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Boris Spassky vs Robert James Fischer
Fischer - Spassky (1992), Sveti Stefan & Belgrade YUG, rd 26, Oct-29
Benoni Defense: Hromadka System (A57)  ·  1-0



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Jan-28-05  GreenDayGuy: Spassky must have been very happy after this... 5 million dollars and having beaten Fischer... amazing...
Feb-12-05  aw1988: Lol, actually, Fischer won the 1992 rematch.
Feb-12-05  WMD: It certainly kept Boris in tennis rackets for a while.
Feb-12-05  CeeFoR: <aw1988> there are 8 games on chessgames' database from the year 1992, 3 of which are draws, 3 Fischer victories, 2 Spassky victories.

According to description, 7 games were for $5 million.

Fischer did win the rematch, but lost a few further in the year ;D

Feb-21-05  Whitehat1963: Spassky beats Fischer's use of the opening of the day.
Oct-01-05  Kingsider: The criss-crossed Knights game.
Aug-10-07  RookFile: A strategic masterpiece from Spassky!
Aug-10-07  Wolfgang01: The final sac of the bishop is great. Bobby overestemated the pinned knight in the corner. Otherwise his bishop was also trapped. A great march of Boris king.
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  kevin86: How would anybody like to be the "two zax" in this game?:the bishop at h4 and the knight at h1-neither can move and neither seems to care.
May-26-09  WhiteRook48: Spassky did Fischer-like play!
Aug-26-09  WhiteRook48: except the 1 d4
Sep-01-09  kooley782: Good game by Spassky-he takes into account the whole board, then marches his king forward to lure black's pieces too far from the (not so) lowly pawn.
Sep-02-09  A.G.T.HUTAHAYAN: Spassky and Fischer maybe are very happy with 5 million dollars U.S but if compare with football good players moreless to small !?
Feb-24-11  Tigranny: This could be a good puzzle for Monday. That bishop sac was awesome in order to create a passed pawn.
Feb-24-11  Marmot PFL: Fischer wasn't even 2600 level in this game, and got squashed. I forget his PR for the match, maybe 2680?
Feb-24-11  M.D. Wilson: Karpov would have slapped Fischer silly had he played this match instead of Spassky.
Feb-24-11  ughaibu: 26th of April 2004 was a Monday.
Feb-24-11  M.D. Wilson: And the 27th was a Tuesday.
Mar-14-11  hottyboy90: GreatGame! Fischer played very clumsily with his knighta in this one and allowed Spassky too much space which in turn made his knights inefficient and useless.
Jun-10-11  wals: Rybka x 64

36...Kf8, +2.17. Best, Ba3, +1.22.
Penalty, 0.95. A blunder by Black.

37.Ke2, +1.49. Best, Nxf5, +2.17.
Penalty, 0.68. An error by White.

40...Bf2, +3.75. Best, Nf6, +3.15.
Penalty, 0.60. 2nd error by Black.

41.Nh1, +1.38. Best, Nxf5, +4.03.
Penalty, +2.65. A blunder by White.

46...Kb8, +3.36. Best, Nd8, + 2.18.
Penalty, +1.18. 3rd error by Black.

52.Kb5, +2.29. Best, Bf6, +3.81.
Penalty, +1.52. 3rd error by White.

54...Kc7, +7.55. Best, Kb8, +3.12.
Penalty, +4.43. 4th error by Black.

55...Kc8, +12.29. Best, Nb6, +7.55.
Penalty, +4.79. 5th error by Black.

56...Nc7, +17.91. Best, Nb6, +12.29.
Penalty, +5.62. 5th error by Black

57...hxg6, +17.91, was the best move Black
could offer, and resigned after 58.Bxd8, +22.83.

SCORE: Black, 17.57. White, 4.85.

Jun-11-11  AVRO38: Fischer simply underestimated White's resources in the endgame.

Trapping White's knight and going into a closed endgame with 2 knights vs 2 bishops is a sound strategy on paper, but Fischer missed some brilliant tactics and wonderful endgame play by Spassky including the final bishop sacrifice.

Jan-02-12  kasparvez: Spassky's best performance in this match. Very clear and purposeful endgame, defeating Fischer in Fischer's style! Lovely.
Feb-20-12  mworld: 16.g4 was the 'rubicon' moment.
Feb-20-12  waustad: The bishop sac reminds me a little of a well known Chandler game Chandler vs M Steadman, 2008.
Jan-02-13  leka: Boris Spassky was 2598 elo rating the world ranking 167th in 1992. Fischer score results 10 wins 15 draws 5 losses.Fischer rating 2657,62.But Fischer played two games a great style.One was rossolimo attack the Sicilian and the other one was kings indian Fischer with black Fischer move that game 9..knight d7!!!! was the best in the whole match
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