Robert James “Bobby” Fischer (March 9, 1943 – January 17, 2008) was an American chess grandmaster the eleventh World Chess Champion. Many consider him to be the greatest chess player of all time. In 1972, Fischer captured the World Chess Championship from GM Boris Spassky of the USSR in a match held in Reykjavik, Iceland. The match was publicized as a Cold War confrontation which attracted more worldwide interest than any chess championship before or since. In this DVD series Bryan examines in depth 8 of Fischer’s amazing matches and explains them in detail.
Content: 293 minutes of instruction and analysis in a series of 8 lectures. PGN Included.
Recommended for: Intermediate Players.
Users rated this series: 4.78 out of 5
Chess Fans have said: The best series I have seen on Chess Lecture for some time. Another superb game by Fischer, so deceptively simple and elegant, and expertly explained by Bryan.
GM Bryan Smith grew up in Anchorage, Alaska, and currently splits his time between Novi Sad, Serbia and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Some of his accomplishments include first place in the 2008 National Chess Congress, 2009 National Chess Congress, 2010 Philadelphia International, and 2011 Limpedea Cup. He was on the national champion UMBC chess team from 1999 to 2001, and became a GM in 2013. Bryan is the first-ever Grandmaster from Alaska!
Part I: Sicilian: Nimzovitch-Rossolimo Attack
Fischer vs. Sherwin
Run Time: 00:34:44
Part II: Sicilian: Najdorf, 6.f4
Sanguineti vs. Fischer
Run Time: 00:26:28
Part III: French: Winawer, Advance
Fischer vs. Darga
Run Time: 00:36:15
Part IV: Queen’s Gambit Declined: Semi-Tarrasch
Berliner vs. Fischer
Run Time: 00:37:21
Part V: Ruy Lopez
Addison vs. Fischer
Run Time: 00:39:26
Part VI: King’s Indian Defense
Donner vs. Fischer
Run Time: 00:29:39
Part VII: Ruy Lopez
Fischer vs. Gligoric
Run Time: 00:42:44
Part VIII: Open Sicilian
Fischer vs. Spassky
Run Time: 00:47:22
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