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Bobby Fischer vs Viktor Korchnoi - Herceg Novi Blitz 1970 - French Defence (Chessworld.net)

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Published on Apr 2, 2012

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[Event "Herceg Novi blitz"]
[Site "Herceg Novi blitz"]
[Date "1970.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Robert James Fischer"]
[Black "Viktor Korchnoi"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "C19"]
[PlyCount "109"]
[EventDate "1970.??.??"]

{Wiki notes regarding Korchnoi: .... born March 23, 1931 is a professional chess player, author and currently the oldest active grandmaster on the tournament circuit. He was born in Leningrad, USSR, and later defected to the Netherlands, residing in Switzerland for many years, Korchnoi played three matches against Anatoly Karpov, the latter two for the World Chess Championship. In 1974, he lost the Candidates final to Karpov, who was declared world champion in 1975 when Bobby Fischer failed to defend his title. Then, after defecting from the Soviet Union in 1976, he won consecutive Candidates cycles to qualify for World
Championship matches with Karpov in 1978 and 1981, losing both. In all,
Korchnoi was a candidate for the World Championship on ten occasions (1962,
1968, 1971, 1974, 1977, 1980, 1983, 1985, 1988 and 1991). Korchnoi was also a
four-time USSR chess champion, a five-time member of Soviet teams that won the
European championship, and a six-time member of Soviet teams that won the
Chess Olympiad. In September 2006, he won the World Senior Chess Championship.
} 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e5 Ne7 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. bxc3 c5 7. a4 Qa5 8.
Bd2 Nbc6 9. Qg4 O-O 10. Nf3 f6 11. Bd3 f5 12. Qg3 c4 13. Be2 b5 14. O-O bxa4
15. Ng5 (15. Ra2 Bd7 16. Rfa1 Nd8 17. Ng5) 15... Nxd4 16. cxd4 Qxd2 17. Qh4 h6
18. Nf3 Ng6 (18... Qxe2 19. Qxe7) 19. Nxd2 Nxh4 20. Rxa4 Ng6 21. Rfa1 a6 22.
Nb1 Ne7 23. Ra5 (23. c3 Rb8 24. R4a2 Rb6 25. Nd2 Bd7 (25... Bb7)) 23... Nc6 24.
R5a4 Nxd4 25. Bd1 f4 26. Nc3 Nc6 27. Ne2 Nxe5 28. Nd4 Rb8 29. h4 Rb6 30. h5 Nc6
31. Ne2 e5 32. Nc3 Rd8 33. Bf3 e4 34. Be2 Nd4 35. Bf1 Bb7 36. Rd1 Nb5 37. Nxe4
Rc8 38. Nd2 Nc3 39. Rda1 Nxa4 40. Rxa4 Bc6 41. Ra5 Bb5 42. Nf3 c3 43. Nd4 Bxf1
44. Kxf1 Rb4 45. Rxd5 a5 46. Ke2 a4 47. Kd3 Ra8 48. Kxc3 Rb1 49. Rb5 Rxb5 50.
Nxb5 a3 51. Nxa3 Rxa3+ 52. Kd4 Ra2 53. Kd3 Kf7 54. g3 fxg3 55. fxg3 0-1 - Robert James "Bobby" Fischer (March 9, 1943 -- January 17, 2008) was an American chess grandmaster and the eleventh World Chess Champion. He is considered by many to be the greatest chess player who ever lived.
A chess prodigy, at age 13 Fischer won a "brilliancy" that became known as The Game of the Century. Starting at age 14, he played in eight United States Championships, winning each by at least a point. At age 15½, he became both the youngest grandmaster and the youngest candidate for the World Championship up to that time. He won the 1963--64 U.S. Championship with 11/11, the only perfect score in the history of the tournament. His book My 60 Memorable Games, published in 1969, remains a revered part of chess literature for advanced players.
In the early 1970s he became one of the most dominant players in history—winning the 1970 Interzonal by a record 3½-point margin and winning 20 consecutive games, including two unprecedented 6--0 sweeps in the Candidates Matches. He became the first official World Chess Federation (FIDE) number-one rated chess player in July 1971, and spent 54 total months at number one. In 1972, he captured the World Championship from Boris Spassky of the USSR in a match widely publicized as a Cold War confrontation. The match, held in Reykjavík, Iceland, attracted more worldwide interest than any chess match before or since.
In 1975, Fischer declined to defend his title when he could not reach agreement with FIDE over the conditions for the match. He became more reclusive and did not play competitive chess again until 1992, when he won an unofficial rematch against Spassky. The competition was held in Yugoslavia, which was then under a United Nations embargo.[1][2][3] This led to a conflict with the U.S. government, which was also seeking income tax from Fischer on his match winnings. Fischer never returned to his native country. After ending his competitive career, he proposed a new variant of chess and a modified chess timing system. His idea of adding a time increment after each move is now standard, and his variant Chess960 is gaining in popularity.[4]
In his later years, Fischer lived in Hungary, Germany, the Philippines, Japan, and Iceland. During this time he made increasingly anti-American and anti-semitic statements. After his U.S. passport was revoked over the Yugoslavia sanctions issue, he was detained by Japanese authorities for nine months in 2004 and 2005 under threat of deportation. In March 2005, Iceland granted him full citizenship.[5] The Japanese authorities then released Fischer to Iceland, where he lived until his death in 2008.[6]

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