Bobby Fischer, Chess Genius, World Champion 1972. No internet connection required! This app shows all the the 21 games (with annotations) played by Fischer to qualify for the World Championship match 1972. Of course this app shows also all the 20 games (with annotations) played in the match World Championship 1972 between Fischer and Spassky (Fischer refused to appear for game 2 giving a default win to Spassky). Each move has its own diagram. You don't need any chess board where to place and move the chess pieces around. The excitement surrounding the match was such that it was called the 'Match of the Century', even though the same term had been applied to the USSR vs. Rest of the World match just two years before. Spassky, the champion, had lost the world championship match against Petrosian in 1966. In 1968, he won the Candidates Tournament against Geller, Larsen, and Korchnoi and got so the right to challenge Petrosian again for the title. This time Spassky won 12½–10½. Before the match, Fischer had played five games against Spassky, with two draws and Spassky winning three. However, in the candidates matches en route to becoming the challenger, Fischer had demolished world-class grandmasters Taimanov and Larsen,each by a perfect score of 6–0, a feat no one else had ever accomplished in any candidates match. After that, Fischer had split the first five games of his match against former World Champion Petrosian, then closed out the match by winning the last four games. No bare statement conveys the magnitude and impact of these results. Fischer sowed devastation. From the last seven rounds of the Interzonal until the first game against Petrosian, Fischer won 20 consecutive games, nearly all of which were against top grandmasters. Enjoy!
- This app shows move by move (for each move its diagram) the games of the Candidates Tournament and of the final match with Boris Spassky, which made Bobby Fischer World Champion 1972.
CopyrightMichele De Levo
Developed byMichele De Levo
Approximate size55,81 MB
Age ratingFor ages 3 and up
InstallationGet this app while signed in to your Microsoft account and install on up to ten Windows 10 devices.
This product needs to be installed on your internal hard drive.