Monokroussos on Fischer vs Reshevsky

6/23/2004 – Normally Dennis Monokroussos holds his lectures on Playchess.com at 9 p.m. US East Coast time. That translates to 03:00 hours – the middle of the night – for European visitors. This Friday he will lecture at 9 p.m. European time, on a rich and instructive game between Fischer and Reshevsky. Don't miss it.

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Dennis Monokroussos writes:

In the late 50s and early 60s, a battle for U.S. chess supremacy was waged between Sammy Reshevsky and Bobby Fischer. Reshevsky had been one of the world's strongest players for a quarter of a century, while the teenaged Fischer was already a Candidate and four-time defending U.S. champion.

In 1961, a match was arranged between the two players, but scheduling disputes involving not only the players but the sponsor, Gregor Piatigorsky, led to the match's premature cancellation after just 11 of the 16 games. If the match was supposed to resolve the pecking order, it failed: it was tied at 5.5 a piece.

Even today's game, though decisive, reflects the closely-fought, topsy-turvy progress of the match as a whole. Reshevsky gains an advantage in a very complex isolated queen's pawn opening (a structure we'll discuss in some depth, as a good understanding of the IQP is an essential part of a chess player's knowledge base) and wins the exchange. The position remained extremely complex, however, and Fischer won in a subtle, dramatic ending.

Join us as we delve into this extremely rich and instructive game. Enjoy!

Please note: this week Dennis Monokroussos' Radio ChessBase lecture will be held on Friday, June 25, at 21:00h European Central Time, which translates to 19:00h GMT and 9 a.m. New York. Other time zones can be found below. You can use Fritz or any Fritz-compatible program (Shredder, Junior, Tiger, Hiarcs) to follow the lectures, or download a free trial client.

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