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Boris Spassky vs Robert James Fischer
"Fischer King" (game of the day Nov-01-2008)
Spassky - Fischer World Championship Match (1972), Reykjavik ISL, rd 13, Aug-10
Alekhine Defense: Modern. Alburt Variation (B04)  ·  0-1

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Nov-14-19  James51358: Rookfile, this very game has it's unrevealed secrets. 2 great players in this one incredible game. Fought tooth and nail til the end. how amazing!!!!
Nov-23-19  James51358: It's amazing to me how much this one game(and this entire match) has affected(or infected) the Chess world. This game is(by far and away) the most analyzed in chess history. Boris Spassky and Robert Fischer are great people and true masters of this game!!!
Nov-23-19
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  beatgiant: <James51358>
<This game is(by far and away) the most analyzed in chess history.>

Based on what? Even in this same match, Spassky vs Fischer, 1972 has about twice as many pages of kibitzing as this one, and a lot of it looks like in-depth analysis.

Jan-04-20  James51358: Chess.com computer analysis suggests that 14. Bc4 would have been a better move than 14. Bxc4. I agree with this because Spassky is down a pawn and trading pieces is, generally, a bad idea when down in material. Also, he keeps his white squared bishop on the board a little longer. Your thoughts?
Jan-04-20  James51358: Sorry, I meant 14. Bxa4
May-03-20  joddon: must be Carlsens favorite all time game, his most studied game...if you look at the tempo Carslen uses it comes from this game....there is no positional exchange in this game, rather pushing pawns like Carlsen likes....I think he must have studied this game thoroughly as a child....when I think about how Fischer pushes his attack and wins through tactical engineering of space and tempo on the board, one will see what a genius he really was. although Fischers preparation always worked I think Spassky had quite a counter ready for him however it didn't do much!!
Aug-16-20  Albion 1959: Probably the best game from 1972. In spite of the errors. This type of endgame would make even a strong and far-ranging search engine blow a fuse. These types of game tend not feature in a "Best Games" collection, because they are too long and too difficult to annotate, so authors tend to go for for shorter games (less than 40 moves) that do not have mind-blowing tactical play !!
Aug-17-20
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  perfidious: All in all, a terrific scrap, rich in vicissitudes.
Aug-17-20  Granny O Doul: ...reflecting almost equal credit on the first player and the conductor of the sable forces.
Aug-17-20
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  NM JRousselle: Bobby missed 32... c4. This move drives the White knight away before f4 and e5 are available. After 32... c4 33 Nb4 hg 34 fg f5, Black appears to be in firm control of the position. Fortunately, Bobby missed this move & we get rewarded with a great game!
Oct-09-20  Morlaf: Karpov has claimed (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPd...) that he found over the board a refutation for white, allowing him a near-forced win. Does any1 know Karpov's refutation cosists of, please?
Dec-20-20  dejandjakovic: I think that Karpov found 25. e6
Feb-11-21  Petrosianic: One good example of how your skill increases over time is why 64...h1 is necessary. When I studied this game, just starting to play chess, it was a mystery, and Gligoric's comment didn't explain it well.

Now, it's obvious, virtually at a glance, that it's necessary if Black wants to play for a win. White's Rook can hold the isolated f and h pawns back. Black's qside pawns are self-supporting with or without the Black King guarding them, but they also can't queen, with or without the King helping them. Only if the King gets over to try escort the f pawn in is there even a chance of playing for a win.

Feb-11-21  Petrosianic: One thing to keep in mind. When you study this ending a lot, you tend to ignore the pieces on f7, g7 and g8 entirely and try to calculate the R vs. P ending. But even immobile, the White B performs a valuable service, keeping the K off the a3-f8 diagonal. If you removed those three pieces, Black would win easily.
Apr-07-21  Margetic D: I m not sure about Karpovs finding. To me, it seems that 25.e6 (i have doubts that in this position whit have strong movies) , 25. ...Nc4, A) 26.Qb4,b6, 27.exf7+, Bxf7, 28.Nce6,Bxd4+

B)26.exf7+, Bxf7,27.Qc1,e5

C) 26.Qc1,and here 26. ..a3, maybe Ra5 or b6 . In any case, black should remain significantly better. Maybe Karpov found some better moves earlier. However, i adore this game. It is a real prove how humans (ok, Fischer and Spassky were in 1972 giants, especially Fischer) can play excellent and in the same time creative , interesting chess in opening, middle game or endgame ,without machines. BEAUTIFUL !

Aug-11-21  Albion 1959: Once a year I have a look at this game. It was without doubt the most difficult, hardest and technically challenging game of the match. It is not surprising that both players did not find the correct moves. Would Alpha Zero, Stockfish or Deep Blue have solved the finer points of this ending? Fischer creates games like these, because he pushes nearly every game played to it's limits !
Aug-11-21
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  keypusher: < Albion 1959: Once a year I have a look at this game. It was without doubt the most difficult, hardest and technically challenging game of the match. It is not surprising that both players did not find the correct moves. Would Alpha Zero, Stockfish or Deep Blue have solved the finer points of this ending? >

<AlphaZero> Almost certainly.

<Stockfish> Definitely.

<DeepBlue> Probably not.

<You are also a machine, as are Anand, Carlsen, Kasparov, and Fischer. You and the others are just inferior machines.> --vsaluki

Nov-10-21
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  Plaskett: One of the dumbest things I ever did (and, Oh Boy have I done some dumb things!) was, when chatting with Kavalek in London in late 1987, NOT to have quizzed him more about his work with Fischer in Rekyavik 1972, not only during the adjournment analysis of this game (patently that of a pre-computer era yet, what with the occasion and the fantastic courage it displays from both men and with all its many errors, still for me one of the greatest ever played) but also in subsequent opening preparation for the eight remaining games plus on the adjournments of Games 18 and 21. That will always be a big regret for me.
And now he´s dead...
Nov-10-21
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  MissScarlett: Kavalek had plenty of time and opportunity to spill the beans with regard to anything especially interesting that occurred during his time with Fischer. He didn't, so there probably wasn't. Ask Nigel.
Nov-10-21
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  harrylime:

Some great comments above on such a beautiful monster of a chess game.

As an aside . So many folk have tried to ally themselves with Bobby and claim credit for this or that during his chess career that it sends me dizzy lol lol

Fischer did it alone. It was his genius. Nobody else. He fought the commies alone ...

Nov-10-21
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  harrylime:

<<MissScarlett: Kavalek had plenty of time and opportunity to spill the beans with regard to anything especially interesting that occurred during his time with Fischer. He didn't, so there probably wasn't. Ask Nigel.>>

Yes. You've nailed it here. Loike.

Nigel still wants his hand shaking ...

Nov-10-21
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  MissScarlett: <He fought the commies alone>

I think Solzhenitsyn deserves a mention in dispatches.

Nov-10-21
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  MissScarlett: < subsequent opening preparation for the eight remaining games plus on the adjournments of Games 18 and 21.>

Was Kavalek really this involved after game 13? What did he say on the matter? Have I - perish the thought - been unfair in the past for suggesting he exaggerated his role in the match?

Nov-10-21
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  harrylime:

<<MissScarlett: < subsequent opening preparation for the eight remaining games plus on the adjournments of Games 18 and 21.> Was Kavalek really this involved after game 13? What did he say on the matter? Have I - perish the thought - been unfair in the past for suggesting he exaggerated his role in the match?>>

No Internet or Laptops in 72 ,,,

Bobby got help from

Everyone it

Seems

lol lol

Nov-10-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  harrylime: This game is just ...

Crazy

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