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Bobby Fischer vs Wolfgang Unzicker 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



Wolfgang Unzicker was a German Grandmaster born in 1925. He was lawyer and later judge and advocated the German Chess Association for many years. He played more than 400 games for the German national team.

His greatest tournament achievements include shared first with Boris Spassky 1965 in Sochi, first at Maribor 1967, first at Amsterdam 1980.

Unzicker plays a dubious 22th move , which leaves him with weak squares around his king, even though there is no immediate way for white to exploit it.

The game is dubbed “Milking the cow” in “My 60 memorable games”, a very fitting title.

Fischer steadily mounts the pressure on the weakness in the black camp, and is finally able to convert his advantage into a won endgame.

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