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The Game of the Century (Byrne vs. Fischer)

The legendary game between Donald Byrne and 13-year-old Bobby Fischer at the Rosenwald Memorial Tournament in New York City on October 17, 1956 is one of the most exhaustively analyzed games in chess history. It’s something I re-watch every few years.

Here’s a relatively succinct examination it. Bobby’s queen sacrifice (17…Be6!!) and mastery of the two bishops is so beautiful it hurts. Art.

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