By Leonid ... Judasin

I bought this 3-vol. set of Bobby Fischer's accrued video games again within the 1990's, and will attest that it has all his well-known video games and suits, together with his 1972 international Championship fit with Spassky, and the 1992 Fischer-Spassky rematch. Many, if now not so much, of the video games are good abd deeply annotated.

Vol. 1 covers the years 1955-1960; Vol. 2 is going from 1961-1967, and Vol three covers 1968-1992. My basically grievance approximately this set, is that typically whilst the particular strikes of video games are surrounded by way of dense annotations, it may be a piece tricky to tell apart the strikes of the video games from the strikes of the research, yet it truly is nonetheless more uncomplicated to head via that the footnotes in ECO occasionally! :)

i have lengthy widespread Fischer's accomplishments and magnificence of play. it is a tragedy that he by no means received the pro support that would in all likelihood have enabled him to regulate to reside a extra basic life.

Anyway, if you happen to can locate this assortment or any a part of it, i like to recommend it enthusiastically.

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7 ¥xd5 (7 ¤xd5 cxd5 8 ¥xd5? cxd5 8 ¤xd5 £a5+ 9 ¤c3 dxe5 10 dxe5 ¤c6 with excellent compensation. 0-0 7 £e2 ¥g4! A very logical plan. Black exchanges his light−squared Bishop and then builds a pawn chain on the light squares (e6, d5), restricting White's Bishop on b3. 8 h3 ¥xf3 9 £xf3 e6 10 ¥g5 h6 11 ¥h4 ¤bd7 12 0-0-0?! Here the King is a good target, Medina Garsia,A−Botvinnik,M/Palma de Mallorca 1967. 0-0 6 0-0 ¥g4 The main line, and Black's most popular response to the Classical system, it's not easy for White to prove his advantage.

Be3. c5 8 d5 ¤c7 Surprisingly Black is already better! b5! fxe6! ) 11 f5? Too ambitious. White has probably underestimated Black's reply... or just missed it. ¥xf5! Of course! 12 exf5 ¦e8 13 ¢d2 d5! Bareev,E−Ivkov,B/Roma 1990. Be3. 7 £d2 c5 8 0-0-0 ¤g4 9 dxc5 (9 ¥g1!? cxd4 10 ¤xd4 deserves attention. dc but it does not look very inspiring. £a5 12 ¢b1 dxe5!? ¥e6!? ) 13 ¦d5 b6 14 ¤xe5 ¥b7 15 ¤c4 The queen is trapped but Black gets enough material for it. £xc3! 16 bxc3 ¥xd5 Sideif−Zade−Gipslis,A/USSR 1983.

8 h5 cxd4 a1) Sharp and very risky but 9 £xd4 dxe5 10 £f2 (10 £g1 e4 with counterplay 10 fxe5? e6!? is fine for Black. dxc3 10 gxf7+ ¦xf7 11 ¥c4 Skvortsov,O−Erymovsky/USSR 1989. c5 A direct and logical reaction but 7 exd6 0-0! Black is just continuing his development, not counting the pawns. £a5!? An interesting attempt. ) 9 ¥e2 (9 ¥e3!? ¥xc3+ We have also see this kind of concrete approach elsewhere. Of course the bishop on g7 is a very powerful piece but Black achieves other pluses instead. 10 bxc3 £xc3+ 11 ¥d2 £xc5 12 dxe7 ¦e8 13 ¦b1 ¤c6 So White has problems castling his king.

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