All world champions take up an important place in history of chess, but hardly any has achieved such popularity outside the chess scene as Robert Fischer. In his heyday he did an incredibly amount for chess. His masterpiece, of course, are the many brilliant games. Dr. Robert Hübner has thoroughly examined Fischer’s biggest and best known publication, “My Sixty Memorable Games”. This ChessBase monography includes reports on Fischer’s most important chess matches, including contemporary material. Robert Hübner: World Champion Fischer
A biographical CD by ChessBase
Robert James Fischer was born in Chicago on 9.3.1943 and was taught to play chess by his elder sister. From 1955 on Fischer began to take part in tournaments. In 1957 he won, one after the other, the US junior championship in San Francisco, the open championship of the USA in Cleveland and the championship of the USA in New York. On the side, the young man learned Russian, in order to make use of the rich vein of Soviet chess literature. In 1957 Fischer became an International Master and a year later, thanks to his qualification for the Candidates' tournament, the then youngest Grandmaster in the history of chess.
In 1960 he again notched up impressive results. He won the tournaments of Mar del Plata and Reykjavik, scored 13 out of 18 on first board at the chess Olympiad in Leipzig and won the championship of the USA. After a short creative pause, Fischer was back in 1962 with a victory in the Stockholm Interzonal Tournament, followed by a modest fourth place in the Candidates' tournament in Curacao. In the following years he played little, but subjected the games of his opponents to careful analysis. 1966 saw Fischer's triumphal comeback. He won the championship of the USA, came in second at the Piatigorsky Cup in Santa Monica and shone at the chess Olympiad in Havana with 15 out of 17. In 1967 he was again victorious in the championship of the USA, and then in Monte Carlo and Skopje. The setback came at the Interzonal tournament in Sousse, when he withdrew after several rounds and by doing so missed the World Championship Candidates' cycle.
In 1970 Fischer was back on the chess stage with a stack of new ideas and fantastic results. At the "Match of the century" he defeated Petrosian 3-1, and then there were victories in Zagreb, Buenos Aires and in the Interzonal tournament in Palma de Mallorca. This made Fischer the obvious contender for the title of World Champion, but before that he still had a few matches to win. In 1971 he defeated both Mark Taimanov in Vancouver and Bent Larsen in Denver with the phenomenal score of 6-0. The last obstacle in the way to the title match was ex World Champion Petrosian, an enormously experienced player with excellent defensive technique. His defeat by Fischer in Buenos Aires in 1971 was so convincing (+5 -1 =3), that Petrosian warned in an interview: "Fischer is an excellent player, who quickly spots problems at the board and solves them correctly. He feels at home with any novelty and it is impossible to surprise him. When he has even the tiniest advantage he plays with the precision of a machine. Fischer is a very special player and the match with Spassky will be hard-fought."
All Information taken from the Chessbase Website.
Technical Support on chess software is very limited. Please contact chessbase directly with any installation or technical help.
This item may ship separately from your order, and expedited shipping may not be available. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions at all about your order or delivery times.