The Story How Fischer’s Game Became A Cake

At age 20, Bobby Fischer won the 1963–64 US Championship with 11 wins in 11 games, the only perfect score in the history of the tournament. In this video I am covering one of his games from that tournament which was played in round 10 against Pal Benko! A marvelous game where in Pirc defense Fischer goes for a rook sacrifice which not only block’s the f-pawn’s further advancement but also demoralizes the whole black army! A classical example of a block which will live forever!
P.S. At the post-tournament celebration held in honor of Fischer’s sensational victory a replica of a chessboard (complete with pieces) was made out of cake and icing. The position used was from this game showing move 19. Rf6!
Robert James Fischer vs Pal Benko
US Championship (1963/64), New York, NY USA, rd 10, Dec-30
Pirc Defense: Austrian Attack. Weiss Variation (B09)
1. e4 g6 2. d4 Bg7 3. Nc3 d6 4. f4 Nf6 5. Nf3 O-O 6. Bd3 Bg4
7. h3 Bxf3 8. Qxf3 Nc6 9. Be3 e5 10. dxe5 dxe5 11. f5 gxf5
12. Qxf5 Nd4 13. Qf2 Ne8 14. O-O Nd6 15. Qg3 Kh8 16. Qg4 c6
17. Qh5 Qe8 18. Bxd4 exd4 19. Rf6 Kg8 20. e5 h6 21. Ne2
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