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Fischer Brilliancies Appraised by Eyal Segal
Compiled by jessicafischerqueen
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Eyal Segal is the 2008 winner of the Chessgames.com "CAISSAR AWARD" for Best Analyst.

Here are 21 of his favorite brilliancies by Bobby Fischer.

On almost all of these game pages, Eyal provides a good deal of excellent analysis and historical anecdotes that will delight and instruct Fischer fans of all ages and chess playing strength:

Enjoy and learn!!

Game of the Century? Maybe so...
D Byrne vs Fischer, 1956  
(D92) Grunfeld, 5.Bf4, 41 moves, 0-1

Bobby Fischer's Smile
Fischer vs J Sherwin, 1957 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 36 moves, 1-0

Slaying the Dragon at age 15
Fischer vs Larsen, 1958 
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 31 moves, 1-0

Gutting Geller
Fischer vs Geller, 1961 
(C72) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O, 22 moves, 1-0

Stockholm Star- Interzonal Triumph
Fischer vs Portisch, 1962 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 68 moves, 1-0

First Prize for Brilliancy
Fischer vs Julio Bolbochan, 1962  
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 37 moves, 1-0

Krushing Keres
Fischer vs Keres, 1962 
(C96) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 41 moves, 1-0

The Famous "Fischop"
Fischer vs Najdorf, 1962 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 24 moves, 1-0

Another First Brilliancy Prize
Robert E Byrne vs Fischer, 1963  
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 21 moves, 0-1

Don't Memorize Openings Against Bobby
Portisch vs Fischer, 1966 
(E45) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Bronstein (Byrne) Variation, 35 moves, 0-1

Whupping "Dr. Strangename"
Fischer vs Myagmarsuren, 1967 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 31 moves, 1-0

"Memorable Game" Number 60
Fischer vs Stein, 1967 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 56 moves, 1-0

No one expects the dreaded Black Najdorf!!
Matulovic vs Fischer, 1968 
(B91) Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation, 40 moves, 0-1

Master of the Ruy
Fischer vs Unzicker, 1970 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 42 moves, 1-0

<1.b3?!!> Beating you with any move at all
Fischer vs Ulf Andersson, 1970 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 43 moves, 1-0

Channeling Capablanca
Fischer vs Taimanov, 1971 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 71 moves, 1-0

Wailing on the Winawer
Fischer vs Larsen, 1971 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 41 moves, 1-0

How to Play the KID
Larsen vs Fischer, 1971 
(E97) King's Indian, 33 moves, 0-1

"My God-- it's full of stars"
Fischer vs Petrosian, 1971 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 34 moves, 1-0

Toppling the Tartakower
Fischer vs Spassky, 1972 
(D59) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower, 41 moves, 1-0

Look Ma! I'm on Top of the World!! CHAMPION
Spassky vs Fischer, 1972 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 74 moves, 0-1

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