Bobby Fischer's most instructive games of Chess 1970-1992
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 and also his more surprising opening choices which helped make it more difficult to prepare
- 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 how Fischer took on successfully the Russians at chess and in the process beating Taimanov 6-0 and Petrosian 6.5-2.5 enroute to beating Spassky
- Be able to see how Fischer varied his repertoire with surprises such as the Alekhine's defence to 1.e4 and 1.b3 as White
- Be able to see and appreciate Fischer's fine wins in the so called "Match of the Century" - the 1972 World Chess Championship
- Be able to learn from the epic world record creating 20 wins in a row streak Bobby Fischer had starting from the last 7 games at Palma de Mallorca
- Be able to gain insight into the most astonishing and remarkable chess careers of all time with games played that were absolutely amazing and extraordinary
- Be able to see how Fischer crushed Mark Taimanov 6-0
- Be able to see how Fischer crushed Bent Larsen 6-0
- Be able to see how Fischer crushed Petrosian 6.5-2.5
- Be able to to see how in 1970 and 1971 Bobby Fischer "dominated his contemporaries to an extent never seen before or since"
- Be able to see even after 20 years of relative inactivity, the sheer brilliance of Fischer's play in the 1992 Fischer Spassky Match that impressed Karpov
- Be able to see what Kasparov refers to as a superiority over rivals not seen before in Chess History when Fischer crushed Taimanov 6-0 and Larsen 6-0
- Knows the basic rules of chess and how the pieces move
Immerse yourself in the world of Bobby Fischer, one of the greatest chess players of all time, and his most instructive games in our course 'Bobby Fischer's Most Instructive Games of Chess 1970-1992.' This course led by Kingscrusher, guides you through Fischer's dynamic evolution from his significant world championship win in 1972 to his return to the game in 1992.
Discover Fischer's diverse opening systems both as white and black pieces. Fischer was known for his proficiency with 1.e4, but also ventured into 1.c4, adding surprising moves to his repertoire, like the Alekhine's defense and 1.b3. You'll explore his tactical approaches against various defenses, such as his unique approach to the Sicilian Defense, the Ruy Lopez, the Caro-Kann, the French Defense, and the Pirc/Modern Defense.
As black, Fischer's mastery of the Sicilian Najdorf had a profound influence on players like Garry Kasparov, yet he also employed other defensive systems like the King's Indian Defense, Nimzo-Indian Defense, and the Modern Benoni Defense. His shift in strategies showcased his tactical brilliance and unpredictability that the Art of War would endorse.
Fischer's middle game strategies are known for their aggressive attacks, often ending games in less than 30 moves. His exceptional tactical prowess is explored through a series of compelling game examples. Fischer's endgame, particularly his proficiency in Bishop vs. Knight endgames, is something that students can emulate to improve their own transitions to endgames.
The course also emphasizes Fischer's relentless desire to win. His readiness to play through multiple adjournments and his application of Art of War principles like 'knowing the enemy' to maximize his winning probability showcases Fischer's unmatched determination and strategic genius. This is especially prominent in his infamous 'Match of the Century,' where he used surprising tactics and showcased his ability to adapt quickly.
Fischer's games embody the Art of War interpretation of 'putting oneself beyond defeat before going on the attack'. This is particularly evident in Fischer's King's Indian Defense, where he would often secure one side of the board before launching his attack.
This course allows you to witness the artistry of Fischer's games and learn from his strategic brilliance. It offers an in-depth analysis of his games, showcasing his evolving style and opening repertoire that led him to single-handedly challenge the Soviet Chess machine. Embark on this journey to appreciate and learn from Fischer's art of war on the chessboard.
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 :)