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Bobby Fischer vs Tigran Petrosian 1970

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

Tigran Petrosian was an Russian Grandmaster and the 9th World Champion. He won the USSR Championship 4 times and attained 3 candidate tournaments. He gained the right to play Mikhail Botvinnik for World Championship in 1963 and hold it for 6 years.

He gained the nickname of “Iron Tigran” because of his great defensive and prophylactic style.


In this blitz game played at the famous 1970 Herceg Novi tournament, Fischer outplays ex-Champion Petrosian badly with the black pieces.

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