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Robert James Fischer
Fischer 
The Championship Season: Bobby Fischer in 1972.  
Number of games in database: 1,099
Years covered: 1953 to 1992
Last FIDE rating: 2780
Highest rating achieved in database: 2785

Overall record: +434 -87 =247 (72.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 331 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (200) 
    B90 B32 B88 B44 B77
 Ruy Lopez (128) 
    C92 C69 C95 C98 C97
 French Defense (81) 
    C19 C18 C11 C16 C15
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (79) 
    C92 C95 C97 C98 C89
 Caro-Kann (52) 
    B11 B10 B18 B13 B14
 French Winawer (48) 
    C19 C18 C16 C15 C17
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (125) 
    B92 B99 B90 B97 B93
 King's Indian (117) 
    E80 E62 E97 E60 E67
 Sicilian Najdorf (83) 
    B92 B99 B90 B97 B93
 Nimzo Indian (23) 
    E45 E40 E46 E43 E20
 Grunfeld (20) 
    D79 D86 D80 D98 D95
 English (18) 
    A16 A15 A10 A19
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   D Byrne vs Fischer, 1956 0-1
   R Byrne vs Fischer, 1963 0-1
   Fischer vs Spassky, 1972 1-0
   Fischer vs Myagmarsuren, 1967 1-0
   Fischer vs Fine, 1963 1-0
   Fischer vs Benko, 1963 1-0
   Letelier vs Fischer, 1960 0-1
   Fischer vs Tal, 1961 1-0
   Fischer vs Petrosian, 1971 1-0
   Spassky vs Fischer, 1972 0-1

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: [what is this?]
   Spassky - Fischer World Championship Match (1972)

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   US Championship 1957/58 (1957)
   US Championship 1963/64 (1963)
   Stockholm Interzonal (1962)
   Rovinj/Zagreb (1970)
   US Championship (1966)
   Havana Olympiad Final-A (1966)
   Skopje (1967)
   Buenos Aires (1970)
   Vinkovci (1968)
   Netanya (1968)
   Palma de Mallorca Interzonal (1970)
   Fischer - Spassky (1992)
   Mar del Plata (1960)
   Curacao Candidates (1962)
   Havana (1965)

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GAMES ANNOTATED BY FISCHER: [what is this?]
   Petrosian vs Pachman, 1961
   Unzicker vs Fischer, 1962
   Korchnoi vs Fischer, 1970
   Fischer vs Bolbochan, 1962
   Zukertort vs Steinitz, 1886
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ROBERT JAMES FISCHER
(born Mar-09-1943, died Jan-17-2008, 64 years old) United States of America (federation/nationality Iceland)

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Robert James ("Bobby") Fischer was a chess prodigy born on March 9, 1943 in Chicago.

At 13, he won the stunning brilliancy D Byrne vs Fischer, 1956, which Hans Kmoch christened "The Game of the Century." At 14, he won the US Championship (1957/58), making him the youngest U.S. Champion ever. At age 15, Fischer became both the youngest grandmaster (at the time) and the youngest candidate for the World Championship.

Fischer's victory qualified him for the Portoroz Interzonal (1958). He tied for 5th-6th, which sufficed to advance him to the Candidates Tournament to decide the challenger to World Champion Mikhail Botvinnik. It also made him, at 15, the youngest grandmaster ever - a record that stood until Judit Polgar broke it in 1991. At the Bled-Zagreb-Belgrade Candidates (1959), Fischer finished fifth out of eight, the top non-Soviet player.

Fischer won the US Championship all eight times he played, in each case by at least a point. In the US Championship (1963/64) he achieved the only perfect score (11-0) in the history of the tournament.

He won the Stockholm Interzonal (1962) 2½ points ahead of Efim Geller and Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian. This made him a favorite to win the Curacao Candidates (1962), but he only finished fourth, behind Petrosian, Geller, and Paul Keres.

In a famous article in Sports Illustrated magazine, The Russians Have Fixed World Chess, Fischer accused the Soviets of cheating: Petrosian, Geller, and Keres had drawn all 12 of the games among themselves at Curaçao. Because of this, he refused to play in the next Candidates cycle. He did play in the Sousse Interzonal (1967), but left it while leading, because of a scheduling dispute occasioned by Fischer's refusal to play on Saturday, his Sabbath.

He won the Palma de Mallorca Interzonal (1970) by a record 3½ points. The following year, he shocked the chess world by sweeping the Fischer - Taimanov Candidates Quarterfinal (1971) and Fischer - Larsen Candidates Semifinal (1971) by identical 6-0 scores, the only perfect scores in the history of the Candidates Matches. He also won the first game of his Candidates final against former World Champion Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian, giving him a modern record of 20 consecutive wins at the highest level of competition. He won the Fischer - Petrosian Candidates Final (1971) by 6½-2½ to advance to the World Championship match against reigning champion Boris Spassky. This also gave him a FIDE rating of 2785, making him at that time the highest-rated player in history.

In Reykjavik, he won the Fischer - Spassky World Championship Match (1972) by 12½-8½ to become the 11th World Chess Champion. In 1975, Fischer forfeited his title after FIDE refused to meet his conditions for a World Championship match with Anatoly Karpov. He then virtually disappeared from the public eye for nearly 20 years.

After ending his competitive career, he proposed a new variant of chess and a modified chess timing system. His idea of adding a time increment after each move is now standard, and his variant "Fischerandom" (or "Chess960") is gaining in popularity.(2)

Fischer resurfaced in 1992 to play a match against his old rival Spassky in Yugoslavia. Fischer won Fischer - Spassky (1992) 10-5 with 15 draws. The United States considered that Fischer, in playing this match in Yugoslavia, violated U.S. Treasury Department regulations that forbade transacting business with Yugoslavia. Fischer evaded authorities for twelve years until July 13, 2004, when he was arrested in Japan. On March 22, 2005, he was granted Icelandic citizenship and finally freed from Japan. He died of renal failure in Iceland on January 17, 2008 at the age of 64. Gravestone photo: http://www.sjakkfantomet.no/wp-cont....

Fischer's anthology, My 60 Memorable Games, was published in 1969. It has been described as a "classic of objective and painstaking analysis,"1 and is regarded as one of the great classics of chess literature.

(1) Hooper & Whyld. The Oxford Companion to Chess. 1992

(2) Wikipedia article: Bobby Fischer

(3) User: jessicafischerqueen 's YouTube documentary of Fischer http://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...

Last updated: 2018-09-23 15:50:12

 page 1 of 44; games 1-25 of 1,099  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. D Mayers vs Fischer 1-0171953Blitz GameC33 King's Gambit Accepted
2. Fischer vs J Altusky 1-0121954Offhand GameE90 King's Indian
3. J Altusky vs Fischer 0-181954Offhand GameC71 Ruy Lopez
4. A W Conger vs Fischer 1-0121955corrE70 King's Indian
5. A Humphrey vs Fischer ½-½331955US Amateur ChE61 King's Indian
6. Fischer vs K Warner 0-1281955Lincoln ch-US jrB58 Sicilian
7. W Whisler vs Fischer ½-½251955Lincoln ch-US jrE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
8. J Thomason vs Fischer 0-1231955Lincoln ch-US jrE90 King's Indian
9. Fischer vs D Ames ½-½281955Lincoln ch-US jrC47 Four Knights
10. Fischer vs V Pupols 0-1441955Lincoln ch-US jrC40 King's Knight Opening
11. Fischer vs F Saksena 1-0221955Lincoln ch-US jrC53 Giuoco Piano
12. A Turner vs Fischer 1-0531956New York ManhattanE68 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Variation, 8.e4
13. Fischer vs S Baron 1-0531956New York ManhattanC98 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
14. Fischer vs K Vine ½-½361956New York ManhattanB32 Sicilian
15. W Whisler vs Fischer 0-1281956?E87 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox
16. J Tamargo vs Fischer 0-1401956Manhattan CC chB22 Sicilian, Alapin
17. Fischer vs M Pavey 0-1521956New York ManhattanA07 King's Indian Attack
18. Pat Smith vs Fischer 0-1231956Casual gameC48 Four Knights
19. Fischer vs I Spector 1-0351956Casual gameB95 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6
20. J R Florido vs Fischer 0-1261956Capablanca CC - Log Cabin mC50 Giuoco Piano
21. Fischer vs J A Casado ½-½481956Simul, 12bB32 Sicilian
22. A Jenkins vs Fischer 0-1181956North Carolina - Log Cabin CC mB20 Sicilian
23. Fischer vs J F Bacardi 1-0281956US Amateur chA04 Reti Opening
24. Fischer vs E Nash 0-1511956US Amateur chA05 Reti Opening
25. R Riegler vs Fischer 0-1341956US Amateur chB20 Sicilian
 page 1 of 44; games 1-25 of 1,099  PGN Download
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Jul-27-21  Absentee: <George Wallace:

Catholics believe that the Pope is infallible, like God, speaking on scriptural or moral matters.>

Not quite. Catholic orthodoxy considers the pope infallible when speaking <ex cathedra>.

<The Catholics have converted people by the sword, like the Muslims. They tortured people. They mixed with governments and wielded political power. They were behind the Crusades. They raped countless boys and engaged in a decades-long worldwide, institution-wide coverup. They would behead you for "heresy.">

It might have something to do with the fact that the catholic church has been around for roughly 2000 years and all that stuff has gone out of fashion only rather recently. Luther, Calvin, the puritans and their offspring managed to catch the tail end of the trend and contribute something of their own, though. The Spanish physician Miguel Servet was arrested in Geneva after being denounced for heresy by Calvin, and was eventually sentenced by the city - calvinist - authorities to be burnt at the stake. Cases like his were fairly common. In Zurich the anabaptist Felix Manz (and many others) was sentenced to death by drowning by the Zwinglian council. In general, the new religious authorities also took over governmental functions and civil administration. An odd way of not wielding political power. It wasn't all burning and drowning, though: Philipp I von Hessen, with the theological backing of Melanchthon and Bucer, decided he wanted to be just like them old biblical patriarchs and started practicing polygamy. Luther also had his moments. In his early writings he strongly condemned the brutal treatment and conversion methods the Jews were subjected to, likely trying to win them over to his reform. When that didn't work out, he incited the faithful to burn down synagogues, raze Jewish schools and homes, seize their properties and money and so forth. Likewise, the "free interpretation of the Bible" turned out to be the not so free massacre of Müntzer and his followers and other dissidents. "Witch cakes" and the drowning and prayer tests were still used in trials for witchcraft well into the 18th century. Jolly good times.

Jul-27-21
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  Joshka: <George Wallace> Thank you for the compliment. Your illustrations on the Catholic Church were spot on. I believe <optimal play> was offended, and I apologize to you, if you were offended. This was not my intention at a all. But one cannot disregard facts of history and what the Catholic Church is all about and has been all about. Yes, we cannot turn this forum into the <Kenneth Rogoff> page, where only religious comments are made. <George Wallace> Thank you again for your facts on Catholicism. It might help those on the fence to do their research!
Jul-27-21  Z truth 000000001: Whet the hack is going on here?!??!!

Bible Study 101 is two doors down the hall, the Catholic Defamation League's offices are across the street.

I thought this was a chess site, but it's turning more and more into a lunatic asylum for the Rogoffian <kudzu> tribe.

.

Jul-27-21  Z truth 000000001: (Please sell the site soon <Susan>, before the degradation becomes irreversible)
Jul-27-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  harrylime:

Bobby just lost a game in 7 moves in heaven .

It was against God tho .....

Jul-27-21
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  harrylime: <<Z truth 000000001: (Please sell the site soon <Susan>, before the degradation becomes irreversible)>>

CHILL.

Stop getting your knickers in a twist over NOTHING.

Fischer is the James Dean/Jim Morrison of chess ... with a little bit of the Beatles and Ali in the mix too ...

His page is gonna be a magnet for crackheads and crackpots ect...

Chill and think of Gazza in the 80's ... the unstoppable Gazza x

Jul-27-21  Z truth 000000001: <Harry>'s got some skin in the game, sure.

Not directly aligned, but in the vicinity...

Jul-27-21  pazzed paun: I really blame Pal Benko
Fischer stopped talking about the literature he got from Benko
Jul-27-21
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  harrylime:

I Blame Kissinger and Nixon

They should have persuaded Bobby to STAY IN BROOKLYN

Jul-27-21
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  harrylime:

Bobby in 1970 was like Elvis in 1968

THE COMEBACK SPECIAL

Jul-27-21
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  harrylime: The COMMIES knew he was coming loike ...

They just didn't anticipate how special he was lol lol lol

Jul-27-21  Petrosianic: <harry david chapman> You tell 'em, Killer.
Jul-27-21
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  harrylime:

<<Petrosianic: <harry david chapman> You tell 'em, Killer.>>

Are you sad Baby Orca TUA dies in NZ ?? l

Jul-27-21
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  harrylime: gary kasparov lost in 7 moves

Bobby lost in 7 moves against GOD

Jul-27-21
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  Dionysius1: Have you got the moves? A signed score sheet would be nice.
Jul-27-21
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  MissScarlett: It was certainly smart of the Catholic Church to suppress the invention of the printing press for over a thousand years, so as to keep the vast majority in illiteracy and frustrate the cravings of the serfs to debate theological matters.
Jul-27-21
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  MissScarlett: Whilst many have pilloried Fischer for refusing to defend his title in 1975, I think he should be praised for prioritising his mental health.
Jul-27-21
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  harrylime: <<MissScarlett: Whilst many have pilloried Fischer for refusing to defend his title in 1975, I think he should be praised for prioritising his mental health.>>

Says the what ??

foook off lol lol

Fischer is the GREATEST CHESS PLAYER OF ALL TIME

You BORING folks on this site just don't get it.

Nobody in chess history has promoted chess more than ROBERT FISCHER

Jul-27-21
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  harrylime: <<Dionysius1: Have you got the moves? A signed score sheet would be nice.>>

GOD does not sign score sheets

and nor does God.

Jul-27-21  nok: <Likewise, the "free interpretation of the Bible" turned out to be the not so free massacre of Müntzer and his followers and other dissidents.>

<Absentee> with the truth bombs

Jul-28-21
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  harrylime:

Fischer is the Elvis and James Dean of chess loike.

Only probs iz most folk are DEAD now who either knew him or knew his genius

Jul-28-21  optimal play: <Joshka: <George Wallace> Thank you for the compliment. Your illustrations on the Catholic Church were spot on.>

By his own admission <George Wallace> is a progressive liberal.

Just check out his bio:

<George Wallace

As a progressive liberal, I believe a woman has the right to an abortion up to five years after birth. Her body, her choice.

As a progressive liberal, I don't believe we need an ancient book to teach us our morals because in modern times we can base our morals on reason. You should be able to do whatever you want so long as it does not harm anyone else.

As a progressive liberal, I am fighting for the rights of Incestuals. These are people, like a father and his adult age son, who engage in a homosexual relationship. Stop incest-shaming them! There's nothing wrong with a father-son homosexual relationship. It's good, moral and if they are in love, then love is love.

As a progressive liberal parent, I am against slut-shaming. I have encouraged my daughter to sleep around with as many men as she can. She's up to 650ish. We are not going to keep her from enjoying life and hold her to some outdated Christian value system. She now has over 22,000 Facebook friends.

As a progressive liberal, I think we need more homosexuals in the Boy Scouts, so they can sleep in the tents late at night with the young boys out in the woods alone.

As a progressive liberal, I HATE TRUMP on moral grounds.

As a progressive liberal, I FOOKIN hate Jews. Not because they are Jews, but because they are Zionists (a big difference).

My wife is a strong woman and I'm not afraid to have a strong woman for a wife. She sleeps with other men but she doesn't love them. She only loves me, so I'm okay with it. Our relationship is strong so I'm not worried about losing her.

As a progressive liberal, I let my son, age 11, decide that he wanted to be a girl, so we went to the doctor and had his weiner cut off. We aren't going to push our values on him.

As an atheist, I say that there's nothing objectively wrong with owning black people, whipping them for fun, taking a slave's wife to use and abuse for the evening, returning her to her family bloodied and defiled, and laughing about it with your southern, white, red-neck friends. You may find that distasteful, but that is only your opinion. You may be of the <moral opinion> that it's wrong, but it's merely your opinion. It's not a moral <fact> that it's wrong. I'm glad we agree.

As a progressive liberal, I believe that long ago it rained on the rocks and the rocks came to life.

A man commits a violent crime, a terrible crime, a crime he should be put to death for. Question: is it <just> to kill his son instead? Answer: Yes.

As a progressive liberal, I say there is no moral difference between prostitution and homosexuality. If homosexuals can enjoy their rights, why not prostitutes?

As a progressive liberal, I think ATM fees are TOO HIGH, but taxes are too low.>

^^^^^^^^^^^^^

There's your spiritual brother, Josh!

<Joshka: I believe <optimal play> was offended, and I apologize to you, if you were offended. This was not my intention at a all.>

I already told you I was not offended. No need for any apology. I just wanted to help clarify your misconception of the Catholic Church.

<But one cannot disregard facts of history ...>

Exactly!

Josh, you need to properly understand the past 2,000 years of history, not just parrot Protestant Fundamentalist talking points of the last hundred years.

<we cannot turn this forum into the <Kenneth Rogoff> page, where only religious comments are made.>

Agree. This page is about Bobby and the link I posted was to an article about him which I thought would be of interest to Fischer fans.

<<George Wallace> Thank you again for your facts on Catholicism. It might help those on the fence to do their research!>

Don't thank that progressive liberal nutcase!

You can't trust him.

He's leading you astray.

Jul-28-21
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  Joshka: <optimal play> Didn't know you were so naive. You can't tell sarcasm when you read it?? <George Wallace> His whole bio is filled with it, wake up and smell the coffee!!! Again I wasn't knocking your religion, just stating facts. Bobby was right!! He knew the Catholic Church teaches you not to read the Bible!! I was a Catholic for many years I know!! Look here, don't talk about things you know nothing about. Myself and <George Wallace> have presented the facts on the Catholic Church. I could give you much more, but then again this is not the right forum. I apologize if I offended you. Believe what you want to believe but do not call me a liar.
Jul-28-21  optimal play: <Joshka: <optimal play> Didn't know you were so naive. You can't tell sarcasm when you read it?? <George Wallace> His whole bio is filled with it, wake up and smell the coffee!!!>

Exactly my point. He can't be trusted. He's a chameleon! He has had numerous sock puppets.

<Again I wasn't knocking your religion, just stating facts.>

I'm not bothered about anyone knocking the Catholic Church but you're not stating facts, you're regurgitating Protestant Fundamentalist propaganda from a hundred years ago.

<Bobby was right!! He knew the Catholic Church teaches you not to read the Bible!!>

Well then what about the article I posted?

<I was a Catholic for many years I know!!>

Josh, there's an old and true saying:

Weak Catholics become Protestant; Strong Protestants become Catholic.

Your education in the Catholic Faith was obviously deficient.

<Look here, don't talk about things you know nothing about.>

That's what *you're* doing!

<Myself and <George Wallace> have presented the facts on the Catholic Church.>

No, you've both presented Protestant Fundamentalist talking points which are nothing but lies and propaganda.

<I could give you much more, but then again this is not the right forum.>

Alright then, open up your forum and we can talk about it there.

<I apologize if I offended you.>

Why do you keep apologizing?

<Believe what you want to believe>

I believe the truth.

<but do not call me a liar.>

Where did I call you a liar?

Jul-28-21  optimal play: <Zanzy: Whet the hack is going on here?!??!! Bible Study 101 is two doors down the hall, the Catholic Defamation League's offices are across the street. I thought this was a chess site, but it's turning more and more into a lunatic asylum for the Rogoffian <kudzu> tribe.>

The point of the article was to discuss the possibility of Bobby becoming Catholic just before his death, not to fill his forum with theological debate.

But at least it is mainly intelligent discussion, not the usual mindless drivel we find on here:

Fischer is the greatest lol lol

Bobby transcended chess lol lol lol

Fischer changed chess forever lol

Bobby was the 60's internet lol lol lol

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