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Bobby Fischer's Best Endgames.
Compiled by Nasruddin Hodja
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To mourn the death of Bobby Fischer, I have put together a collection of some of his best endgames, since I'm an endgame fan myself. Although Bobby was better known for middle game combinations and attacks like Donald Byrne-Fischer 1956, Robert Byrne-Fischer 1964, and Fischer-Spassky 1972(rnd 6), he was also one of the strongest endgame players that ever lived. Here are his famous and not-so-famous endgame masterpieces--I have limited it to no more than two pieces per side.

R+B vs. N+B.
Fischer vs S Baron, 1956 
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 53 moves, 1-0

R+R vs R+B, then R vs. B.
Fischer vs Popovych, 1956 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 52 moves, 1-0

R+B vs. R+B, then B vs. B (same colors).
Fischer vs R Cardoso, 1957 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 46 moves, 1-0

R+B vs. R+B, then B vs. B (opposite colors).
Fischer vs A Sandrin, 1957 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 43 moves, 1-0

B+B vs. B+N, then B vs. B (same color).
Fischer vs M Green, 1957 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 58 moves, 1-0

B+N vs. R.
Fischer vs J Goldsmith, 1957 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 44 moves, 1-0

N vs. B. (Bobby routinely overturned the B > N verdict)
Fischer vs Mednis, 1957 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 50 moves, 1-0

B+N vs. R.
Fischer vs A Di Camillo, 1958 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 69 moves, 1-0

B vs. N.
Fischer vs R Cardoso, 1958 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 62 moves, 1-0

R vs. R.
Fischer vs J Sherwin, 1958 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 90 moves, 1-0

Q+B vs. Q+N, then B vs. N.
Fischer vs Unzicker, 1959 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 65 moves, 1-0

R+B vs. R+B, then B vs. B (same colors).
Fischer vs Keres, 1959 
(C99) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 12...cd, 81 moves, 1-0

R vs. R.
Fischer vs Benko, 1959 
(B63) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 69 moves, 1-0

R+B vs. R+B. Constriction, Nimzowitsch-style.
Fischer vs Jacobo Bolbochan, 1959 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 50 moves, 1-0

R+N vs. R+N.
Fischer vs F Olafsson, 1959 
(C75) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 78 moves, 1-0

R+B vs. R+N, then R vs. R, then 3P vs. 3P.
Fischer vs Bisguier, 1959 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 60 moves, 1-0

Q+R vs. Q+R, then 6P vs. 5P.
Fischer vs Pachman, 1960 
(C11) French, 43 moves, 1-0

R+B vs. R+N, then R vs. R.
Fischer vs H Rossetto, 1960 
(B33) Sicilian, 44 moves, 1-0

R vs. R.
Fischer vs P Trifunovic, 1961 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 73 moves, 1-0

R+B vs. R+N.
Fischer vs Tal, 1962 
(B32) Sicilian, 63 moves, 1-0

R+B vs. R+B.
Fischer vs Reshevsky, 1962 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 54 moves, 1-0

R vs. R. Amazing technique...
Fischer vs Portisch, 1962 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 68 moves, 1-0

R+B vs. R+N. The principle of two weaknesses strikes again.
Fischer vs G Barcza, 1962 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 64 moves, 1-0

2R vs. 2R.
Fischer vs Benko, 1963 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 51 moves, 1-0

B vs. B (same color).
Fischer vs R Finegold, 1963 
(C15) French, Winawer, 54 moves, 1-0

R+B vs. R+B.
Fischer vs R Barry, 1964 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 46 moves, 1-0

B+N vs. B+N. The art of inprisonment.
Fischer vs J Witeczek, 1964 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 62 moves, 1-0

R+N vs. R+B, then N+B. Again the knight wins...
Fischer vs K O Mott-Smith, 1964 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 57 moves, 1-0

N vs. N.
Fischer vs E Westing, 1964 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 48 moves, 1-0

2N vs. 2N, then N vs. N.
Fischer vs T Mantia, 1964 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 40 moves, 1-0

Q vs. 2R. White's 35th is the point.
Fischer vs I Bilek, 1965 
(C11) French, 40 moves, 1-0

R vs. R. A sudden mating ambush.
Fischer vs J Durao, 1966 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 46 moves, 1-0

Q+R vs. Q+R, then R vs. R.
Fischer vs Matulovic, 1967 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 41 moves, 1-0

B+N vs. B+N. Fix the adverse pawns on weak squares, then win.
Fischer vs M Czerniak, 1968 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 47 moves, 1-0

The Fischer Endgame: R+B vs. R+N.
Fischer vs Taimanov, 1970 
(B44) Sicilian, 58 moves, 1-0

R vs. R. And in blitz too!
Fischer vs Smyslov, 1970 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 64 moves, 1-0

R+N vs. R+B, then N vs. B.
Fischer vs H Rossetto, 1970 
(C99) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 12...cd, 50 moves, 1-0

R+N vs. R+B. The knight runs rings around black's pieces.
Fischer vs Mecking, 1970 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 42 moves, 1-0

R vs. R.
Fischer vs D Marovic, 1970 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 48 moves, 1-0

R+B vs. R+N. Taimanov's nightmare.
Fischer vs Taimanov, 1971 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 71 moves, 1-0

R+2B vs. Q.
Fischer vs Larsen, 1971 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 41 moves, 1-0

2R vs. R+B. Not one but two tactical ambushes.
Fischer vs Spassky, 1972 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 56 moves, 1-0

Q+R vs. Q+R.
Fischer vs Spassky, 1992 
(B44) Sicilian, 67 moves, 1-0

R vs. 2B.
E Nash vs Fischer, 1956 
(B95) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6, 48 moves, 0-1

R+B vs. R+N.
Lombardy vs Fischer, 1958 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 53 moves, 0-1

R+B vs. R+B. Ratings man comes a cropper...
A Elo vs Fischer, 1957 
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 49 moves, 0-1

B+N vs. 2N, then N vs. N.
J de Souza Mendes vs Fischer, 1959 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 76 moves, 0-1

R+N vs. R+B, then R vs. R. Vasily gets pwned...
Smyslov vs Fischer, 1959 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 54 moves, 0-1

R+B vs. R+B.
J H Donner vs Fischer, 1959 
(E62) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 44 moves, 0-1

R+B vs. 2R, then pawn endgame.
Lombardy vs Fischer, 1960 
(B54) Sicilian, 43 moves, 0-1

R vs. R. Inexorable.
Guimard vs Fischer, 1960 
(A48) King's Indian, 58 moves, 0-1

N vs. B.
Uhlmann vs Fischer, 1960 
(E79) King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack, Main line, 43 moves, 0-1

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