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Bobby Fischer vs Samuel Reshevsky 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

Samuel Reshevsky was a Polish born, American Grandmaster born in 1911. He toured America after World War I as an 9 year old, playing over 1500 exhibition matches with only 8 loses.

He won the US Championship six times and qualified for the candidates 5 times.


The two played on 8 previous occasions with Fischer winning 2 to 1 with 5 draws.


In a Sicilian Dragon Fischer launches a strong Pawn-storm on Black´s King. After a pawn sacrifice he opens the g-file on which he soon exerts a lot of pressure with his heavy pieces.

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