October 2, 1992 |
Former world champions Bobby Fischer and Boris Spassky played to a draw Thursday in Belgrade, Yugoslavia. Fischer has a 5-3 lead in their $5-million rematch. The 14th game is scheduled for Saturday. The match will continue until one player wins 10 games. The moves of Thursday's 45-move game are listed below.
September 17, 1992 |
Bobby Fischer scored his third straight win Wednesday in the ninth game of his chess match with Boris Spassky--a speedy 21-move victory that came in the shortest game of the match. Fischer now holds a 4-2 lead in the "revenge match of the century" in Sveti Stefan, Yugoslavia. For the first time in this match, Fischer, playing white, chose the exchange variation of the Ruy Lopez, a favorite opening that he used with great success in the 1960s. On move 17, Fischer introduced a new idea.
October 1, 1992 |
Boris Spassky defeated Bobby Fischer on Wednesday in Belgrade in the 12th game of their $5-million rematch. The two former world chess champions resumed their match in a new locale after a nine-day break. Almost 1,000 spectators attended Wednesday's game, the first in Belgrade. The match's first half was in Sveti Stefan, an island resort off the coast of Montenegro. Fischer leads the match, 5-3 with four draws. The 13th game is scheduled today.
September 10, 1992 |
Boris Spassky of France defeated controversial American chess legend Bobby Fischer on Wednesday in the fifth game of their "revenge match of the century" in Sveti Stefan, Yugoslavia. Spassky, who also won Sunday's fourth game, now leads the match, 2-1, with two draws. Wednesday's game repeated the opening of the third game until Fischer, playing white, varied at move 18. At move 24, Fischer's temporary sacrifice of a pawn failed because Spassky struck back with a powerful 25th move.
September 11, 1992 |
The sixth game of the "revenge match of the century" between former world chess champions Bobby Fischer and Boris Spassky ended Thursday in a draw after 61 moves and more than seven hours of play in Sveti Stefan, Yugoslavia. Spassky leads the match 2-1, with three draws. Playing white, Spassky opened with Queen's Gambit, which Fischer accepted. Weak play after the opening cost Fischer a pawn at move 18.
September 13, 1992 |
Bobby Fischer scored the second win of his comeback chess match against Boris Spassky on Saturday in Sveti Stefan, Yugoslavia. The "Revenge Match of the Century" is now tied at 2-2, with three draws. Fischer had played poorly in the previous three games, losing two and barely drawing the third. In Saturday's seventh game, Fischer opened with the Ruy Lopez as usual but chose a less ambitious variation at move 9.
June 6, 2011 |
I could have told you a few things about Bobby Fischer even before watching Liz Garbus' excellent, sympathetic yet clear-eyed documentary "Bobby Fischer Against the World," which premieres Monday on HBO: that Fischer was a world champion chess player; that he disappeared from view at the height of his fame; that he was in some sort of trouble with the government; that he was a fugitive; that he was crazy, or anyway said crazy things; that he died....