Chess Match of the 20th Century
Posted on January 18, 2008 Comments (1)
Bobby Fischer made chess popular in the USA when he burst upon the chess scene and gave the USA a world champion. He become a grand master by 15, the youngest ever to do so. He died today in Iceland the site of “match of the century.” View the Fischer v. Spassky games, including the match of the century, which was played in 1972.
Chess was suddenly on newspaper front pages across the world. In New York a reporter went from bar to bar and discovered that of the 21 he visited, 18 had their televisions tuned to the chess – and only three to the Mets baseball game.
Here is a game of Donald Byrne vs Robert James Fischer when Bobby Fischer was 13 years old when he played this game.