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Bobby Fischer vs Svetozar Gligoric 1959

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


Svetozar Gligorić is an Serbian Grandmaster born in 1923. He won 12 Yugoslav Championships.He was ranked in the top 100 for over 40 years of his active career and played his last competetive tournament in 2003 with the age of 80.


In a highly complicated Sicilian the two players reach a position they have played 2 times already with Fischer losing both encounters. The endgame proves to be of high theoretical value.


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