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March 24, 2012

Bobby Fischer vs. Yefim Geller, 1961

Updated: I've added what came to be known as "the game of the century."

This is exciting, smash-mouth chess. If you know the game.

He's using the "Spanish Opening" or the "Ruy Lopez." Geller is defending with the "modern Steinitz variation." I recommend stopping the video after each move and trying to guess what the players will do. Fun stuff.


Added: One more. Here is "the Bobby Fischer trap." I think it's a "Ruy Lopez" opening against the "Sicilian defense 'accelerated dragon' version" (without iocane powder).

Okay, one more. And this is the last one more.

Thanks to commenter "rickl supports SMOD/Supervolcano 2012," this is Bobby Fischer vs. Donald Byrne in 1956 in what became known as "the game of the century." Fischer was 13.

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