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Bobby Fischer: how the king of chess lost his crown
Please refresh the page and retry. I t would be impossible for me to write dispassionately about Bobby Fischer even if I were to try. I was born the year he achieved a perfect score at the US Championship in , 11 wins with no losses or draws. He was only 20 at that point but it had been obvious for years that he was destined to become a legendary figure. His book My 60 Memorable Games was one of my earliest and most treasured chess possessions. The American crushed two other Soviet grandmasters en route to the title match, but there were many in the USSR who quietly admired his brash individuality along with his amazing talent. I dreamed of playing Fischer one day, and we eventually did become competitors after a fashion, though in the history books and not across the chessboard.
T he Sicilian Najdorf is one of the sharpest openings in chess, demanding incredible energy and resourcefulness from both sides to maintain the balance in strongly double-edged positions. The Fischer-Sozin Attack with 6. Bc4 is well known as one of the most complicated lines in the Najdorf, as white immediately declares his aggressive intentions of controlling the critical d5 square and increasing the pressure on the a2-g8 diagonal. Bc4 variation earned him widespread recognition in the s and s. The Fischer-Sozin Attack is an extremely dangerous weapon for white against the Sicilian Najdorf and should definitely be taken seriously by Najdorf players of any level. This chess training software also includes over tactics exercises from common positions in the Sicilian Defense.