Coronado Chess Club

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Fisher vs Spasky 1972
Perhaps the best game of the 1972 match and certainly one of the most famous games in chess history. It is said that this was the first time Fischer had played the white side of a Queen’s Gambit as an adult.

Spassky chooses to defend with the Tartakower Variation of the Orthodox Defense, a good choice as he had previously never been beaten in this opening.


But here he plays below his best and allows Fischer to establish a clear advantage from the opening. Fischer then goes on to play one of the most beautiful middlegames in the history of chess.