Robert J Fischer - arguably the strongest player in Chess History

What's new : March 2012- Fischer's Blitz Games at Herceg Novi, 1970 are starting to be added March 2012- Added 3 other relevant videos for Tal vs Fischer in 1959 section



Robert James "Bobby" Fischer (March 9, 1943 - January 17, 2008) was an American chess player and the eleventh World Chess Champion. He is widely considered one of the greatest chess players of all time. Fischer was also a best-selling chess writer. After ending his competitive career, he proposed a new variant of chess, and a modified chess timing system; both of these ideas have received some support in recent years.

Widely considered a "chess legend", at age 13 Fischer won a "brilliancy" that became known as the Game of the Century. Starting at age 14, he played in eight United States Championships, winning each by at least a point. At 15 , he became both the youngest Grandmaster and the youngest Candidate for the World Championship up until that time. He won the 1963-64 US championship 11-0, the only perfect score in the history of the tournament. In the early 1970s he became the most dominant player in modern history - winning the 1970 Interzonal by a record 3 -point margin and winning 20 consecutive games, including two unprecedented 6-0 sweeps in the Candidates Matches. According to research by Jeff Sonas, in 1971 Fischer had separated himself from the rest of the world by a larger margin of playing skill than any player since the 1870s. He became the first official World Chess Federation (Federation Internationale des Echecs) (FIDE) number one rated chessplayer in July 1971, and his 54 total months at number one is the third longest of all-time.

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Fischer's Career
1950-60
1961-70
1971-2008

Game of the Century (1956)
Fischer vs D.Byrne - 1956 - Fischer was just 13 years old!
NEW VERSION! : Game of the century! D.Byrne vs Fischer 1956 - Strategic Crush vs Playing the Position

Fischer's Smile! - Game vs James T.Sherwin when Fischer was a young boy in 1957
Fischer's Smile!

Candidates Tournament, 1959 - Fischer stumbles against Tal - Fischer not quite ready for the likes of Tal at that time - losing two Kings Indians and two Sicilian defence games
Fischer vs Tal
Fischer vs Tal, Beograd ct 1959
Tal vs Fischer, Yugoslavia 1959 - Kings Indian featuring Bf6
Tal vs Fischer, Yugoslavia 1959 - Kings Indian featuring Ng5

Fischer's loss to Spassky in the Kings Gambit
Spassky vs Fischer, Mar de Plata 1960

1961
Fischer vs Tal 1961 - Einstein's theory!

Fischers 1963 US Championship 11 win clean sweep!
Round 1
Round 2
Round 3
Round 4
Round 5
Round 6
Round 7
Round 8
Round 9
Round 10
Round 11

Fischer's Blitz Games at Herceg Novi, 1970 (New as of March 2012)
Arguably the strongest five-minute tournament of the 20th century. The twelve participants were Fischer, Tal, Korchnoi, Petrosian, Bronstein, Hort, Matulovich, Smyslov, Reshevsky, Uhlmann, Ivkov, and Ostojic. Fischer utterly dominated this super-strong field with a 19-3 score (17 wins, four draws, and one loss), 4 1/2 points better than 2nd place finisher Tal. This result makes a compelling argument that Fischer is the strongest blitz player of all time.
Fischer vs Tal, 1970
Tal vs Fischer, 1970

Fischer vs Petrosian, USSR vs Rest of World Match, 1970
Match Photo video
Fischer vs Petrosian Game 1 Part 1 of 2
Fischer vs Petrosian Game 1 Part 2 of 2

Fischer vs Spassky, World Championship run-up match vs Petrosian 1971
Fischer vs Petrosian 1971

Fischer vs Spassky, World Championship Match 1972
Game 2 was defaulted by Fischer, making it 2-0 to Spassky
Game 3
Game 5
Game 6
Game 8
Game 10
Game 11
Game 13

Fischer vs Spassky, World Championship Match 1972
Game 3
Game 5
Game 6
Game 8
Game 10
Game 11
Game 13

Fischer's My 60 memorable games
Game 1 - vs Sherwin (Game 1)
Fischer vs Larsen (by Majnu) (Game 2)
Petrosian vs Fischer 1958 (Game 3)
Herman Pilnik vs Fischer (Game 4)
Fischer vs Rossetto, Mar del Plata, 1959 (Game 5)
Fischer vs Shocron (Game 6)
Olaffson vs Fischer, Zurich 1959 (Game 7)
Fischer vs Keres (Game 8)
Walther vs Fischer, Part 1 (Game 9)
Walther vs Fischer, Part 2 (Game 9)
Walther vs Fischer, Part 3 (Game 9)
R.Byrne vs Fischer (Game 48, Brilliancy Prize)

Fischer's visit to the Philippines in 1967 for "Beat Bobby Fischer" chess matches
Kasparov talks about Fischer

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