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Robert James Fischer vs Boris Spassky
Spassky - Fischer World Championship Match (1972), Reykjavik ISL, rd 2, Jul-13
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Jul-10-20
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  Charlie Durman: Bobby cudda skipped the next few games ... He'd still be WORLD CHESS CHAMPION.

He was so far above any mortal chess player in 1972 .

Jan-07-21  Allanur: Is this the greatest zugzwang ever? Fischer must have concluded that his position is a zugzwang - he must have thought any move would have weakened his position and exposed a target for black to attack.

This must be the reason Fischer resigned but I guess he should have waited and allowed his oppoent to checkmate him, it is kinda disrespect if you do not let your opponent checkmate you after you are in a desperate zugzwang.

Fischer experienced a similar position 5 and 10 years earlier, he similarly gave up in all of them: 1967 Sousse Interzonal, and against Reschevsky in 1961. In all of these situations Fischer deployed the same strategy: just give up, do not even fight a lost war.

Jan-07-21  RookFile: <Howard: As I mentioned a few years ago somewhere on this website, who the hell could have predicted that after two games, Spassky was to win just ONE more game ?! >

Nobody, I'm sure. If I'm not mistaken, at that moment in time Fischer had never beaten Spassky in his life.

Yet Fischer's surge from games 3 through 10 was one of the more remarkable things I've seen in my life. Just the sheer sense of power Fischer showed during that stretch was unbelievable.

In fact, in later world championship matches they had a rule that the match ends with a victor if one guy gets 6 wins. If they had that rule in this match, this thing would have been over after game 13.

Unbelievable display of power by Fischer.

Jan-08-21
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  AylerKupp: <<Rookfile> Yet Fischer's surge from games 3 through 10 was one of the more remarkable things I've seen in my life. Just the sheer sense of power Fischer showed during that stretch was unbelievable.>

If you want to see a truly remarkable chess performance check out Fischer's results in the second half of the 1966 Piatigorsky tournament. A 10-player double round robin, after 9 games and the midway point in the tournament, he was in next to last place with 3.5 points, 2.5 points behind the leader, Spassky, after losing 4 of his previous 5 games.

Fischer was clearly not in good form at the start of the tournament. But he suddenly recovered and then won 6 of the next 7 games (the other game was a draw) to score 6.5/7 and go from next to last to a first place tie with Spassky at 10 points each. In my opinion it's the second half of the 1966 Piatigorsky Cup tournament that established Fischer to be the best player in the world through (probably) 1975 and likely somewhat beyond.

Oh yes, the players Fischer defeated in rounds 10 16: Reshevsky (10), Portisch (11), Ivkov (12), Donner (13), Larsen (15), Najdorf (16). All top grandmasters at the time.

Jan-08-21
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  harrylime: BOBBY AGAINST THE WORLD

Thats' how it was.

Fischer is the Greatest .

He was more than a chess player.

Jan-08-21  Petrosianic: <harrylime> Then why do you hate him so if he's that great?
Jan-08-21
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  moronovich: <Petrosianic: <harrylime> Then why do you hate him so if he's that great?>>

The guy who killed John Lennon was a big fan of his.

Jan-08-21  Petrosianic: <moronovich>: <The guy who killed John Lennon was a big fan of his.>

True. And the image of harry with a gun, within a hundred miles of Fischer is something I wish I hadn't just brought on myself. Harry David Chapman. You know something? That fits him.

Jan-08-21
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  harrylime: Bobby against the WORLD

RJF prevailed against the FIXED Commie CHESS era in the 50's and 60's ..

BOBBY IS THE GREATEST

Jan-08-21  Petrosianic: <harry david chapman> Answer me, harry, this is important. Do you own a gun? I'm going to keep asking until I get an answer.
Jan-08-21
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  MissScarlett: This is in bad taste, and could be considered incitement to violence. You'd better back off. <Hazz> shoots from the lip, not the hip.
Jan-08-21
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  harrylime: I'm a BUMBLE BEEEEEEEEEEEE ON THIS SOITE RE RJF lol lol

Bobby is my HONEY 😘❤️️

Jan-09-21  morfishine: <MissScarlett: This is in bad taste, and could be considered incitement to violence. You'd better back off. <Hazz> shoots from the lip, not the hip> Pleez, give me a break <scarface>, Harry is an obnoxious pest who pollutes whatever forum he likes, but <CG> just stands by and does nothing about it

That about sums that up

Jan-09-21
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  moronovich: <Harry is an obnoxious pest who pollutes whatever forum he likes, but <CG> just stands by and does nothing about it That about sums that up>

Right <morf>

And when I think of all those fine members we have lost during the last couple of years.

But poor little Harry puking and peeing in every corner seems to be a thing too difficult to solve for the current administation.

Jan-09-21
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  Messiah: <moronovich: <Harry is an obnoxious pest who pollutes whatever forum he likes, but <CG> just stands by and does nothing about it That about sums that up>

Right <morf>

And when I think of all those fine members we have lost during the last couple of years.

But poor little Harry puking and peeing in every corner seems to be a thing too difficult to solve for the current administation.>

Also ceasing the practice of sending your password in PLAINTEXT when you wish to use the forgotten password function.

Jan-10-21  Petrosianic: <morfishine>: <Harry is an obnoxious pest who pollutes whatever forum he likes, but <CG> just stands by and does nothing about it>

He's a paying member. The rules don't seem to apply to them.

Jan-10-21  steinitzfan: MissScarlett - I just saw your response back on July 10. Quite good. It took a little while for me to get though.
Jan-10-21
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  harrylime: Quite sad when other forum users of whatever site try to get another user banned just because they dont like his/her opinions.

I've never tried to get anyone banned from any internet site.

You can put folk on IGNORE ( which again I do not ever do) ... but to try and get someone banned is like what I've seen in football games with players gettin opponents sent off thru cheating the ref it sucks and is cheap as hell...

Whatever ! lol lol

The cabal of ANTI FISCHER posters has ALWAYS been vocal and prevalent on this site ... it's the same posters and the same tired old arguments re Bobby ...

I put up with you posting this. You should put up with me. Ok ? Put me on IGNORE ! lol lol

Bobby Fischer for me revolutionised Chess and pulled Chess into the internet age. On his own. So there ! xxx

Jan-10-21
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  MissScarlett: <I've never tried to get anyone banned from any internet site. >

But you did organise a fight with <Mark Finan>. Wholly forgivable, I know, but not quite in the Corinthian spirit of your remarks.

Jan-10-21
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  harrylime: <<MissScarlett: <I've never tried to get anyone banned from any internet site. > But you did organise a fight with <Mark Finan>. Wholly forgivable, I know, but not quite in the Corinthian spirit of your remarks.>>

I'm no Angel. I'm sure that's a movie too lol ...

I hope <MF> is happy and well and we were both to blame for that nonsense.

It was garbage and I'm guilty of stuff like that with Travis Bickle too ... tho we always kissed and made up lol lol ...

The internet and Net forums are becoming uber sanitised now.. daze of the wild west and Buck Rogers long gone zzzzzzzzzz lol lol xxx

Re USER <Mark Finan>

Actually I hope he returns to this site. I'm startin to look loike Liam with no haircut for ages and could do with some Lennon/Liam music lol lol ... so if er ... ya watchin Mark ?? lol lol ❤️️

Jan-10-21
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  harrylime: <<Petrosianic: <harry david chapman> Answer me, harry, this is important. Do you own a gun? I'm going to keep asking until I get an answer.>>

This post is bonkers and is indeed in really poor taste .

User <Petrosianic>

Bobby owned your guy... whacked him down when your guy had all the best GM's in the world at the time behind him ... lol lol lool

Jan-10-21  Petrosianic: <harry david chapman> <This post is bonkers and is indeed in really poor taste .>

Really? I thought that was one of your least bonkers posts ever?

It's your prerogative to refuse to answer. I'll draw my own conclusions about what you had to fear from it.

Fischer is safe now, and one of you guys already got John Lennon. But have you ever been near any other celebrity with a gun? This isn't a frivolous question, I have a very real fear here.

Jan-11-21
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  harrylime: <<Petrosianic: <harry david chapman> <This post is bonkers and is indeed in really poor taste .> Really? I thought that was one of your least bonkers posts ever?

It's your prerogative to refuse to answer. I'll draw my own conclusions about what you had to fear from it.

Fischer is safe now, and one of you guys already got John Lennon. But have you ever been near any other celebrity with a gun? This isn't a frivolous question, I have a very real fear here.>>

I say YOU are WIERD and BONKERS ( which makes me laff lol lol lol ) coz

On a chess site , YOU are the one mentioning a GUN ...

YOU are the one mentioning CHAPMAN ...

I'm reacting to YOUR posts lol lol xxx

Jan-11-21
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  harrylime: Boris owned the bore draw Petrosian too .

Just sayin loike xx lol

Jan-11-21  Petrosianic: <harry david chapman> Yeah, I know I mentioned Chapman, because you reminded me of him. And I'm saying loike I want you to promise me never to go near a celebrity with a gun duh lol. Is it really such a hard thing to say?
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