Chess - The Fischer-Spassky Games

    Of the World Chess Championship

    Chess - The Fischer-Spassky Games
    img
    Our Price: $14.95

    Catalog Product Code: B0189IS

    *Eligible for Media Mail Shipping Details
    In Stock Ready To Ship
    Share product with a friends & opponents!
    img img img img
    Publication Date: December 12, 2012
    Notation Type: DN - Descriptive
    Page Count: 150

    This is the authoritative book on the famous 1972 Fischer Spassky Match, and the book by the strongest player to write about the match. An appendix at the end contains all 20 games of the match in Algebraic Notation plus the concluding diagram for each game. Also added the five games Fischer played against Spassky before the match, which had resulted in the lopsided score of three wins by Spassky and two draws, with no wins by Fischer. Interest has never really waned on the 1972 Fischer-Spassky Match. The full match scores have been collected into this volume. Clearly presented in descriptive notation with diagrams of the critical match positions and with succinct annotations, this record of the world championship match is an invaluable work of reference as well as a brilliant and intimate portrait of the champions. The book about the World Chess Championship contains the full match scores, diagrams of the critical match positions, annotations, indexes of players and variations, as well as brilliant and intimate portraits of the champions.

    Samuel Reshevsky was born in Ozorkow, Poland on November 26, 1911. Most chess players reach their peak at age 30. It was Reshevsky's misfortune that he reached his peak during the World War II years, when he was probably the strongest player in the world. He played in the World Championship tournament in 1948 and in the Candidates Tournament in Zurich 1953. In both events, there were rumors and reports of collusion by the Soviets to prevent Reshevsky from winning the world championship, which he probably would have won in a fair contest. Fischer is quoted as saying that Reshevsky was the strongest player in the world and would have easily defeated World Champion Botvinnik in a match. However, Reshevsky never got the chance. There is no doubt at all that Reshevsky was the strongest USA player in his time. He won the US championship seven times, in 1936, 1938, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1946 and 1969. He was forced to stop playing chess when his parents were threatened with child abuse charges, so there is almost no record of his play during his teenaged years. Thus we cannot compare him with Bobby Fischer at the same age. He started playing again as an adult and was quickly established as one of the strongest players in the world. Having started as the world's youngest master, Reshevsky went on to become the world's oldest. He never had a birth certificate due to war-time conditions in his native Poland. Reshevsky remained a world class player even after he had passed 60 years old. He even won a game in Moscow against Smyslov in 1991 when Reshevsky was 80 years old. He defeated Grandmaster and US Chess Champion Larry Christiansen just a few months before he died. He died on April 4, 1992 in New York City at age 81.

    Related Products

    • Garry Kasparov on My Great Predecessors - VOLUME IV
      Fischer
      This book brings together the two greatest names in the history of chess. The author, Garry Kasparov, is the world number one and, by common consent, the greatest player ever. The subject of the book, Bobby Fischer, is the only American to have become world champion and is probably the greatest natural talent the world has ever seen.
      img

      Garry Kasparov on My Great Predecessors - VOLUME IV

      Fischer
      Catalog Code: B0135EM
      Our Price: $44.95

    • The California Chess Reporter - VOLUME 3
      September 1955 to June 1958
      This volume has important events related to California chess. By 1955, the states highways had been improved to the point where car travel became feasible between Northern and Southern California. So it’s no surprise that the 1955 56th U.S. Open, held in Long Beach, became the strongest and richest up to that time. GM Nicolas Rossolimo won the 1955 Buick over GM Sammy Reshevsky on tie-breaking points; Sammy had to be content with the $1,000 1st prize. The biggest shock in California chess history was IM Herman Steiner’s sudden and totally unexpected heart attack during the 1955 California State Championship. Herman was a handsome, energetic, larger than life presence, who attracted many the chess playing Hollywood elite. The passing of the former U.S. Champion and Editor of the Los Angeles Times chess column (since 1933) left a void in Southern California chess which has never been filled. Bobby Fischer’s first California appearance in 1957 was the San Francisco U.S. Junior. Bobby, the 14-year old defending champion, scored 8.5 points to beat out San Francisco’s own 17-year old Gilbert Ramirez, who was the California State Champion and California Open Champion. Of course, the Reporter covered Fischer’s first U.S. Championship win
      img

      The California Chess Reporter - VOLUME 3

      September 1955 to June 1958
      Catalog Code: B0187iS
      Our Price: $29.95

    • Korchnoi - Move by Move
      Viktor Korchnoi is a chess legend. In a career which has spanned over 60 years, he won countless grandmaster tournaments, was a four-time Soviet Champion, a multi-time World Championship Candidate, and twice fought for the World Championship in famous battles with his adversary Anatoly Karpov.
      img

      Korchnoi - Move by Move

      Catalog Code: B0384EM
      Our Price: $29.95

    • Garry Kasparov on Garry Kasparov - PART 2
      1985-1993
      Garry Kasparov on Garry Kasparov: Part II is the second volume in a major three-volume series made unique by the fact that it records the greatest chess battles played by the greatest chess player of all-time.
      img

      Garry Kasparov on Garry Kasparov - PART 2

      1985-1993
      Catalog Code: B0370EM
      Our Price: $44.95

    • US Chess Championship - 3RD EDITION
      1845-2011
      This thoroughly updated and revised edition of the highly acclaimed 1986 reference work provides a definitive history of all championship events in the United States through 2011. Both the games and the occasions are covered in depth, including biographical details, descriptive settings, anecdotes, tournament drama, unusual games, and grandmaster analysis.
      img

      US Chess Championship - 3RD EDITION

      1845-2011
      Catalog Code: B0009MF
      Our Price: $44.95

    • Chess Informant - ISSUE 112
      Chess Informant 112 brings in the main section a thoroughly refined selection of 315 annotated games and 315 accompanying game fragments from May - August 2011. Featuring games are from following tournaments, Kazan (World Championship Candidates), La Habana, Lublin, Danzhou, Leon (rapid), Medias, Paks, New Delhi, Biel, Dortmund, Rostov on Don (Women's Grand Prix), Russia (ch), France (ch), Khanty-Mansiysk (World Cup), etc.
      img

      Chess Informant - ISSUE 112

      Catalog Code: B0112INF
      Our Price: $37.95

    • Chess Informant - ISSUE 108
      Chess Informant 108 brings together a thoroughly refined selection of 301 annotated games and 413 accompanying game fragments from January - April 2010.
      img

      Chess Informant - ISSUE 108

      Catalog Code: B0108INF
      Our Price: $35.95

    • Bobby Fischer
      Profile of a Prodigy
      This book is virtually three books in one--a complete biography, an analysis of 90 representative games that trace Fischer's rise to chess supremacy, and a complete history of the Fischer-Spassky World Championship Match in 1972.
      img

      Bobby Fischer

      Profile of a Prodigy
      Catalog Code: B0032DV

      Regular Price: $19.95

      Special Price: $7.98


    • Reunited
      Kramnik vs. Topalov 2006
      Following the split with FIDE when World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov defended his title in a match with Nigel Short in 1993 outside of FIDE, there had been two world chess champions, the “Classical Champion” who had won his title by defeating the current champion in a long match, and the FIDE World Champion who had won one of the World Championship tournaments organized by FIDE.
      img

      Reunited

      Kramnik vs. Topalov 2006
      Catalog Code: B0243IS
      Our Price: $25.95

    • Chess Informant - ISSUE 23
      Chess Informant (Sahovski Informator) is a publishing company based in Belgrade, that periodically produces the book of the same name, as well as the Encyclopaedia of Chess Openings, Encyclopaedia of Chess Endings, Opening Monographs, other print publications, and software (including electronic editions of most print publications).
      img

      Chess Informant - ISSUE 23

      Catalog Code: B0023INF
      Our Price: $17.95

    Tell us what you think about this item!
    lb