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11/07/1972 Bobby Fischer vs. Boris Spassky


Bobby Fischer vs Boris Spassky 1972 World Chess Championship - Game 1


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A Very Different Bobby Fischer

A match for the World Chess Championship in the Laugardalshöll arena in Reykjavík, between challenger Bobby Fischer of the U.S. and defending champion Boris Spassky of the Soviet Union. In this match, the chess match of politics went beyond the symbolic level and became an actual chess match.
    • Essentials 

    • Background 

    • 1970 Interzonal tournament 

    • 1971 Candidates matches 

    • 1972 World Championship match 

    • Aftermath 

    • In popular culture