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Boris Spassky vs Robert James Fischer
Fischer - Spassky (1992), Sveti Stefan & Belgrade YUG, rd 30, Nov-05
King's Indian Defense: Saemisch Variation. Panno (E83)  ·  0-1



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Jul-19-13  hudapri: The last chapter.
May-11-14  sicilianhugefun: The final fantasy... Robert James Fischer's footprint in the world of Chess is yet to be emulated...
Sep-09-14  Apostolov: Good game !
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  PawnSac: < Fast Gun: After this the last game of the match, Fischer had played his final game of his career and disappeared into the wilderness with $5 million in his back pocket never to play again !! What a waste of chess talent: >

LOL. ok. wow.. what a maroon.

first of all, it wasn't $5M. the total purse was 5 mil and it was a split, something like 3.3 and 1.6 mil.. Now tell me hotshot.. if you could make over 3 MILLION DOLLARS in one month of work, would you consider that a waste of talent? if you or me or any other person on this site could make 3+ MILLION dollars in one month and retire in comfort, who would care what you think about it?!!! ok so you are 60 years old and you play a match then retire.. whats wrong with that? How talented are you? can you make 3M in one month? LOL

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  offramp: User: Fast Gun has not posted here in over 8 years. I have his home address. He is retired and lives in one of those tall old buildings in Manhattan.

I'll convey him your comment.

Aug-21-17  Toribio3: Boris could not breach Fischer's next move, Rh8, bingo!
Dec-13-18  Albion 1959: PawnSac makes some erroneous comments here. Fischer was not 60 years old at the time he was 49! Three million dollars is nice work if you can get it. PawnSac probably couldn't even make three dollars. Retire in comfort, that is Fischer's prerogative since he felt he had nothing left to prove. But in the real world, the chess world does not stand still and in a constant state of flux (this is not too deep for you is it?) Fischer never proved himself to the likes of Karpov and Kasparov, who would surely have tested him. Nothing wrong with earning a living from the game, though I suspect he played this match for financial reasons. If money was Fischer's motivation hotshot PawnSac, then not play Kasparov? He would surely have made twice as much money, or maybe Fischer was afraid that Kasparov would have beaten him?!
Dec-14-18  Granny O Doul: Soltis at the time expressed the idea that Spassky embarked on an extremely speculative attack because either he wins brilliantly, or the match is over. Win-win.
Dec-14-18  RookFile: When Fischer became champ, he had nothing left to prove to anybody.
Dec-14-18  sakredkow: Karpov begs to differ.
Dec-15-18  RookFile: Really? Do you have a quote from Karpov that says Fischer had something to prove?

Of course you don't.

Apr-23-19  RookFile: We check back later and listen to the sound of crickets chirping. If you actually listen to what Karpov says, he feels like a match with Fischer would have tested him like none other.
Jun-22-19  Patszer: Bobby Fischer was not just a world chess champion. He was a chess Superstar.
Mar-06-20  asiduodiego: <RookFile> <When Fischer became champ, he had nothing left to prove to anybody.> Indeed, I guess that once you become Chess World Champion, you have absolutely nothing else to prove to anybody, that's why every single World Champion has immediatly retired after winning the title.


Mar-06-20  asiduodiego: On the game itself, I was curious to explore the very last game Fischer ever played in his career, and it seems it was an ill-adviced attempt by Spassky to invent an attack in the Kingside, failing, and ending up a rook down.

Too bad the career of Bobby ended up not with a bang, but with a whimper.

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  WorstPlayerEver: <Zugzwangovich>

9... Nd7 is playable.

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  Joshka: What do the computers say if Spassky just simply castles on move 13?? Heck even beginners know to castle to complete development. Heck Bobby castled on move 5. Very poor strategy by a former World Champion would obviously knows better.
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  harrylime: <<Joshka: What do the computers say if Spassky just simply castles on move 13?? Heck even beginners know to castle to complete development. Heck Bobby castled on move 5. Very poor strategy by a former World Champion would obviously knows better.>>

Bozza has already played h4 ... look at the chess board again without the drugs .

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  beatgiant: <Joshka>
It doesn't look too terrible after 13. 0-0 e5 14. Bf2, but White definitely has a few weak points.

13. Qd2 to prepare 0-0-0 looks a lot more consistent, in my opinion.

Jan-04-21  Viking707: Fischer was brilliant. He belongs in the pantheon of great chess champions, but .... he was severely handicapped by mental illness, which kept him from using his extraordinary talent to remain at the top levels for many years after winning the championship.
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  perfidious: There are qualifiers for any great in any form of endeavour, but why waste time covering ground which has long been ploughed beyond exhaustion?
Jan-04-21  Damenlaeuferbauer: This game was the final curtain of the most astonishing and remarkable chess career of all times. Maybe not the person, but the games he played were greater than life - like chess itself. He and his oeuvre/opus will be remembered as extraordinary as long as chess will be played.
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  Joshka: <beatgiant> agree good points thanks
Jan-04-21  RookFile: <asiduodiego: that's why every single World Champion has immediatly retired after winning the title.>

Evidently, Fischer was supposed to base his decisions on what other people decided to do. Like he had ever done that on anything in his entire life.

By the way, Fischer didn't immediately retire. Instead, he posted the conditions under which he would play, as he said he would do before he became champ. This was long before Karpov emerged as the challenger.

Jan-04-21  Atking: To make suspicious 9.Nb3?! by 9...Nd7! then 10...a5! puzzled me at time. Mind of genuis. After 14...c5! Black has a clear advantage Sure 18.Nf5!?? Spassky's mind cracked but even after18.h6 BxN! 19.BxB Kh7 20.Bg7 Rg8 21.0-0 f6 22.Bf3 Ne6 23.e5 fxe 24.Nf6+ exN 25.BxB Rb8 Black is better. Such underlines put the all game in the world of angels creations.
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