Bobby Fischer’s Chess masterpiece after 20 years of inactivity – Game 1 vs Spassky, 1992 Match

Bobby Fischer’s Chess masterpiece after 20 years of inactivity – Game 1 vs Spassky, 1992 Match


Afternoon all. I would like to go over the very first game of the 1992 match between Fischer and Spassky – so
this was played under very controversial circumstances – Fischer being ordered by the US government to cease and desist such commercial
activities or activities which could favor the region commercially. In this
very first game it was quite a masterpiece and that’s why I’d like to
go over it with you. Fischer playing White kicked off with e4 – Boris played e5 and
we seen the Ruy Lopez Nf3 Nc6 Bb5 a6 Ba4 – standard Ruy Lopez theory – Re1 b5 Bb3 0-0 c3 d6 and we’re
going to reach a major junction now after h3 – there’s various choices for black
here including Na5 – that’s the most popular – Bb7 – The Knight going back
to b8 was played in the game – this is the Breyer – Closed Breyer variation – There is Re8 – Nbd7 – Nd7 – all right so okay there’s
various ideas there’s h6 there’s even Be6 has been played a few times
quite a few times before – so we see Nb8 – this retreat which is trying to
work with this system so the closed Ruy Lopez Breyer variation
and we come up with 10. d4 – on move 10 d4 from Fischer Nbd7 so keeping
control of the e5 square – keeping that pawn intact -Nbd2 – Bb7 and now
the Bishop comes to lend support to that e4 pawn so this Knight is then free to
move without worrying about the e4 pawn Okay – the rook and Bishop protecting
e4 – Black’s got a lot of pressure on e4 but the Knight is now free to move to f1
after Bishop c2 so without prompting there was going to be no prompting anyway – the knight’s not coming to a5 so Re8 and
now Nf1 so the Knight usually in this kind of position can come to g3
and there is f5 – we see Bf8 – now black might be threatening exd4 now – that
rook can now add to the pressure on e4 Let’s put on actually a (Engine) Kibitzer from here – we’re starting to leave theory so the immediate threat to address is exd4 from black with pressure on e4 so Ng3 here – just in time here –
works like clockwork this system so we’ve got a very nice position for
the white pieces here and for the black pieces so both sides having their fair
share of central control. Black hasn’t yet compromised any control of f5 by
playing h6 – that will make a knight more difficult to evict and actually black
can just play g6 here so no real worries about Nf5 –
furthermore the bishop that can now fianchetto (Bg7) as well and both
these bishops might be good across the center sometimes – we see Bg5 from
Fischer okay and now potentially there’s Qd2 and just exchange off (with Bh6) – could be a useful option to weaken blacks dark
squares – this Bishop is kicked though with h6 and Bishop now goes to d2 – if it
goes to e3 there’s still some problems on e4 here with exd4 –
potentially exd4 is a useful move here just now – this is very nice for
black for example like this (exd4 followed by c5) – this is very pleasant if Black’s getting that
dark square Bishop so it looks a little bit maybe on the odd side to go to d2
but it does preserve control of e4 here – Bg7 – now you might think the
b5 pawn – Does that strike you is the main strategic target in this game so far?! The
b5 pawn?! It’s one of you know black’s more advanced pawns – there’s only two
advanced pawns here – but it’s one without so much support as e5 – There is a
lot of things potentially supporting e5 – this fianchettoed Bishop, the rook, the
knight, the pawn on d6 – but the b5 pawn sticks out as an advanced pawn and maybe a long-term strategic target from this position and that’s why I think this game is
hugely instructive around the b5 pawn and it’s significance – so watch the plans
now for this b5 – so a4 – okay – threatens potentially axb5 and leaving and you know
a target for either Bishop d3 or Queen d2 in the future – Black doesn’t mind that at the
moment and plays c5 – okay and now a very very committal decision which can be
double-edged is played here – Fischer closes the center with d5 and the reason
why this is often controversial is you’re weakening control of dark squares
particularly the c5 square in fact after c4 – this knight looks to have a very
juicy square on c5 – now as I mentioned the b5 pawn is an important strategic
target in Fisher’s view here as this next move shows. For the moment this diagonal
to get to b5 is blocked by that pawn and you know so in some ways it’s desirable
to have the pawn on c4 to make sure this structure is not that easily undermined
and Fischer actually plays the move b4 – very very interesting – Black has the
option of enpassant – which possibly is one of the better moves according to engines
here to actually take on b3 – because I mean let’s consider this cxb3 (enpassant) Bxb3 Is b5 looser because of this
diagonal?! Well let’s have a look … Is it that easy to exploit the b5 pawn here?!
Say Bishop c2 then maybe Bd3 coming up next or Rb1 to
put pressure there but black might have sufficient play –
Nb6 and it’s difficult to prove it’s
actually that much of a target -Rb1 – a dynamic move here you know say taking or
we could end up with with significant pressure on the queen side here – so this is
undesirable but black with Nc4 – I mean maybe there’s enough play here even
if b5 drops for example axb5 axb5 like this and you know for sacking that pawn
there might be enough play here for black – there’s a target on c3 for example
– the backward pawn – this position even though White’s a pawn up – this is going to be
difficult to win – Blacks got a lot of play and you know there’s a fragmented
structure with this c3 pawn – backward pawn to consider but in
the game we see after b4 a move which engines really don’t like at all and
the move is Nh7 and actually think well it’s solid isn’t it
this structure because any axb5 surely black just recaptures (with axb5) and there’s no problem with b5 now. Is there a problem with b5?! Well let’s see white now
plays Bishop e3 in this position which means actually there’s also an option of
Qd2 again as well as Qc1 if h6 wants to be attacked Qc1 or
Qd2 look interesting – also the bishops are usefully on this diagonal – I
don’t think there’s any great punishment for Nb6 actually ?! Or is there ?! axb5 axb5 Rxa8 – actually this could be quite punishing Rxa8 – there’s no
Queen takes because of the Queen’s having to maintain pressure there (protecting b6 knight) – this kind of position could be a little bit unpleasant with Qa1 with the idea
of maybe coming into a6 or a5 – so the bishop eyeing b6 is actually quite
useful in fact pressure on that Queen side is a bit worrisome here but also
this idea of h6 being attacked – so we’re seeing the
move h5 from Boris Spassky and now Qd2 anyway even though there’s no target
on h6 and now Rf8 – okay so black is considering to try and undermine the
pawn chain here with a later f5 that was the whole point of getting the knight
out of the way to there- that might be useful – the knight coming to g5 at some point in the future when it’s not so controlled
but f5 you know to try and blow up White’s pawn center and you might think
well where does b5 – the b5 pawn stand in all this?! Well this next move is
an absolutely positionally brilliant indication of things to come. Fischer
plays – what would you play here if I gave you 10 seconds to try and increase
the pressure on the Queen side?! so 10 seconds starting from now … what would you play here ?! Okay the move Ra3 and it’s preparing to double you know the rooks
behind axb5 which for the moment doesn’t seem as though it should be that
damaging – but let’s see Ndf6 is played there’s discouragement here well f5 is
really there’s a lot of control of the f5 Square from the Bishop on c2 and
the Knight on g3 – if nothing else – so f5 is very difficult to achieve at the moment – we
see Ndf6 instead – Rea1 – White’s able to build up and build up
behind this axb5 and in fact after Qd7 it looks as though ok black
would welcome the capture on a8 and and what would happen after that ?! But no
the tension is really kept for this axb5 here in a fantastic manner. I
wonder if you can guess how White can further intensify to make axb5 more
effective here?! What would you play in this position to make axb5 potentially
much more dangerous if I give you ten seconds here ?! okay R1a2
and ‘Alekhine’s gun’ is being created – the Queen can go to the back and
create what’s called an ‘Alekhine’s gun’ in respect of Alexander Alekhine another
fantastic world champion from the past having this alignment of the
rooks and Queen like this is called an ‘Alekhine’s gun’. Fischer constructs now an ‘Alekhine’s gun’ so Bf8 Qa1 so is axb5 adding – is it adding effect and
danger to axb5 here?! Yes this is very very serious now – In fact Spassky’s next
move is to reinforce a8 ok – now how does white increase the pressure here?! Well
for the moment we see Nf1 – the Knight is not really doing anything on
g3. He is improving this piece for the moment Be7 N1d2 – where is
this knight going?! Kg7 and now another fantastic move to add more effectiveness
to the potential of taking taking on a8 multiple times for that b5 to be a
problem here what would you play as White to try and make sure b5 is going to be a problem in the future if I give you 10 seconds here?! A
fantastic positional move so based on this knight which wasn’t doing anything
Black gave up on the f5 pawn so didn’t have to stand guard on f5 – the
knight (on f6) blocking in the F pawn anyway so it’s now being rerouted masterfully but
can you guess what happens now if I give you 10 seconds here and b5 is a
strategic concern here Okay Nb1 – Nb1 affords Na3
at some point if there’s captures and and then Na3 – would attack b5 from
from a3 and this is very very difficult for black to parry here
without doing something radical in this position – if we give black a normal
move not doing anything significant so waiting for the consequences of axb5
now – let’s imagine just Knight f8 saying well what has white got to say
here?! Let’s see if this was played which it wasn’t – axb5 axb5 Rxa8
and now if Bishop takes we can infiltrate a rook to the seventh rank
and threaten things like Na3 anyway for Nxb5 because the
rooks overloading the Queen here and also potential of Ng5 – attacking f7 so this
whole 7th rank pressure is very dangerous so let’s go with Rxa8
instead in this position to exchange everything off Rxa8 and
now here if Qxa8 we just take off the Queen and now Na3
and how does black actually defend b5?! It’s reached a climax – this ‘Alekhine’s gun’ and the knight maneuver to a3 has reached a climax here where blacks actually
losing because of this kind of pawn which was in a way of theoretical
weakness – it was standing out it compared to the other pawns as a potential target
but this position emphasizes black is doomed here what can black actually do?!
He can only do something desperate and he is going to lose that pawn and White’s gonna have a
dangerous passed pawn – so that’s very unappetizing so that shows that black is
in a desperate dire straits in this position and as a result
Boris now plays Nxe4 sacrificing a knight for just a pawn
the moment but now he gets in his f5 and he’s going to win that d5 so he’s
collapsed white center for sure so two pawns for the knight – now in this position
it looks as though even Bxf3 might be good and even then f4 for
Ng5 in is black getting a counter-attack against White’s King?! Well
Bxf3 is discouraged now because Fischer plays axb5 – the
bishop must maintain guard on a8 along with the rook on the Queen here
against this Alekhine’s gun for example Bxf3 – is this actually at
all harmful for White’s King safety – if f4 here – Bishop goes back (to c1) – Ng5 attacking f3 – we have Nd2 Nxh3 now either Kf1 or Kg2 and how black actually proceed with the
attack?! I don’t think there’s enough here and this Queen side is is going to be
menacing when white plays Rxa6 and is also Be4 to keep control of
all the light squares so this is no good at the moment to play Bishop takes f3 – We
see instead axb5 – okay and now here let’s see Fischer has the option it
seems to take off on a8 quite a few times – if we play Rxa8 Rxa8 – he didn’t play this – Rxa8 Qxa8 Qxa8 Bxa8 – well black’s improved
his position from the earlier thing we saw because now Na3 at least he’s
got Bc6 there’s no pawn on d5 here and black might actually have some pawn
mobility prospects in this position if he can get along with say Bishop f6 and
d5 in the future – there looks to be some potential prospects here and engines
actually evaluate this just about half a pawn – I think the prospects are with
blacks poor mobility here as it might be quite tricky if indeed it’s at all
possible to win in practice – So Fischer perhaps wisely – he didn’t exchange off for taking on a8 here – no he puts his rook on the seventh
rank with Ra7 pinning the bishop so this – What does it carry in
terms of concrete threats ?! Well I think White is just going to play Nbd2
and got get on with things later with that nice pressure on the 7th
rank so Spassky plays what seems to be a very
unusual looking – Kf6 just unpinning the bishop on e7 perhaps better – well if we look at Kh8 as another example Bh6 is very dangerous here – this is very very
dangerous indeed – how can black actually get out of trouble here?! If Bf8
then we can maybe take and then Ng5 and you see that power of the rook on
the 7th rank here – White is actually starting to threaten Nf7 check – if
Bishop takes we can take on a8 (with Rxa8) so that’s really really dangerous so okay. Spassky
is keen to try and unpin somehow without allowing you know Bh6 to be that
effective – so this move Kf6 tries to help we see Nbd2 – okay
now Rxa7 Rxa7 and now Ra8 – so that endgame scenario we’ve seen earlier – King’s like ready for the endgame if these
exchanges on a8 – Fischer is not having any of this he’s not going into the
ending – he wants to try and expose now blacks King safety and he plays a very
very energetic move now on the Kings side the move g4 so this now threatens to take and weaken f5 and then play get something like Nh4 to weaken that whole diagonal and that Knight of h7 is awkwardly placed here so Spassky plays hxg4 hxg4
and we see for example here it just looks far too dangerous to take this
Nh2 might actually be more accurate than than anything else here
um if Nh4 that’s still good but Nh2 even more accurate
attacking g4 and black is in trouble here – this temporary pawn sacrifice had
just succeeded in opening up the scope of you know Bishop and the Knights
coming into the game even more aggressively so basically in this
position Spassky tries Rxa7 After Qxa7 – he doesn’t want to take
on g4 he plays f4 keeping his pawns intact but it does weaken the e4 square
a bit and it does seem to ask the bishop to go to an awkward square b6 and
actually the engine likes Bb6 here Bb6 that is a piece up – Okay there is a
bit of concern about g4 for example Qc8 – apparently this this is this
can be dealt with though – a move like Be4 just offering g4 is possible here – if
takes it with check so let’s examine Qg4 instead instead King f1
and this this is a nice position for white so this could have been this is a
very nice position for white in any case any d5 here there’s Qh8 here – the Queen’s
really coming in for a kill and a Knight takes e5 after after Kf7 that’s
actually mating potentially so that’s all pretty dangerous so after this f4 Bb6 is possible but Fischer plays another very very good
move he just sacrifices the bishop here so
he’s trying to get access to this diagonal against black King so exf4 now Qd4+ might actually be a
very good move here as well as what was played Nh4 was played first keeping
in reserve this very dangerous check so White’s actually threatening both
Bishop takes g6 and queen d4 check Spassky protects g6 but then we have
Qd4+ – very awkward for the King to be there – Ke6 and now a really
powerful move here – well there’s two powerful moves but this is this is very
very good the Knights actually being attacked here that’s actually threatening
that Knight but it wants to go back to f3 or do something more energetic – if it went
back to f3 for example then you know maybe Ng5 and Black’s living
for a bit longer – this kind of position is not as good as what Fischer did in
the game Fischer actually played Nf5 so the
Knight is now threatening Ng7 forking king and queen – something has to
be done about it surely – Does it have to be taken?! Well if Spassky does take
it – that’s not very good at all because Bxf5 is check mate so it
can’t be taken so we see instead Bf8 and now Fischer carries on with just
Qxf4 here so what happens if gxf5 here you might ask?! Well
that’s horrendous surely because of Bxf5 and just Bxh7
that’s a very very nice position with the black king still exposed and a pawn
up for white – so okay after Qxf4 black tries Kd7 running a
bit – trying to get into safety with his King but now Nd4 and funny
enough this b5 pawn is called into question. In this advanced position after this attack b5 is actually one of the major threats
now to win b5 – it allows this Qe1 check Kg2 and now Spassky you know
the queen is not actually that effective if it’s not supported by these pieces
but look at the difference in pieces here – these are more powerfully
centralized and have more scope – look at black’s poor bishop on f8 anyway
Spassky tries Bishop d5 check and now the most powerful response it seems is
played here. If white played here a timid move – a relatively to move like N2f3 this wasn’t played – then actually in this position black has a
powerful resource here even though White’s threatening Bxg6 Black
has Qe5 in this position and what can white do here ?! This starts to get
very very tricky indeed this position it might be very difficult to win in fact
if say Kg3 to try and avoid the pawns mobility and our issues Bxf3 – this isn’t so easy if Nxf3 just take – and look at
this this this pawns an issue here so if Bxg6 Nf6 this should be
about equal this position so now Nd5+ is threatened so
actually potentially about equal this position so just just this check has to
reacted to in the most effective way possible because of this resource Qe5 potential on the cards – we see instead Be4 not allowing black that level
resourcefulness so challenging the bishop which is one of black’s best
pieces now to try to help the Queen we see now Bxe4 Nxe4 and white has very very serious threats
now including Qf7 check we see Be7 and now this b5 pawn is taken
here and now d6 is under fire so this looks as though black is disintegrating.
He’s a pawn down now Nf8 now two pawns down – After Nbxd6
it’s over. Ne6 attacking the Queen but Qe5 now threatens discovery check
to win the Queen on e1 and it’s here that Spassky resigns it’s really a
hopeless position here if we move the Queen for example to d1 then actually
Queen b5 check is forcing a mate for example King c7 check and Queen c8 mate
so it’s pretty hopeless for black’s King safety in this final position even if the
Queen’s not being lost so I thought that this was a wonderfully instructive game
for exploiting b5 for using an ‘Alekhine’s gun’ and then moreover this Knight
maneuver to a3 making Alekhine’s gun the tension on b5 even more potent and
effective when it did eventually arrive it was very instructive the way Fischer
didn’t go into endgames which might have given Black some pawn
mobility but instead kept the pressure along the 7th rank and then later translated
at all combining a King side attack to win eventually material and and to
arrive at this position a fantastic instructive game a brilliant start to
the 1992 match – comments or questions on youtube thanks very much

100 thoughts on “Bobby Fischer’s Chess masterpiece after 20 years of inactivity – Game 1 vs Spassky, 1992 Match

  1. Dead in the sense that chess is already like memrizing openings and defense. It is not anymore purely a mental calculation of logical moves but doing established lines of moves. So i like fischer's random chess.here one who has no formal chess education but can play very good chess can play against a learned player.

  2. Incredible analysis mastery you showed here !!! You unravel this masters ideas like getting candy out of the plastic !!! How do you do that ???

  3. I've just started reading about strategy again (after a long break), so luckily the big ideas of this game made some sense to me. It's so amazing that a simple idea like attacking the b5 pawn led to such a game.

  4. kingscrusher @24:46 if the black queen moved to E5, white knight takes, black pawn takes, white queen takes pawn.. not sure how devastating that would be.. he was definitely eyeing that c3 pawn

  5. at 22:53 fischer had mate with bishop f5+; black have to take with g takes bishop g5 and responding with g takes on f5 would have been checkmate

  6. I recall that after this game the chess media proclaimed that the genius of Bobby Fischer had returned. And that he had not lost an ounce of his clever and shrewd abilities. That would change later in the match as the fickle pundits harped on Fischer's rusty play.

  7. Great videos. Maybe one day you can be this analytical in a decent length game on twitch instead of mindless bullet games.

  8. Analysis par excellence kingcrusher, as usual! One small suggestion – that with 33. Ra7 Fischer is threatening rook takes bishop on e7 + check, leaving only queen to defend and winning the rook on a8. Hence 33. Kf6, avoiding rook takes and unpinning the bishop.

  9. At 17:02 (in the "possibility scenario), why the hell would black use the queen to take the white rook, leaving the black bishop, when it could've used the bishop to take the white rook, leaving the queen??  I looked at it a few times, and it makes no sense….

  10. Bobby won the games, but lost everyone's respect. And Boris was the true sportsman who won the world's respect. Look to Fischer for what he came up with on the board, but to Mr. Spassky for how to be a chess player, and a man.

  11. fischer was probably the best player that ever lived and never used computers to help is play. Modern players can only marvel at what he achieved through hard work and talent

  12. Fisher and Spassky seem very rusty even sloppy at times during these matches. Although this game is very good, they both wore down in later games. Just goes to show the amazing stamina and willpower it takes to play world class chess along with everything else.

  13. Stephen Tarr>>>> Indeed Fischer REALLY was the greatest player ever and still is if you ask me. Even Kasparov in his younger days have said that he hasn´t got Fischers enourmous determination. That´s probably right. Therefore I also think it´s unfair to Fischer when Kasparov says that the 1992 match between Fischer and Spassky is chess by 1972-standards. True that both players had their best time behind them, but I don´t think they were as bad as Kasparov said. Kasparov have always been very emotional as chessplayer and Fischers hard words on the Worldchampionshipmatch between Kasparov and Karpov has probably affected Kasparov´s objectivity and usual fair judgement. But even if the match between Fischer and Spassky was of 1972-standards then Fischer would have won every game easily. Spassky had kept his abilities sharp with active play since 1972 and was rated 2562. This means that he had only lost about 100 ratingpoints from his 1972-rating. Fischer won the 1992-match and therefore must have had a rating about 2675. This is quite impressive since he had not been playing topchess for 20 years. This is much more fair and objective words about all this. Fischer didn´t surpass the 2800-barrier during his entire carrÊr but he was damned close. Talent and judgement on grandmasterlevel is the same no matter what time-era a great player lives in. If we compare the talents of Fischer and Kasparov then Fischer became grandmaster 2 years before Kasparov. And Fischer also made more impressive results than Kasparov. He crushed players like Larsen and Taimanov 6-0 and Petrosian with 6,5-2,5. Spassky was not much of a match either. Kasparov have never crushed Karpov so convincingly. But though Kasparov never became the youngest grandmaster he became the youngest Worldchampion and has been longer on the throne than any other modern player. And he also has many titledefenses to his honour. In that perspective both Kasparov and Fischer has their unique qualities. Nevertheless they´re both among the greatest players in chesshistory. But I think Fischer is the greatest because of his enourmous endurance and determination. His socalled psychopatic abilities as his opponents regard them as is his strongest weapon. But even Boris Spassky has been called a psycho because of his speculative and "insane" rook-sacrifice against Bent Larsen, which can even be found here on Youtube. Abnormal and brilliant people have always been judged unfair by socalled "normal" people.

  14. Once the Alekhine Gun is created – Is the Karpovian Ba7 possible here, after opening the a-file (and maybe exchanging one or both rooks)? I'm surprised it wasn't mentioned.

  15. At 21:00 Black bishop should take on E4, then if knight takes, Queen check and double attack on white knight

  16. It seems to me that Qe1+ (44) was not the wisest decision by Spassky. He was playing excellent chess up to that point.

  17. Fischer was overrated for beating one Russian – and not even the best Ryssian at the time! 2 more were coming over the horizon(Karpov & Kasparov)

  18. This is like saying Beckham was the best footballer of his time – have you heard of Messi, Ronaldo or Ronaldihno? Wake up from your sleep!

  19. the chess ratings are inflated currently and that is with these guys 8 hours a day on computer databases fischer was aproaching 2800 in 1972 without the benefit of computers i think fischer is the best ever, though slightly insane

  20. Fischer starts off with e4.. he could play d4 or c4 or Nf3… lol or he could offer a draw or walk away because the lights are too bright.. many options here!

  21. i have not watched this yet. but you titled this masterpiece yet in the film bobby fischer against the world it says this match was well like two old timer coming back for one last match. basically not very good

  22. VERY annoying when you go over possibilities during the game. Play out the game as normal….then focus on a few key moves after

  23. excellent video but please let me help by pointing out that Alekhine is pronounced al-YEK-in (not alley-kine) and the bishop maneuver to a diagonal is called a fee-en-KET-oh (no 'ch' sound). Really enjoy these vids. Thanks. Keep up the good work.

  24. I think this game is superior to his game against Byrne or Kasparov's game against Topalov. This game was like GO (board game) + chess. The war was going on two different sides (f5 and b5, there was a little pressure on Black's king side). Both sides were tryinh to occupy as much territory as possible. The game suddenly evolved into an attack to the king. Fischer commanded his army very well. This game must have required deeper calculation than the games against Byrne brothers or Kaspariv's game against Topalov.

  25. 26:52 – You prove that Spassky loses if he plays Qd1 (assuming he didn't resign). However, I'm assuming that Spassky was pretty good and so he would not have played his Queen there. You did not explore Black playing Nf4, a more likely Spassky move, putting White in check. I would like to see you create another video in which you explore a better prospect for Spassky instead of one in which he obviously loses.

  26. Bobby Fischer WAS the best ~ the very best player, ever!  Too bad he was also crazier than most. 🙁 Below him Garry Kasparov, Magnus Carlson, J.R. Capablanca & Alexander Alekhine. Those are my top 5 best players of all-times, off the top of my head.

  27. Mega Star of chess, Super grand master, einstein of chess…….call what you may, words are not enough to describe the genius of bobby fischer in this life.
    Fischer rejecting the title retaining match against Anatoly karpov has pained the hearts of all his fans even today though bobby himself never regretted.
    Bobby fischer giving up chess at his pinnacle has made the chess world bankrupt of a great talent. This is the only blunder he made though never on chess board but in life.
    we love you bobby forever. in spirit you are always with us. your games are in this world for all of us to cherish for generations together. you are the very reason for our existance in chess.
    Though you are no more, we are still learning from you through your games.
    god takes them away young whom he loves the most….you are foremost among them.

  28. I'm 29 and have never played chess, but am fascinated by the game and bobby Fischer and would like to learn the game. Where should I start?

  29. for me there are 6 chess wizard of all time, these includes Paul Morphy, Raul Capablanca, Mikhail Tal, Bobby Fischer, Garry Kasparov, and Magnus Carlsen

  30. I've never studied much theory, but I find that I've impolyed the Alakind's gun and the seventh rank also. It weakens blacks power, to make it easier to advance on the kings side. Thanks for the analysis, this was quite informative.

  31. fischer is an amazing chess player. have not seen anything like him. really he is ahead of all in moves. best ever no doubt. sacrificies better pieces to gain position.

  32. took me some time to realize who's gun it was 🙂 You pronounce "Alekhin" in the most bizarre way. But actually the name sounds similarly to "Martin" or "Kremlin" -> Al'ekhin

  33. I know people like to believe in fairy tales, but Spassky was a 2550 player at this time (not sure if this even put him in the top 100), and Fischer's performance rating was 2640 or thereabouts. It is telling that Fischer claimed every move (!) of the 24 Gm. 1990 Gaza-Tolya match was 'prearranged,' whereas a former great champ like Tal merely admitted the 1990 games were like 'Hitchcock mysteries,' and only two players on the planet (К. и К.) completely understood them. That's the viewpoint of a sane man, former WC, who also has some humility. I leave it to a prof psychologist to opine on Fischer's self-hatred given his virulent & unbalanced anti-Semitism — my PhD is in philosophy, I've only read a lot of Jung given his philosophical bent, though there is some clear emotional derangement in Fischer that is evident even to a non-psych — but Fischer was no longer a top player. 1970_72 cycle was most dominant ever, esp relative to the gap between Fischer & his competition — even Kasparov admits this. But let's not get carried away by скаСки (fairy tales).

  34. I got rerouted here from a video about the shitty videogame Alekhine's gun…. watched the whole video cause you made chess sound exciting.

  35. Replayable game link: http://www.chessworld.net/chessclubs/ltpgnviewer32/ltpgnboard.asp?GameID=3047717&v=oWOWjeHZO0I
    Join me or other Youtubers for a game: http://www.chessworld.net/chessclubs/asplogin.asp?from=1053 – Cheers, K

  36. Fischer was an assasin, born with the natural talent for chess like capablanca and a capacity of really hard work and passion for the game. Despite this, he didn´t show the world he had the power of defeating Karpov in a chessgame, not even a casual one. As he always said i always like to win, i hate to lose. As an old japanese samurai once said: I am a deadly warrior , even though i dread someday i will face someone much more dangerous than me. this samurai understood a neglected law in life, someone much better than you is coming from the future and there is nothing you could do about it

  37. When you look at some RL positions the pawn structure resembles Q pawn openings with positional expertise required. I don't play the RL because there is no way I can do that opening justice.

  38. Nice. I think it would be more enjoyable if the pieces had a little bit of a sliding action to be able to grasp what’s going on instead of instantly popping from one place to another. Especially when there’s a lot going on. Thanks for the video.

  39. How is posible to play so stronger like fischer in time wher ther was no chess compiuters
    This is true love and talent and live chess training that robert james had
    Every game that he play was against grandmasters and not even one against computer
    So can you imagin how stronger would fischer play if he was born in 1990

  40. 10:36 Move 22, Black to play. " … f5 is very difficult to achieve at the moment." Really? 22 …, h4 23. Nf1, f5.

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