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Fischer's Finest
Compiled by morphyvsfischer

Bobby Fischer, in my opinion, is the greatest modern player in his prime so far. He has an unstoppable willpower to win, a fantastic opening repitore, a fine endgame play, a phenomenal middlegame player, great in open, closed, semi-open, or semi-closed positions, and is the only person to hamper the World Championship's domination by Russia since Botvinnik as of yet. These games helped improve how I played, and hope you are inspired by them. ~morphyvsfischer

Fischer wins U.S. C'ship with 1st Najdorf; returns the exchange
C Grossguth vs Fischer, 1956 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 29 moves, 0-1

Fischer proves he can offer sacs and declines sacs!
J F Donovan vs Fischer, 1956 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 40 moves, 0-1

Fischer 'sacs' his Queen for two Bishops, a Rook, and 2 pawns
D Byrne vs Fischer, 1956  
(D92) Grunfeld, 5.Bf4, 41 moves, 0-1

Mr. Fischer makes a spectacular blockade to the d pawn!
Fischer vs A Di Camillo, 1956 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 41 moves, 1-0

one slipup is converted to a win with Fischer
Fischer vs J Rinaldo, 1957 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 30 moves, 1-0

Fischer sets his foe in zugzwang at move 48
Fischer vs E Mednis, 1957 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 50 moves, 1-0

all it takes for Fischer to win is a better Bishop
Fischer vs M Green, 1957 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 58 moves, 1-0

18 Nxh7!! makes a massive attack
Fischer vs J Sherwin, 1957 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 33 moves, 1-0

Cardoso miscalculates his knight sac; Fischer positionallises
Fischer vs R Cardoso, 1957 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 32 moves, 1-0

a wonderful opposite-bishop color zugzwang
Fischer vs A Sandrin, 1957 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 43 moves, 1-0

Fischer wins a knight by his dark-squared control
Fischer vs A Feuerstein, 1957 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 44 moves, 1-0

Fischer scores a draw with a tough GM at age 14
Fischer vs Reshevsky, 1957 
(B41) Sicilian, Kan, 57 moves, 1/2-1/2

Fischer's brilliant Qf1!! keeps the attack and makes a prodigy
Fischer vs J Sherwin, 1957 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 36 moves, 1-0

Fischer gets a draw against a wonderful weakness exploiter
Fischer vs Bronstein, 1958 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 62 moves, 1/2-1/2

Fischer makes his Rxh5!! sac: Kill the Dwagon, Kill the Dwagon
Fischer vs Larsen, 1958 
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 31 moves, 1-0

does the tiger want a bear hug?
Petrosian vs Fischer, 1958 
(A16) English, 67 moves, 1/2-1/2

Fischer's silly opening earns him his GM title
Gligoric vs Fischer, 1958 
(B98) Sicilian, Najdorf, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

Fischer traps Reshevsky's Queen; he responds by 'taunting' him
Fischer vs Reshevsky, 1958 
(B32) Sicilian, 42 moves, 1-0

Fischer outplays a very good amateur with psychology
Fischer vs R Shocron, 1959 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 40 moves, 1-0

no moves left aside from shuffling Black's knight and king
Fischer vs H Rossetto, 1959 
(B41) Sicilian, Kan, 37 moves, 1-0

A brilliant piece deflection by Fischer!
Fischer vs L A Sanchez, 1959 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 53 moves, 1-0

Black sacs the exchange for a kingside attack
W Ader Hausman vs Fischer, 1959 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 36 moves, 0-1

Amazing escape from a horrible position!
E Walther vs Fischer, 1959 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 63 moves, 1/2-1/2

Amazing how Fischer converets a seemingly small slip to a win!
Fischer vs J Kupper, 1959 
(B88) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 25 moves, 1-0

a false "Fischer fever" strikes Unzicker but Fischer plays well
Fischer vs Unzicker, 1959 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 65 moves, 1-0

Fischer beats a top GM with incredible endurance!
Fischer vs Keres, 1959 
(C99) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin,, 81 moves, 1-0

Fischer refuses to defend quietly!
Tal vs Fischer, 1959 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 35 moves, 1/2-1/2

Fischer's Queen proves better and mates Keres in 'swallow tail'
Keres vs Fischer, 1959 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 53 moves, 0-1

A kingside attack is just what the doctor ordered_ sharp!
Fischer vs Benko, 1959 
(B57) Sicilian, 27 moves, 1-0

The blunder and the blockade
Keres vs Fischer, 1959 
(A48) King's Indian, 27 moves, 0-1

Blocked positions make many queens!
Fischer vs Petrosian, 1959 
(B11) Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2

A mighty attack = drawn pawn ending!
Gligoric vs Fischer, 1959 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 57 moves, 1/2-1/2

bad novelty, Smyslov... watch Fischer twang!
Smyslov vs Fischer, 1959 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 54 moves, 0-1

adventurous rooks lead to nasty pawns!
B Wexler vs Fischer, 1960 
(E93) King's Indian, Petrosian System, 40 moves, 0-1

Ignoring the last part, Fischer outplays his archrival, Spassky
Spassky vs Fischer, 1960 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 29 moves, 1-0

Fischer sacs his Bishop for overcomplications!
Fischer vs H Rossetto, 1960 
(B33) Sicilian, 44 moves, 1-0

Fischer gambits his way to give Korchnoi a run for his money!
Fischer vs Korchnoi, 1960 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

"whoops, did I exchange off my queen? Yikes!" ~a possible Wade
Fischer vs R G Wade, 1960 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 45 moves, 1-0

"My kingdom and me for that hot sorceress!" ~ the White king
Letelier vs Fischer, 1960 
(E70) King's Indian, 23 moves, 0-1

Piece sacrifice for a king hunt!
Fischer vs Unzicker, 1960 
(C96) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 55 moves, 1-0

saccing into a draw
Fischer vs Tal, 1960 
(C18) French, Winawer, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

Bishop decoy at the end!
Fischer vs Euwe, 1960 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 36 moves, 1-0

how to convert equality to a win
Uhlmann vs Fischer, 1960 
(E79) King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack, Main line, 43 moves, 0-1

The ever-resourceful Fischer whups Reshevsky in a fine game
Fischer vs Reshevsky, 1961 
(B32) Sicilian, 38 moves, 1-0

Play smart and you'll win against time losers: Fischer proves!
Reshevsky vs Fischer, 1961 
(D42) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 7.Bd3, 57 moves, 0-1

WHAM!!! Queen sac, a seemingly suicidal 0-0-0... beats Tal 1st!
Fischer vs Tal, 1961 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 47 moves, 1-0

Greed makes the Queen hyper!
Fischer vs Geller, 1961 
(C72) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O, 22 moves, 1-0

Ending the endgame and draws!
Fischer vs P Trifunovic, 1961 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 73 moves, 1-0

How Fischer uses his favorite piece: the Bishop
Portisch vs Fischer, 1961 
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 47 moves, 0-1

Paitience is needed in those discovered checks...
Fischer vs Petrosian, 1961 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 36 moves, 1-0

True endgame spirit
Fischer vs Portisch, 1962 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 68 moves, 1-0

'Poisoned Bishop!!?'
I Bilek vs Fischer, 1962 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 27 moves, 0-1

Fischer proves his Knight superior in his longest game
Yanofsky vs Fischer, 1962 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 112 moves, 0-1

Just a little time and Fischer kills Korchnoi...
Fischer vs Korchnoi, 1962 
(C91) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 44 moves, 1-0

How to turn hanging pawns into an extra piece
M Bertok vs Fischer, 1962 
(D59) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower, 31 moves, 0-1

Agressive King + superior Bishop + Defensive Tal = Victory!
Fischer vs Tal, 1962 
(B32) Sicilian, 63 moves, 1-0

When the Najdorf makers clash, the saccer wins!
Fischer vs Najdorf, 1962 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 24 moves, 1-0

Rip open the kside and you've defeated this trashy opening!
Fischer vs Robatsch, 1962 
(B01) Scandinavian, 20 moves, 1-0

Free pawn for Fischer!
Unzicker vs Fischer, 1962  
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 26 moves, 0-1

Fischer's second game of the century... until the endgame!
Botvinnik vs Fischer, 1962 
(D98) Grunfeld, Russian, 68 moves, 1/2-1/2

Give his majesty luft in your own style!
H Berliner vs Fischer, 1963 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 53 moves, 0-1

Both Byrnes get burned... Hold that initiative!!
R Byrne vs Fischer, 1963  
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 21 moves, 0-1

probably the most complex queen trap ever
Fischer vs R H Steinmeyer, 1963 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 17 moves, 1-0

just a little mating shot...
Fischer vs Benko, 1963 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 21 moves, 1-0

Squish and Toss away!
Fischer vs Smyslov, 1965 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 43 moves, 1-0

'And I thought I had him!'
G Tringov vs Fischer, 1965 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 22 moves, 0-1

from half-board domination to whole-board domination
Robatsch vs Fischer, 1965 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 33 moves, 0-1

Fischer wins the exchange in a pretty way!
Fischer vs Benko, 1965 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 37 moves, 1-0

Fischer AGAIN makes another mistake to Spassky when superior!
Spassky vs Fischer, 1966 
(D86) Grunfeld, Exchange, 50 moves, 1-0

Fischer furiously beats out Larsen with a Benoni/KID
Larsen vs Fischer, 1966 
(E75) King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line, 43 moves, 0-1

Attacks on both flanks call for a knight sac!
Fischer vs J Durao, 1966 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 46 moves, 1-0

Exchange when you get the initiative!
Fischer vs Portisch, 1966 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 34 moves, 1-0

Risky manuevers are what Fischer specializes in!
Najdorf vs Fischer, 1966 
(A79) Benoni, Classical, 11.f3, 53 moves, 0-1

Fischer proves his manuevering skills equal to Spassky
Fischer vs Spassky, 1966 
(C93) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense, 57 moves, 1/2-1/2

Byrne gets slaughtered again a decade later... with more risks!
D Byrne vs Fischer, 1966 
(A10) English, 44 moves, 0-1

From a boring opening to a fast paced middlegame
Larsen vs Fischer, 1967 
(E97) King's Indian, 61 moves, 0-1

Knights must be watched, no?
Fischer vs J Sofrevski, 1967 
(B88) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 19 moves, 1-0

Fischer satisfies with his Kside attack and Queen sac!
Fischer vs Myagmarsuren, 1967 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 31 moves, 1-0

sac all the way to the king!
Fischer vs Stein, 1967 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 56 moves, 1-0

Fischer finds a novelty against his pet defense and burns Byrne
R Byrne vs Fischer, 1967 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 28 moves, 0-1

Fischer practices his psychology
Y Bernstein vs Fischer, 1968 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 25 moves, 0-1

Fischer even has a good defensive skill!
V Ciocaltea vs Fischer, 1968 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 31 moves, 0-1

Initiative over king safety helps Bobby cramp his foe to death
Matulovic vs Fischer, 1968 
(B91) Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation, 40 moves, 0-1

Fischer proves paitience is needed in attacking; sac that exc.!
Fischer vs D Minic, 1968 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 24 moves, 1-0

A deep calculating ability makes this 'Blitz of the Century'
A Saidy vs Fischer, 1968  
(A25) English, 35 moves, 0-1

Positional and Morphinism makes Fischer a brutal player
Fischer vs Petrosian, 1970 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 39 moves, 1-0

Squeeze him, then slaughter him!
Fischer vs Gheorghiu, 1970 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 35 moves, 1-0

Fischer's greatest combination
Fischer vs S Schweber, 1970 
(C18) French, Winawer, 47 moves, 1-0

Which pieces to keep and which to whip off
Szabo vs Fischer, 1970 
(A36) English, 37 moves, 0-1

Fischer's determination breaks Geller's nerves
Geller vs Fischer, 1970 
(D79) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O, Main line, 72 moves, 0-1

A zwichenzwung nets a pawn, then another, then another...
Fischer vs Mecking, 1970 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 42 moves, 1-0

Fischer's flank attacks lead to a bishop skewer
Taimanov vs Fischer, 1971 
(E97) King's Indian, 40 moves, 0-1

One of the classic Fischer vs Taimanov; BishopvsKnight matches
Fischer vs Taimanov, 1971 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 71 moves, 1-0

Fischer crushes his opening enemy _ the Winawer_ for good
Fischer vs Larsen, 1971 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 41 moves, 1-0

Fischer crushes the greedy tiger with his outside passed pawn
Fischer vs Petrosian, 1971 
(B44) Sicilian, 40 moves, 1-0

Fischer converts an extra pawn to a won position
Fischer vs Petrosian, 1971 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 34 moves, 1-0

Too much aggresion? Nah; Fischer finally beats his mortal enemy
Spassky vs Fischer, 1972 
(A61) Benoni, 41 moves, 0-1

Spassky's blunder is nipped at by a careful Fischer
Spassky vs Fischer, 1972 
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 27 moves, 0-1

Material for the initiative with 27 Bb3! is what Fischer gives
Fischer vs Spassky, 1972 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 56 moves, 1-0

Pawns and psychology guide Fischer to his dreams at last...
Spassky vs Fischer, 1972 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 41 moves, 0-1

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