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Trever Noah set to produce movie about formerly homeless, 8 year-old immigrant chess prodigy – theGrio

Trever Noah set to produce movie about formerly homeless, 8 year-old immigrant chess prodigy – theGrio — Read on http://www.google.com/amp/s/thegrio.com/2019/11/03/trever-noah-set-to-produce-movie-about-formerly-homeless-8-year-old-immigrant-chess-prodigy/amp/ “The brilliant Nigerian child won the NY State Chess Championship while living in a homeless shelter with his family as they sought religious asylum!”

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”

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”

Tobey Maguire and Liev Schreiber great in ‘Pawn Sacrifice’

The challenge of “Pawn Sacrifice” was to capture the colorful Cold War ’70s, the inner strategies of one man’s paranoid mind and make chess cinematic. Check, and mate…. Read the full article via http://ift.tt/1KrPZT6

Pawn Sacrifice Special Lesson: Fischer Channels Morphy

To celebrate the release of the movie Pawn Sacrifice, I have decided to put the spotlight on Bobby Fischer’s games in many of my group chess lessons. Below, I’ve attached my notes to the Fischer game that I presented this last Saturday at Achiever Institute in Fremont. If you missed this lesson there, I willContinue reading “Pawn Sacrifice Special Lesson: Fischer Channels Morphy”

Pawn Sacrifice Movie Review

To this day, many consider Robert James Fischer to be the greatest chess player ever. With the entire world watching in 1972, the eccentric genius took on Boris Spassky of the U.S.S.R. in what was not just merely the “Chess Match of the Century”, but also the main battlefront of the Cold War. After theContinue reading “Pawn Sacrifice Movie Review”