Match of the Century

Robert James Fischer vs Boris Spassky

Tension over the USA and USSR and the long standing cold war drew worldwide interest on this Chess match, two Super Powers were going to face off on the chess board.

Reykjavík, Iceland 1972 Robert James Fischer met Boris Spassky for the World Championship.

On July 11th, the “Match of the Century” had begun  Robert James Fischer vs Boris Spassky.
The drama surrounding the match on all levels from Grand Masters to Media and government agencies was a result of the High expectations for Robert James Fischer and Boris Spassky.

After 21 games of a possible 24 games the match was over on August 31,1972, with Robert James Fischer winning a game after 7 consecutive draws.

 

 

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Robert James Fischer vs Boris Spassky

 

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