Bobby Fischer's most instructive games of Chess 1956-1962
What you'll learn
- Be able to see the real Beth Harmon depicted in Netflix series Queen's Gambit - Beth was largely modelled on Bobby Fischer
- Be able to get more empathy for Fischer tactics and combinations
- Be able to leverage Fischer's opening repertoire with 1.e4
- Be able to put a "Fischer hat" on when those positions Fischer excelled at come in your own games
- Be able to see how Fischer took advantage of downsides of Opponent positions
- Be able to use the Kings Indian Attack system with White
- Be able to see a high number of Fischer wins - Note Tal wins reserved for another course on Tal :)
- Be able to see amazing resources uncovered by the latest engine technology such as Stockfish Neural Network
- Be able to pick up opening knowledge, middlegame tactics and strategy and endgame knowledge
- Be able to appreciate the Nd5 springboard in the Ruy Lopez which was mentioned in Netflix Queen's Gambit
- Be able to know more of Fischer's games beyond My 60 memorable games and the Fischer Spassky 1972 match
- Be able to see why many Fischer's opponents lost including Tal when they had Knight vs Fischer Bishop endgames
- Be able to understand more Bobby Fischer's chess openings
- Be able to see and appreciate the influence of Bobby Fischer's opening repertoire on Garry Kasparov with the Najdorf and King's Indian in particular
- Knows the basic rules of chess and how the pieces move
Dive into the remarkable chess journey of Bobby Fischer during 1956-1962 - a period that laid the groundwork for him becoming one of the world's best players. This comprehensive course will guide you through Fischer's formative games, unraveling his evolving opening repertoires, ingenious tactics, and profound strategies.
Our course revolves around Fischer's major tournaments during 1956-1962, extracting the 'instructive juice' from each game to enhance your chess understanding and skills. We track Fischer's dynamic transformation in opening preferences, tactical depth, strategic prowess, and endgame techniques during these critical years.
Experience Fischer's game through a lens of authenticity and precision. With chess engines and opening theory less advanced in Fischer's era, players often needed to rely on intuition and innovation, resulting in games rich in instructive moments. Notably, Fischer's accuracy, tested against modern chess engines, reveals minimal errors, leading many Soviet Chess Grandmasters to refer to him as a 'computer' – a testament to his flawless accuracy and determination to win.
Explore Fischer's opening systems, from his initial use of the King's Indian Attack to his eventual preference for more theoretical approaches like the Sicilian Defence and Caro-Kann. Learn how his opening systems influenced the Soviets' defensive choices against him.
Analyzing Fischer's middlegame tactics and strategies reveals why he was often referred to as 'computer-like.' Uncover the subtle 'theoretical downsides' in his games, exposing his brilliant maneuvers that left even Grandmasters in awe.
Fischer's endgame techniques reflect his relentless will to win. His refusal to accept draws and his pursuit of victory from even slight advantages provide priceless insights into endgame strategies, particularly in Bishop vs. Knight endgames and seemingly drawish Rook and Pawn endgames.
Join us in this deep dive into Fischer's early career, and gain unparalleled insights into the making of a Chess legend. Through a detailed study of Fischer's games, elevate your chess understanding, and draw inspiration to improve your gameplay.
Who this course is for:
- Beginner to intermediate players
Tryfon Gavriel, also known as "Kingscrusher" on the Internet. I am a FIDE Candidate Master (CM), and British Regional Chess Master, and run a popular Youtube channel for many years with over 114k+ Subs as of 2021 and a Silver Button Award.
I have done many shows on commercial chess servers. I am also the Webmaster of the correspondence-style chess server Chessworld which emphasizes game quality and research.
Over 35 years of playing activity both online and offline. Peak ICC blitz rating of 2625 (18-Jun-1999). Peak ICC 5 min auto-pairing of 2383 (29-Jun 2012). ECF Grading peak classical: 212 (A) ECF. Peak Rapid rating: 217 (C).
Lichess marathon top 10 finishers in 4 marathons so far. Top 50 finisher in 7 marathons so far. Top 100 finisher in 4 marathons so far. And top 500 in 1 marathon so far. Won quite a few tournaments at lichess - in fact giving me 3rd rank overall behind Lance5500 and papasi in a recent detailed statistical blog analysis titled "Lichess Marathon Statistics".
One of my earliest Over-the-board achievements in Chess was winning the Lloyds Under 18 national UK tournament in 1989. My trophy was awarded to me by Grandmaster and Ph.D. Mathematician Dr John Nunn.
I have done teaching in Schools and also have done teaching online with several Lichess students on a regular basis, and have a very good coaching rating at lichess.
Played twice in the main British Chess championship. Many of my Youtube viewers claim big rating increases after watching my videos.
I particularly love attacking chess, chess tactics, and combinations, and it is probably no accident that my "Complete Guide to Chess Tactics" has been a best-seller shortly after its release here at Udemy.
In general, I will try and give you greater enthusiasm for the game and in particular the dynamic attacking, aggressive tactical aspects of playing chess. My favorite heroes are mainly Attacking style tactical players: Paul Morphy, Alexander Alekhine, Mikhail Tal, Bobby Fischer, and Garry Kasparov. if you want to be a dynamic aggressive attacking style player, I may be able to encourage you and find you relevant resources on that path. The dynamic aggressive attacking players were particularly strong tactically and would often trade off pawn structure neatness and material to try and checkmate the opponent's kings. Checkmate does win the game :) They were masters of finishing combinations naturally as they sought to reduce the king's safety of the opponent in various ways including bringing the King out for often beautiful mating combinations.
In terms of concrete openings to make use of potentially teaching here at Udemy through courses. I like Solid openings on such as the London System. I also like provocative openings like the Knight's Tango systems to encourage weaknesses from opponents. I am also at faster time controls especially, particularly fond of aggressive openings and gambits. For example, the Smith-Morra Gambit vs the Sicilian Defence, and other gambits can be used aggressively even with the black pieces such as the Albin Counter Gambit. Gambits vary of course in soundness and it is important to teach what "ticks many boxes" for use in various time controls. Also, I like surprising opponents with openings such as the Nimzo-Larsen attack, the King's Indian Attack, The London System, and Queen's Knight attack system 1. Nc3, all of which I have courses for here at Udemy.
In the search for the ideal courses to provide you, I like to search within myself for my core strengths and passions within the passion of Chess.
I truly hope you enjoy my courses and they improve your chess and your enjoyment of chess generally - and life generally :)