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Pawn Sacrifice The World Chess Championship 1972 in Reykjavik Bobby Fischer – The match with Spassky

Bobby Fischer 1.11.1960 in Leipzig

Zentralbild/Kohls/Leske 1.11.1960 XIV. Schacholympiade 1960 in Leipzig Im Ringmessehaus in Leipzig wird vom 16.10. bis 9.11.1960 die XIV. Schacholympiade ausgetragen. Am 28.10.1960 begannen die Kämpfe der Finalrunde. UBz: UdSSR - USA: .Weltmeister Tal - Internationaler Großmeister Fischer


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The World Chess Championship 1972  Reykjavik 



Match of the Century

The World Chess Championship 1972 was a match between challenger Bobby Fischer of the United States and defending champion Boris Spassky of the Soviet Union for the World Chess Championship.

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Pawn Sacrifice 

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Bobby Fischer Pawn Sacrifice








 Initial release: September 16, 2015 (USA)

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10 Best Chess Games by Bobby Fischer

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Magnus Carlsen – Reykjavik Rapid 2004

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Magnus Carlsen at Reykjavik Rapid against Karpov and Kasparov







Magnus Carlsen  at Reykjavik Rapid in NASA 18th – 21st. of March 2004

Kasparov getting in problems against a 13 year old Magnus in Iceland

Magnus Carlsen :  Kasparov

Magnus Carlsen  :  Karpov

13 year old Magnus Carlsen gets a visit from Kasparov





Sven Magnus Øen Carlsen ; born 30 November 1990, is a Norwegian chess grandmaster and former chess prodigy who is the No. 1 ranked player in the world. His peak rating is 2872, the highest in history. Carlsen was the 2009 World Blitz chess champion.

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Bobby Fischer: The mind’s journey begins with a single Why? THINK

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A Very Different Bobby Fischer

Appearing on The Dick Cavett Show in the summer of 1971, Mr Fischer shares his various views about chess.

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Why do people long for eternal life when they don’t even know what to do on a rainy Sunday afternoon ?

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Endgame : Bobby Fischer – World Champion 1972

Endgame : The Book – Bobby Fischer’s Remarkable Rise and Fall – From America’s Brightest Prodigy to the Edge of Madness – Guest Reviewer: Dick Cavett

Dick Cavett is the host of “The Dick Cavett Show”—which aired on ABC from 1968 to 1975 and on public television from 1977 to 1982—Dick Cavett is the author, most recently, of Talk Show: Confrontations, Pointed Commentary, and Off-Screen Secrets. The co-author of Cavett (1974) and Eye on Cavett (1983), he has also appeared on Broadway in Otherwise Engaged and Into the Woods, and as narrator in The Rocky Horror Show, and has made guest appearances in movies and on TV shows including Forrest Gump and The Simpsons. His column appears in the Opinionator blog on The New York Times website. Mr. Cavett lives in New York City and Montauk, N.Y. Even if you don’t give a damn about chess, or Bobby Fischer, you’ll find yourself engrossed by Frank Brady‘s book about Fischer, which reads like a novel.

The facts of Bobby’s life (I knew him from several memorable appearances on “The Dick Cavett Show” on both sides of the Big Tournament) are presented in page-turner fashion. Poor Bobby was blessed and cursed by his genius, and his story has the arc of a Greek tragedy—with a grim touch of mad King Lear at the end.

The brain power and concentrated days and nights Bobby spent studying the game left much of him undeveloped, unable to join conversations on other subjects. Later in his life, unhappy with his limited knowledge of things beyond the chess board, he compensated with massive study—applying that same hard-butt dedication to other fields: politics, classics, religion, philosophy and more. He found a hide-away nook in a Reykjavic bookstore—barred from his homeland, Iceland had welcomed him back—where he read in marathon sessions. (After he was recognized, he never went back to his cozy cul de sac.)

In Brady’s telling the high drama of the Spassky match quickens the pulse; the contest that made America a chess-crazed land was seen by more people than the Superbowl. People skipped school and played sick in vast numbers, glued to watching Shelby Lyman explain what was happening. The fanaticism was worldwide. The match was seen as a Cold War event, with the time out of mind chess-ruling Russian bear vanquished.

Arguably the best known man on the planet at his triumphant peak, Bobby is later seen in this account riding buses in Los Angeles, able to pay his rent in a dump of an apartment only because his mother sent him her social-security checks. The details of all this are stranger than fiction, as is nearly everything in the life of this much-rewarded, much-tortured genius.

I liked him immensely, knowing only the tall, broad-shouldered, athletically strong and handsome six-foot-something articulate and yes, witty, youth that Bobby was before the evil times set in, with deranged anti-Semitic outbursts and other mental strangeness preceding his too early end at age 64.

I can’t ever forget the moment on the show when in amiable conversation I asked him what, in chess, corresponded to the thrill in another sort of event; like, say, hitting a homer in baseball. He said it was the moment when you “break the other guy’s ego.” There was a shocked murmur from the audience and the quote went around the world.

Frank Brady’s Endgame is one of those books that makes you want your dinner guests to go the hell home so you can get back to it.