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Robert James Fischer vs Boris Spassky
Fischer - Spassky World Championship Match (1972)  ·  Uncommon Opening (A00)  ·  0-1
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Kibitzer's Corner
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Jan-19-14  john barleycorn: Read somewhere that Fischer thought Spassky is a better player than him "not much better but better". But he also knew Spassky's wellknown weaknesses - being lazy and tending to overestimate himself.

So scorewise he put Spassky at ease in the first 2 games and went for trouble making of the board making him look a bit desperate... Then he killed Spassky virtually in games 3 - 12. Spassky recovered later and holded Fischer to many draws but never got in the right fighting mood.

Of course, all my speculation.

Apr-11-14
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  perfidious: <Fred: 1) I need to learn to resign sooner; from this same final position I have played on and on, sometimes 40 or more moves deep, to no avail.>

So have the rest of us--fools that we are, we keep coming back.

Apr-16-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Absentee: It sure is an uncommon opening.
Apr-22-14  RedShield: <Empty Chairs at Empty Tables>

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

Aug-28-14  javacertified: I don't get it: from the final position, what would Black have done if White had played 1. e4?
Aug-28-14  RookFile: He would have asked how it was possible for Fischer to reach the e pawn from his hotel room.
Dec-02-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  sreeskamp: One of the few world champ games which will be remembered 100 years from now.
Dec-02-14  Petrosianic: <I don't get it: from the final position, what would Black have done if White had played 1. e4?>

White's game would have been in its last throes. -- Breyer

Jan-11-15  GoldenBird: An incredible positional game by Spassky, but restricting and cramping white, he gains a large space advantage and makes no active posts for white's minor and major pieces.
Apr-09-15  A.T PhoneHome: That picture of Spassky sitting on the stage and Lothar Schmid starting the clock would fit this game perfectly.

And I thought Fischer resigned because Spassky threatened Fool's Mate.

Apr-09-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: <sreeskamp: One of the few world champ games which will be remembered 100 years from now.>

Because it is easy to memorize.

Apr-09-15
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  TheFocus: I once lectured on this game.
Apr-09-15
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  TheFocus: A certain LifeMaster did a YouTube video on this game.

As we did not have to refute any of the analysis he offered, it was his best video ever.

Apr-09-15
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  MarkFinan: Did he mention this game though? We all know AJ had a tendency to forget the game in question and soldier on regardless talking about one of his now infamous..... Training games! Lol. Hope you're well Focus. ✌
Apr-09-15  A.T PhoneHome: UPCOMING: A Brand New Modern Silent Movie <"The Lecture">
Apr-09-15
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  TheFocus: <Mark> I am doing well.
Apr-09-15
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  MarkFinan: AT.. So you're familiar with the great AJ then? Lol. If any one man could destroy the very little interest that chess generates, it's AJ Gatsby the 4th, lol.
Apr-09-15  A.T PhoneHome: Yeah, I've seen his posts etc. when I was delurking on this site before I registered.
Apr-09-15
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  MarkFinan: <A.T PhoneHome: Yeah, I've seen his posts etc. when I was delurking on this site before I registered.>

Then I'm just glad you're still interested in chess, lol. But definitely the funniest character (in my time) we've ever had here. Just think the Bazil Faulty of chess, with students and outrageous and untrue stories, lol.

<TheFocus: <Mark> I am doing well.>

Great to hear that, Nik. I've only made a handful of facebook posts this year and hardly ever read my newsfeed anymore, so I haven't heard from you or really seen you around, but glad you're well.

Apr-09-15  A.T PhoneHome: <Mark> Well, I did read quite a few things he wrote. I understand why someone may not like him; on the other hand he struck me as a very enthusiastic chess player. Was funny how he would always post his game collection or something, I actually liked that in him.

BUT I understand why people may not like him. Then again, that doesn't really bother me for I never spoke with him and I don't stress out about something rude said to me. And it takes more than a man to drain my chess interest. :P

Apr-09-15
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  MarkFinan: <A.T PhoneHome: <Mark> Well, I did read quite a few things he wrote. I understand why someone may not like him; on the other hand he struck me as a very enthusiastic chess player. >

No doubt about that. AJ is very enthusiastic about chess, the fact that he got everything wrong never dampened his enthusiasm either, lol. He was a character alright, but he told the most outrageous stories that no one ever believed, he finally told a lie about the owner of this site and got banned. Similar situation on chess dot com, similar on the ICC, he was just full of..... But I won't ever deny he loves the game.

Apr-09-15  A.T PhoneHome: I saw those; I didn't really put so much emphasis on them. And he said outright offensive things, yes, happened to read such statements. Even those don't make him rank lower to me because that was something between him and person x and it had nothing to do with me.
Apr-09-15
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  MarkFinan: Well I've shown sympathy in the way AJ was dispatched of even though I was one of the <many> people who wanted to get rid of him. AJ said something about me that I can't forgive or forget, god forgives I don't. But in hindsight I regret it all, I don't hate him as I'm sure he thinks, but I refuse to like him either. He has problems that the admins of this site can't help with, and I heard he was hurting business, people not renewing their memberships here etc etc. I guess he had to go.
Apr-09-15  A.T PhoneHome: Alright, whatever he said about you I don't need to know but I'm sorry to hear that you suffered too. But let's cut this conversation and continue with more positive matters on your forum page!
Jul-21-15  Alan Vera: Muy buen juego
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