Fischer’s 60 Memorable Games

Posted by clpine on July - 31 - 2015

Fischer's 60 Memorable Games

This collection has all the games in Bobby Fischer’s book, My 60 Memorable Games.
Included here is the Byrne-Fischer game during USA Championship 1963-64. In Fischer’s book, the editor of the South African Chess Quarterly, K.F. Kirby, is quoted: “The Byrne game was quite fabulous, and I cannot call to mind anything parallel to it. After White’s eleventh move I should adjudicate his position as slightly superior, and at worst completely safe. To turn this into a mating position in eleven more moves is more witchcraft than chess!”
Byrne’s own words regarding the game: “As I sat pondering why Fischer would choose such a line, because it was obviously lost for Black, there suddenly came 18 … NxB. This dazzling move came as the shocker…The culminating combination is of such depth, that, even at the very moment at which I resigned, both grandmasters who were commenting on the play for the spectators in a separate room believed that I had a won game!”.