Dec-13-18
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  keypusher: <OCF> Incidentally, you can go back a couple pages to see some exhaustive engine analysis courtesy of <CharlesSullivan>. Sadly, it seems that 37....Rh8, which wowed the grandmasteriat in 1972 and afterwards, was a mistake and Spassky could have taken the rook.
Dec-13-18  Albion 1959: Without doubt, the most complicated, difficult, hardest fought game of this memorable match. Typical of the Fischer mind set and style, the will to win, who takes games to their limits. No chance of seeing a game like this from Carlsen or Caruna!
Dec-13-18  savagerules: People almost fifty years later are still looking the games of this match. Do you think anybody is going to look at the games of the last two world championships a decade from now? Or even a year from now? Or even a month? This game alone is more interesting than the whole recent WC match.
Dec-13-18
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  harrylime: <savagerules: People almost fifty years later are still looking the games of this match. Do you think anybody is going to look at the games of the last two world championships a decade from now? Or even a year from now? Or even a month? This game alone is more interesting than the whole recent WC match.>

Absolutely bang on the money with this post.

Dec-14-18
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  keypusher: <savagerules: People almost fifty years later are still looking the games of this match. Do you think anybody is going to look at the games of the last two world championships a decade from now? Or even a year from now? Or even a month? This game alone is more interesting than the whole recent WC match.>

This is a great game, but if was broadcast on the internet live today a bunch of desk jockeys with engines would be howling -- howling -- about all the mistakes.

Car-Car was disappointing overall, nevertheless there were some real battles in there. Unfortunately, nobody blundered like Spassky did here, so obviously those games all suck.

Dec-14-18
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  diceman: <savagerules:

People almost fifty years later are still looking the games of this match. Do you think anybody is going to look at the games of the last two world championships a decade from now? Or even a year from now? Or even a month?>

Anish Giri
Peter Leko

Dec-14-18
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  diceman: <WorstPlayerEver:

Kinda weird; now White hasn't Ra2-a5>

Did he have it with the f-pawn advanced?

Dec-14-18  James51358: I believe that 1...Nf6 is the winning move is because so rarely used by any player. And, i believe, that Bobby would have studied it for hours the night before. Guessing that Spassky would open with 1. e4. and to play an opening to catch him off guard. your thoughts?
Dec-14-18  RookFile: <And, i believe, that Bobby would have studied it for hours the night before. >

I believe he did a bit more than that.

Dec-16-18  James51358: My compliments is to both players for playing such an incredible game. It took over 9 hours to play. How times and time controls have changed. I was just 13 years old and barely understood the game. Merry Christmas everyone!!!
Dec-16-18  James51358: Isn't it amazing that after 46 years that so many of us are still playing "Monday morning quarterback" when it comes to this one game. that's how wonderful it was. Despite mistakes on both sides, it was brilliant play by both players.
Dec-16-18  Howard: If 1...Nf6 was really a "winning" move, then what about Game 19?
Dec-18-18  James51358: The big difference in game 19 is that it was game 19 of 24 game match. Fischer still had a 3 point lead with just 6 games left. And he changed things up with the early Bg4.
Dec-18-18  Howard: True...Fischer apparently decided to coast along on his 3-point lead.
Dec-18-18
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  diceman: <Howard:

If 1...Nf6 was really a "winning" move, then what about Game 19?>

What about it?

Spassky and the Russians knew the Alekhine was a possibility, and could have prepared.

This game had surprise value.

Dec-18-18  WorstPlayerEver: <diceman>

Yes afaik.

Dec-20-18  James51358: Diceman, I like what you said, "Spassky and Russians". And, I like just how soundly Fischer defeated them at their own game. The Russians, pretty much, owned the 20th century. Yes? Then, one American, Bobby Fischer, comes along and shows THEM how to play chess. Brilliant!!!
Dec-20-18  m.okun: After the end of this game, Spassky did not leave his place at the board for a long time, as if refusing to believe in what had happened.
Dec-20-18  m.okun: James51358
Fisher learned "how to play chess" from the Russians, especially after his visit to Moscow in 1958. He is a follower of the Soviet chess school.
Dec-26-18  James51358: so, at just 15 years old, he went to russia? odd!!
Dec-29-18  James51358: God is good
Dec-29-18
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  Charlie Durman: Bobby is best by test.
Dec-30-18
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  keypusher: <Charlie Durman: Bobby is best by test.>

That would have required him to play Karpov and Kasparov. Sorry, Charlie.

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