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Published on May 5, 2011
The Game of the Century refers to a chess game played between Donald Byrne and the 13-year old Bobby Fischer in in New York 1956. It was nicknamed "The Game of the Century" by Hans Kmoch in Chess Review. Kmoch wrote, "The following game, a stunning masterpiece of combination play performed by a boy of 13 against a formidable opponent, matches the finest on record in the history of chess prodigies Donald Byrne (1930--1976) was one of the leading American chess masters at the time of this game. He had won the 1953 U.S. Open Championship
Donald Byrne - Bobby Fisher [D97] New York 1956 1.Nf3 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.d4 0--0 5.Bf4 [5.e4; 5.e4 d6] 5...d5 6.Qb3 dxc4 7.Qxc4 c6 8.e4 Nbd7 9.Rd1 Nb6 10.Qc5 Bg4 11.Bg5 [11.Be2] 11...Na4 12.Qa3 [12.Nxa4 Nxe4 13.Qxe7 Nxg5 14.Qxd8 Raxd8 (14...Rfxd8) ; 12.Nxa4] 12...Nxc3 13.bxc3 Nxe4 14.Bxe7 Qb6 15.Bc4 [15.Bxf8 Bxf8 16.Qb3 Nxc3 17.Qxc3 Bb4; 15.Bxf8; 15.Bxf8] 15...Nxc3 16.Bc5 [16.Qxc3 Rfe8] 16...Rfe8+ [16...Qc7 17.Qxc3] 17.Kf1 Be6 [17...Qc7 18.Qxc3; 17...Qc7 18.Qxc3; 17...Qc7 18.Qxc3] 18.Bxb6 [18.Bxe6 Qb5+ 19.Bc4 Qxc4+ 20.Kg1 Ne2+ 21.Kf1 Ng3+ 22.Kg1 Qf1+ 23.Rxf1 Ne2#; 18.Bxe6; 18.Bxe6] 18...Bxc4+ 19.Kg1 Ne2+ 20.Kf1 Nxd4+ 21.Kg1 Ne2+ 22.Kf1 Nc3+ 23.Kg1 axb6 24.Qb4 Ra4 25.Qxb6 Nxd1 26.h3 Rxa2 27.Kh2 Nxf2 28.Re1 Rxe1 29.Qd8+ Bf8 30.Nxe1 Bd5 31.Nf3 Ne4 32.Qb8 b5 33.h4 h5 34.Ne5 Kg7 35.Kg1 Bc5+ 36.Kf1 Ng3+ 37.Ke1 Bb4+ 38.Kd1 Bb3+ 39.Kc1 Ne2+ 40.Kb1 Nc3+ 41.Kc1 Rc2# If you want to be a champion, eat like a champion. What kind of food should you eat to win more games? Read more here: http://www.chessschool.com.au/healthy...