Friday, February 15, 2013

The Game of the Century: Byrne-Fischer

The so-called Game of the Century usually refers to a chess game played between Donald Byrne and 13-year-old Robert "Bobby" Fischer in the Rosenwald Memorial Tournament in New York City on October 17, 1956, which Fischer won.

The time the game was played, Byrne was one of the leading American chess masters while Fischer was upcoming young master. MOst of the chess scholars and historians agree that having won this game, the way played and won the game, provided the young Bobby Fischer the confidence to rise up meteorically and become then, the youngest grandmaster that time at the age of 15.

Let's watch.


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