Chess Position Worth Sharing 141

“A popularly held theory about Paul Morphy is that if he returned to the chess world today and played our best contemporary players, he would come out the loser. Nothing is further from the truth. In a set match, Morphy would beat anybody alive today… Morphy was perhaps the most accurate chess player who everContinue reading “Chess Position Worth Sharing 141”

Happy Birthday Bobby Fischer

Greetings Chess Players. My name is Chris Torres and this is my daily chess musing for Tuesday, March 9, 2021. Today is March ninth and therefore it is Bobby Fischer’s birthday. Fischer, who died in 2008, would have turned 78-years-old today.  Bobby Fischer, whom many believe to be the greatest chess player of all time,Continue reading “Happy Birthday Bobby Fischer”

#Chess Position Worth Sharing! 124

Tonight’s position comes from a 1966 game played between Sven Johannessen (White) vs Bobby Fischer (Black) in Havana, Cuba. Johannessen has just played 26. Nf4. What did Bobby Fischer play here?

#Chess Position Worth Sharing 119

Today’s position is from the game between Robert James Fischer (White) and Lhamsuren Myagmarsuren (Black) played at the Sousse Interzonal on 10/15/1967. Black has just played 29… dxc2. What does Bobby Fischer play as white?

Bobby Fischer Style

Question: What was Bobby Fischer’s playing style at chess? And what was his approach to the game based on the openings he played? And how was it, that such a narrow opening repertoire, made him so machine like? Answer: Bobby Fischer played chess the manner in which chess aficionados trust it ought to be played.Continue reading “Bobby Fischer Style”

Mikael Máni’s chess-world inspirations | Jazz Journal

Chess might not on the surface seem a natural bedfellow for jazz but Icelandic guitarist Mikael Máni found inspiration for Bobby, the new album by his trio, in the biography of grand chess master Bobby Fischer. — Read on jazzjournal.co.uk/2019/11/15/mikael-manis-chess-world-inspirations/

Benko’s Great Sacrifice

Chess has a rich history full of stories that I share with my students to add extra colour to our lesson material. Below is the tale of Pal Benko’s incredible life’s journey and his great sacrifice which allowed Bobby Fischer to make history. Pal Benko was born while his Hungarian parents were vacationing in Amiens,Continue reading “Benko’s Great Sacrifice”

Shelby Lyman (1936-2019)

On Sunday August 11th, famous chess educator Shelby Lyman passed away. You didn’t have to know Shelby to be impressed by his impact on American chess. Through his students, newspaper columns and television appearances, Shelby Lyman has left us with a deep and enduring legacy. Older chess enthusiasts will remember Shelby as the chess teacherContinue reading “Shelby Lyman (1936-2019)”

Harold Dondis, 93; Globe chess columnist beat Bobby Fischer

In March 1964, Harold Dondis was carried out of the Wachusett Chess Club in Fitchburg on the shoulders of his peers after he defeated future world champion Bobby Fischer. At the time, Mr…. Read the full article via http://ift.tt/1TKMlXR

It’s Your Move: daily chess puzzle # 153

Finding that nothing ‘clicked’ after 1 Nf6+, my first thoughts were to exploit Black’s near zugzwang, improve the rooks, and then ‘do something’. But I couldn’t see what to do here either, until, back to ever reliable Examine All Biffs, I saw 1 Na5! and its point…. Read the full article via http://ift.tt/1NIg672

Pawn Sacrifice: Bobby Fischer Chess Puzzle 2

In today’s puzzle, we try to find an improvement over Fischer’s Qd6+. The unplayed improvement is actually a forced mate in 3 that Bobby Fischer missed over the board. I imagine that the then 15-year-old Fischer was so caught up in the excitement of slaying the dragon that he failed to search for a betterContinue reading “Pawn Sacrifice: Bobby Fischer Chess Puzzle 2”

Review: ‘Pawn Sacrifice’ ably follows Bobby Fischer’s unraveling, move by move

LOS ANGELES – No sports fan need be reminded of the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat, but what about the agony of victory, the unraveling that can occur when your triumph is so complete there are no more worlds to conquer?… Read the full article via http://ift.tt/1FXZV7X

Pawn Sacrifice: Bobby Fischer Chess Puzzle 1

The movie Pawn Sacrifice has put the games of Bobby Fischer back into the spotlight. Below is a puzzle from one of Bobby’s games. Can you spot the winning combination?     Here is the complete game for your further enjoyment:   [Event “Curacao Candidates”] [Site “Willemstad CURACAO”] [Date “1962.06.14”] [EventDate “1962.05.02”] [Round “22”] [ResultContinue reading “Pawn Sacrifice: Bobby Fischer Chess Puzzle 1”

A conversation with ‘Pawn Sacrifice’ producer Gail Katz

ST. LOUIS — Once in awhile, in my role as a movie critic, other grand opportunities present themselves and my fortuitous meeting with “Pawn Sacrifice’s” producer at an industry cocktail party rates as one such opportunity. The St…. Read the full article via http://ift.tt/1LrBUss

The Age of Bobby Fischer: Before Facebook Mated Eccentrics

The brilliant new Hollywood movie “Pawn Sacrifice” portrays the life of tormented chess genius Robert James “Bobby” Fischer from his early days as a prodigy to his historic 1972 match, at age 29, with Russian world champion Boris Spassky…. Read the full article via http://ift.tt/1Gp9F6f

Der Fischer Konig vs. Der Burgermeister

I have been teaching more from the games of Bobby Fischer lately due to the recent release of the movie Pawn Sacrifice. Below are the notes to a lesson I gave last week about Bobby Fischer’s shortest recorded loss. Enjoy… [Event “Bobby Fischer’s Simultaneous Exhibition Tour”] [Site “San Francisco (USA)”] [Date “1964”] [Round “”] [WhiteContinue reading “Der Fischer Konig vs. Der Burgermeister”