Learn about Bobby Fischer's evolving opening repertoire, tactics, and common strategies
In this course, Kingscrusher goes over Bobby Fischer's earlier career from 1963-1968 revealing instructive points from each and every game chosen.
Fischer's Opening systems with the White Pieces
Fischer with the White pieces used 1.e4 extensively throughout this time period. He had particularly dangerous systems set up for the Sicilian defence involving his early Bc4 move which even the Russian's feared so much so, that they would not even play the Sicilian Defence against Fischer.
Against the Ruy Lopez, we see amazing ideas and concepts such as Ne3-d5 being used to liberate the White pieces and gain dangerous imbalances from otherwise seemingly very even positions. We also see on occasion Fischer using the Exchange Ruy Lopez with great effect at the Havana Olympiad.
Against the Caro-Kann Fischer would usually adopt the two knights variation.
Against the French defence Fischer, would sometimes play the Winawer variation and sometimes just play a Kings Indian Attack.
Against the Pirc/Modern defence Fischer was particularly dangerous with the Austrian Attack.
Fischer's Opening systems with the Black pieces
Against 1.e4 Fischer was a major exponent of the Sicilian Najdorf and provides plenty of fantastic game examples for any chess player wanting to fight with the black pieces against 1.e4. Fischer played a great influence on Garry Kasparov in also favoring the Sicilian Najdorf.
Against 1.d4 Fischer mainly played initially the King's Indian defence. But then we see also numerous examples of Ficher playing other openings with black on occasion especially the Nimzo Indian defence and the Modern Benoni defence.
Fischer's Middlegame tactics and strategies
Fischer's tactical and combination abilities are absolutely amazing often resulting in games lasting less than 30 moves where he has literally blown opponents off the board.
Fischer's endgames especially Bishop vs Knight endgames are a wonder to behold and can help give one a lot more confidence in transitioning to such endgames if needed.
Fischer's sheer will to win
Fischer shows he has prepared to play through multiple adjournments if needed even against fellow US players such as Sherwin when playing abroad in his absolute will to win.