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YouTube Added: Jan 1, 2014
This is game 2 from the 1971 candidates chess match final between Tigran Petrosian and Bobby Fischer. Fischer elects the Grunfeld Defense which leads to an opposite colored bishop position. The activation of the bishop in such a position is a top priority.
Robert James Fischer plays against Mikhail “Misha” Tal in the 1961 Supertournament held in Bled, Slovenia. This game features the Sicilian Taimanov variation of the Sicilian Defense opening, and a middlegame queen sacrifice which leads to an unbalanced and simplified endgame.
This is a game analysis from a tournament held in New York City on October 17th, 1956. Bobby Fischer (13-years-old) played the Grunfeld (Gruenfeld) Defense opening against a strong master at the time, Donald Byrne. The game is now given the label, Game of the Century. The white king ends up getting trapped in the center of the board. Fischer spent the latter part of his life in Reykjavik, Iceland. This defense has been played by some of the world’s best. (kasparov, fischer, carlsen, anand, kramnik)
Game 6 between Bobby Fischer and Boris Spassky from the 1972 World Chess Championship (Match of the Century) was the greatest one of the entire battle. It includes a rare beginning of the game by Fischer with 1.c4, a masterful game best described by International Master Anthony Saidy as “It was like a symphony of placid beauty.”, and has attributed to it a wonderful act of sportsmanship by Boris Spassky who, after the game, stood up and applauded Fischer for the masterpiece he just played. Game 6 propelled Fischer into the match lead, one that Spassky would never overcome. The match was held in Reykjavik, Iceland.