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Bobby Fischer vs Efim Geller 1961

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


Efim Geller was a Russian Grandmaster born in 1925. He won two Russian Championships and four Ukrainian Championships. He attended the Candidate Tournament six times. He was the coach of World Champions Boris Spassky and Anatoly Karpov.


Fischer punishes Geller´s underdevelped pieces with a strong, crippling attack.

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