Prime Fischer

ROBERT JAMES FISCHER vs BORIS SPASSKY- World Championship (round 6), 19

Today we continue the greatest games ever series with the the best game from the World Chess Championship 1972.

This tournament has been the most controversial one as Fischer lost round 1 (the famous bishop trapped) and refused to play round 2 among complaints and political issues. Then, Fischer started to play seriously such as in this game 6 and the match takes a different turn.

We present you the game between Fischer and Spassky played at the WCC in 1972.

The opening is the Queen’s Gambit Declined: Tartakower Defense. Exchange Variation.

This game is the perfect summary of Fischer’s chess namely a lethal combination of an attacking style with supreme positional understanding.

The move of this game is 20.e4!! as Spassky replies with 20.d5? resulting in weakening the light squares, and Fischer takes advantage of this move by activating his bishop and starting an attack.

This game is simply Prime Fischer annihilating Spassky !

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