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Bobby Fischer vs Max Euwe 1960

Robert James “Bobby” Fischer is considered by many as one of the greatest chess players of all time. His name is synonymous with chess in the USA. Bobby Fischer was born in 1943. At the age of 13 he earned the brilliancy price in the Rosenwald Memorial Tournament against Donald Byrne, the game is known as “The Game of the Century”. Fischer participated in eight US Chess Championships, winning each one of them. In 1971 he became the first official number one rated chess player of FIDE. In 1972 he won the World Chess Championship from Boris Spassky. Bobby Fischer died in 2008



Max Euwe was a Dutch Grandmaster born in 1901. 12 times Dutch champion he upset the chess world by winning the 1935 World Chess Championship from Alexander Alekhine.

He later was the FIDE president for 10 years from 1970-1980.


They have played 2 games up to that point, with Euwe winning 1 and 1 draw. This is the last official game the World champions played.


The game saw a Caro-Kann Defense. Fischer keeps Black´s King in the middle of the board, gets a badly damaged pawn structure though. Fischer gains a lot of initiative in the midgame and carefully increases his advantage.

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