Bobby Fischer's most instructive games of Chess 1963-1968
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 White opening repertoire with 1.e4 which he used extensively in this period
- Be able to leverage Fischer's Black opening repertoire which was largely the Sicilian defence vs 1.e4 and the Kings Indian vs 1.d4 in this period
- Be able to see how Fischer took advantage of downsides of Opponent positions - even highly theoretical and subtle ones often with initial pawn sacrifices
- Be able to use the Kings Indian Attack system with White and Black with a great plan of overprotection and thorn pawn strategy
- 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 and how they are tailored sometimes to particular opponents in this time period
- 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
- Be able to see more subtle downsides of opponent's positions as Fischer improves even more tactically in these years
- Be able to see diversity emerge in Fischer's repertoire with different options against for example the Caro-Kann Defence
- Be able to see some absolute masterpieces Fischer played with dynamic pawn structures such as the Isolated Queen's Pawn
- 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 often probes the opponent's position to encourage irreversible pawn moves
- Be able to see how Fischer targets structural weaknesses especially those with piece protection dependences such as backward pawns
- Knows the basic rules of chess and how the pieces move
Immerse yourself in the world of chess legend Bobby Fischer with this in-depth analysis of his groundbreaking games from 1963 to 1968. Delve into Fischer's diverse opening repertoire, examine his tactical prowess, and learn from his innovative strategies.
Guided by FIDE CM Kingscrusher, this course meticulously dissects Fischer's games, revealing insightful points and instructive maneuvers. This journey will not only introduce you to Fischer's tactics and strategies but will also enhance your understanding of chess as a whole.
The course offers:
Comprehensive Analysis of Fischer's Opening Systems: Uncover the secrets behind Fischer's use of 1.e4 with White, his formidable strategies against various defenses, and his pioneering approach to the Sicilian Defense, Ruy Lopez, Caro-Kann, and more.
In-Depth Examination of Fischer's Black Pieces Strategy: Discover Fischer's expertise in the Sicilian Najdorf, his combative approach to 1.d4 with the King's Indian Defense, and his occasional forays into the Nimzo Indian Defense and Modern Benoni Defense.
Tactics and Strategies in the Middlegame: Fischer's tactical brilliance often led to swift victories, with games lasting under 30 moves. Understand how Fischer created devastating attacks and tactical combinations that left his opponents defenseless.
Mastering the Endgames: Fischer's endgames, particularly Bishop vs. Knight, were unparalleled in their precision and elegance. Learn how to transition into such endgames with confidence.
The Indomitable Will to Win: Experience Fischer's unmatched determination to succeed, a trait that often saw him play through multiple adjournments to secure the win.
By studying Fischer's games, you will not only gain insight into the mind of one of the greatest chess players of all time but will also improve your own play by understanding his approach to the game. This course is a unique opportunity to learn from Fischer's genius, enriching your chess skills and fostering a deeper appreciation for the game.
Who this course is for:
- Beginner to Intermediate Chess 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 :)